The Latest News

Portsmouth: When the ‘big one’ comes, will you be ready?

PORTSMOUTH — John Vitkevich stood on Teddi’s Beach on the north end of Park Avenue Tuesday, pointing to the open Atlantic Ocean. “We’re standing in one of the most …
Portsmouth lawmakers seek potential changes for school transportation
PORTSMOUTH — A new legislative study commission will look for ways to improve the statewide school transportation system under a … Read More
Teaching kids how to ride with power
A leading bike advocate believes strongly that everyone riding a bicycle needs training and education, and that applies even more … Read More
Ocean State Air in Portsmouth hosts open house on July 25
Ocean State Air Solutions (OSA) will host the next “ Portsmouth Business Association After Hours” event from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, … Read More
‘Portsmouth Pops’ concert pays tribute to veterans
PORTSMOUTH — Many local veterans were saluted during a free, old-fashioned pops concert outside the Glen Manor House last week. … Read More
Third Newport shooting suspect arrested is from Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A 29-year-old Portsmouth man, one of several suspects wanted in connection with a shooting in Newport on July 5, was … Read More
Westbound traffic flows improve, east side stalls with lane changes
PROVIDENCE — There's more than a hint of irony in the updated traffic figures for the Washington Bridge provided by state officials … Read More
Things To Do ...

Where to see fireworks in and around Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Looking for the rockets’ red glare? Here’s a brief guide to some of the best places to see Independence Day fireworks displays this year.

Sticky fingers at Portsmouth strawberry farm (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Get your fingers red at Quonset View Farm, where you can go to pick your own strawberries. The farm’s opening day was June 5, and it’s opening daily from 8 …

Portsmouth Parks & Rec has lots of summer fun on tap

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Parks & Recreation Department has become the beneficiary of its own success — and so have local residents.
East Bay Social
Your community. Your stories. Your inbox.
Obituaries
Joann Andos Bristol|Joann Hooker Andos, retired New York City schoolteacher, intrepid traveler, sports nut, master seamstress, talented gardener, fan of ferries and tugboats, diligent letter writer and thirty-fou
Barbara Luther Barbara Ann Luther, 85, formerly of Bristol, RI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Anne's Hospital on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Barbara was the wife of the late Wilson Read Luther
Gary Harper Gary Lee Harper, 70, of Bristol, RI, died on December 30, 2023. He was the husband of the late Rose (Nye) Harper. Born in Corpus Christi, TX, he was the son of the late Leslie J. Harper Sr. and Mary
Sports
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
Westerly drubs Patriots' softball team, 11-1 in semis Westerly drubbed the Portsmouth softball team 11-1 in 5 innings, during the Division 2 semifinals at Rhode Island College on Thursday night. The Bulldogs clubbed 11 hits and scored 11 runs off …
Portsmouth eliminated in D-3 boys’ volleyball semis PORTSMOUTH — In just its second season of competitive play, the Portsmouth High School boys’ volleyball team made it all the way to the Division III semifinals.
Portsmouth edged by Rams, 14-13, in semifinal heartbreaker PORTSMOUTH — It couldn’t have been any closer. The Portsmouth High girls’ lacrosse team battled as hard as they could, but La Salle scored just one more goal to win an epic …
Opinion
Letter: Levesque’s letter about Driscoll was unfair

To the editor: There is an aspect of Councilman (Charles) Levesque’s letter published in the June 27, 2024 issue of The Portsmouth Times (“Water board had roundabout plans all …

Letter: Being offered worst possible choices needs to end

To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows …

Letter: The Biden ‘catastrophe’: new jobs, low unemployment

To the editor: Nikki Haley has called Trump, among other things, “unhinged,” but has said she will support him because Biden has been a “catastrophe.” Friday, it was …

Letter: Island Park, Hummocks residents need to prepare

To the editor: To all Island Park/Hummocks residents: In April of 2024, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its 2024 hurricane data. This year is forecasted to be the …

Letter: School bond very different than what was sold to voters

To the editor: Portsmouth School Committee Chair Emily Copeland and I agree that a number of the school projects paid for by the recent bond were needed and are valuable. The issue is that the …

Your community. Your stories. Your inbox.

2024 by East Bay Media Group

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
MIKE REGO

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike about The Post or to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc. in East Providence, email mrego@eastbaymediagroup.com.