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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports: more
PORTSMOUTH — Municipal staff members, along with a few elected local and state officials, gave retiring Town Planner Gary Crosby a final sendoff this week, thanking him for his leadership … more
Legislation that would have restricted aquaculture operations along the Sakonnet River remained stalled in the House of Representatives when the General Assembly's 2022 session ended Friday. House … more
PORTSMOUTH — Higher food prices coupled with a greater demand from local families in need have put a strain on the community food pantry at St. John’s Lodge on Sprague … more
PORTSMOUTH — Seven Democrats, four Republicans and one Independent have thrown their hats into the ring for the Portsmouth Town Council race this year. more
There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, … more
Rhode Island’s (now) Commerce Secretary and Lieutenant Governor meet with business leaders in Warren. more
Great pitching, defense and timely hitting was the formula for Portsmouth Little League 12U all-stars as they shut down Middletown 5-1 at Aquidneck Field on Saturday and thwarted Riverside 5-2 at … more
PORTSMOUTH — Despite pleas from local residents who live near approved — or once-proposed — commercial solar arrays, the Town Council Monday night declined to enforce … more
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