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Common Fence Point: Grazing sheep, rotting fish preceded summer colony

Before Common Fence Point was transformed into an attractive summer colony in the 1920s, it stunk up the area so badly that people clear across the Sakonnet River into Tiverton would complain. 
Local legislators hear Portsmouth's wish list
PORTSMOUTH — More state funding for schools, supporting an alternative LNG supply to Aquidneck Island, and improved internet … Read More
Portsmouth man charged with illegal possession of gun
PORTSMOUTH — A 67-year-old local man was arrested last week and charged with illegal possession of firearms as well as violating a … Read More
Portsmouth boys’ indoor track team makes school history
PORTSMOUTH — With wins over Prout and Chariho Friday night, the Portsmouth High School boys’ indoor track team made school … Read More
McGaw re-introduces bill to ban controversial recycling practice
Rep. Michelle E. McGaw (Democrat, District 71 Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth) has re-introduced legislation that would bar … Read More
‘Green’ consultants are getting ready to grow
Eva Touhey thinks about trash a lot. At times, she finds joy in it. Touhey doesn’t necessarily want to pick through your trash, but … Read More
Portsmouth maintains Aa2 credit rating from Moody’s
PORTSMOUTH — After being informed it may expect a downgrade, the Town of Portsmouth learned last week that Moody’s Investors … Read More
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Portsmouth edges Barrington in girls’ basketball, 49-46

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High senior Emily Maiato scored 17 points in leading the Patriots to a 49-46 victory over Barrington in a Division I contest at home Monday night. The win improved …

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