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PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is seeking applicants for the 2019 Charter Review Committee, per the 2012 Town Charter. According to the Portsmouth Town Charter, the Town Council … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Newport Navy Choristers didn’t just sing yuletide favorites during their annual “Christmas in Song” concert held Friday night at St. Barnabas Church. They … more
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 … more
PORTSMOUTH — Seven residents have applied for the two vacant School Committee seats, and the Town Council will interview candidates and appoint two members on Wednesday, Dec. 19. more
PORTSMOUTH — A 35-year-old local man was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 16, after he allegedly fired a handgun while intoxicated. more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team couldn’t overcome an outstanding first-half offensive onslaught by the visiting Westerly Bulldogs and lost … more
PORTSMOUTH — Gretchen Markert stopped dead in her tracks upon being asked what she found so special about Spruce Acres Farm last week. “Listen,” she said. more
The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the … more
PORTSMOUTH — In front of more than 170 Pennfield School students gathered in the gymnasium Thursday, Jan Armor took off his right shoe to reveal a hole in his sock. more
PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth man who previously lived in West Warwick was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in federal prison for possessing more than 7,000 digital images and videos of minors … more
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