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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. more
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 … more
PORTSMOUTH — The music will play on at Ragged Island Brewing on Bristol Ferry Road.   more
PORTSMOUTH — Due to inclement weather forecasted for Saturday, the Portsmouth Tree Commission is moving its annual Tree Seedling Give-a-Way to Sunday, March 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. (or until supplies last). more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School Drama Club is bringing a classic of American drama to the stage starting this Thursday, March 21. “A Streetcar Named Desire,” … more
State Representative Michelle McGaw  (District 71, Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth) had special guests when the House celebrated St. Patrick's Day Thursday: Organizers of the world's … more
This train car may not move, but its chef certainly does. more
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 … more
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 … more
PORTSMOUTH — It’s just two weeks before opening night of “Amadeus” and Dillion Fesmire, playing the title role, has asked for his next line one too many times. more
Thomas Harrington was only 19 when he died this past May after a decade-long battle with Ewing Sarcoma. But in his final years, the Little Compton resident accomplished things many can only dream of … more
Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit has been honoring veterans all over the country, and now it’s making a stop in Portsmouth on Tuesday, Oct. 24. more
PORTSMOUTH — Fifteen-year-old Ellary Kinnane of Portsmouth, who lives with Nemaline Myopathy (NM), cannot eat, breathe or walk on her own. She is wheelchair-bound, and uses a ventilator day and … more
PORTSMOUTH — Ken Rutter stands inside the shabby looking basement room of the VFW Post 5390 hall in Common Fence Point and knows there’s a lot of work to be done. But with the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Plan ahead, as most of you won’t be able to drive a car or truck through Island Park or the Hummocks for a good chunk of time this Saturday, Sept. 9. more
PORTSMOUTH — If you’re a typical Portsmouth resident, chances are you’ve never stepped foot on even one of the several bridge-less islands that are part of our town. more
PORTSMOUTH — The property where the largest remaining Revolutionary War fortification in southeastern New England now sits could have easily become house lots if a certain someone didn’t … more
First it served as the summer residence for a prominent local farming family, and then for the Town of Portsmouth as a venue for weddings and other special events. more
PORTSMOUTH — Paul De Luca loves chess. Known as “Mr. Paul” to his students, he’s been playing the game for “30 to 40 years” and has been teaching it to … more
PORTSMOUTH — The teddy bear, giraffe, elephant and other bushy buddies at Green Animals Topiary Garden have made some new friends. more
PORTSMOUTH — Tony Chatowsky knows his fish. He’ll tell you all about the tarpon, the famous fighting fish of Florida: “When you hook one, you wait for that explosion and they … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School senior Audrey Pham knows how impactful art has been on her life. Now she wants to spread the word and help a good cause to boot. For her senior project, … more
AQUIDNECK ISLAND — With more than 40 events, this year’s Aquidneck Island Earth Week (AIEW) will be the biggest yet.  more
The Barrington Land Conservation Trust kicks off its 2023 Land Trust Learning Series on Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on saltmarsh degradation by Mark Bertness at the Barrington … more
PORTSMOUTH — Sue Young still remembers the date when her life was thrown upside down: Nov. 23, 2012. At the time, she was a healthy and busy 57-year-old. more
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