Author Archives: Jim McGaw

Julia Mello and Kacey and Laura Shearman (from left) work on the mosaic tile design on the birdbath. Kacey and Laura are the daughters of Kelley Ann Harrington Shearman, who passed away in 2007, and Julia is her niece. Looking on is Rose Escobar, a PHS art teacher who is leading efforts to build the “XO Garden” at Common Fence Point. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth birdbath, gardens a labor of love

Portsmouth birdbath, gardens a labor of love

PORTSMOUTH — Karen Harrington says her sister Kelley would have loved the birdbath being installed this week in a park across from the Common Fence Point Improvement Association (CFPIA) Hall. “She liked to keep people together and happy,” Ms. Harrington said of her late sister, Kelley Ann Harrington Shearman, who passed away in December 2007 at

Susan Panaggio of Clean Ocean Access, a Portsmouth, takes part in the first cleanup of Pheasant Drive beach on Aug. 6.

Portsmouth beach cleanup is Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — Although they’re focusing on one local beach this month, the folks at Clean Ocean Access (COA) will be expanding their shoreline cleanups to other spots in town starting next month. “Starting in September we’re going to start doing monthly cleanups, including in Portsmouth,” said Dave McLaughlin, co-founder and executive director of COA, an environmental

The dock behind Glen Manor House, where two men were found sleeping Aug. 7.

‘Dead bodies’ on Portsmouth dock were sleeping men

PORTSMOUTH — Two 20-year-old local men who were originally mistaken for being dead last week were charged with disorderly conduct. Just before 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, Police Lt. Anthony Cambrola investigated a report of “two dead bodies” on the dock behind the Glen Manor House on Frank Coelho Drive. A gun was reported to

pet of week-jordan

Pet of the week: Meet Jordan

Jordan, a shy guy who’s currently living at the Potter League for Animals in Middletown, likes to check out the scene before he commits. He’s a young dude with a roaring purr and dashing good looks. Once Jordan is comfortable in his surroundings, his friendly and lovable personality shines through. A home with adults, older

Earvin “Magic” Johnson will co-host the  Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 11-12, at The Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth.

Magic Johnson, others descend on Portsmouth Monday

PORTSMOUTH — Earvin “Magic” Johnson will return to co-host the third annual Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic taking place Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 11-12, at The Carnegie Abbey Club. He’ll be joined by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and Rhode Island native Jeffrey Osborne. The star-studded, two-day golf event benefits charities that support initiatives to bring music and arts