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Elementary school children act as “oomph loompas” during the Portsmouth High School Marching Band’s “Willy Wonka”-themed halftime show. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth celebrates big night on new turf field

Portsmouth celebrates big night on new turf field

PORTSMOUTH — The new turf field at Portsmouth High School has been open for a few weeks, but it got its official christening Friday night before the varsity football team’s season opening win against island rival Rogers High School. The evening started with the PHS Gridiron Club hosting a helicopter golf ball drop to raise money

Flutist Caitlin Wirth performs with the PHS symphonic band at Faneuil Hall in Boston Saturday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Gallery: Portsmouth High musicians invade Boston’s Freedom Trail

PORTSMOUTH — In their last public performance of the school year, members of the Portsmouth High School band and chorus traveled to Boston Saturday to visit a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail. The school’s chorus, concert and symphonic band played before hundreds of family members, friends, tourists and shoppers at Faneuil Hall. Getting there was

Shannon Craft holds the check presented to her by Rhode Island Lottery Monday morning.

Portsmouth lottery winners: It pays to buy local

PORTSMOUTH — If you need yet another reason why you should shop local, turn to Ralph and Shannon Craft. They’re both regular customers of the locally owned and operated Patriot Petroleum at 3302 East Main Road. “We always like to buy local to support those businesses, and that’s what we teach our kids. The big companies

Trumpeters Matt DePamphilis, Patrick Aheasy and Jake Elmslie perform with the PHS Symphonic Band Thursday night.

The show goes on in Portsmouth (photo gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — They didn’t have their lead director, but the Portsmouth High School concert and symphonic bands still made a lot of music-lovers happy Thursday night. Assistant band director Donna Valente took the baton in place of Ted Rausch, whose father died Wednesday. “We’d like to dedicate tonight’s performance to Mr. Ed Rausch Sr.,” said Ms.


Portsmouth High marching band plays at McCoy (photos)

PAWTUCKET — The Portsmouth High School marching band made its annual appearance at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket Saturday night, playing a few tunes during the pre-game show before coming back to perform The National Anthem. Band members stayed to catch most of the game, which the Pawtucket Red Sox lost to Indianapolis, 4-3, despite a ninth-inning