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The Portsmouth Compact, which established the town’s settlement in 1638, is among the historical documents that has been digitized for the Portsmouth History Center’s website at www.portsmouthhistorycenter.org.

Portsmouth to digitize historical documents

Portsmouth to digitize historical documents

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night voted to support efforts by members of the Portsmouth 375th “Legacy Group” by allowing the digitizing of certain town documents for the new Portsmouth History Center at the library. A key component of the history center is a digital archive of town records, historical documents and other artifacts of interest

Richard Talipsky of the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee shows the new website: www.portsmouthhistorycenter.org. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth History Center opens at library

PORTSMOUTH — Volunteers’ hard work during last year’s 375th anniversary bore fruit Saturday when the Portsmouth History Center was officially opened in a small ceremony at the library. The year-long celebration of the town’s founding in 1638 raised about $24,000 — Rep. Linda Finn also secured two, $1,000 legislative grants for the project — which went into establishing

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