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Alleged murderer of Little Compton man indicted

The man accused of murdering a Little Compton resident in Newport six months ago has been indicted by the statewide grand jury on a charge of murder. Tyrese Poulsen, 18, of Newport, is scheduled …
Food prices are rising, and so are trips to local food banks
Everything is getting more expensive, and that includes food. According to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, … Read More
Portsmouth Police busy with DUI arrests
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report:  Tuesday, Nov. 23 Joseph N. Allard, 46, of … Read More
Emaciated dogs found abandoned in Portsmouth on Thanksgiving
PORTSMOUTH — Two underfed, sick dogs were found abandoned Thanksgiving morning at Glen Farm, and one of them later was euthanized … Read More
Portsmouth seeks grant for new pickleball courts at Elmhurst
PORTSMOUTH — One of the fastest-growing sports around may be coming to Elmhurst Park in the near future. Read More
Portsmouth romps in 38-0 Thanksgiving win over Middletown
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots may have gotten knocked out of the Division I football playoffs earlier than they had liked, … Read More
A case of bovine intervention in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Austin, a tall teenager sporting a mustache and long curly hair that his Batman cap can barely contain, holds a bucket … Read More
Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, Portsmouth Madison A. Bailey Jr., 84, of Bath, N.H., formerly of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Madison, known to many of his friends as Beetle, was born on Dec. 23, 1936 in Concord, …
Robert E. “Whitey” Tavares, 74, of Portsmouth Robert E. “Whitey” Tavares, 74, of Portsmouth passed away in Newport on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Patterson) Tavares for the last 51 years. Born in …
Portsmouth knocked out of D-I playoffs by Skippers, 30-10

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High football team’s quest for a Division I state championship came to an end Saturday at the hands of North Kingstown, who used a strong second-half …

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