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James Killavey (far right) plays the king of England as his son Kevin and wife Cindy look on. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth family brings history to life for students

Portsmouth family brings history to life for students

PORTSMOUTH — It was a family affair on stage in the Portsmouth Middle School Little Theater Friday, as three members of the Killavey family brought Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams to life in two assemblies for students in grades 4 to 7. Although the students were learning about two 17th century champions of religious freedom, the

Eve LaPlante is the author of "American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, The Woman Who Defied the Puritans."

Lecture on Anne Hutchinson tonight in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Author Eve LaPlante will present a lecture entitled “Anne Hutchinson: Founding Mother or American Jezebel?” for the Portsmouth’s 375th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Portsmouth Abbey School Auditorium (main entrance), 285 Corys Lane. At 7 p.m. Ms. LaPlante will sign a number of limited of the copies of her books before the

Jacob Haller performs "The Ballad of Anne Hutchinson" at Founders' Brook Park Sunday.

‘Ballad of Anne Hutchinson’ performed in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — When Jacob Haller first read about the trial of Anne Hutchinson in Sara Vowell’s book, “The Word Shipmates,” it struck him as material for a classic folk song. “It reminded me of ‘The Ballad of John Henry,’” the Providence-based singer-songwriter said Sunday at Founders’ Brook Park, where about 300 people celebrated the life of

The "after" photo.

‘Unloved’ sign in Portsmouth gets makeover

PORTSMOUTH — Anne Hutchinson’s name just became a little more prominent in town. Thanks to a volunteer, Carolyn Evans-Carbery of the Portsmouth Garden Club, the sign at the Multi-Purpose Senior Center that bears the outspoken Puritan preacher’s name looks better than ever. (The building, at 110 Bristol Ferry Road, was once the location of the former

Cassie Letendre (left) and Karla White help with some plantings at Founder's Grove Saturday. Three Girl Scouts troops and the Portsmouth Garden Club were there to spruce up the area.

Spring cleaning for Founder’s Grove in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Three hundred and seventy-five years later, the family of Anne Hutchinson is still touting the benefits of medicinal herbs. “This is an old-fashioned pharmacy,” said Michael Ford, pointing to an herb garden at the Anne M. Hutchinson Memorial Park at Founder’s Grove, which was cleaned up Saturday by members of the Portsmouth Garden Club

Local historian James Garman inspects the Portsmouth Compact at Town Hall Thursday, "I was impressed by the condition of it," he said later. "I thought it was in pretty good shape." To his right is Tracey Croce, local government records analyst for the secretary of state's State Archives Division.

Portsmouth Compact unified town’s early settlers

PORTSMOUTH — It doesn’t look like much: a nearly indecipherable scrawl of just 76 words, followed by 23 signatures. Like Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, however, the document’s brevity is one of its strengths. What’s undeniable about the Portsmouth Compact is that it established the settlement of this town 375 years ago this week — March 7, 1638, to