Portsmouth comes from behind for Thanksgiving Day victory

The Patriots probably played their worst first half of the season but shook off their mistakes to overcome Middletown in the 53rd annual Thanksgiving Day game, 27-16.
Portsmouth community hall to benefit from $94K grant

PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point Improvement Association (CFPIA) has been awarded a $94,000 matching grant to be used for improvements on its community hall at 933 Anthony Road. The …

Portsmouth EMTs host public informational CPR session

PORTSMOUTH — By learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), members of the public become valuable partners with first responders when it comes to saving lives, according to Lt. Dominic …

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'She was my biggest cheerleader,' Portsmouth man says of mom

PORTSMOUTH — Even at the ripe age of 90, Dina Occhi still had her hands in running the family business, The Valley Inn restaurant, a Portsmouth institution for 60 years. “She …
Portsmouth Town Council Notes

Portsmouth moves ahead on first phase of developing Mt. Hope Park

PORTSMOUTH — Taking the first step in developing a waterfront park at the end of Bristol Ferry Road, the Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to authorize Town Planner Gary Crosby …

Desert Shield, Desert Storm veterans honored in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — More than 100 residents were honored at Town Hall Monday night for their military service in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. These veterans served …

Portsmouth approves pay-as-you-throw program

PORTSMOUTH — Those special trash bags are coming. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to start a pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program at the transfer station early next …

Portsmouth man went from struggling with addiction to treating it

PORTSMOUTH — Peter Letendre knows a thing or two about treating addiction because he used to abuse drugs and alcohol himself. “Today, as it stands, I’ve been sober since …

Police: Two killed in Portsmouth accident Friday night

PORTSMOUTH — A 90-year-old Portsmouth woman and a 59-year-old Little Compton man died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident that took place Friday night.
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Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers …

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

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

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Editorial: Veterans coming home

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.