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The Town of Portsmouth and Preserve Rhode Island are working together on a plan to rehabilitate the 1915 Phelps House for possible use as a bed and breakfast.

Portsmouth’s Phelps House targeted for B&B

Portsmouth’s Phelps House targeted for B&B

botPORTSMOUTH — A long-range plan to transform the historic Phelps House at Glen Farm into a bed and breakfast received initial endorsement by the Town Council Monday night when it voted unanimously to spend $49,500 for emergency repairs on the 1915 town-owned home. The town is working with the nonprofit historical preservation group Preserve Rhode Island

A gathering listens to Cindy Killavey recite poems as she portrays a friend of Mrs. Astors.  Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

History comes to life in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Some figures from Glen Farm’s past sprung to life during the debut of Heritage Day Saturday. The Portsmouth Community Theater, Portsmouth Historical Society and Preserve Portsmouth teamed up to organize the the family-friendly event, which was envisioned as a fun way to raise awareness of the special areas in town as well as the

Kids are off and running at the start of the first egg hunt.

Kids scamper for Easter eggs in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — A couple hundred kids came out searching for the elusive golden eggs Saturday during the 15th annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day at the Brown House at Glen Farm. About 1,500 plastic eggs — they were empty but the children traded them in for candy — were “seeded” on the lawn behind the old farmhouse.

A Bryant University player gets manhandled by her Southern Connecticut opponent during Sunday’s play.

Rugby ruffians invade Portsmouth (photo gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — The annual collegiate rugby tournament known as “Beast of the East” returned to Glen Farm over the weekend for two days of brawling and face-plants in the dirt. The Portsmouth Fire Department Tweeted that it was a “relatively quiet” tournament this year, with 31 players treated for injuries and 18 of those requiring transport

Portsmouth police patch

Men charged with stealing street signs in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Friday, April 11 Edward J. White, 29, of 19 Harrington Ave., Portsmouth, was charged with domestic assault. Police made the arrest after responding to his home around 6:10 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance. Derek T. Page, 40,

Portsmouth High School art student Annie Heffernan photographs the windmill at Prescott Farm.

Portsmouth High students preserve history in photographs

PORTSMOUTH — While they were toting their Nikons and Canons all over town during a recent class outing, Rose Escobar said she was surprised by how little her students knew about Portsmouth’s historical treasures. “Last week was kind of an introduction and to expose the kids on what we have today,” said Ms. Escobar, an art

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