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Play performed at Portsmouth High explores road to recovery

PORTSMOUTH — She was nervous, the anxiety coursing through her like wildfire.  She felt untethered, unsure of the steps to take next. She had already lost so much; the life of her …
Portsmouth beats Mt. Hope, remains undefeated in Division II
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ lacrosse team improved its record to 10-0 in Division II after defeating Mt. Hope … Read More
Update: Police seek BMW in hit and run that badly injured woman in Westport
WESTPORT — After further investigation this week, investigators have been able to discern the type of vehicle likely involved in a … Read More
Nitrogen: Not (as) guilty in Westport marsh collapse mystery?
WRWA study suggests other causes to blame for marsh collapse By Bruce Burdett It remains bad for the waterway, but nitrogen … Read More
Westport hit and run crash severely injures woman
Westport police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating witnesses to a hit and run that occurred Tuesday evening on Old … Read More
Rescued goose back home on perilous Cook Pond
Against all odds and relieved of the arrow that had pierced his chest and inspired his name, Pierce the goose was released to Cook … Read More
World War II hero's remains come home, 75 years after he was shot down
As his B-24 Liberator began a spiraling descent after being hit by anti-aircraft fire over Bulgaria, 1st Lt. John Crouchley knew what … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph R. Marion Jr., Little Compton Joseph R. Marion Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A life-long resident of Little Compton, he was the son of the late …
Marie Manchester, 87, Little Compton Marie (Elkins) Manchester, 87, of Little Compton, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Manchester. Mrs. Manchester was born in …
Sports
Portsmouth falls to Huskies in D-II unified state finals, 34-26 PORTSMOUTH — They had given it their all out on the court, but by the time the final buzzer sounded Sunday, May 5, the Portsmouth Patriots’ unified basketball team came up just short …
Portsmouth unified team to play in state finals Sunday (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School unified basketball team is headed to the state finals again. The Patriots defeated Juanita Sanchez in the Division II semifinals at home on …
Barrington sweeps Portsmouth, Middletown in golf match BARRINGTON — The Barrington High Eagles foursome shot a 170 to sweep Portsmouth and Middletown in an Eastern Division golf match at the Rhode Island Country Club on Tuesday, April …
Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30 PORTSMOUTH — After honoring their late friend Connor Peckham and celebrating its older plays for senior night, the Patriots unified basketball team got down to business versus Tiverton on …
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Opinion
Letter: Little Compton Tree Committee gift will be appreciated for years To the editor: Just a short letter of appreciation to the Little Compton Tree Committee for the wonderful surprise delivered to my house. I submitted an application for an evergreen tree; an …
Letter: Rep. Cortvriend voted on the side of women To the editor: In response to former Rep. Ken Mendonça’s May 7 letter (“Rep. Cortvriend flip-flopped on rollover contracts”), the shame should be on the former …
Letter: Editorial attacking unions does not tell the whole story I would appreciate your reporting on your sources relative to the editoria, “Unions, take a bow." What you reported has never been my experience as a State of Rhode Island Department of …
Letter: Slavery abhorrent but reparations don’t right that wrong To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is …

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