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Portsmouth Girl Scouts get OK for archery at Glen Park

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment


PORTSMOUTH — There will be arrows flying in Glen Park May 16-17, but don’t expect the town to make a habit of allowing archery there. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to grant a special permit for the Portsmouth Girl Scouts to offer archery at the park during its annual Service Unit Camp Out, despite […]

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Portsmouth Boy Scouts make connections over airwaves

By   /  October 21, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Boy Scouts Troop 1 members David Wordell (left), 17, and Kyle Judy, 12, pack up a tent at the end of the Jamboree Sunday at Glen Park.

PORTSMOUTH — Twelve-year-old Kyle Judy made a lot of long-distance calls over the weekend. “I was talking to people from Illinois, I got a guy from Arkansas, one from Indiana. I got one from Jamaica,” said Kyle. But the member of Boy Scout Troop 1 in Portsmouth wasn’t punished. In fact, he was rewarded with a […]

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Furry friends take over Glen Park, Portsmouth

By   /  June 2, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Savannah Vansidener won the pet trick award with her “over and under” routine with her Jack Russell mix, Huli.

PORTSMOUTH — For a while it looked like a sure bet that John Procter would repeat as champion in the “owner lookalike” contest. The Portsmouth resident, whose salt-and-pepper hair and beard mimics the fur on his 9-year-old dog Tessa, won the contest at last year’s Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals, a fund-raiser hosted by […]

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Slimmed-down Portsmouth Little League kicks off season

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Nicky Spaner, Kayla Parsons and Katie Spaner (from left) throw out the first pitch Saturday. Catching were Adam and Justin Parsons. All are grandchildren of the late Dr. Robert Davidson, a longtime softball coach. The field was dedicated to Dr. Davidson after his death in 2005.

PORTSMOUTH — Their numbers may be down, but their collective voices are louder than ever. Continuing a time-honored tradition on Opening Day Saturday, the Portsmouth Little League team that screamed the loudest earned free hot dogs at the concession stand. The players were obviously frankfurter fans, as their high-pitched wailing prompted some teammates and parents […]

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