Tuesday, March 5, 2013
What would you name this new polo pony? The name could win you a prize!
Newport Polo's new baby gelding needs a name! And, Newport polo is looking to fans to help! The Newport International Polo Series is holding a Facebook contest to name its 3-year old, bay thoroughbred. The winning name will be announced Friday, March 15, for a prize of a weekend getaway for two to Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Lodge for two nights, and includes two-day adult lift tickets, valid this season or next season. To enter the contest, please follow this link to the Newport Polo Facebook fan page for the entry form. So far, some of the suggested names include: Claudia E. Campanella: Leroy Brown. (baddest horse in the whole damn town). Debbie Thompson: Rocket Michelle Jarzombek Drum: Sugar Plum What would you name the pony? Tell us …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The following is based on reports from the Portsmouth Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
A fight, which began on the social media website Facebook, resulted in a real-life car chase in Portsmouth last Sunday afternoon. Two adults, who allegedly chased a teenager with their vehicle, were arrested Wednesday morning after turning themselves in at the police station. Police say two boys apparently met on Facebook and made plans to fight in Island Park. One of the boys was accompanied by two adults when he arrived to fight, according to police. Hollie Mello, 38, of 68 Pine St., Portsmouth, and Jeremiah Benoit, 34, of Fall River, both family members of one of the boys, arrived Sunday at the Island Park playground. Benoit allegedly brought a baseball bat with him, according to police. Another teen, a 17-year-old boy, later …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Ray Berberick's sunrise photo captured the most votes in our Facebook Timeline cover photo contest.
Congratulations to Ray Berberick, who submitted the winning picture for our Facebook Timeline cover photo contest! Ray's photo will now be the cover of Portsmouth Patch's Facebook page. His stunning sunrise shot captured the eyes (and votes) of our readers. Thanks to everyone who participated. See all of the submissions here.
Monday, January 14, 2013
You submitted photos, now it's time to choose your favorite.
With Timeline, our Facebook page now features a cover photo. We asked our readers to submit their pictures as a potential cover photo and we’ve selected our favorite submissions. Now it’s up to you. View our gallery above and cast your vote for the picture you think should be the first to grace the cover of our Facebook page. Tell us the number of the picture in the comment section below. The voting will be open until 9 a.m. Friday morning.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This week may be your last opportunity to vote on proposed privacy changes on Facebook. The social media site has opened up polls for users to vote on a number of policy updates to the site's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, and Data Use Policy. Among those changes would be the abolition of users option to vote on changes in favor of a question-submission and webcasts. Voting opened Tuesday and will end on Monday, Dec. 10. Thirty percent of Facebook's population would need to vote against the changes to stop them from passing. The poll closes at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10. So what changes are being proposed? According to TechCrunch, the changes boil down to four updates: In the past, Facebook users have been able to vote in support or …
Friday, February 3, 2012
What do you think? Would you "friend" the town of Portsmouth and "like" their status?
Do you think the town of Portsmouth needs to be on Facebook? Portsmouth Patch user Doug Smith does. In his recent Local Voices' post, Smith talks about a recent poll on Newport Patch, which asked users if the City By The Sea should be on Facebook. "In view of the major public communications issues that we had in Portsmouth during Hurricane Irene, I would hope that our new town administrator and the town leadership will consider looking into the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, among other means, such as CodeRed telephone notifications, to keep Portsmouth residents informed," Smith wrote. What do you think? Should the town have a Facebook page? Tell us your thoughts in the poll and comment section below.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Portsmouth Economic Development Committee has posted a new survey to gauge the opinions of Portsmouth residents about the town’s response to Hurricane Irene.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The following was submitted by the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee in a press release: The Portsmouth Economic Development Committee is seeking participants for a new survey about the town of Portsmouth’s public information response to Hurricane Irene. How do you think the town responded? How well do you think town officials communicated with residents before, during and after Irene passed through? What could have been done differently? Some residents have criticized the town administration for neglecting to tell residents what was going on, calling for more public announcements using a variety of public media to keep citizens informed during the next storm emergency. While Portsmouth’s emergency responders all seem to have …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Portsmouth residents write on social network sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, about feeling Tuesday's earthquake.
Will you remember where you were when the East Coast Earthquake hit? On Tuesday, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake literally shook up the East Coast all the way from Virginia to Nova Scotia. Portsmouth residents responded immediately on social network sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, about what they felt when the tremors hit. Here are a few of the comments posted about Tuesday's earthquake: "I felt it rumble beneath my feet near St. Barnabas!" — Alexa Coffey (Facebook) "My son came running in telling me the house was shaking, so I looked at the window and the blinds were moving back & forth. Weird...Common Fence Point and Island Park." — Leslie Costic (Facebook) "I was sitting on my beach chair in Common Fence Point and thought the wind…
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Do you remember the old roller skating rink? How about Joe's Lounge? Well if you do, you might want to check out this new Facebook 'Memories' page.
Do you remember the old roller skating rink where Countryside Day Care is located now? How about Kauffman's Hardware Store? Or walking to Nadeau's? Well, you might just want to check out a new Facebook "Memories" page properly entitled, "If you grew up in Portsmouth, RI share some memories." Native Portsmouth residents, both young and old, are posting their memories of growing up in the small town from dancing at the Portsmouth Abbey to something called simply "The Duck." The Facebook group's message is simple and posted at the top of the page: "For people who either grew up, lived in or passed through Portsmouth RI for any period of time....Share your memory of our town, the birthplace of democracy....We would love to hear from you!!!" …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Sharks aren't common in Rhode Island waters, but they're not unheard of! Share your shark tales here.
In honor of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, Patch wants to hear your shark tales, no matter how big or how small. What has been your closest encounter with a shark in Portsmouth's waters? Tell us where, when, and how close you got! Here's what some of our Newport friends on Facebook had to say when we posed the question yesterday: Eddie Valen: Out by Castle Hill and Ocean Cliff Donnie Post: Yes ....all the time. I've seen them as far up the bay as Barrington. I'm a big fan of Mako shark on the bar-b. Amanda Nickerson: There has been only 1 shark attack in RI waters since 1671...Great Whites do swim off our shore, but they aren't very common at all. Offshore Blue Sharks are the most prevelant, but the most common right here are spiny …