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Three dogs deemed vicious following attack in Portsmouth

Three dogs owned by a Grain Terrace woman have been deemed vicious just over a month after they escaped from their yard and attacked a leashed dog that was being walked in the neighborhood.
Portsmouth awards its first curbside collection contract
PORTSMOUTH — Taking another step toward establishing the town’s first municipal curbside trash collection program, the Town … Read More
Nominations sought for Portsmouth Award
PORTSMOUTH — Know of a local individual or group you think is worthy of some praise for their community efforts? Read More
E-bikes bill allows some, bans others
The State of Rhode Island recently moved one step closer to a law that would regulate electric bicycles on all state properties, … Read More
Portsmouth's provisional budget adds 40¢ to tax rate
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council voted 5-1 Monday night to provisionally approve a $74,404,959 municipal budget for next fiscal year … Read More
U.S. Presidential Scholar has her hands in nearly everything
PORTSMOUTH — Peruse Maggie Lauder’s résumé and you’ll find it filled to the brim with awards and recognitions. Read More
Portsmouth Police deal with B&E, assault, weapons charges
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent arrests made by the Portsmouth Police Department: Tuesday, May 7 Kayvan Castellanos, … Read More
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Portsmouth counting down to opening of new playground

PORTSMOUTH — In less than three weeks, children of all ages and abilities will be swinging, sliding, and scampering at a brand-new playground on Turnpike Avenue. The Four Hearts …

In Portsmouth: Zoners let the music play on at Ragged Island

PORTSMOUTH — The music will play on at Ragged Island Brewing on Bristol Ferry Road.  

Free tree seedling giveaway is Sunday in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Due to inclement weather forecasted for Saturday, the Portsmouth Tree Commission is moving its annual Tree Seedling Give-a-Way to Sunday, March 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. (or until supplies last).
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Obituaries
Ann Nichols Ann K. Nichols, 83, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away in Newport Hospital on May 14, 2024. She was the wife of Gerald R. Nichols. Born in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Marie
Carl Hedman II Carl Edwin Hedman II, 80, a resident of Dorset, Vt., passed away on May 7, 2024, following a lengthy illness. Carl was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1944, to the late June E. Jacobus and Carl E.
Helene Salem Helene E. "Helen" Salem, 81, formerly of Seekonk, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, May 13, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Youssef H. Salem. Born in Alexa
Sports
Portsmouth softball team on a tear, wins four straight games PORTSMOUTH — Everything seems to be clicking right now for the Portsmouth High School softball team, which is on a four-game win streak.
PHS boys take 2nd, girls 4th in Division track meet PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High track and field athletes won several events at the RIIL Eastern Division Championships held Saturday at Barrington High School.
PHS boys’ volleyball team extends No. 1 squad to 5th set PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity volleyball team came oh so close to upsetting the top-ranked team in Division III Thursday night.
In Portsmouth: Let's play ball! PORTSMOUTH — It was a fine day to run the bases as Portsmouth Little League Baseball & Softball hosted its Opening Day ceremony Friday at Glen Park. Dozens of players in uniform …
Opinion
Letter: Don’t pull up the tracks — reconnect rail line

To the editor: I read with amusement the glee to pull up abandoned rail tracks in Tiverton to be replaced with a bike path to improve access to the Fall River MBTA station.   It truly …

Letter: Help Rhode Islanders afford the medication they need

Fighting cancer is indeed a battle, and we can’t win it alone. Our lawmakers can help by passing legislation that removes the financial barriers many face to get care and treatment.

Letter: Portsmouth Dog Park expansion is underway

To the editor: It’s happening! We broke ground on the Portsmouth Dog Park expansion project last week and we’re really excited. Big thanks to all our friends and supporters for your …

Letter: RIDOT puts best face possible on its incompetence

To the editor: As the Clements’ Marketplace lawsuit against the town and RIDOT retreats from the front page, this gives us time to reflect on RIDOT’s history with the town and our …

Letter: Levesque responds to critics of Town Council

To the editor:   I reference letters that appeared in this paper recently, one from Mr. Fitzmorris and the other from Mr. Grieb, both of whom I believe are familiar to your readers. Each …

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