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Louis Escobar, here posing with a friend, dresses up in Patriotic garb for every Independence Day. “I’m Uncle Sam’s brother,” he says. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth fireworks moved to Saturday

Portsmouth fireworks moved to Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Mother Nature has other plans for Louis Escobar’s fireworks, which he had originally planned to shoot from his Highland Farm Friday night, July 4. “Listening to the weatherman, Saturday looks a little more realistic,” the dairy farmer said Tuesday. That was confirmed today when Portsmouth police announced that the fireworks were being moved to

Pastor Michael Pike from the Portsmouth United Methodist Church says a prayer during the wreath-laying ceremony in front of Town Hall Friday.

Portsmouth wreath ceremony pays tribute to veterans

PORTSMOUTH — The triangular Legion Memorial Park isn’t the biggest public green around these parts; it measures just 120 by 30 feet and is bisected by a section of Hedly Street at East Main Road. Although modest is size, this little plot of land has become sacred ground for those honoring our local war veterans. On