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.
DEM reminds residents to avoid local ponds this weekend
DEM is stocking ponds with some 10,000 trout in advance of Columbus Day weekend. However, some local ponds should be
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Portsmouth Water and Fire District will hold an election in June. Find out more about the election here. 
Portsmouth Water, Fire District to flush water mains
The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will flush water mains from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. next week. View the
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After searching through the remains of a fire that damaged three homes early Wednesday, officials discovered one set of human remains.
Domestic assault charge tops police reports, Oct. 3
A domestic assault charge topped Portsmouth police reports on Oct. 3. Featured below is the report provided by the Portsmouth Police
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Meet Bernard, a brown and white domestic tabby mix, who is currently available for adoption at the Potter League for Animals. 
Meet Bernard, adoptable cat of the week
Meet Bernard, a brown and white domestic tabby mix, who is currently available for adoption at the Potter League for Animals. 
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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) recently announced $100,000 in available grants to communities and private businesses that own and/or operate boating facilities available to the public.
DEM awards Portsmouth boat pump-out facility
DEM recently awarded $178,849 in grants to help towns and businesses, including a Portsmouth business, invest in boat pump-out facilities.
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In a major win for consumers, the General Assembly recently passed legislation (2018-H 7443, 2018-S 2607) that distinguishes penalties for licensed contractors, who fail to comply with Contractors’ Registration and License Board (CRLB) orders. 
Study commission on marijuana legalization appoints members
The 19-member special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island recently appointed its members.
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After searching through the remains of a fire that damaged three homes early Wednesday, officials discovered one set of human remains.
Assault charges top police reports, Sept. 29-30
Assault charges topped Portsmouth police reports from Sept. 29 to 30. Featured below are the reports provided by the Portsmouth
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Meet Rock, our adoptable dog of the week. Rock, a tan and black German shepherd mix, is currently available for adoption at the Potter League for Animals. 
Meet Rock, adoptable dog of the week
Meet Rock, our adoptable dog of the week. Rock, a tan and black German shepherd mix, is currently available for
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Portsmouth Police RI
Portsmouth Police RIPMpSun, 15 Jul 2018 14:45:07 -040045Sunday 28, 2017 2:40 -04:00Jul
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Weymouth Police Department and all of the family and friends of Officer Michael Chesnaz
Portsmouth Fire Department Rhode Island
Portsmouth Fire Department Rhode IslandPMpTue, 10 Jul 2018 16:04:24 -040004Tuesday 28, 2017 2:40 -04:00Jul
Car 2 and Engine One responded to 969 West Main rd, East Bay Village Middletown to assist with an apartment fire. Fire has been extinguished and companies are returning to town.