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Coasting through class at Portsmouth elementary school

Ryan Soares was never good at skateboarding as a kid, but he never forgot how much he enjoyed trying it. Now the second-year physical education instructor at Melville Elementary School is teaching …
Portsmouth Police busy with alleged domestic incidents
PORTSMOUTH — A local woman was charged with domestic assault and driving under the influence (DUI) following a “walk-in domestic … Read More
Portsmouth remains undefeated in D-2 girls’ lacrosse
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept on its winning ways with an impressive 17-3 win against Mt. … Read More
Portsmouth: HUD demands Quaker Manor ownership change
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Housing Authority (PHA) will eventually be getting “out of the ownership and management business,” … Read More
Portsmouth: Carnegie Harbor Drive lot fetches $2 million
PORTSMOUTH — Residential Properties Ltd. (RPL) has announced the sale of a vacant lot on Carnegie Harbor Drive for $2 million … Read More
Portsmouth residents still seek clarity on solar ordinance
PORTSMOUTH — Some abutters to existing or proposed commercial solar facilities still want clarification on the town’s solar … Read More
Portsmouth beats Barrington for 4th straight victory (photos)
BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity lacrosse team won its fourth straight game on Friday when it defeated Barrington, … Read More
Portsmouth: Man charged with carrying weapon while intoxicated
PORTSMOUTH — A 26-year-old Providence man was arrested early Tuesday morning, May 10, after officers found a loaded firearm in his … Read More
Offshore wind farm proposes cable connection through Sakonnet River, Mt. Hope Bay
The project developer contends it will generate enough clean energy to power 800,000 homes, and will plug into the grid that serves … Read More
Portsmouth council votes to defund island planning group
PORTSMOUTH — In provisionally approving a $69.97 million budget for 2022-23 that calls for a 1.29-percent increase over the current … Read More
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Obituaries
John Farnworth John Paul Farnworth, 87, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He was the husband of Judith "Judie" (Hipson) Farnworth. They shared 63 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement, John was emp
Harriett Gallucci Harriett Gallucci, 85, of Warren, RI, passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Louis Gallucci. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and H
Elizabeth Goggin Goggin, Elizabeth "Betty", 74, of Terrace Drive, Barrington, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. She leaves her sister, Virginia McGinn (Peter) of Warwick, her brother Thomas Go
Stephen Patten Stephen W. Patten, 61, died peacefully on May 9, 2022, in Westport, MA, from brain cancer (glioblastoma), surrounded by family members. Steve was the son and firstborn of Clyde G. Patten (deceased)
Richard Huling Mr. Richard A. "Rich" Huling 89 of Keystone Heights passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, May 10, 2022. He was born June 5, 1932, in Providence, Rhode Island to George and Bernice (Dickerson)...
Sports
Portsmouth tops Mt. Hope twice in four days PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Two games against Mt. Hope High School added up to two Division 1 wins for the Patriots varsity baseball team Friday and Monday. On Friday at Guiteras Field in …
Portsmouth beats Burrillville, sit atop D-2 girls’ lacrosse PORTSMOUTH — In a battle of two undefeated Division II teams, the Portsmouth High varsity girls’ lacrosse made easy work of Burrillville on Saturday, winning 13-2 in impressive …
Portsmouth boys, girls both winners in track meet Just two weeks after he shattered a 42-year-old Portsmouth High School running record, Kaden Kluth improved on another school best during a home meet on Monday.  Competing against East …
DEM restocks freshwater areas around the state with more trout PROVIDENCE – East Bay area ponds are among those the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced are receiving a second round of spring stocking through May 2. Over 40 plus, …
Opinion
Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Letter: Patience! Spring, and life, is returning

To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice …

Letter: Portsmouth should freeze spending, property taxes

To the editor: This letter is addressed to Portsmouth town government, with an urgent request to freeze spending and property taxes for the next two fiscal years due to hyper-inflation, upcoming …

Letter: Where did Justice Alito get it wrong on the Constitution?

To the editor: As the usual political actors ratchet up their rhetoric after the leak of the first draft of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, we need to true up what they are …

Letter: America, imploding from within

To the editor: Ka-Boom!  Could our democratic society implode from internal causes?  Tragically, this is becoming thinkable and even likely.  Many Americans seem clueless or …

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