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Portsmouth man charged with assaulting elderly woman

PORTSMOUTH — A 44-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a 76-year-old Portsmouth woman. Officers received information that Matthew C. George, 44, of 288 Sprague St., …
Conheeny’s hot shooting propels Portsmouth in OT victory
PORTSMOUTH — Adam Conheeny scored four 3-pointers in the final two and a half minutes of regulation — including one that tied … Read More
Portsmouth girls beat Scituate in preliminary playoff game
PORTSMOUTH — A win’s a win. The Portsmouth High girls’ basketball team edged Scituate, 57-53, at home Thursday night in … Read More
Portsmouth to state: Time to fix Stone Bridge — for real
PORTSMOUTH — The town hasn’t given up on the run-down Stone Bridge abutment just yet. The Town Council on Feb. 12 voted 6-0 … Read More
Engineering review suggests complete rebuild or near reconstruction of Washington Bridge
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an … Read More
New bridge traffic pattern will split eastbound side into six lanes, three in each direction
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge man with B&E, domestic assault
PORTSMOUTH — A 39-year-old Warwick man was arrested last week and charged with assault and breaking and entering, police said. … Read More
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A different kind of 'meals on wheels' in Portsmouth

This train car may not move, but its chef certainly does.

In Portsmouth: They’ll be diving in again on Monday

PORTSMOUTH — The annual Polar Dive set for noon sharp on New Year’s Day will once again benefit the Island Park Preservation Society. The lighting of the bonfire will be at 11:18 …

‘Amadeus’ takes to the stage at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Before it became a hit movie in 1984, the fictional story of the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the late 18th century was told on the …
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Obituaries
Paul Cimbron Warren|Paul S. Cimbron, 69, of Warren, RI passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Anibal and Dolores (Shovelton) Cimbron and the beloved husband of
Armand DeBlois Jr. Warren|Armand J. DeBlois Jr., 79, of Warren, RI, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 after a long illness. A son of the late Armand J. DeBlois Sr. and Andrea (Qui
Francis Marshall World War II veteran Francis "Frank" Marshall, a man who loved his God, his wife Lois and his family, the New York Giants, his dahlias, and anything chocolate, left this earth peacefully on Feb. 20 at
Sports
Sean Gray smashes Portsmouth High record in 3,000 meters PORTSMOUTH — Sean Gray’s only a sophomore, but he’s already proven himself to be one of the best runners in Portsmouth High School’s history. On Saturday during the …
Portsmouth gymnasts win first division title since 2006 PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High gymnasts are division champions for the first time in 18 years. The Patriots captured the Division II title at the RIIL Gymnastics Team and Individual …
Portsmouth Middle School girls capture division title (photos) PORTSMOUTH — In front of a packed house Wednesday afternoon, the Portsmouth Middle School girls’ basketball team defeated Thompson Middle School, 38-31, to claim the title of …
Portsmouth boys win third straight in hockey (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity hockey team defeated South Kingstown on Saturday for its third straight win. The 5-1 victory over the Rebels at Portsmouth Abbey …
Opinion
Letter: Grassroots efforts can lead to positive change

To the editor: Grassroots efforts can lead to change. They can educate the public on important town issues and ensure that those who are supposed to represent us hear our voices and desires. …

Letter: Numbers tell the tale of our foundering economy

In the January 25, 2024 Shorelines Opinion Section, Mr. Clay Commons offers examples to show how well our economy is functioning and requests countering information. He explicitly states …

Letter: On the state, federal constitutions, and ‘assault weapons’

To the editor: Mr. Kossak’s letter of Feb. 1 on the subject of assault weapons bans (“ Vote to ban ‘assault rifles’ would be totally unnecessary ”) deserves further …

To the editor: Where’s the accountability at DOT?

So, according to the current RIDOT deputy chief engineer, the Washington Bridge failures “might” have pre-existed, but no one had noticed this until recently. It was actually an …

Letter: Vote to ban 'assault rifles' would be totally unnecessary

To the editor: In response to the letter to the editor by John and Linda Dacey in the Jan. 25 edition of the Portsmouth Times (“Rhode Island is rated 49th in democracy”), let’s …

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