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PORTSMOUTH — The old gym at Portsmouth High School resembled a military boot camp Monday, with about 60 students following orders from two Navy SEALs to perform pushups, carry weights and race … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth school district has been ranked as the third best public school district in Rhode Island in the 2017 Niche Best School Districts rankings. more
PORTSMOUTH — Go ahead, book that family trip to Disney World for February 2018. The School Committee Tuesday night voted unanimously to retain February vacation as part of its 2017-2018 … more
PORTSMOUTH — After booking their trip to Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration next month, Sophia Domingoes and Lily Van Petten were all revved up to witness an unprecedented … more
PORTSMOUTH — For the first time in years, there’s apparently good news when it comes to local youths’ drinking habits. more
PORTSMOUTH — School Committee member Allen Shers said he’s lived in Portsmouth since the 1980s, and the local school system has always been considered one of the elite districts in … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) will host its fourth annual Summer’s End PBA 5K, with Peoples Credit Union as lead sponsor, this Saturday, Sept. 17. The … more
PORTSMOUTH — The most recent standardized test results for Portsmouth public schools present a case of good news and bad news for the district. The good news: Participation rates were … more
PORTSMOUTH — While Portsmouth’s public school students sit in a classroom on Thursday, Aug. 25, the vast majority of other pupils across the state will be playing video games, … more
PORTSMOUTH — To paraphrase Freddie Mercury, “Don’t stop them now. They’re having such a good time, they’re having a ball.” But it’s also hard work … more
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