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Pastor Michael Pike of Portsmouth United Methodist Church and Carolyn Evans-Carbery of the Portsmouth Garden Club place a wreath next to the World War I memorial in front of Town Hall Friday morning.

Wreath-laying honors veterans in Portsmouth

Wreath-laying honors veterans in Portsmouth

Above: Pastor Michael Pike of Portsmouth United Methodist Church and Carolyn Evans-Carbery of the Portsmouth Garden Club place a wreath next to the World War I memorial in front of Town Hall Friday morning. PORTSMOUTH — Although hundreds of cars drive past it every hour, the modest Legion Memorial Park in front of Town Hall doesn’t get

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Portsmouth seeks strategy on coyotes

Above: File photo of “Jepsy,” a large member of the south Portsmouth coyote pack. PORTSMOUTH — Despite approving a no-feed ordinance more than two years ago, Portsmouth apparently still has a coyote problem. On the night of May 13, a large coyote went after a small dog being walked by its owner, Lisa Pastore, in the

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Portsmouth touts upgrades at Sandy Point Beach

Above: “I think it’s safe and it’s quiet and it’s clean,” Tim Dunbar, beach manager, says of town-owned Sandy Point Beach. PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is hoping that its new-and-improved Sandy Point Beach will have people flocking there like gulls this summer. The town-owned property has implemented several changes at the beach this year in

Vernon Gorton Jr. marches in the Procession of Saint Anthony during the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club’s annual Saint Anthony’s Feast in July of last year. Mr. Gorton was a lifetime member of the club.

Portsmouth attorney worked right up until the end

Above: Vernon Gorton Jr. marches in the Procession of Saint Anthony during the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club’s annual Saint Anthony’s Feast in July of last year. Mr. Gorton was a lifetime member of the club. PORTSMOUTH — On the night of May 11 attorney Vernon Gorton Jr. stood before the Portsmouth Town Council, doing something

The Donahue family of Portsmouth participated in the Mother’s Day Road Race which raised funds for migraine research. In the back row from left are Clara, Gabriella and Gerry Donohue. In the front row from left are Lucas, Alexia, Elias, Nicoli and Antonio Donohue.

Portsmouth clan runs for migraine research

Above: The Donahue family of Portsmouth participated in the Mother’s Day Road Race which raised funds for migraine research. In the back row from left are Clara, Gabriella and Gerry Donohue. In the front row from left are Lucas, Alexia, Elias, Nicoli and Antonio Donohue. Photo provided by Blink of an Eye Photography. PORTSMOUTH — Eight members

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Portsmouth dog park group wants your vote

PORTSMOUTH — The volunteer group that’s planning the town’s first off-leash dog park is urging residents to help them win a $100,000 grant toward making the project a reality. According to the Portsmouth Dog Park Planning Committee, the town has been nominated for a chance to win the large grant in PetSafe’s fifth annual “Bark for

Grayson Lautieri (right) who’s being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, poses with his baby brother, Ryker.

Letter: Thanks to all those who helped Grayson

Above: Grayson Lautieri (right) who’s being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, poses with his baby brother, Ryker. To the editor: On May 12, the Portsmouth Fire Department sponsored a blood drive and marrow registry event at the Glen Manor House. This event was held in honor of Grayson Lautieri, the 9-year-old son of Lt. Nick

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