Local students shine in FIRST LEGO League championships (photos)

BRISTOL — Several robotics teams from our area made their mark at the 2018 Rhode Island FIRST LEGO League championships at Roger Williams University on Saturday. This year’s theme …
St. Philomena School students pitch water filtration invention
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Just a few days before being slated to compete in Saturday’s FIRST LEGO League state championships at Roger … Read More
Asbestos found at Hugh Cole School
Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes … Read More
Portsmouth transfer station stickers now on sale
PORTSMOUTH — The 2018 vehicle stickers for the Hedly Street transfer station are now on sale to Portsmouth residents. Stickers … Read More
Obituaries
Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, Portsmouth

Margaret Crosson Dunn, 93, of Portsmouth, R.I. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay. She was born on May 27, 1924 in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of the late James F. …

Ruth Eleanor (Killam) Cottrell, 93, Portsmouth

Rodney S. Santos, 52, Prudence Island

More Local News
Portsmouth to host informational meeting on coyotes Tuesday
PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Police Department are hosting an informational meeting about coyotes at 6 … Read More
Portsmouth shares legislative wish list with local lawmakers
With three state lawmakers sitting before them, members of the School Committee and Town Council Monday shared their wish lists of … Read More
‘Very fortunate’ Portsmouth residents dig out from storm
PORTSMOUTH — Anyone who’s seen the videos of severe flooding in Massachusetts’ coastal communities knows that Portsmouth and … Read More
Portsmouth residents (mostly) keep off the roads, hunker down
PORTSMOUTH — Local residents were hunkering down Thursday during winter storm Grayson, with only a few scattered cars seen braving … Read More
No ‘sissies’ at frigid Portsmouth polar dive
PORTSMOUTH — Despite several New Year’s Day polar plunges being either canceled or postponed due to the freezing temperatures on … Read More
Portsmouth artist’s work chosen for exhibit in Italy
PORTSMOUTH — Carol Strause FitzSimonds of Portsmouth, a printmaker and bookmaker, is in rare company. She was one of only five … Read More
Police
Portsmouth Police charge 2 with threatening public officials PORTSMOUTH — In separate incidents on Tuesday, Dec. 12, police charged two men with making threats to public officials. The first took place around 5:30 p.m., when Antonio P. Vieira, …
Police: No one hurt in minor school bus accident in Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH — No injuries were reported after a school bus and car collided this morning on East Main Road and Hedly Street, police said. According to Detective Lt. Michael C. Arnold, …
Portsmouth Police Department receives AAA traffic safety award PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department received a National Gold award from AAA Northeast for the quality of its traffic safety education and enforcement programs.  AAA …
Opinion
Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers …
Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is …
Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI …
Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th I don’t get much genealogy research done in the dog days of summer. My computer nook is under the eaves at home and it gets pretty warm up there, especially during the 90-degree, humid days …
Sports
Portsmouth boys notch two wins in indoor track meet (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity indoor track team had a good day at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, sweeping its dual meet against Rogers and …
Portsmouth wins one, loses one in gymnastics meet (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team split its season opener at the Newport County YMCA on Saturday. Portsmouth notched a team score of 121.20 and beat Prout (100.05) but …
Cranston East defeats Portsmouth in D-I Super Bowl PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School football team fell short of defending its Division-I Super Bowl title when it lost to Cranston East Saturday, 42-28. It was the first D-I championship …

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