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State: Avoid contact with Lower Melville Pond, Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Health (RIDOH) and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Lower Melville Pond due to blue-green …
Federal judge dismisses challenge to R.I. shoreline access law
Wrong court, wrong argument and against the wrong people. So declared U.S. District Court Judge William Smith in his Sept. 19 opinion … Read More
For private schools, enrollment growth is a pandemic silver lining
While the global pandemic made a mess of just about everything everywhere, it had a hidden benefit for private schools — it boosted … Read More
Portsmouth schools end fiscal year with surplus of over $400K
PORTSMOUTH — The school district will have more than $400,000 to spread around for school construction projects, thanks to a … Read More
Special meeting looms on Portsmouth transfer station
PORTSMOUTH — Residents are still not done talking trash, apparently. About 100 or more residents crowded the Town Council … Read More
Portsmouth edged by Central High in boys’ soccer, 2-1
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity soccer team is still seeking its first win this season after being nipped by … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge man with DUI, cocaine possession
PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old man from Virginia was arrested last Friday, Sept. 15, and charged with driving under the influence … Read More
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In Portsmouth: A metamorphosis in the making

PORTSMOUTH — Ken Rutter stands inside the shabby looking basement room of the VFW Post 5390 hall in Common Fence Point and knows there’s a lot of work to be done. But with the …

In Portsmouth: A wide berth for just walkers and cyclists

PORTSMOUTH — Plan ahead, as most of you won’t be able to drive a car or truck through Island Park or the Hummocks for a good chunk of time this Saturday, Sept. 9.

How to do Prudence Island in under six hours

PORTSMOUTH — If you’re a typical Portsmouth resident, chances are you’ve never stepped foot on even one of the several bridge-less islands that are part of our town.
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Hondas, sodas, swings and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

James Linhares James L. Linhares, age 94, of Tiverton, RI passed away at The Grand Islander Center, Middletown on September 21, 2023. He was a Korean War veteran and was proud to serve his country. Son of the late
Kris-Anne Ferreira TIVERTON… Kris-Anne Ferreira, 57, of Tiverton passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 4, 2023. Born in Fall River, she was the devoted daughter of the late Daniel A. Jr. and late Ber
Kevin Sullivan Kevin C. Sullivan, 61, of Warren, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on September 12, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. The devoted husband of Patrici
Portsmouth girls shut out North Smithfield, 2-0 PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High varsity girls soccer team is off to a good start in Division II after winning its first two games. The team shut out North Smithfield, 2-0, during its …
Portsmouth Patriots football season kicks off Friday PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity football team begins its new season with a non-league road game against North Kingstown at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. The Patriots lost an …
Portsmouth Patriots scrimmage against Middletown High PORTSMOUTH — With new head coach Keith MacDonald at the helm, the Portsmouth High School varsity football team is getting some hard knocks in to prepare for the start of the 2023 season. …
Portsmouth girl, just 12, shines in Boston Sprint Triathlon PORTSMOUTH — Eshe Stockton competed with the big girls and boys on Sunday, and she more than held her own. Among females 19 and under, the 12-year-old Portsmouth Middle School student …
Letter: Leave those tree snags alone!

As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, …

Letter: Block Island grateful for Portsmouth firefighters’ help

To the editor: The events of the fire at the Harborside (Inn), downtown Block Island this past weekend (Aug. 19-20) could have proved devastating.   It is only because of a strong …

Letter: Can’t support your dubious CD1 endorsement

To the editor: By your receipt of my letter, the 1st Congressional District special primary will still be underway. Presumably, the glut of Democrat candidates scrambling for a special election …

Letter: Re-igniting America's chilled melting pot

We Americans are different. We’re different from all other industrialized countries, and we’re different from one another. The U.S., for example, is the only industrialized …

Letter: I support Island Park beach volleyball proposal

To the editor: On Thursday, Sept. 7, the continuation for the special-use permit application of AP Enterprise, LLC. to operate 13 beach volleyball courts with sand on four acres of this …

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