Monday, February 25, 2013
There's a push to make The Modern Lover's "Roadrunner" the official rock song of Massachusetts. What would be your pick for Portsmouth's official song?
With paeans to Massachusetts, Route 128, the Mass Pike and even Stop n' Shop, The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner" is a thoroughly local song. But should it be the state's official rock song? Some state legislators think so and are making the push. State legislators from across Massachusetts are jumping on the "Roadrunner" bandwagon. But for those in Portsmouth, this song doesn't really fit the town's image. However, it had me thinking — what would be Portsmouth's anthem? What song would most fit Portsmouth's character? Give us your best song picks in the comment section below.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
For Valentine's Day, tell us what you love most about the town you call home.
Whether it’s the local schools, the bakery, or the proximity from home to a great hiking trail, everyone has something they love about their community. Since it's Valentine's Day, we want to hear from you about what you love most about Portsmouth and what makes it so special. Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about Portsmouth!
Monday, January 7, 2013
Have a great photo, painting or drawing that you think will be a perfect cover photo for our Facebook page? Upload it now!
Earlier this year, when Facebook changed to the new Timeline layout, Portsmouth Patch asked readers to submit photos that captured the spirit of Portsmouth to be used as the cover photo. We want to continue to highlight Portsmouth as the seasons change on our Facebook page. From now until Sunday, Jan. 6, we'll be accepting winter-themed submissions for a cover photo for us to use on Portsmouth Patch's Facebook page. Whether it's a photo of a historic building, the beach or people just going about their day, we want to see your take on Portsmouth. Be creative and try to capture the essence of the city to represent Portsmouth on Facebook. There's no age requirement to submit: You just have to be a Portsmouth Patch user and be able to create…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Search on for possible missing boater off Sandy Point Beach.
Rescue crews were called to Sandy Point Beach late Tuesday afternoon after reports of several boats overturned, as well as a report of a possible missing boater. The call came in around 5:15 p.m. Rescue crews from Portsmouth and Middletown responded. According to a report from the scene, about three or four small sailboats had overturned. There was a report of a possible boater in the water. Portsmouth Patch Local Editor Sandy McGee is on the scene and will have further updates as they become available.
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!!!" …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ever wonder what the town looks like from the sky? Now is your chance! Check out the photos below of a recent helicopter ride above the town.
Ever wonder what the town looks like from the sky? At 120 mph, the trip from Newport to Portsmouth takes only minutes and, from 1,000 feet in the air, it gives a new perspective on all that matters. From farms to wind turbines to construction on bridges, Portsmouth is looking pretty good, according to Jeff Codman of Bird's Eye View Helicopters flew around the island in his Robinson r44 helicopter. Flying just under the clouds, Prudence shines in the distant and the anchor of the bridges nestles us in an oasis called Portsmouth. To view more from this ride in the sky, see the photos above.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
A Sunday afternoon at Custom House Coffee may not only caffeinate you, but inspire you to embrace your inner artist, grab your guitar and hit the road.
Custom House Coffee shows their support for local singers and songwriters every Sunday afternoon with an Open Mic session presented by host Gary Fish. This week’s line-up not only showcased the superior talent we have amongst us, but the palpable camaraderie generated between fellow artists. From a retired Portsmouth High School music teacher to a nine-year-old protégée, the feeling in the room was one of respect, joy and warmth as the music played on.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Portsmouth residents, how well did the town handle this week's major snowstorm?
Is your street clear? Are you still buried? Is your mailbox still standing? As the sun shines, but the deep piles of snow remain, we want to know how you grade the city's response to this week's major snowstorm. Does the town get an A? B? C? F? Tell us what you think below in the Comments section.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Custom House Coffee, with shops in Middletown and Portsmouth, plans to open its third location today in East Greenwich.
Custom House Coffee, a staple to local coffee connoisseur's palette, plans to open up a third location in East Greenwich at 250 Main St. today. Co-owners of the Portsmouth location George Doumaney of Tiverton and Mark Libby of Swansea have been running back and fourth between the two shops and couldn't be more thrilled about the new location. "East Greenwich has the same demographic as Portsmouth and we liked the storefront which is on Main Street," said Libby. "There is a real sense of community there and we were very welcomed going in." When it comes to the local community, Doumaney and Libby say they are invested. Throughout the years, Custom House Coffee has helped different charities and organizations, including booster clubs, and …
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Get to know Patch, Editor Sandy McGee and how we're working to build your online community.
Hello and welcome to Portsmouth Patch, your online hub of news and information. In the past weeks, residents have asked me just what is Patch? Portsmouth Patch is an online news endeavor for and about Portsmouth – and only Portsmouth. A team of freelance journalists and myself will cover local politics, government, business, the arts and breaking news in this historic and beautiful town on Aquidneck Island. Several residents have also asked, "What makes Patch different than a blog?" While blogs also serve the community in providing essential information, blogs traditionally offer an opinion within the news story. We don't. We are true journalists, dedicated to delivering information objectively and letting you decide what to do with it. …