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Portsmouth school defended for Smarties e-mail

Portsmouth school defended for Smarties e-mail

PORTSMOUTH — The leader of the town’s substance abuse task force has defended Portsmouth Middle School’s e-mail Thursday that warned parents of some students’ habit of snorting or smoking the candy Smarties. The e-mail caused confusion on the part of some parents and was described as “hysterical” by local blogger John McDaid. It’s since gone viral

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Grant to study Portsmouth man’s digital novel

PORTSMOUTH — A 20-year-old digital novel by Portsmouth science fiction writer John G. McDaid is among the works to be studied under a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant awarded to the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), the group announced recently. According to ELO, the NEH awarded a $52,000 digital humanities grant to explore and preserve

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