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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Nobody Hurt after Car Fire on Glen Farm Road

Nobody Hurt after Car Fire on Glen Farm Road

According to a police report, the owner, identified as a 21-year-old Portsmouth man, said his car caught fire after he got out to check out the scene of an accident that occurred the two day
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Someone Stole Aquidneck Farms' Sign

Someone Stole Aquidneck Farms' Sign

The rust-colored sign, adorned with a cow hanging from two hinges with "AQF" in metal lettering mounted on each side, is valued at over $1,000 and was removed from its hinges.
Motorcyclist Charged after High-Speed Chase

Motorcyclist Charged after High-Speed Chase

A 25-year-old East Providence man is facing charges of leading police on a high-speed chase after he was clocked driving 88 mph on Route 24 and tried to elude officers in a Tiverton neighbor
Cicilline Meets with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Ambassadors

Cicilline Meets with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Ambassadors

“This humanitarian crisis is yet another example that our current immigration system is broken," the Rhode Island congressman said in a statement.
Cortvriend Picked to Lead School Committee in 4-3 Vote

Cortvriend Picked to Lead School Committee in 4-3 Vote

Croston had indicated he would cede the leadership post on the board after a series of accusations by fellow member Frederick Faerber that he has overstepped his authority as well as increas
Resident Says He's Annoyed by Sound of Constantly Buzzing Skydiving Planes above Newport County

Resident Says He's Annoyed by Sound of Constantly Buzzing Skydiving Planes above Newport County

Though he said agrees that skydiving — which he said he's done — is "exhilarating, the unfiltered sound of a plane endlessly circling above can get into your head, similar to the sound o
Legislators Lauded for Sakonnet Toll Removal

Legislators Lauded for Sakonnet Toll Removal

"This wasn't just your East Bay delegation that made it happen," Rep. Dennis Canario said. "It was the community involvement — the people who stood up to the plate to help make this happen
Happy Retirement, Lt. Stone!

Happy Retirement, Lt. Stone!

Lt. Ken Stone, a longtime member of the Portsmouth Fire Department, has retired.
Peregrine Falcon Fledglings Delay USS Saratoga Departure from Newport

Peregrine Falcon Fledglings Delay USS Saratoga Departure from Newport

The famous aircraft carrier that played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam and Gulf Wars is set to be scrapped, but a family of nesting endangered birds has put the plan on hold
NJ Man Pleads Guilty in Portsmouth Girl's Abduction Case

NJ Man Pleads Guilty in Portsmouth Girl's Abduction Case

The girl's abduction sparked sparked an interstate manhunt and Amber Alert and she was later found the next day at his apartment in Newark, New Jersey.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Police, Fire Chiefs say Bristol Ferry Road Diet is Working

Police, Fire Chiefs say Bristol Ferry Road Diet is Working

After about a month-and-a-half of the so-called "road diet" for Bristol Ferry Road, town officials — including both the police and fire chief — are throwing their support behind making t
St. Anthony's Feast Begins Thursday

St. Anthony's Feast Begins Thursday

St. Anthony Feast's famous chouricos and peppers are back for another year, just in time for summer!
Police Log: Two DUIs, Assault, Domestic

Police Log: Two DUIs, Assault, Domestic

The following arrest and incident reports were provided by Portsmouth Police. They do not indicate a conviction.
Women Charged after Staff and Customers of Fieldstones Stop a DUI

Women Charged after Staff and Customers of Fieldstones Stop a DUI

Two women, from Portsmouth and Little Compton respectively, were charged with a variety of offenses that included a DUI and disorderly conduct.
Portsmouth Student, Little Compton Resident, Wins Public Service Scholarship

Portsmouth Student, Little Compton Resident, Wins Public Service Scholarship

Megan Elwell of Little Compton received a $1,500 scholarship from the Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
Firefighter who Helped Saved Man after Boat Crash to be Commended

Firefighter who Helped Saved Man after Boat Crash to be Commended

The Portsmouth Town Council tonight will issue a commendation to the Portsmouth Fire Department's Lt. Dan Smith on Monday in recognition of his actions during two consecutive rescues last mo