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Concerns raised over schedule changes, lack of course offerings at PHS

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 …
Police investigate threat to PHS, determine no 'imminent danger'
PORTSMOUTH — The Police Department has investigated a student’s alleged threat to Portsmouth High School and has determined there … Read More
Photos with Santa are ready for viewing! (afternoon)
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Photos with Santa are ready for viewing! (morning)
Photos with Santa session I (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) is now ready for viewing.Copy and paste link below into your … Read More
Juveniles cited for assault, vandalism, cyberstalking in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week: Saturday, Nov. 23 Jennifer … Read More
Portsmouth superintendent: No 'crystal ball' on snow delay calls
PORTSMOUTH — When Superintendent Ana Riley talked to staff members, the Department of Public Works and other school districts … Read More
Showing off what they can do in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Middle School already knew it had the goods. So why not show them off a little? Read More
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Obituaries
Isabel “Betty” A. Pacheco, 86, Portsmouth Isabel “Betty” A. Pacheco, 86, of 44 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI passed away on Thursday November 7, 2019, at the Grand Islander, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late …
Benjamin Viera, 86, Portsmouth Benjamin Viera, age 86, longtime resident of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Oct. 27, 2019 in Fall River, Mass. He was the husband of the late Helen Louise (Silvia) Viera. Benjamin was born in …
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Sports
Portsmouth pours it on in 2nd half to beat Middletown, 27-19 PORTSMOUTH — On a cold, wind-swept field, the Portsmouth High School varsity football team showed plenty of grit in bouncing back from a 7-0 deficit to defeat Middletown 27-19, in the …
Portsmouth can’t get offense going in Super Bowl showdown PORTSMOUTH — Few people expected the Patriots to defeat powerhouse Hendricken — a private school that can recruit football players from all over Rhode Island — in the Division I Super Bowl Saturday at Cranston Stadium.
Portsmouth girls advance to semis in D-2 volleyball playoffs 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 …
Opinion
Letter: Legislators, opponents wrong in labor contract legislation issue 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 …
Letter: For our Republic’s sake, we must stand United To the editor: I would like to thank the patriotic American who put the United States and Rhode Island flags and the "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" banner on the overpasses on Route 24. It is …
Letter: More transparency on west side plans, please To the editor: The lack of transparency about the plan for Aquidneck Island’s west side, including the toxic Navy tank farm area, continues. Remember, last May, the Aquidneck Island …
Legal Notices
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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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