Author Archives: Jim McGaw

Keith Hamilton, the top vote-getter in the Portsmouth Town Council race, eagerly watches numbers come in Tuesday night at Republican election headquarters. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Some Portsmouth races hinge on mail-in ballots

Some Portsmouth races hinge on mail-in ballots

PORTSMOUTH — Don’t ever tell Joanne Mower or Jennifer West that your vote doesn’t matter. After the eight local voting districts reported results Tuesday night, Ms. Mower, the current town clerk and a Republican, held a slim 43-vote lead over Ms. West, her Democrat rival. ________________________ Scroll down to see complete results on how Portsmouth voted in Tuesday’s

Participants anticipate the start of last year’s run/walk sponsored by the Portsmouth Business Association in Common Fence Point. Portsmouth High School students Jackson Reaper (far right) and Jake Elmslie (next to him) were the top two finishers.

Portsmouth run for scholarships is Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Based on the success of last year’s Rhode Race, the Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) will host a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Nov. 8. All proceeds from the race will go toward the PBA Scholarship Fund. Each year, the PBA awards two $1,000 scholarships to exceptional Portsmouth High School students. The race will begin

Patriots forward Kelley Coyne (middle) and striker Marykate McGuire (right) react to a corner kick in the second half of their quarterfinals game against Exeter West Greenwich. Photos by Rich Dionne

Portsmouth girls take Division 1 quarterfinal, 3-0

PORTSMOUTH — It was the tale of two halves in the Division 1 girls’ soccer quarterfinal matchup between Portsmouth High School and Exeter-West Greenwich Monday night. But as soon as the Patriots overcame their playoff jitters and got down to business on their home field, it wasn’t much of a contest. After a scoreless first half,

Richard Talipsky of the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee shows the new website: Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth History Center opens at library

PORTSMOUTH — Volunteers’ hard work during last year’s 375th anniversary bore fruit Saturday when the Portsmouth History Center was officially opened in a small ceremony at the library. The year-long celebration of the town’s founding in 1638 raised about $24,000 — Rep. Linda Finn also secured two, $1,000 legislative grants for the project — which went into establishing

PHS band members play “For Portsmouth” at the start of the parade in Common Fence Point Friday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Band leads Halloween parade in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Before they went trick-or-treating, wizards, princesses, cowboys, superheroes and even a banana paraded around Common Fence Point this evening. The parade featured members of the Portsmouth High School marching band and alumni leading kids and families members in an around-the-block march. It was part of a Halloween celebration at the Common Fence Point Improvement

Lauren McKone (center), dressed as Robin, leads the band at the start of last year’s Halloween parade in Common Fence Point. This year’s parade is set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Get spooked at Halloween parade in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Once again, some monsters, witches, superheroes and pirates will be parading through the streets of Common Fence Point to celebrate Halloween. A Halloween Celebration starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Common Fence Point Improvement Association Hall, 933 Anthony Road. There will be crafts, music and fun for all ages inside