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Carry in, carry out policy in Portsmouth: So far, so good

PORTSMOUTH — Now that the town’s “carry in, carry out” pilot program along Park Avenue has been activated, officials are waiting to see if the new policy will be …
By the time he got to Woodstock ...
PORTSMOUTH — For 50 years, Jim Lipe has searched for photographic evidence that he was at Woodstock.  He looked for himself and … Read More
Tiverton councilors Katz and Coulter go to recall vote
TIVERTON — After weeks of petition and signature gathering activity that began back in April, the Tiverton Board of Canvassers (BOC) … Read More
In Portsmouth: Out with the trash barrels, in with the signs
PORTSMOUTH — The town will try taking a different tack in dealing with litterbugs in Island Park. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, … Read More
Portsmouth council approves purchase of $400K fire rescue boat
PORTSMOUTH — The Fire Department is getting a spanking new rescue boat.  On Tuesday, the Town Council unanimously approved the … Read More
Portsmouth also approves resolution for bridge tower lights
PORTSMOUTH — Town councils from Portsmouth and Bristol have both unanimously approved a resolution proposed by local resident John … Read More
Portsmouth Award bestowed upon ’Huck’ Little
PORTSMOUTH — Hubert “Huck” Little, a lifelong resident of Portsmouth who served on the Town Council for 26 years and a state … Read More
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Obituaries
Eileen K. Kenney, 68, Bristol Eileen K. Kenney, 68, of Bristol passed on Friday, July 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and friends following a three-week illness. She was the daughter of the late Domenic J. Kenney and …
Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, Portsmouth Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on June 5, 2019. Gabe was born in Newport, R.I. to Michael Littlefield and S. Michelle (Levesque) Littlefield of Portsmouth Gabe …
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Sports
Portsmouth Recreation Department offers flag football PORTSMOUTH — Have a child who’d like to play football, but doesn’t want to get knocked around or commit to four days of practice every week? The Portsmouth Recreation …
Portsmouth High girls set record, earn All-American honors PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ track team earned All-American honors when they set a new Rhode Island record in the distance medley relay. Nikki …
Gallery: East Bay players feature prominently in Division I baseball title series PAWTUCKET — The Division I state championship best-of-three final round series between Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle played last week at McCoy Stadium had a distinct East Bay flavor, including …
Opinion
Editorial: Stop the guns, slow down the massacres There are myriad ways to explain the epidemic of mass executions in this country. There’s a growing mental health crisis, with overworked advocates, providers and social workers struggling to …
Letter: Plastic’s terrible toll evident in Sakonnet waters too To the editor: 
For most of my life, I have heard about the dismal effects of plastic waste on the environment and the wildlife therein. I, however, would shrug it off and never really see the …
Editorial: Fifty-five years and counting We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. …
Legal Notices
Portsmouth Legal Notices - May 16, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the May 16 Portsmouth Times.
Portsmouth Legal Notices – Sept. 27, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Portsmouth Times on Sept. 27, 2018.
Portsmouth Legal Notices – Aug. 30, 2018 The following Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 30 edition of the Portsmouth Times.

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