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Spare some change for Portsmouth fireworks

Spare some change for Portsmouth fireworks

PORTSMOUTH — You may watch the spectacular fireworks display from Escobar’s Highland Farms every Fourth of July, but have you thrown some change in the milk can to help support the event? You now have more opportunities to do so, as the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee has made available two more old milk cans that

Members of the local delegation pose with Lynn Stagg, the new lord mayor of Portsmouth, England, in front of Guild Hall Monday. From left in the front are Town Council member Elizabeth Pedro, Richard Talipsky and Gary Gump of the Portsmouth 375 Steering Committee, Ms. Stagg, Doug Smith of the steering committee and School Committee member Andrew Kelly. Town Administrator John Klimm (left) and steering committee member Bob Hamilton are in the back.

Residents celebrate Portsmouth UK’s new mayor

PORTSMOUTH — Yesterday was the big day for the local contingent that’s visiting its sister city of Portsmouth, England. Several town officials and members of the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee began the day at Portsmouth Guild Hall for the lord mayor “making” ceremony, a public event with several hundred people in attendance. “During this impressive hour-long

Local historian James Garman inspects the Portsmouth Compact at Town Hall Thursday, "I was impressed by the condition of it," he said later. "I thought it was in pretty good shape." To his right is Tracey Croce, local government records analyst for the secretary of state's State Archives Division.

Portsmouth Compact unified town’s early settlers

PORTSMOUTH — It doesn’t look like much: a nearly indecipherable scrawl of just 76 words, followed by 23 signatures. Like Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, however, the document’s brevity is one of its strengths. What’s undeniable about the Portsmouth Compact is that it established the settlement of this town 375 years ago this week — March 7, 1638, to

No more tickets for Portsmouth Compact lecture tonight

PORTSMOUTH — All tickets for Jim Garman’s lecture tonight, March 7, about the Portsmouth Compact and the town’s founding, have been taken. The lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Free Library. But don’t fret. Due to the high demand, according to the Portsmouth 375th steering committee, a second free lecture has been added for

Lynne Stagg, who will be installed as lord mayor of Portsmouth, England in May, will be visiting town Labor Day weekend.

Three mayors from sister cities to visit Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — With an English lord mayor coming on top of historical lectures, tours, concerts and dances, claim boils and tractor pulls, canon salutes and parades, Portsmouth 375th celebration volunteers have their work cut out for them. At their meeting Thursday, volunteers shored up plans for numerous events while suggesting ideas for more. Their first


Human heart in Portsmouth postponed

PORTSMOUTH — There will still be soup and salad, but no heart on Sunday. Due to expected cold temperatures and strong winds forecast for Sunday,  Feb. 17, the Portsmouth 375 Committee has decided to postpone until a later date a planned photograph of local residents forming a “human heart.” The soup, salad and bread portion