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Citing wife’s illness, Katzman resigns Town Council seat

PORTSMOUTH — In a brief but emotional address Tuesday night, Leonard Katzman resigned his seat on the Town Council in order to provide “care and support and love” to his wife of …
Portsmouth man charged with possession of child porn
PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old local man who was arrested two years ago after posting white nationalist recruiting flyers in East … Read More
Police: Portsmouth woman charged with DUI had kids in car
PORTSMOUTH — A 44-year-old Portsmouth woman who was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) on Saturday had children ages 6 … Read More
Didn’t ‘feel’ Memorial Day — until he served in Vietnam
PORTSMOUTH — Growing up in Iowa, Dr. Wayne C. Christiansen said he remembered Memorial Day as a day of parades, cutting flowers, … Read More
Portsmouth Abbey awards diplomas to Class of 2024
PORTSMOUTH — The clouds cleared and the sun shone brightly as faculty, staff and members of the Portsmouth Abbey Class of 2024 … Read More
Patriots beat Barrington, advance to lacrosse semis
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team advanced in the Division I state playoffs with a 17-12 victory over … Read More
Portsmouth baseball team starts playoff run today
PORTSMOUTH — A young Portsmouth High School baseball team will begin its playoff run this afternoon (May 24), with a Division I … Read More
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VFW 5390 in Portsmouth hosts Memorial Day event Monday

PORTSMOUTH — The public is invited to a Memorial Day ceremony and reception scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at VFW Post 5390, 822 Anthony Road.

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.  
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Obituaries
Mary English Portsmouth, RI -Mary A. English, 92, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, entered eternal life on May 23, 2024. Born in St. Louis, MO, on April 28, 1932, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Sm
Stephen Asselin Stephen A. Asselin, 61, of Warren, RI, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 23, 2024. A son of Andre "Andy" and Ann (Beaulieu) Asselin, he was a lifelong resident of Warren. Stephen joined the
Zalia O'Blenis Zalia (Arruda) O'Blenis, 94, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2024. A daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Borges) Arruda and the beloved wife of the late Weldon I. O'Blenis,
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: Town may have trouble finding curbside customers

To the editor: Your article “Town awards its first curbside collection contract” on May 16 stated that residents with private services are paying $800 to $900 annually for private …

Letter: PAYT bags shouldn’t be part of curbside collection

To the editor: I’ve resided in Portsmouth since 1991. I loved using the transfer station and enjoyed the convenience of trashing on my schedule and in my way. Throw it in a bag, a box, or …

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 …

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