The Latest from Portsmouth

Bill supporters: ‘It’s OK to feel sad, it’s OK to struggle’

PROVIDENCE — As former state representative Doug Gablinske fought back tears, his daughter, Lauren, told a Senate subcommittee why the family wished the proposed Nathan Bruno and Jason …
Milk and Honey completes move from Tiverton to Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The late author and radio and television personality Clifton Fadiman once said, “Cheese is milk's leap toward … Read More
Father, friends hit State House to ‘Be Great for Nate’
PROVIDENCE — Friends of the late Nathan Bruno came out in droves to the State House Wednesday night to support a suicide prevention … Read More
Portsmouth farm brewery plan includes new 9,335-sq-ft building
PORTSMOUTH — Ragged Island Brewing Co.’s proposal to establish a farm brewery on the former Van Hof Nursery property on Bristol … Read More
Suicide prevention bill named for Portsmouth boy to be heard Wednesday
PORTSMOUTH — Two local lawmakers have joined another in introducing the Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act to require all public … Read More
Five DUI arrests over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Police were busy on local roads over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, responding to 13 vehicle-related erratic driving … Read More
Portsmouth schools ask for 2.3 percent budget hike
PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee has approved a $39.68 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that calls for a 2.3 percent increase … Read More
Ronald L. Molleur, 82, Portsmouth Mr. Ronald L. Molleur, 82, of Portsmouth, R.I. and Webster, Mass., passed away on March 20, 2019 at his daughter's home in Webster with his family by his side. He battled many months of illness and …
Tyler G. Quintal-Mendonsa, 21, Portsmouth Tyler G. Quintal-Mendonsa, 21, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Portsmouth High runners crowned All-Americans

PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team earned High School All-American honors by placing fourth in the 4x800 relay at the 2019 New Balance …

Police Report
Tiverton woman charged with DWI following Portsmouth crash

PORTSMOUTH — A Tiverton woman was charged with driving under the influence after her car crashed into a guardrail on West Main Road Wednesday afternoon, March 13, police said. According …

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