Author Archives: Jim McGaw

Colin Tullson and Natalie Yaw lead the 2014 PHS Homecoming Court onto the running track at Saturday during halftime of the Patriots’ varsity football game against Cranston West. Colin, who was starting quarterback for most of the season, was on crutches due to a broken ankle he suffered in a game against Barrington two weeks ago. Luke Jameson Harding and Gretchen Petrie were crowned Homecoming king and queen for this year. Photo by Richard D. Dionne Jr.

Scenes from Portsmouth High’s Homecoming

Scenes from Portsmouth High’s Homecoming

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School was decked out in red, white and blue Saturday for its Homecoming festivities, which came a little later than usual this year. The day began with the annual Homecoming Parade, which starts at the high school and makes a loop along East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue. The parade featured the

Patriots sophomore quarterback John Coyne runs upfield on a keeper during their game against Cranston West on Saturday. Photos by Rich Dionne

Portsmouth loses to physical Falcons, 23-7

PORTSMOUTH — This is one they’ll have to put behind them, fast. The Portsmouth High Patriots varsity football team was outmuscled by Cranston West Saturday in the annual Homecoming game Saturday, 23-7. The game didn’t have any real meaning for Portsmouth, which plays Bishop Hendricken in the Division-1 semifinals Friday night in Warwick, but it

Constance L. Harding, who lost a seat on the Town Council by 46 votes on election night, has requested a recount.

Another Portsmouth candidate requests recount

PORTSMOUTH — A second candidate who ran for local office Nov. 4 has requested a recount. Constance L. Harding, an Independent candidate for Town Council who lost a seat on the panel by 46 votes on election night, made the request to Jacqueline S. Schulz, the town’s registrar of voters, shortly before the deadline Wednesday afternoon.

Portsmouth Town Administrator John Klimm at his desk Thursday morning. Mr. Klimm plans on pursuing other job opportunities after his three-year contract with the town expires Jan. 30, 2015. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth manager Klimm won’t seek contract extension

PORTSMOUTH — Only three years after he was hired to be Portsmouth’s town administrator, John Klimm today said he will not seek an extension of his contract, which expires Jan. 30, 2015. Mr. Klimm, a former Barnstable, Mass. town manager who was hired by the Town of Portsmouth in January 2012, said he loves the

George Wardwell (left) and Antonio Cercena, Vietnam veterans and members of American Legion Post 18, review photos they were taking during the ceremony. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth salutes its war veterans

PORTSMOUTH — Men and women who served in Vietnam are the most misunderstood veterans of any war, the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony told a capacity crowd inside the high school auditorium Tuesday. Mackubin Thomas Owens, a Marine infantry veteran of Vietnam, said too many people assume that most of the military personnel who

Portsmouth Superintendent of Schools Ana Riley will greet residents at two informal receptions at the library.

Meet Portsmouth’s school leaders Nov. 12, 19

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth School Committee is hosting two informal welcome receptions for new Superintendent Ana Riley and Assistant Superintendent Tom Kenworthy. The committee encourages Portsmouth residents to come meet, chat and have a cup of coffee with Ms. Riley and Mr. Kenworthy, who were both hired within the past five months. The meet-and-greet receptions

Jennifer West was granted a recount in the town clerk's race.

Recount of votes for Portsmouth town clerk is Friday

PORTSMOUTH — There will be a recount of votes cast for the office of town clerk on Friday, according to Jacqueline S. Schulz, the town’s registrar of voters. The race for the clerk’s office was one of the tightest in Portsmouth, with current town clerk and Republican Joanne Mower winning by 69 votes (3,285-3,220) over Democrat