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Letter: Thanks for supporting Mistletoe Madness

Letter: Thanks for supporting Mistletoe Madness

To the editor: On behalf of Friends of the Glen Manor House, I want to thank all of those that attended our first Mistletoe Madness event on Dec. 5. For 39 years, our annual Holly Ball was the opening to the holiday season, but we decided to change the design of the evening to be

The dock behind Glen Manor House, where two men were found sleeping Aug. 7.

‘Dead bodies’ on Portsmouth dock were sleeping men

PORTSMOUTH — Two 20-year-old local men who were originally mistaken for being dead last week were charged with disorderly conduct. Just before 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, Police Lt. Anthony Cambrola investigated a report of “two dead bodies” on the dock behind the Glen Manor House on Frank Coelho Drive. A gun was reported to

Conductor Brian Cardany leads the American Band on the Glen Manor House’s south portico. Photo by Alex Watrous.

Summer pops in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The Sakonnet River provided a picturesque backdrop as music-lovers crowded the lawn of Glen Manor House for the American Band’s annual summer pops concert last Thursday. The Friends of the Glen Manor House hosted the lawn concert free of charge to all. Attendees brought blankets, chairs and picnic suppers as conductor Brian Cardany led

Director Woody Allen (center) directs Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin on the set of his 2013 film, “Blue Jasmine.” The director starting filming scenes for his next film in Newport Monday and was expected to continue shooting Tuesday in Portsmouth. This image was taken from Mr. Allen’s official website.

Woody Allen shooting scenes in Portsmouth today

PORTSMOUTH — Where’s Woody? Is the famous film director at Glen Manor House today? Perhaps Portsmouth Abbey? Green Animals? Melville marina complex? It’s anybody’s guess. While he wouldn’t reveal the exact location, the executive director of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office confirmed that Woody Allen is filming scenes for his latest film in Portsmouth

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Portsmouth hopes to reap more from Manor House

PORTSMOUTH — Increased corporate or yachting events, photo and movie shoots and even an old-fashioned clambake during a stopover for boat tours have been floated as possible ideas for drawing more dollars into the town-owned Glen Manor House. Despite the Manor House’s reputation as a proven moneymaker for Portsmouth, the town is looking for ways to

Workers from J.R. Vinagro Corporation tear down the north end of the former Elmhurst School Friday afternoon.

Elmhurst School demolition underway in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — To borrow a phrase from John Mellencamp, “the walls come tumbling down.” On Friday, workers from J.R. Vinagro Corporation started tearing down the former Elmhurst School, which has been closed since 2010. The Town Council Nov. 25 voted unanimously to demolish everything north of the music room at the former school. That includes the

The former Elmhurst School chapel, after its stained-glass windows had been removed.

Letter: Portsmouth may regret destroying chapel

Editor’s note: The following letter, dated Dec. 20, was addressed to the Portsmouth Town Council. To the editor: I disagree with the recent decision by the Town Council to destroy the Elmhurst chapel for both economic ground and historical preservation reasons, but will restrict my comments to economic ones. I leave it to others to

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Portsmouth resident considers legal action over chapel

PORTSMOUTH — A local real estate agent who wants to turn the former Elmhurst School chapel into a music and film studio is considering legal action against the Town Council, which Monday night re-affirmed its intention to tear the building down. The council voted unanimously to approve a $115,210 change order in the demolition work

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Portsmouth council votes to demolish Elmhurst chapel

PORTSMOUTH — Provided the contractor agrees to get the job done before next spring, those chapel walls will be tumbling down. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to demolish everything north of the music room at the former Elmhurst School, closed since 2010. This includes the chapel, which some in town had hoped to preserve

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