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Heat is on the menu as Quahog Fest comes to Warren this weekend

Get ready for a hot one. The 37th annual Warren Quahog, Seafood and Arts Festival is on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Burr’s Hill Park, Water Street. It's predicted to be the hottest …
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. … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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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 Laurence Tonne Jr., 100, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away peacefully on June 9, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Laurence was born April 28, 1919, in New York, N.Y., to Laurence G. …
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Sports
Portsmouth High girls set record, earn All-American honors PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ track team earned All-American honors when they set a new Rhode Island record in the distance medley relay. Nikki …
Kids up to the Challenge at 13th annual Jamboree in Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH — For the 13th straight year, children with developmental and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of baseball, …
Portsmouth’s comeback falls short in D-2 state lacrosse finals PORTSMOUTH — Despite a furious fourth-quarter comeback, the Portsmouth High boys lacrosse team’s quest for a perfect season and a Division II title came to an end at the hands of …
Opinion
Editorial: Cut our sports?! Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and …
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 To the editor: Last week I went to a funeral. My friend and one-time colleague Jim Taricani died 23 years after receiving a heart transplant. With infinite gratitude, Jim squeezed every ounce of …
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