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PORTSMOUTH — Did you forget about that leftover bottle of Oxycodone from the time you were experiencing chronic back paid two years ago? How about that Vicodin for the root canal last … more
Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive … more
Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Saturday, April 13 Roberta J. Robella, 49, of 16 Vesper Lane, was charged with driving while intoxicated … more
To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for … more
PORTSMOUTH — Two students at Portsmouth High School have been hard at work volunteering for the town’s Recreation Department to complete their senior projects. Thomas Coite … more
PORTSMOUTH — The property tax rate will increase by 2.54 percent in fiscal year 2020 under Town Administrator Richard Rainer, Jr.’s proposed municipal budget that will be presented … more
The Rhode Island Supreme Court has vacated a lower court decision in a lawsuit that arose out of the tragic death of 4-year-old Nicholas Gear, who drowned in a swimming pool in Portsmouth over … more
To the editor: When a long standing zoning ordinance is significantly changed you can be sure there will be "winners" and "losers.”  A transfer of wealth from one class of taxpayer to another … more
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