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Warren murder suspect sues health care providers

A Warren man accused of murdering his former chiropractor more than three years ago has filed a civil suit against two health care practitioners and a Newport psychological health care service, …
Late Herbert Hall to be honored with tree-planting in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — In cooperation with the Portsmouth Tree Commission, the Portsmouth Historical Society will host an Earth Day tree … Read More
Portsmouth manager outlines $1.43M in capital improvements
PORTSMOUTH — Town Administrator Richard Rainer, Jr.’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for fiscal year 2022 includes roof … Read More
Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act passed by R.I. Senate
PROVIDENCE — The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, … Read More
Portsmouth cruises to 35-6 Homecoming win
PORTSMOUTH — In the first spring Homecoming game in school history, the Portsmouth Patriots scored four touchdowns in the first half … Read More
Homebound Prudence Island residents get vaccinated
PORTSMOUTH — Who says they no longer make house calls? Read More
Senate Judiciary approves nomination of Matos for lieutenant governor
PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence), … Read More
Joyce L. Burgo, 71, Portsmouth Joyce L. Burgo, age 71, of Portsmouth, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at her residence after a long illness. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Harold C. and Beulah J. …
Douglas V. Murray, 92, Portsmouth Douglas V. Murray of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away peacefully on March 10, 2021.  Douglas answered to several names during his 92 years of a multi-faceted life. As a Naval Academy-trained …
Portsmouth comes back against Pilgrim, trounces Tolman

PORTSMOUTH — Last week the Portsmouth High girls’ varsity volleyball team won one the hard way, then another the easy way. On Wednesday, March 24 on the road against Pilgrim High, …

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