Author Archives: Jim McGaw

Terri Cortvriend has been selected to lead the Portsmouth School Committee.

Cortvriend new leader of Portsmouth school board

Cortvriend new leader of Portsmouth school board

PORTSMOUTH — “We’re going to have some moving of the chairs,” announced School Committee Chairman David Croston at the start of Tuesday night’s meeting. And with that, the wheels were in motion for the panel to select a new leader to succeed Mr. Croston, who last month announced his intention to resign as chairman on

File photo of A&R Marine Corp.’s 112-foot ferry. Several modifications have been made on the boat since this photograph was taken.

CRMC to hear application for new Prudence ferry dock

PORTSMOUTH — The state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) on Tuesday night, July 22, will consider an application by the Town of Portsmouth and A&R Marine Corp. to build a new ferry pier on Prudence Island. The CRMC hearing begins at 6 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Administration Building, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence. The

Conductor Brian Cardany leads the American Band on the Glen Manor House’s south portico. Photo by Alex Watrous.

Summer pops in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Sakonnet River provided a picturesque backdrop as music-lovers crowded the lawn of Glen Manor House for the American Band’s annual summer pops concert last Thursday. The Friends of the Glen Manor House hosted the lawn concert free of charge to all. Attendees brought blankets, chairs and picnic suppers as conductor Brian Cardany led

A couple of festival-goers try to the Round Up ride on the midway. Photo by Alex Watrous.

A four-day feast of fun in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Power Street was a hopping place place for four straight days as The Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club’s 86th annual Saint Anthony’s Feast delighted festival-goers of all ages. The annual event, which ran from Thursday to Sunday, featured live entertainment, a midway full of rides and games, Portuguese food and dancing, antique cars,

John Flanders, Ray Davis, Mike Jackson and Kevin Sullivan (from left) of the local band Abbey Rhode will play all your favorite Beatles songs Thursday night, July 17, at the Saint Anthony’s Feast. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

St. Anthony’s Feast starts Thursday in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Beatles music, amusement rides, a roast beef dinner, Portuguese dancing and much more will be among the highlights of The Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club’s (PACC) 86th annual Saint Anthony’s Feast. The event starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 17, and runs to Sunday, July 20, at the PACC, 35 Power St. Event organizer

The Portsmouth 10-year-old All Stars celebrate their district title win Saturday night. They’ll play in the state championship in Woonsocket. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth Little League hits title trifecta

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Little League scored a hat trick in its district title games over the past few days. All three All-Star teams — the 10-year-olds, 11-year-olds and 12-year-olds — won their respective district titles and advanced to the upcoming state championship round this weekend. According to Little League officials and parents, it’s the first time in memory