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PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth has scheduled a hearing for Friday, May 3, to determine if three unleashed Cane Corso dogs that attacked a leashed dog on April 13 should be considered … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 73-year-old tenant of Quaker Estates was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct following an incident at the town’s public housing complex last week. … more
PORTSMOUTH — If you didn’t get to any farmers’ markets in Portsmouth last year, you’ll get another chance starting June 3. more
PORTSMOUTH — Rhode Island Energy is seeking state approval to alter or disturb about 1.72 aces of freshwater wetlands on the south side of Old Mill Lane, where its controversial portable … more
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation made the … more
Although it doesn’t seem additional road diets on East Main Road will happen any time soon , an island-wide plan has been endorsed by the Town Council as a guide toward improving safe biking … more
Shown here are the “affordability” metrics for the communities in the East Bay of Rhode Island. East Providence leads the way with the highest affordabilty ranking in the region, and it … more
The East Bay Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast meeting with legislators earlier this month, with topics ranging from healthcare crisis to bridge crisis, from affordable housing to the minimum … more
PORTSMOUTH/MIDDLETOWN — Following a public hearing that lasted well over two hours Monday night, the Middletown Town Council voted 5-2 to reject a motion to support a road diet for East Main … more
PORTSMOUTH — The owner of three unleashed dogs that attacked a leashed dog on Saturday has been cited by police, and a vicious dog hearing will be convened at some point. On the morning of … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Middle School chess team, coached by John DiGangi and Gregg Purdy, recently completed a remarkable 2023-2024 season and was recognized as the best team in Rhode … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Hamilton Family Charitable Trust (HFCT) has awarded the student-run Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm a $20,000 grant to support ongoing programming at the farm. more
PORTSMOUTH — A local fencer is headed to Columbus, Ohio in June to compete in the Summer Nationals. Cora Powledge, from Portsmouth, scored a gold medal victory for the Rhode Island Fencing … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old man from Pennsylvania was charged by Portsmouth Police last week with two counts of second-degree child molestation. As a result of an investigation by the … more
Nearly five years after the Portsmouth High School auditorium was completed upgraded, its little sister to the south is also new and improved. The “Little Theater” at Portsmouth … more
PORTSMOUTH — A five-bedroom home at 110 Farmlands Drive has sold for $3.91 million. According to statewide multiple listing service data, this is one of the top five home sales in … more
A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 … more
PORTSMOUTH — Although the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has already recommended against lane reductions for a major stretch of East Main Road due to high traffic counts, the … more
PORTSMOUTH — It’s not every day you get to play on the White House lawn, but a local 6-year-old recently did just that. Nathan Kearns, a first-grader at St. Philomena School, got to … more
A Newport County Superior Court judge last week ruled against the local citizens group Green Oceans, which had sued to prevent Revolution Wind from going forward with plans to install 65 turbines … more
A Canadian energy company subsidiary is proposing to replace a 70-year-old liquefied natural gas transmission pipe under the Sakonnet River, a project company officials say will increase capacity and … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 51-year-old Portsmouth woman has been charged with cruelty to animals.   At about 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, officers responded to 28 Sprague Court to … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will shift the location of the crossover from the westbound side of Interstate 195 to the eastbound side and eventually over the Washington Bridge as … more
PORTSMOUTH — Twenty-four acres of pastoral farmland on Paquins Lane has sold for $3.1 million, and now the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) is working with the property’s new owner in … more
PORTSMOUTH — Ava McDermott said a simple act of kindness was all it took for her to realize how special Owen Cameron was. more
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