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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

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

Letter: Thanks for turning the tide on trash

To the editor: More than 35 volunteers showed their care for clean oceans by participating in the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup last Saturday in Common Fence Point. The spirit of community was on high as individuals and families teamed up to rid the beaches of 661 pounds of debris in three hours. Girl Scout Troop

Julia Mello and Kacey and Laura Shearman (from left) work on the mosaic tile design on the birdbath. Kacey and Laura are the daughters of Kelley Ann Harrington Shearman, who passed away in 2007, and Julia is her niece. Looking on is Rose Escobar, a PHS art teacher who is leading efforts to build the “XO Garden” at Common Fence Point. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth birdbath, gardens a labor of love

PORTSMOUTH — Karen Harrington says her sister Kelley would have loved the birdbath being installed this week in a park across from the Common Fence Point Improvement Association (CFPIA) Hall. “She liked to keep people together and happy,” Ms. Harrington said of her late sister, Kelley Ann Harrington Shearman, who passed away in December 2007 at

Superstorm Sandy causes major flooding in parts of Portsmouth, including in Common Fence Point and Island Park (pictured). Photo by Jim McGaw.

Grant will help remove Sandy’s mess in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — More than 10 tons of marine debris left behind by Superstorm Sandy in Portsmouth in 2012 will be removed thanks to a grant received by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM). The department has received $250,000 through an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assess, remove and dispose

“Clyde,” a male coyote who roams Aquidneck Island with his companion, “Bonnie,” barks as researchers approach him. It took members of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study nine months to capture Clyde and outfit him with a GPS tracking device. The pair defends a territory that stretches from Sachuest Point through Middletown and all the way to the Glen in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth residents concerned about coyotes

PORTSMOUTH — She’s already lost a cat to a coyote. Now Filomena Tougas is worried her small chihuahua terrier dog might be next. “Basically I’m frightened of them,” said Mrs. Tougas of coyotes. “They’re beautiful animals, but I don’t trust them. I don’t go out at night now.” She once spotted a coyote near her home

Jepsy, a large member of the south Portsmouth coyote pack, poses for the camera early last year. Scientists warned residents to remove food sources and keep pets in after coyotes had become unusually bold and abundant in that part of town. The town later approved a no-feed ordinance.

Coyote management talk Wednesday in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Dr. Numi Mitchell, lead scientist of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, will speak on coyote management in Common Fence Point and surrounding areas next week. “There have been numerous sightings of coyotes in the (Common Fence Point) area and information would be helpful to teach how to co-exist safely,” said Karen Gleason, a neighbor

Participants anticipate the start of the 3.75-mile run/walk in Common Fence Point Saturday. Jackson Reaper (far right)  and Jake Elmslie (next to him), both 16, would eventually finish in first and second place, respectively.

Running for scholarships in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — John Farley, president of the Portsmouth Business Association (PBA), wasn’t sure what kind of turnout he’d have Saturday for the organization’s fund-raising 3.75-mile run/walk in Common Fence Point. “I was sweating it out,” he acknowledged before the start of the race. Luckily, the weather turned out to be perfect for a road race and