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Portsmouth shut out by visiting North Kingstown in soccer

PORTSMOUTH — Led by Ellie Bishop’s four goals, the visiting North Kingstown Skippers shut out Portsmouth High in a Division I varsity soccer matchup on Friday, Sept. 17. The …
Tiverton police: Several drug arrests this week
Monday, Sept. 13 A Stafford Road business owner asked for a no trespass order. A Warren Avenue resident reported being scammed … Read More
In Portsmouth: Five decades of ‘joy, understanding and respect’
PORTSMOUTH — Unlike many private schools, The Pennfield School started with nothing when it was first conceived 50 years ago, said … Read More
A conversation with the team behind Bristol Porchfest (PODCAST)
Host Kevin Centazzo, aka Kevin from Bristol, speaks with Bristol Porchfest Co-Chair Nancy Kellner and Co-Technical Director Joe Caron … Read More
Skepticism greets plan for senior complex in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Christian Belden barely got to take a breath last week while leading an informational session about his nonprofit’s … Read More
Buddemeyer resigns from Portsmouth Town Council
PORTSMOUTH — Michael Buddemeyer has announced he is resigning his unexpired term on the Town Council. Read More
Man charged with violating 3rd no-contact order in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A Fall River man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 8, and charged with violating a domestic no-contact order, his third … Read More
Waclawa Olczykowska, 88, Tiverton Waclawa (Warda) Olczykowska, “Vatcha”, age 88, of Tiverton, quietly passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the home she shared with her daughter, Joanna Krystman and son-in-law, …
Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, Tiverton Faith Ellen Peckham, 83, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, died peacefully in her sleep on September 16, 2021. She was born in Fall River, Massachusetts to the late John and Mabel (Little) Mercer and was …
Portsmouth High girls' tennis team off to a great start

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity tennis team has started its season strong with home wins over Narragansett and North Smithfield. 

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