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‘The Beast’ returns to Portsmouth (photos)

‘The Beast’ returns to Portsmouth (photos)

Above: Sadie Crosby of Roger Williams University plows through Wentworth opponents during a game on Sunday at Glen Farm. PORTSMOUTH — The collegiate rugby tournament known as “Beast of the East” descended once again on Glen Farm over the weekend, and as usual it came with plenty of bumps, bruises and worse. The Portsmouth Fire Department

The Phelps House is one of several properties at Glen Farm that the town would like to see fixed up and leased out.

Portsmouth mulls revenue ideas for Glen, Elmhurst properties

PORTSMOUTH — Town Administrator John Klimm wanted creative, thinking-outside-the-box ideas, and Emil Cipolla did not disappoint. When a fellow member of the New Revenue Working Group mentioned that it costs the town $50,000 annually just to cut the grass at Glen Farm, Mr. Cipolla offered a cheaper method of keeping the turf short. “How about running

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Portsmouth polo scenes featured in TV series

PORTSMOUTH — If you’re watching the new Smithsonian Channel mini-series, “Million Dollar American Princesses,” you may have spotted some familiar turf. Each segment includes scenes filmed at the Newport International Polo Series at Glen Farm, when the USA team faced Scotland on June 21, 2014. Other scenes were filmed on location in Newport, including at the

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 — 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