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PORTSMOUTH — Several officials from Portsmouth took part in the Aquidneck Island Preparedness and Volunteer Fair held Saturday at Gaudet School in Middletown.  The fair was … more
PORTSMOUTH — More state aid for schools, making East Main Road safer and amending a state law to allow for parents to help pay for school field trips were among the items on a 2020 legislative … more
PORTSMOUTH — “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” exclaimed Town Planner Gary Crosby as he flashed two thumbs up after the Town Council approved a new harbor management plan and … more
PORTSMOUTH — Islanders filled the Portsmouth Middle School library last Thursday, Nov. 7, as they gathered for a panel discussion on the vaping epidemic sponsored by the Portsmouth … more
LITTLE COMPTON — They’re still here, and they’re not going anywhere. On Sunday — nearly 900 Sundays after they first started congregating in … more
PORTSMOUTH — Approximately 30 volunteers worked together in removing 375 pounds of debris during a beach cleanup at Weaver Cove on Saturday. more
PORTSMOUTH — A poem written more than 100 years ago was dusted off to become the focal point of Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at Town Hall. U.S. Navy Commander Tom Baldwin, the … more
Rhode Island boat building pioneer Everett Pearson, whose ideas and innovations revolutionized the commercial cruising sailboat market, has been inducted into the United States National Sailing Hall … more
PORTSMOUTH — It took a little while for the Patriots to get in gear, but once they did they remained in cruise control against Exeter/West Greenwich Friday night. The Portsmouth High … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth and East Providence High School recently met in a Division I boys' soccer playoff contest won by the host Patriots, 3-1. Portsmouth advanced to the quarterfinals a few … more
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