News

The Senate approved two bills on Thursday to prevent gun violence and mass shootings, a ban on bump stocks and other rapid-fire gun modifications and “red flag” legislation that allows courts to disarm individuals who are believed by law enforcement to represent a violent threat to themselves or others.
Sen. James A. Seveney to hold constituents meeting
Senator James "Jim" A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Bristol, Portsmouth and Tiverton) will meet with constituents this weekend at Foodworks Restaurant.
Read more.
The Portsmouth School District is seeking coaches for various sports. Find out how to apply for this new job in Portsmouth here.
Now Hiring: Pennfield School, Kent Center
The following businesses and organizations, including the Pennfield School and the Kent Center, are hiring for the following jobs. 
Read more.
It's time for chouriço! The 89th annual Feast of St. Anthony will begin this Thursday, July 13, at the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club. 
Time for chouriço! St. Anthony Feast kicks off Thursday
It's time for chouriço! The 89th annual Feast of St. Anthony will begin this Thursday, July 13, at the Portsmouth Portuguese American
Read more.
Meet Daisy, our adoptable dog of the week. Daisy, a tan Chihuahua, smooth-coated mix, is currently available for adoption at the Potter League for Animals. 
Meet Daisy, adoptable dog of the week
Meet Daisy, our adoptable dog of the week. Daisy, a tan Chihuahua, smooth-coated mix, is currently available for adoption at
Read more.
It's a busy week in Portsmouth. Here's what you need to know this week, Monday-Sunday, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 
Traffic light request tops council agenda
The Portsmouth Town Council will hear a request for another traffic light at its next council meeting on Monday night
Read more.
Robert A. Fiedler, 87, of Bonita Springs, FL and Portsmouth, RI, died on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI.
Obituary: Robert A. Fiedler, 87, of Portsmouth
Robert A. Fiedler, 87, of Bonita Springs, FL and Portsmouth, RI, died on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Rhode Island
Read more.
All last week, we asked Portsmouth residents to share their opinion about the best places in town. Here are the Best of Portsmouth winners! 
Best of Portsmouth winners can be found here!
All last week, Portsmouth Press asked local residents to share their opinion about the best places in town. Here are
Read more.
After searching through the remains of a fire that damaged three homes early Wednesday, officials discovered one set of human remains.
Illegal fireworks, DUI charges top police reports
Illegal fireworks and driving under the influence (DUI) charges topped Portsmouth police reports this past week in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 
Read more.
It's a busy week in Portsmouth. Here's what you need to know this week, Monday-Sunday, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 
Town seeks summer employees, probationary firefighter
The town of Portsmouth is looking for summer employees, as well as a probationary firefighter and Transfer Station attendants. 
Read more.
Olivia R. Marcoux, 92, a resident of Portsmouth for 40 years and member of the Portsmouth Garden Club, passed away on June 26 in Seattle, Wash.
Obituary: Olivia R. Marcoux, 92, formerly of Portsmouth
Olivia R. Marcoux, 92, a resident of Portsmouth for 40 years and member of the Portsmouth Garden Club, passed away
Read more.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport and Melville Ponds in Portsmouth due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the ponds.
Residents, visitors urged to avoid contact with Melville Pond
People should avoid contact with Melville Pond in Portsmouth due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond.
Read more.
The NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, presented by BMW, will feature USA vs. Italy this weekend at the Portsmouth polo fields.
Italy to challenge USA in Newport International Polo Series
The NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, presented by BMW, will feature USA vs. Italy this weekend at the Portsmouth polo fields.
Read more.