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PORTSMOUTH — After running the figures again, the School Department is reporting a further reduction in the number of students opting for full distance learning as opposed to the … more
To the editor: The following is intended to be an open letter to attorney Arlene Violet in response to her open letter published by East Bay Media on Sept. 16-17, 2020. I am writing this open … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce municipalities, merchant associations, downtown improvement … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 32-year-old Newport woman was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 22, and charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance. While on patrol in the area of Route 24 … more
PORTSMOUTH — John McDaid had just started working on a solo acoustic album when music venues shut for the pandemic. With musicians facing tough economic times, he re-envisioned the project … more
PORTSMOUTH — Imagine hopping on your bicycle and safely sharing a busy Portsmouth roadway with motorists, pedestrians, and people using walkers or wheelchairs. That’s the idea … more
PORTSMOUTH — So how do you hold a computer class outdoors? It’s simple, as long as students stay close enough to the school building. “They need the WiFi,” said … more
PORTSMOUTH — A home along the Sakonnet River at 10 Sea Stones Drive has sold for $3.32 million. According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, … more
PORTSMOUTH — Three family members from Tiverton were charged with assault in connection with a reported fight that took place Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 1 Lagoon Drive. Officers responded to the … more
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