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Sharyn and Nigel Tailyour pose with their motorcycle outside Portsmouth Town Hall Saturday. Their original bike had to be abandoned in Russia after it was damaged due to the rough roads. This bike, purchased in Vancouver, will be sold before the pair flies home in Boston. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth, UK visitors recount not-so-easy riding

Portsmouth, UK visitors recount not-so-easy riding

PORTSMOUTH — You think the roads in Rhode Island are bad? The pavement in parts of Russia were so rough for Nigel and Sharyn Tailyour that their motorcycle “cracked” and had to be abandoned there sometime in July. Undaunted, they continued their around-the-world trip by land and sea, purchasing a new bike in Vancouver, Canada and

Rose Escobar and Wayne Quackenbush prepare tiles for hanging at the Portsmouth Arts Guild (PAG) Saturday. Ms. Escobar is an art teacher at Portsmouth High School and Mr. Quackenbush is the president of PAG. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth debuts Gallery Night on Friday

PORTSMOUTH — Looking over all the 6×12-inch tile boards being hung at four different locations around town, you’ll see many familiar scenes: the former Island Park amusement park, Flo’s Drive-In, Clements’ Marketplace, Melville, Wapping Road, Green Animals, etc. That’s no coincidence, as the theme for Portsmouth’s first-ever Gallery Night this Friday, May 23, is “My

Bob Hamilton, with the late John R. Pierce, Sr.'s book, "Historical Tracts of the Town of Portsmouth Rhode Island," which he first printed in 1991. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Holiday gifts that say ‘Portsmouth’

PORTSMOUTH — If your mantra is “buy local,” you probably frequent as many mom-and-pop stores in Portsmouth as you can and stock up on produce at DeCastro’s or the indoor farmers’ market at St. Mary’s Church. But when it comes to holiday gifts, consider stepping it up a notch. Not only can you buy from

Participants anticipate the start of the 3.75-mile run/walk in Common Fence Point Saturday. Jackson Reaper (far right)  and Jake Elmslie (next to him), both 16, would eventually finish in first and second place, respectively.

Running for scholarships in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — John Farley, president of the Portsmouth Business Association (PBA), wasn’t sure what kind of turnout he’d have Saturday for the organization’s fund-raising 3.75-mile run/walk in Common Fence Point. “I was sweating it out,” he acknowledged before the start of the race. Luckily, the weather turned out to be perfect for a road race and


Run or walk for scholarships in Portsmouth Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Participants are needed for The Portsmouth Business Association’s (PBA) 3.75-mile run/walk starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, from the Common Fence Point Improvement Association Hall on Anthony Road. All proceeds from the race will go toward the PBA Scholarship Fund. Each year, the PBA awards scholarships to two exceptional Portsmouth High School

Portsmouth High School art student Annie Heffernan photographs the windmill at Prescott Farm.

Portsmouth High students preserve history in photographs

PORTSMOUTH — While they were toting their Nikons and Canons all over town during a recent class outing, Rose Escobar said she was surprised by how little her students knew about Portsmouth’s historical treasures. “Last week was kind of an introduction and to expose the kids on what we have today,” said Ms. Escobar, an art

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