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Have a seat, Grace — you’ve earned it

PORTSMOUTH — Grace Kinnunen and her family always spent a lot of time at Glen Park. “We had horses at home and I was part of the horse ring, so I was here a lot with …
Portsmouth High band’s Disney-on-turf show is ‘Fantasmic!’
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Marching Band performed its second Walt Disney-inspired field show of the year during … Read More
Portsmouth roots run deep at MLK Community Center
PORTSMOUTH — Jennifer Pedrick handed over one big check to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport recently. Read More
Cyclists cross four bridges to benefit Save The Bay
EAST BAY — Bicyclists enjoyed some of the most spectacular views in our area Sunday when they crossed over four bridges before … Read More
RIDOT closing a portion of I-195 in East Providence overnight
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway … Read More
Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren
Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, … Read More
Man charged with felony assault at marijuana dispensary
PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old Fall River man was charged with felony assault using a dangerous weapon or substance after police … Read More
Obituaries
Alfred L. Borges, 78, Portsmouth Alfred L. Borges, Jr., 78, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 14, 2018. Fred was born on Feb. 16, 1940 in Fall River, Mass. to the late Alfred L. Borges, Sr. and the late Mary …
Fred Sawyer, 78, Portsmouth Fred Sawyer, 78, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, in Newport. Fred was born on April 2, 1940, in Lewiston, Maine to the late Fred W. Sawyer, Sr. and the late Ada (Emory) …
James Viera, 87, Portsmouth James Viera, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.  Born on May 25, 1931, he was the son of the late Gene and Hortense Viera. He was the husband of …
Sports
Injury Fund games kick off 2018 high school football season PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season was kicked off Thursday night, Aug. 30, with a number of injury fund games played ahead of week one of the regular season next week. Portsmouth …
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
Runners raise money for Portsmouth High Music Boosters PORTSMOUTH — Runners young and old took over the streets of Common Fence Point Sunday morning for a good cause: raising money for the Portsmouth High School Music Boosters. The 15th …
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …
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Opinion
Letter: Why steal the cones topping the Glen’s beehive pillars? To the editor: Glen Farm, once a landmark country estate, is one of Portsmouth's treasures. The lanes that wind through the Glen are graced by numerous stone "beehive" pillars. Each has a concrete …
Letter: The rest of the story on the Portsmouth ambulance To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council meeting on Aug. 27, I was not questioning the need for a new ambulance, but rather the process for the purchase.  As a taxpayer, I …
Letter: You don’t own a truck? You’re out of luck! To the editor: I am a Portsmouth resident and have a valid transfer station sticker on one of my automobiles. I have been filling up a 32-gallon can once per day as required for free daily …
Letter: Route 24 not a safety hazard but a sanity hazard To the editor: Mr. Bennis is correct to identify the southern terminus of Route 24 as a hazard, but I'm not convinced it is a safety issue. What we lack are skilled and attentive drivers. In a …
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