Portsmouth seeks safety upgrades at both ends of Hedly Street

PORTSMOUTH —  Acting on the recommendation of Police Chief Thomas Lee, the Town Council Monday voted unanimously to ask the state to make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross …
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Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …
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Opioids in Portsmouth: 'Parents need to open their eyes’

PORTSMOUTH — Earlier this year, when the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition (PPC) released its latest needs assessment that tracked substance abuse among local youth, the results were seen by …

Addiction 'was like a train coming at us,' says Portsmouth mom

PORTSMOUTH — Carol Wilcox, one of several local parents whose families have been hit hard by opioid addiction, said it’s often difficult to get their warnings through to …

Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …

Portsmouth has coastal cleanups on Sept. 23 and 30

PORTSMOUTH — The 32nd annual International Coastal Cleanup may have taken place in most communities on Saturday, Sept. 16, but volunteers will be scouring the shoreline for trash in …

4 Bridges Ride participants head over the Sakonnet (photos)

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — If you were wondering what all those bicyclists were doing on the roads this morning, they were participating in the 4 Bridges Ride.  The event was a 26-mile …
Obituaries
Edward J. Francis, 89, Portsmouth

Edward J. Francis of Portsmouth passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 17, 2017, his 89th birthday. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte (Smith) Francis. His …

Shirley Ann (Eckenroth) Weiss, 80, Tiverton

Nancy E. DeSouza, 67, Little Compton

Linda C. Byers, 77, Middletown

Robert A. Fiedler, 87, Portsmouth

Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, Portsmouth

Karen Durfee, 67, Tiverton

Nicholas Allan Kearney, 49, formerly of Bristol

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Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Let them eat zucchini bread

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

Join the Portsmouth Police for National Night Out on Tuesday

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Letter: Cherish these last late summer outdoors moments

To the editor: Are your hummingbird feeders still up? Hurray for you and I am sure you know to keep them there until October 15. You might even be rewarded with a rufous! They seem to travel late …

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

Letter: Busy goldfinch takes aim at hummingbird feeder

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

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