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 immortality.” Too bad he never got to visit Milk …

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 education bill bearing his name. They wore “Be …

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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 Ferry Road includes plans for a new 9,335-square-foot …

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 school districts to adopt suicide prevention policies and …

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 calls from Saturday to Monday, March 16-18, according to …

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 …
Portsmouth 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 …

Portsmouth council member spars with head of taxpayer group

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council’s new rules on public comment and posting agenda items came to a head Monday night during a heated exchange between a council member and the head of a …
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

Forest Golden, 81, Portsmouth

Jeremiah John “Jedd” Sullivan IV, 63, Portsmouth

Lillian Combra Lopes, 76, Portsmouth

Lucy Johnson, 91, Portsmouth

Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, Portsmouth

Philippe Drapeau, Tiverton

Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship

2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …

Letter: Fish, fun, fellowship and more …

Letter: Thanks to all who helped with historical sign project

Letter: Green New Deal: Our lives depend on it

Editorial: Retirees wrung dry in Rhode Island

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