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Bunny Miller points to the area where a dog park is planned at Melville Park. Ms. Miller is chairwoman of the Portsmouth Dog Park Planning Committee.

Fund-raising begins for Portsmouth dog park

Fund-raising begins for Portsmouth dog park

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Dog Park Planning Committee is ready to receive donations toward the construction of an off-leash park at the entrance to Melville Park off Bradford Road. The Town of Portsmouth has opened a restricted-receipt account at the Savings Institute Bank & Trust at 1430 East Main Road in Portsmouth for that purpose.

Daisy Frabell, an education educator from the Norman Bird Sanctuary, and Melville School third-grader Ramsey Huggins inspect the critters that students took out of Melville Pond. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth school has nature lab in its own backyard

PORTSMOUTH — When it comes to studying nature, students at Melville Elementary School certainly don’t have to travel far to get some hands-on learning. All they have to do is exit the main door and follow a short path to the left that leads to Melville Ponds — the school’s own backyard nature lab. Students

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Portsmouth school hosts benefit 5K Friday night

PORTSMOUTH — Like many Portsmouth residents, Kelly Kidd never knew much about the oasis of wooded trails behind the school her child attends — Melville Elementary School. “I love trails and our neighbor told us about it,” Ms. Kidd said of Melville Park. “Last year we kind of walked it with the kids. I run through

The current managers of the Melville Ponds Campground say the town is overcharging its users, many of whom have left to camp elsewhere.

Portsmouth mulls ways to ‘fix’ campground

PORTSMOUTH — Dissatisfied by the lack of profits being turned at the Melville Ponds Campground, the Town Council may put the management of the operation out to bid — or possibly shut down the operation for 2015. “It’s just not a healthy situation,” Town Administrator John Klimm told the Town Council during at budget workshop Monday night.

Participants on last year’s guided walk step over a stream at Melville.

Winter Walk at Melville Park in Portsmouth Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — The Melville Park Committee will sponsor its sixth annual Winter Walk through the woods and around the ponds and streams of Melville Park on Saturday, March 1. There will be a 1.75-mile “Medallion Walk” and leisurely guided nature tours, depending on the participant’s interest. Both events are free. Registration for the Medallion Walk begins

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