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Mayflower Wind launches virtual exhibition room

PORTSMOUTH — Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind energy lease area located off the coast of Massachusetts that could impact the East Bay and South Coast area, has launched a …
Portsmouth: Mayflower Wind reps grilled about cable route
PORTSMOUTH — During an informational meeting before the Town Council Tuesday night, Mayflower Wind representatives were peppered … Read More
Portsmouth: Rain, rain — please come here!
PORTSMOUTH — You may have been feeling a bit toasty over the past month, but it’s unlikely you experienced the heat and humidity … Read More
Portsmouth High catcher journeys to The Futures
PORTSMOUTH — Local resident and Portsmouth High School rising junior Nick Spaner is working toward his dream: Division 1 college … Read More
Portsmouth: Late John ‘Bobby’ Arruda honored with bench
PORTSMOUTH — “A loving father, grandfather, friend and mentor” reads the inscription to a new red bench that was dedicated … Read More
Police: Bristol driver charged with DUI, fleeing accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A 38-year-old Bristol woman was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Tuesday, Aug. 2, after she allegedly fled the scene … Read More
Some students choose virtual school over traditional
Tracey McGee-Moreira, an educator for 34 years, points to March 13, 2020, as the day the entire landscape of education changed. It … Read More
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"Mickey" documentary showing at The Eisenhower House

Newport film outdoors will be showing "Mickey: The Story of a Mouse" at The Eisenhower House on Thursday, August 11. There will be food trucks on-site and live music by  Chelsea Ambrose and …

The Fabulous Thunderbirds play in Fall River

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  The Fabulous Thunderbirds is performing on Saturday, August 13. Songs like "Tuff …

Narrows Center presents Amy Helm

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  Singer-songwriter Amy Helm will be performing songs from her newest album, "What …
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Obituaries
Edgar Kelley Jr. Edgar A. Kelley, Jr., 93, of Tiverton, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Brookdale Sakonnet Bay. He was the longtime companion of Gertraud Poli of Austria and husband of the late Florence (K
Janice O'Neill Vernon, Connecticut|Janice (Marcoux) O'Neill, 82, of Vernon, CT, beloved wife of James F. O'Neill, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Central Fa
Sandra Lombardi Sandra A. (Munroe) Lombardi, 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of John M. Lombardi, Sr. for 64 years. Born in Providence,
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Sports
Portsmouth Youth Soccer lists recent game results PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association (PYSA) has been busy, busy, busy with games this summer. Here are some results from recent contests. July 11-14 U6 It was an …
Portsmouth All-Stars come up just short in state championship If you want proof that baseball can sometimes be a cruel game of inches, look no further than what happened to the Portsmouth Little League Major All-Stars during their quest for a state championship in North Providence Saturday night.
Portsmouth All-Stars gain finals in state tournament The Portsmouth Little League Major All-Stars advanced to the state finals after edging Cumberland 3-2 on Saturday and topping North Kingstown/Wickford 7-6 on Monday in the 12U state championship …
Portsmouth High Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony is Oct. 8 PORTSMOUTH — The fifth annual Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., …
Opinion
Letter: 'Time of Beauty' as summer carries on

I am sure you have noticed how an ordinary looking teenager suddenly changes into someone you want to look at again and again. I call it their time of beauty and that is what is happening in the Back …

Letter: What proof do I need? I know it all

I enjoy watching major league baseball games, and the Washington Nationals, the Nats, are my team. To date they’re in last place in the NL East Division with a record of 35-68 and are beginning …

Letter: Gun advocates’ claims are just myths

I read the letter “Shall not be infringed” with amusement and despair. I would like to address a few of the claims the writer made in his letter: 1. When did a …

Letter: Two observations concerning bicycle safety

As we look ahead to the fall, I have two major concerns about student safety while riding bicycles to school based on my observations this summer. 1. I have seen many young bicycle riders (and …

Letter: 'Shall not be misled' … on guns in America

I’m writing in response to a letter dated Aug. 3, entitled “Shall not be infringed.” I appreciate that the author took the time to reference some American history, specifically …

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