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Carry in, carry out policy in Portsmouth: So far, so good

PORTSMOUTH — Now that the town’s “carry in, carry out” pilot program along Park Avenue has been activated, officials are waiting to see if the new policy will be …
In Portsmouth: Out with the trash barrels, in with the signs
PORTSMOUTH — The town will try taking a different tack in dealing with litterbugs in Island Park. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, … Read More
Portsmouth council approves purchase of $400K fire rescue boat
PORTSMOUTH — The Fire Department is getting a spanking new rescue boat.  On Tuesday, the Town Council unanimously approved the … Read More
Portsmouth also approves resolution for bridge tower lights
PORTSMOUTH — Town councils from Portsmouth and Bristol have both unanimously approved a resolution proposed by local resident John … Read More
Portsmouth Award bestowed upon ’Huck’ Little
PORTSMOUTH — Hubert “Huck” Little, a lifelong resident of Portsmouth who served on the Town Council for 26 years and a state … Read More
State: Avoid contact with Sisson Pond in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Health (RIDOH) and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people … Read More
Tiverton sailor killed in Sunday boat crash
A Tiverton woman known widely as an accomplished sailor has been identified as the person killed in a Sunday collision between a … Read More
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Obituaries
Eileen K. Kenney, 68, Bristol Eileen K. Kenney, 68, of Bristol passed on Friday, July 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and friends following a three-week illness. She was the daughter of the late Domenic J. Kenney and …
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 …
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Sports
Portsmouth Recreation Department offers flag football PORTSMOUTH — Have a child who’d like to play football, but doesn’t want to get knocked around or commit to four days of practice every week? The Portsmouth Recreation …
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, …
Opinion
Editorial: Fifty-five years and counting We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. …
Letter: A brighter bridge would mean more light pollution To the editor: The Mt. Hope Bridge is a classic. She is beautiful by day and beautiful by night.  But there are even more beautiful lights at night than hers.  We call those lights …
Hog Island's Henry Barney: It’s in the bloodline HOG ISLAND — The second Hog Island fishing tournament in honor of the late Henry Barney ended July 13 with the awards ceremony in front of the Hog Island boathouse. Henry Barney, a …
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.