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The mast of the 17-foot black carbon fiber catamaran was inches away from the top of the Pennfield School gym roof.

Advanced show-and-tell at Portsmouth school

Advanced show-and-tell at Portsmouth school

PORTSMOUTH — Rigging a sleek 17-foot, black carbon fiber catamaran in the Pennfield School’s gymnasium Wednesday morning was the starting point for the most radical show-and-tell any of the students had ever seen. Part of a “Knowledge Object” experiment where an item is analyzed with the help of professionals who either create or used the item,

Lilliane Birch holds up a picture of her mother and other family members. Both her mother, Anca, and her aunt survived three years at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Portsmouth students hear Holocaust speaker

PORTSMOUTH — When her mother stood up to some bullies who were tormenting a classmate at her Kraków, Poland high school in the 1930s, Lilliane Birch said she couldn’t possibly have known how that gesture would later save her from the gas chamber at Auschwitz. Speaking to spellbound students at The Pennfield School last week

Portsmouth police patch

Men charged with stealing street signs in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Friday, April 11 Edward J. White, 29, of 19 Harrington Ave., Portsmouth, was charged with domestic assault. Police made the arrest after responding to his home around 6:10 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance. Derek T. Page, 40,


22nd Annual Cornucopia at Pennfield

The Pennfield School will host its 22nd Annual Cornucopia Professional Fine Arts and Crafts Sale this weekend. Over 60 professional artisans will  display for sale their works of art including woodworking, jewelry, clothing, pottery, photography, home decor and other finely-made crafts. Cornucopia is a juried show and artisans are selected to participate based on the

Portsmouth firefighter Tim Gumkowski drops one of the egg packages from 90 feet in the air. At right is Lt. Norman Moore.

Portsmouth students ‘eggsperiment’ with physics

Thirty-eight students at Pennfield School crossed their fingers today in hopes their eggs wouldn’t get scrambled. From about ninety feet in the air, their custom-designed packages holding precious cargo were dropped to the ground. “This is our annual science expo,” said Matthew Bottone, Upper School science teacher. “Every couple of years we do a physics