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Final Common Fence Point 5 Miler in Portsmouth called ‘bittersweet’

PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point 5 Miler went out with a bang. The 16th and last running of the annual race, a benefit for the Portsmouth High School Music Boosters, came to an official close Sunday morning in festive fashion.
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
Bristol OKs resolution for lights on Mt. Hope Bridge towers
BRISTOL — The Bristol Town Council voted unanimously on  Wednesday, Aug. 7, to ask the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority … Read More
In Portsmouth: Getting to know police as ‘human beings’
PORTSMOUTH — With some of his strongest police officers in front of him and a couple of civilian tykes to the rear, Police Chief … 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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