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Like a good neighbor, private Portsmouth club is there

PORTSMOUTH — The Seaconnet Sportsman’s Club is making sure that members of Common Fence Zumba keep on dancing.
RIDOT announces Washington Bridge traffic pattern change
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a traffic pattern change for a section of the … Read More
Public brainstorms ideas in tour of vacant Portsmouth school
PORTSMOUTH — Several years ago, the Portsmouth Arts & Culture Committee pitched the idea of establishing an arts and cultural … Read More
Portsmouth High Drama Club to stage Moliere comedy
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Drama Club will present the French comedy “Tartuffe” on Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 15 to … Read More
Portsmouth tightens up rules at transfer station
PORTSMOUTH — In an attempt to clarify what’s allowed and what’s not at the town’s transfer station on Hedly Street, the Town … Read More
Portsmouth honors vets who served in post-9/11 engagements
PORTSMOUTH — In a brief ceremony that kicked off Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, 73 local veterans were recognized for their … Read More
‘Hold them in our thoughts and in our hearts’
PORTSMOUTH — The time is now to uncover and preserve the stories of grandparents and great-grandparents who served in World War I, … Read More
Obituaries
Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, Portsmouth Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, of Portsmouth, passed away on Nov. 9, 2018. Heidi was born on Jan. 7, 1969, in Augusta, Maine to Charles Ladd and Gail (Anderson) Ladd. Heidi was the wife of Nicholas …
Philippe Drapeau, Tiverton Philippe Drapeau of Tiverton, R.I. joined his true love and wife Doris (St. Laurent) Drapeau, on Oct. 8, 2018 and sailed away. He was surrounded by his family.  He is survived by his …
Sports
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …
Portsmouth boys finish 10th in state cross-country meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ cross-country team finished in 10th place as a team in the Rhode Island cross-country championship meet Sunday at Ponaganset High …
Portsmouth girls win 2nd straight cross-country championship PORTSMOUTH — For the second straight year, the Portsmouth High School girls’ cross-country team reigned supreme along the 3.1-mile course at the state championship meet Sunday at …
Rebels knock Portsmouth boys out of soccer playoffs PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity soccer team was knocked out of the Division I playoffs Friday night by South Kingstown, a team it had previously beaten in the …
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Opinion
Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes To the editor: I don’t blame the Marine veteran in Little Compton. His letter [Nov. 15, p6] expressed dismay that our Commander-in-Chief, while in France to commemorate Armistice Day, had to …
Letter: ALT not keeping its promise on Spruce Acres To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council meeting of Feb. 27, 2017, Chuck Allott, the executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), asked the council for $300,000 of taxpayer money …
Letter: What’s behind the Navy fence in Portsmouth? To the editor: I’m talking about the chain link fence that the Navy threatens build through the lawns of some Portsmouth residents, and by “behind” I mean the reason the fence is …
Letter: Vote 'yes' on Question 3 ballot measure To the editor: On Nov. 6, Rhode Island voters will have the opportunity to vote for a ballot measure that will improve our quality of life and strengthen our economy.  Question 3, The …
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