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Portsmouth, Rhode Island is located in Newport County. Zip codes in Portsmouth, RI include 02871, and 02872. The median home price in Portsmouth is $425,000 which is roughly $200/per square foot. More Portsmouth information.

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12 hrs ago | Patch.com

Updated: 550 Without Power in Portsmouth

A power outage is affecting more than 550 residential National Grid customers and the lights might not come back on until late this evening.

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21 hrs ago | Patch.com

Police Log: Assault, Domestic, Larceny

SIMPLE ASSAULT Portsmouth Police charged Nancy Louise Dubois, 53, of 2743 East Main Road, Portsmouth, with simple assault April 13 after she allegedly pushed a 66-year-old man.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Town Administrator Proposes 2.4 Percent Tax Increase

Town Manager John C. Klimm's fiscal 2015 budget proposal is complete and it calls for a 2.4 percent tax increase that he described as a continuation of the town's "road to recovery."

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Survey: How Do You View Portsmouth?

Take a few minutes and complete the short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8ZPVS9Q How do you think of Portsmouth? Where and what kind of economic development do you consider appropriate for our town? The survey will be active for a couple of weeks.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

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Girl Scouts to Ask Permission for Archery in Glen Farm Park

Portsmouth Girl Scouts are hoping the Town Council grants them permission for archery in Glen Farm Park.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

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Adorable Portsmouth Dog Graces AAA Travel Book

Don't you just want to squeeze this guy? He's Radar, he's from Portsmouth and soon, readers from around the world will see this photo of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

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Police Log: Two DUIs, Warrants, No-Contact Order Violation

VIOLATING NCO Police charged Michael Daniel Iavarone, 20, of 3 Drawbridge Drive, West Warwick, with violating a no-contact order April 6 at 12:20 a.m. after they got a report the day before that he was planning to be in the presence of the subject of the no-contact order.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

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Island Tap Customer Busted After Reaching Behind Bar, Stealing Tips

There are customers who are lousy tippers, and then there's this. A customer at Island Tap on Park Avenue was charged with larceny April 6 at 8:04 p.m. for allegedly reaching over the bar and stealing a bag of money and running out the door.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

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Featured Home: 76 Devin Drive is 'The Sunset Cottage'

This week's featured home in Portsmouth has spectacular views of Narragansett Bay.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

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High Bacteria Levels Prompts DEM to Close Bristol Harbor to Shellfishing

The State Department of Environmental Management has closed Bristol Harbor and areas surrounding Hog Island to shellfishing due to high bacteria levels caused by heavy rains, high flows and overflows from various wastewater pumping stations.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

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First-Degree Molestation Charges for Portsmouth Man Caught with 13-Year-Old

Portsmouth Police charged a 26-year-old Portsmouth man with first degree child molestation after he was caught with a 13-year-old female in a car at the Common Fence Point Playground on March 29. Police said John E. Tingstad, 26, of 20 Attleboro Ave., was held overnight and arraigned this morning in Second Division District Court.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

9 men arrested on child exploitation charges

Rhode Island State Police say they have arrested nine men suspected of crimes that exploit children, including seven charged with possessing child pornography.

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Get a Free Tree in Portsmouth on April 12

The Portsmouth Tree Commission is conducting its annual free tree seedling distribution on April 12. Six species will be available: red bud, pitch pine, black oak, post oak, sassafras and flowering dogwood.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

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Portsmouth Man Snared in Statewide Child Porn, Child Exploitation Sweep

A 20-year-old Portsmouth Man is among nine people caught up in a statewide sweep cracking down on child exploitation and child pornography.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

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10 Great RI Houses That Just Came on the Market

Everyone loves to be first in line, and who doesn't like to get a look at the best new homes to hit the market? See 10 amazing properties that have come up for sale in just the last week.

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Gallison to Head House Finance Committee

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello has appointed Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. chairman of the House Finance Committee.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

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Plow Driver Cited after Crashing into School Bus

Portsmouth Police cited a 41-year-old plow driver from Little Compton for failing to stop at a stop sign after a school bus accident Wednesday morning that sent three schoolgirls to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Wind Knocks Out Power to Thousands in Rhode Island

The strong winds accompanying Wednesday's storm has knocked out power to thousands of National Grid Customers in Rhode Island.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

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Police Log: Two DUIs, Assault, Threats

DUIs Police charged Emily Jean Parma, 23, of 31 Seneca Road, Portsmouth, with driving under the influence March 23 at 12:38 a.m Police said Parma was stopped for allegedly drifting over the fog line on East Main Road and later failed a field sobriety test.

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Smoke Detectors, Calm Under Stress Saves Six People from Portsmouth Fire

Three adults and three children are safe after a fire at their Hathaway Drive house early Tuesday morning thanks to working smoke detectors, officials from the Portsmouth Fire Department said.

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