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PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots boys’ basketball team didn’t allow its island Division II rivals Middletown to score until five minutes into Thursday night’s injury … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Lady Patriots forced Middletown to turn the ball over about 30 times, which propelled Portsmouth to a 59-38 injury fund win at home Thursday night, Dec. 12. The matchup … more
Caroll Spinney, the whole body puppeteer who brought Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, died Sunday at age 85 in Connecticut. Big Bird, like most six-year-olds, would … more
Five years after joining the Portsmouth School District as superintendent, Ana Riley is taking on a new position with the Rhode Island Department of Education this coming January. “I have … more
PROVIDENCE — Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, along with Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare … more
PORTSMOUTH — If you’re under 21 and live on Aquidneck Island, you might think twice about putting that Budweiser or Fireball Whiskey to your lips. Armed with a five-year, $1.125 … more
PORTSMOUTH — Town Hall was once again packed during Tuesday’s School Committee meeting, as parents, teachers and students voiced their concerns about the lack of course offerings and … more
PORTSMOUTH — A local man was arrested Friday, Dec. 6, and charged with domestic assault and domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone.  Police responded to the home of Donald B. … more
To the editor: This is soooo much drivel! Both the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the National Labor Relations Board honor the labor law and regulation of "Status Quo Ante". Which means … more
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