Author Archives: Jim McGaw

A pay-as-you-throw program would help fund needed repairs to the transfer station facility on Hedly Street, according to the Portsmouth Solid Waste/Recycling Committee.

Portsmouth explores pay-as-you-throw program

Portsmouth explores pay-as-you-throw program

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night will hear a request to schedule a workshop on a proposed pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program at the transfer station on Hedly Street. The request for the workshop is being made by Bob Gessler, chairman of the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee. He’s asking that the workshop, which would take about two

Portsmouth police patch

In Portsmouth: Drag racing, heroin and ‘freaky’ dolls

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Tuesday, Nov. 25 Karen A. Arnold, 53, of 23 Greenfield Ave., Portsmouth, was charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest at 8:50 p.m. following an incident at her home.   Read about members of a Portsmouth family who were saved by

James C. Seveney (left) and Keith E. Hamilton were voted vice president and president, respectively, of the Portsmouth Town Council Monday night. They were among seven council members who took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony Monday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Keith Hamilton new Portsmouth council president

PORTSMOUTH — Keith E. Hamilton, a Republican who was the highest vote-getter in the Town Council race Nov. 4, was unanimously selected as the panel’s new president in a swearing-in ceremony Monday night. James C. Seveney, a Democrat and the previous council president, was chosen as vice president in a 4-3 vote. Mr. Hamilton cast the

Santa Claus is coming to Portsmouth this week and next.

Santa starts making his rounds in Portsmouth tonight

PORTSMOUTH — Who comes around on a special night? Santa comes around on a special night! And there will be eight special nights in Portsmouth starting this evening, Dec. 1. That’s when Santa Claus — his sleigh towed by tractor — kicks off his tour of local neighborhoods which will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 9. To track exactly where