Portsmouth sports camps/clinics keep skills sharp

PORTSMOUTH — Tennis and volleyball are not easy sports to master. And even you’re adept at either one, your skill levels can quickly fade if you’ve been away from the court for too …
Portsmouth Police establishes new motorcycle unit

PORTSMOUTH — Call it Portsmouth's own version of “CHiPs.” The Portsmouth Police Department has established a new, two-person motorcycle unit that’s intended to improve its …

Portsmouth gives retiring Police Chief Lee a stylish sendoff

PORTSMOUTH — The ceremony, planned a couple of weeks in advance, was supposed to have started at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, in front of the police station. But at 9:50, when two …

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Portsmouth Police stay busy with alleged DWIs, assaults

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Monday, July 1 Raymond T. Walker, 36, of 52 Roberts St., Woonsocket, was arrested on …

Picnicking on Park Avenue in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Despite postponing the event 24 hours due to the threat of thunderstorms on Saturday, a big crowd turned out for Sunday’s second annual Park Avenue Picnic at Thriving …

Residents criticize parking rules at McCorrie Point, Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Carolann Ferrell Silvia is a fifth generation McCorrie Point resident who says her family has been using the neighborhood beach for nearly 100 years. “We’ve …
Portsmouth Town Council Notes

First solar ordinance being sought for Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The town has taken the first step in amending the zoning ordinance to include a new section regulating solar projects. Attorney Cort B. Chappell made the request, explaining …

Happy 106th birthday to Portsmouth’s Marye Taylor!

PORTSMOUTH — In the year Marye Taylor was born, Woodrow Wilson was president, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal reopened as the world’s largest train station, Mexican …

Portsmouth High grad awarded medals for storm rescue missions

PORTSMOUTH — A 2003 graduate of Portsmouth High School has been honored by the U.S. Coast Guard for his heroic actions during helicopter rescue missions during Hurricane Harvey in …
Obituaries
Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, Portsmouth

Gabriel T. Littlefield, 10, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on June 5, 2019. Gabe was born in Newport, R.I. to Michael Littlefield and S. Michelle (Levesque) Littlefield of Portsmouth Gabe …

Laurence Tonne Jr., 100, Portsmouth

Elizabeth Howland Kear, 64, of Prudence Island

Kenneth H. Brockway, 78, Portsmouth

Margaret G. Jones, 76, Portsmouth

Connor Andrew Peckham, 18, Portsmouth

Ronald L. Molleur, 82, Portsmouth

Tyler G. Quintal-Mendonsa, 21, Portsmouth

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Portsmouth women’s co-op to release book at Blithewold, Bristol

PORTSMOUTH — Honoring a memory through the art of pastry, connecting cultures by way of traditional cuisine. Finding strength in unexpected places, unearthing the courage to start all over …

Where to see the rockets’ red glare in Portsmouth

‘Grease’ is the word in Island Park, Portsmouth on Saturday

Navy musicians to play free concert in Portsmouth on June 28

Act II of play about opioid abuse comes to Portsmouth High

Opinion
Editorial: Striped bass penalties aren’t tough enough

Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was …

Letter: Jim Taricani — His pursuit of truth made us all proud

Letter: Regionalization would lead to tax hike, teacher abuse

Editorial: Trump’s coal theatrics

Letter: Report reaffirms goals of Be Great for Nate, ESI

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