Author Archives: Jim McGaw

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 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

Sea Meadow Court was the scene of an auto accident that killed a pedestrian Oct. 19.

Portsmouth will make safety upgrades in Sea Meadow Farms

PORTSMOUTH — In the wake of a tragic auto accident that took the life of an elderly pedestrian Oct. 19, the town has agreed to work to improve safety conditions for both pedestrians and drivers in the Sea Meadow Farms neighborhood. Marilyn Oglo, 83, was killed while walking on Sea Meadow Court after being struck by

The turbine was inspected in May 2014 to help the town decide whether it should be repaired or taken down.

Portsmouth favors pact to replace broken turbine

PORTSMOUTH — It’s been a source of embarrassment to town officials for more than two years, but a plan to replace the broken wind turbine with a new one is finally moving forward. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent with a private firm, Wind Energy Development (WED) of

The Patriots varsity girls’ volleyball team went from 2-12 last season to 12-4 this year in Division III-South. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth volleyball team wins division

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School debuted its varsity girls’ volleyball program last year and didn’t scare anyone. The young team finished the season with a 2-12 record in Division III-South. This year? Different story altogether. The team wrapped up its regular season Monday by rolling over rival Middletown High School in straight sets: 25-19, 25-17