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Tiverton police seize nearly a pound of marijuana

Monday, Oct. 18 Police got a call about an erratic driver on Merritt Avenue just after 10 a.m. Officers looked, to no avail. Police investigated a report of vandalism at the Tiverton Casino …

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Portsmouth schools make pitch for $21.44 million bond
PORTSMOUTH — With two weeks until the Nov. 2 special election that will ask voters to approve a $21.44 million bond to make health … Read More
Arrests, warnings and more up dramatically this year in Tiverton
It is shaping up to be a very busy year for the Tiverton Police Department, with key department indexes all rising, in many places … Read More
Westport Fair returns this weekend
A celebration of agriculture more than 60 years running kicks off this Friday, when the Westport Fair gets underway at 200 Pine Hill … Read More
Tiverton police: Six DUI arrests, several for drugs
Monday, Oct. 4 A hunting complaint came in from Weetamoo Woods' Lake Road entrance. Police investigated and found no … Read More
Another transplanting season in books for Westport's 'Money Clam'
Some time next week, Chris Leonard and his crew of volunteer helpers will dump the last of this year's quahogs in the Westport River, … Read More
Portsmouth High struts its stuff for Homecoming (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — Before the varsity football team celebrated a big win over East Greenwich, the entire Portsmouth High School student … Read More
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Obituaries
Dorothy Ann “Dotti” Garman, 80, Portsmouth Dorothy Ann (George) Garman died unexpectedly on Oct. 23, 2021 at Newport Hospital at the age of 80. A resident of Portsmouth from 1965 until her death, she was the wife of James E. Garman. Born …
Barbara Ripa, 89, Portsmouth Barbara Ripa, 89, passed away at home in Portsmouth surrounded by her family on Oct. 10, 2021. Born Barbara Anne Henry in Newport, R.I. to Katherine (Maher) and Robert Henry, she was the oldest of …
Gale M. Goulart, 73, Tiverton Gale Mercedes Goulart, 73, of Tiverton, passed away on October 19, 2021. She was the loving wife of John Goulart for 42 years. She is also survived by two sons: Christian Haler of New York and …
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Sports
R.I. Aquatics Hall inducts five with local ties The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees, nearly all of the new honorees having local ties: Jeff Allen, David Collins, Tony Fonseca, Jeff Miksis and Ryan …
Portsmouth takes over over in 2nd half, overwhelms Avengers PORTSMOUTH — Was it the annual Homecoming football game, or the Benny Hurd Show? It almost seemed like the senior quarterback and safety was in on every play — offense and …
DEM stocks local waters with trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will begin stocking trout in freshwaters across Rhode Island, including in the East Bay, from Friday, Oct. 1, to …
Portsmouth High gets its first win in boys’ soccer (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity soccer team notches its first victory of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 22, with a 1-0 win over Moses Brown at home. The …
Opinion
Letter: Don’t let ‘haters’ divide us — vote ‘yes’ to both questions

To the editor: I write to address the two questions that Portsmouth citizens will be asked to vote on next Tuesday, Nov. 2. As a sitting school committee member, I can testify that our schools are …

Letter: Questions 1 and 2 both deserve support from voters

To the editor: The voters of Portsmouth will have the opportunity to vote in a special election on or before Nov. 2. Both issues on the ballot are important to our town and its citizens and …

Letter: School bond makes good economic sense

To the editor: Portsmouth taxpayers have a rare opportunity this Nov. 2 to approve a bond that will accelerate much-needed deferred health and safety improvements for all of the district’s …

Letter: School bond approval allows us to seize rare opportunity

To the editor: We are grateful to the residents of Portsmouth who have taken the time to learn about the school facilities bond referendum voters will consider on Tuesday, Nov. …

Letter:" Why does bathroom renovation cost the same as a condo?

To the editor:I would like to point out a major inconsistency between the two ballot questions. The school bond asks voters to approve $21.4 million, of which $4.5 million (is for) for …

Letter: Support school bond to support entire Portsmouth community

To the editor: I am a Portsmouth resident and voter, and I have no school-age children. Here’s why I am enthusiastic about supporting the $21.44 million school facilities bond in the special …

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