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Portsmouth Parks & Rec has lots of summer fun on tap

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Parks & Recreation Department has become the beneficiary of its own success — and so have local residents.
Reclaiming a piece of greenery at Portsmouth High School
PORTSMOUTH — It’s an oasis you can’t even see from the school’s parking lot.   But for many Portsmouth High School … Read More
In Portsmouth: Hathaway students ‘step up’ (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — Fourth-graders at Hathaway Elementary School are moving on, and they were celebrated in style last week. The … Read More
Senior class of 50 graduates from St. Mary Academy-Bay View
St. Mary Academy-Bay View celebrated its 148th commencement as 50 young women from across Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts … Read More
Portsmouth High School names its Top 10 students
They’re members of multiple honor societies, academic clubs, volunteer groups, athletic teams, and have excelled both inside and … Read More
Portsmouth Police arrest the same man twice in 6 hours
PORTSMOUTH — A 46-year-old Middletown man was arrested on domestic violence charges twice within six hours last week. Read More
On Prudence Island, a graduation of her own
PRUDENCE ISLAND — There was no long procession leading down to an athletic field, no band playing “Pomp and Circumstance,” and … Read More
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Westerly drubs Patriots' softball team, 11-1 in semis

Westerly drubbed the Portsmouth softball team 11-1 in 5 innings, during the Division 2 semifinals at Rhode Island College on Thursday night. The Bulldogs clubbed 11 hits and scored 11 runs off …

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