Author Archives: Jim McGaw

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Three-time astronaut touches down at Portsmouth Abbey

Three-time astronaut touches down at Portsmouth Abbey

Above: “What we’ve learned (in space) comes right back down to earth,” Capt. Stephen Bowen told Abbey students. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH — Capt. Stephen Bowen, a former NASA astronaut who’s logged nearly 40 days in space, urged students at Portsmouth Abbey Friday to retain everything they learn while prepping for a test. You

Mathew Palmer, 5, pretends he’s driving an excavator brought to the Touch-a-Truck event by East Coast Construction.

Touch-a-Truck raises $3,200 for Portsmouth library

Above: Mathew Palmer, 5, pretends he’s driving an excavator brought to the Touch-a-Truck event by East Coast Construction. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — This was better than being a kid in a candy store. At Saturday’s Touch-a-Truck, the Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual fund-raiser, kids get to climb into some BIG vehicles and act out their

Nine-year-old Paige Gauthier of the Portsmouth Times Challenger team smiles and waves at her mom after getting a hit against Tom’s Lawn and Garden Sunday afternoon. It was the team’s first game of the season. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Challenger baseball brings smiles to the diamond in Portsmouth

Above: Nine-year-old Paige Gauthier of the Portsmouth Times Challenger team smiles and waves at her mom after getting a hit against Tom’s Lawn and Garden Sunday afternoon. It was the team’s first game of the season. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — As soon as her bat made contact with the ball Sunday, 9-year-old Paige Gauthier

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Police: Driver sped over 50 mph on school soccer field

Above: Ryan Deblois PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly drove a vehicle at speeds exceeding 50 mph on the Portsmouth Middle School soccer field as students were being dismissed. Ryan Deblois, of no permanent address, was charged with reckless driving, three counts of vandalism and disorderly conduct following his arrest

Leanne Gablinske, who passed away last December, was a longtime volunteer during cleanup events at Common Fence Point.

Portsmouth cleanup to continue neighbor’s legacy

Above: Leanne Gablinske, who passed away last December, was a longtime volunteer during cleanup events at Common Fence Point. PORTSMOUTH — The residents of Common Fence Point will be honoring the memory of a friend when they hold their annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, May 2. Leanne Gablinske was a resident of the neighborhood for 15

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Portsmouth hearing on farm events set for June 8

PORTSMOUTH — A proposed amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance that would regulate “non-farm activities” on land that is primarily farmland will go before a public hearing on June 8. The Town Council set the date after hearing from Town Planner Gary Crosby. The amendment would regulate “non-farm activities on parcels where agriculture is being conducted

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