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August 19, 2017


US Sailing Moving Headquarters from Portsmouth to Roger Williams University Campus in Bristol

US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, announced on Thursday that they will be moving their headquarters from Portsmouth to Roger Williams University in Bristol. “We are excited to announce that US Sailing will relocate its headquarters on September 15, 2017, to the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island,” Jack Gierhart,

Firefly Yoga Festival Coming to Portsmouth in September

The Firefly Yoga Festival, an annual event that celebrates the Newport County yoga community through yoga, meditation, music, vendors, food and fun, is returning to Glen Park in Portsmouth on September 16th. Scheduled from 10 am to 2 pm, yoga classes will start at10 am and continue through-out the afternoon. There will be three rounds of

Obituary for Clyde B. LaRue Jr.

Clyde B. LaRue, Jr., a proud Virginian and true southern gentleman, went onto his reward, July 14, 2017 at the home of his daughter in Portsmouth, RI. Born February 23, 1935, in Elizabethton, TN, he was the only son of the late Clyde B. LaRue and Sue LaRue. He is survived by his wife, Nan

New England Boatworks Building 94-Foot Powerboat for Newport Shipyard Owner

The 94-foot powerboat, which will be named ‘Contraband’, will be the largest vessel built to date by New England Boatworks.   PORTSMOUTH, RI – New England Boatworks, Inc. (NEB), approaching its 30th year of operation, announced on Wednesday, July 12th that the Portsmouth-based company has begun construction of a 94-foot aluminum powerboat for Newport Shipyard Owner,

Obituary for Manuel E. Paiva

Manuel E. “Sonny” Paiva, of King Phillip Street, Portsmouth died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at home in Portsmouth. Manuel was born May 19, 1932 in Fall River, MA, the son of the late Manuel P. Paiva and Annie (Czerwinski) Paiva. Sonny grew up in Fall River and joined the Navy during the Korean War. He

Portsmouth and Middletown Residents Place at Annual ‘Fishing For a Cause’ Tournament in Buzzard’s Bay

Once again The Schwartz Center hosted their annual Fishing for a Cause event in Buzzard’s Bay. There were winners from all over New England, including Portsmouth, Middletown, Barrington and Warwick. The 7th annual Fishing for A Cause tournament, fundraiser and dinner raised nearly $200,000 to benefit children and families of Meeting Street. The sold-out annual event

Obituary for Olivia R Marcoux

Olivia R. Marcoux, 92, passed away on June 26 in Seattle, WA. Olivia was born in Fall River, MA on January 9, 1925 to the late Catherine and Manuel Rocha. She lived in Portsmouth, RI for forty years with her late husband, Norman R. Marcoux, before health issues forced them to relocate to Seattle. Norman’s

Melville Pond

RIDOH and DEM Recommend Avoiding Contact with Melville Pond

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Melville Pond in Portsmouth due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. People should also be careful not to

Boy Scouts to Host 26th Annual Moby Dick Scouting Golf Classic in Portsmouth on July 10th

The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America (NCBSA) will be holding its 26th Annual Moby Dick Scouting Golf Classic on Monday, July 10 at Montaup Country Club in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. For over two decades, the tournament has successfully raised nearly $500,000, which supports leadership development programs for the Scouts in Southeastern New England. St. Anne’s Credit Union

Mount HOpe Bridge

Mount Hope Bridge to Display Huge American Flag

For the first time ever, an American flag will be temporarily installed on the Mount Hope Bridge to commemorate Fourth of July festivities. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will host a ceremony on Thursday, June 29th at 11 am that will include the first-ever installation of a new 16 ft. x 30

Obituary for Rita Doris Appleby, 80, Portsmouth

Portsmouth, RI – Rita Doris (Lafleur) Appleby, 80, of Portsmouth, RI, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of Jack F. Appleby. Born in Fall River, MA on September 14, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Laura (Cournoyer) Lafleur. Besides her

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