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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 Washington Bridge, which carries I-195 West from East Providence to …
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
Common Fence Music road shows a ‘bittersweet gift’
NEWPORT — It seemed as though Common Fence Music (CFM) had finally hit the big time Saturday night.  Read More
Democrats take control of Portsmouth Town Council
PORTSMOUTH — It was a big night for Portsmouth Democrats on Tuesday. Read More
Fumes force evacuation of Portsmouth High polling site
PORTSMOUTH — An “electrical burning smell” forced the evacuation of the Portsmouth High School polling site shortly after 6:30 … Read More
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 … 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 …
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 …
Portsmouth unified volleyball team runners-up in title game PORTSMOUTH — Despite some long rallies and hard-fought points, the Portsmouth High School unified volleyball team fell short of its goal to win the Division I state championship on …
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Opinion
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 …
Letter: Is smoking cigarettes good for you? To the editor: Fifty years ago the tobacco industry went to great lengths to manipulate us into believing that smoking was safe. Using their own words (from a 1969 industry memo): "Doubt is our …
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