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Play performed at Portsmouth High explores road to recovery

PORTSMOUTH — She was nervous, the anxiety coursing through her like wildfire.  She felt untethered, unsure of the steps to take next. She had already lost so much; the life of her …
Prudence Island exhales: Schoolhouse will remain open
PORTSMOUTH — The great "Prudence Island School is Closing” scare is officially over, at least for now. Read More
Portsmouth students walk to raise funds for outdoor classroom
PORTSMOUTH — Melville School’s got one, and now Portsmouth Middle School wants to be next.  The school’s PTO hosted a Race … Read More
Bike-riders have Portsmouth road all to themselves (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — For bicycle enthusiasts, Middle Road was the place to be on a gloriously sunny Saturday. Nearly the entire stretch … Read More
Portsmouth beats Mt. Hope, remains undefeated in Division II
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ lacrosse team improved its record to 10-0 in Division II after defeating Mt. Hope … Read More
Portsmouth council to consider over $246K in budget additions
PORTSMOUTH — The town’s 2020 fiscal year budget would be pushed to the brink of the state-mandated tax levy cap of 4 percent if a … Read More
What to name the ‘Phelps House’ in Portsmouth?
PORTSMOUTH — The circa-1925 dwelling on the corner of Linden Lane and Glen Farm Road has been unofficially referred to as the … Read More
Obituaries
Margaret G. Jones, 76, Portsmouth Margaret Grace (Mattos) Jones, 76, of Portsmouth, passed away in her sleep at home early Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019. She was born Feb. 16, 1943, to the late Manuel and Laura (Laureanno) Mattos …
Connor Andrew Peckham, 18, Portsmouth Connor Andrew Peckham, 18, of Portsmouth, passed away of an unexpected illness on April 1, 2019. Connor was born on June 10, 2000, in Newport, to Dwayne Peckham and Patricia …
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Sports
Portsmouth falls to Huskies in D-II unified state finals, 34-26 PORTSMOUTH — They had given it their all out on the court, but by the time the final buzzer sounded Sunday, May 5, the Portsmouth Patriots’ unified basketball team came up just short …
Portsmouth unified team to play in state finals Sunday (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School unified basketball team is headed to the state finals again. The Patriots defeated Juanita Sanchez in the Division II semifinals at home on …
Barrington sweeps Portsmouth, Middletown in golf match BARRINGTON — The Barrington High Eagles foursome shot a 170 to sweep Portsmouth and Middletown in an Eastern Division golf match at the Rhode Island Country Club on Tuesday, April …
Portsmouth downs Tiverton in unified basketball, 52-30 PORTSMOUTH — After honoring their late friend Connor Peckham and celebrating its older plays for senior night, the Patriots unified basketball team got down to business versus Tiverton on …
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Opinion
Letter: Rep. Cortvriend voted on the side of women To the editor: In response to former Rep. Ken Mendonça’s May 7 letter (“Rep. Cortvriend flip-flopped on rollover contracts”), the shame should be on the former …
Letter: Rep. Cortvriend flip-flopped on rollover contracts To the editor: Rep. Terri Cortvriend (Dist. 72 — Portsmouth/Middletown), progressive Democrat Reform Caucus member, is a hypocrite.   In 2017, when Terri Cortvriend was the …
Letter: While the unaffiliated voter sleeps, taxpayers suffer To the editor: I was chatting with a friend about the disproportionate number of unaffiliated voters both here in Portsmouth and statewide. We didn’t quite know why, but related what we have …
Letter: Slavery abhorrent but reparations don’t right that wrong To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is …

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