Canned Heat

Taking in the initial sight of what would soon become the home of Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Miles Wilson was feeling hesitant. Located at 52 Ferry St. in Fall River, the abandoned building was …
Three sent to hospital after four-vehicle crash in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Three people were seriously injured in a four-vehicle accident on West Main Road at Hedly Street Thursday morning, Jan. 17, police said.

Portsmouth mulls future tenants of town-owned Brown House

PORTSMOUTH — Who should be allowed to rent office space at the town-owned Leonard Brown House? That was the big question during Monday night’s Town Council discussion on a …

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Pre-proposal meeting at Coggeshall School Jan. 23

PORTSMOUTH — Due to some inquiries about the physical status of the former Coggeshall School building, the town has scheduled a pre-proposal open house for all prospective bidders from 1-3 …

Portsmouth appoints 26 citizens to Charter Review Committee

PORTSMOUTH — When a review of the town’s home rule charter commences this year, there will be no shortage of opinions. The Town Council Monday night appointed every candidate who …

Portsmouth cop sprang into action to prevent bridge jump

PORTSMOUTH — Officer Bruce Celico got the call while he was at the weigh station on Route 24 South around 2:50 a.m. on Jan. 8. “We got a BOLA (“be on the lookout” …

Sharpshooters show their stuff in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Bailey Howell and Liam Casey were named the overall winners of Saturday’s Knights of Columbus-sponsored youth basketball free-throw contest in the Bradley School …

Skrzypiec leads the way as Portsmouth downs Tolman

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High senior Jack Skrzypiec poured in a game-high 25 points as the Patriots came from behind to beat Tolman Friday night at home, 58-53. The win improved the …

Two drivers injured, pole snapped in rollover crash in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Two drivers were injured when their cars collided in a rollover crash on West Main Road Friday afternoon. According to Detective Lt. Michael Arnold, police responded to …
Lucy Johnson, 91, Portsmouth

Lucy Johnson, 91, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away peacefully at Newport Hospital on Dec. 15, 2018. Lucy was born in 1927 in Ossining, N.Y. and was the daughter of the late Andrea Mastrorilli …

Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, Portsmouth

Philippe Drapeau, Tiverton

Alfred L. Borges, 78, Portsmouth

Fred Sawyer, 78, Portsmouth

James Viera, 87, Portsmouth

Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren

Fred Prendergast, 77, Portsmouth

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Free-throw contest in Portsmouth on Jan. 12 open to ages 9-14

PORTSMOUTH — Have any young sharpshooters in the family? They might want to prove their skills at the Knights of Columbus-sponsored youth basketball free-throw contest on Saturday, Jan. …

Navy Choristers share yuletide cheer in Portsmouth (photos)

Sweetback Sisters bringing holiday cheer to Portsmouth High

Santa Claus is coming to Portsmouth!

Common Fence Music cancels tonight’s Hope & Main show

Letter: Reform Caucus works toward a better legislative process

To the editor: I am writing in response to the Jan. 11 letter titled, “The Reform Caucus Can Embrace Democracy.” The Reform Caucus, of which I am part, is advocating for changes to …

Letter: Join us for pancakes, Knights and Scouts on Sunday

Letter: Portsmouth Historical Society says thanks for Polar Dive

Letter: Migrant caravan nothing like biblical story

Letter: An open letter to Speaker Mattiello

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