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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 strongly to the growing population riding around on electric …
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
Happy trails in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Dogs and owners who prefer the rugged trails to an open space to gallop and socialize now have a happy medium. … Read More
Bridge counselors coyly answer questions about their investigation
PROVIDENCE — It's likely the general public will not get all of the information it would expect and want to know about the … Read More
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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.
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Virginia Dreier Virginia (Ginger) Hood Dreier, 56, of Barrington, R.I. passed away peacefully at home on July 11 surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of Peter L. Hood and Mary (McRae) Hood, Ginger was born i
Maria Mota Maria Julieta Mota, 94, of Bristol, passed away peacefully, joining her husband and daughter, on July 12, 2024, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late Francisco C. Mota. Born in Pico da
Joseph Pimental Joseph Pimental, 83, of Bristol, RI, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, after a long illness with his loving family by his side. The son of the late Joseph and Rose (Branch) Pimental and the longt
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 …
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 …

Letter: Roundabout could be an issue for voters this fall

To the editor: Charles Levesque’s recent letter to the editor (“Water board had roundabout plans all along,” Portsmouth Times, June 27) only heightens the deafness of our town …

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