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

Portsmouth High students preserve history in photographs

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

Eve LaPlante is the author of "American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, The Woman Who Defied the Puritans."

Lecture on Anne Hutchinson tonight in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Author Eve LaPlante will present a lecture entitled “Anne Hutchinson: Founding Mother or American Jezebel?” for the Portsmouth’s 375th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Portsmouth Abbey School Auditorium (main entrance), 285 Corys Lane. At 7 p.m. Ms. LaPlante will sign a number of limited of the copies of her books before the

Gloria Schmidt shows brothers Samuel and Mason Smith, ages 5 and 3 respectively, how students used to practice their penmanship inside the one-room Southernmost School. The Portsmouth Historical Society believes the building is the oldest surviving schoolhouse in the country.

Portsmouth Historical Society gets social

PORTSMOUTH — Isabella F. Fish was brought back to life on Sunday, and she had some words of caution for everyone who left the one-room Southernmost School that sits behind the Portsmouth Historical Society: “Have fun at recess. Don’t climb any trees!” warned Miss Fish, who was played by Society member Gloria Schmidt. Under the school’s

Olivia Aull (front), 9, and Kathryn Stamoulis, 8, compete in the tug-of-war at the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary family picnic at Glen Park Sunday. Photo by Bill Murphy.

Portsmouth 375th picnic brings smiles to all

PORTSMOUTH — “This is the best afternoon of my life! My pockets are full of great stuff!” That’s what one young boy of 8 or 9 blurted out at the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary family picnic held Sunday, a successful finale to a busy Gala Weekend. The carnival-like free picnic, held at Glen Park, featured live

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Parade celebrates Portsmouth’s 375th

PORTSMOUTH — The rain held off and the 375th Grand Parade — led by its grand marshall, dairy farmer Louis Escobar — was cheered on by hundreds of local residents as it made its way down East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue Saturday morning. Parade-goers were treated to the Portsmouth High School Marching Band, Navy Band Northeast, Miss

Lynne Stagg, the lord mayor of Portsmouth, England, greets Town Historian Jim Garman and his wife, Dotti, outside Glen Manor House at the start of the Thursday evening's reception.

Portsmouth mayors fêted at Glen Manor House

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth 375th Gala Weekend kicked off Thursday evening when mayors from three different cities got the red carpet treatment at Glen Manor House. The reception welcomed Councillor Lynne Stagg, lord mayor of Portsmouth, England, accompanied by her lady friend Anne Taulbut, the lady mayoress; Kenneth I. Wright, mayor of Portsmouth, Va., and

The Portsmouth High School Marching Band will feature prominently in Saturday's parade.

Portsmouth 375th parade steps off Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — The big, Gala Weekend is finally here. The Portsmouth 375th Committee has lots of tap for this weekend, which actually starts early — today, Aug. 29 — when a reception to greet the lord major of Portsmouth, England, Councillor Lynne Stagg, gets underway at the Glen Manor House from 5-7 p.m. Mayors from the

Councillor Lynne Stagg, the lord mayor of Portsmouth, England, will greet residents at the Glen Manor House tonight.

Reception for Portsmouth, England guests tonight

PORTSMOUTH — If you’re going to the Gala Welcome Reception tonight (Aug. 29) at the Glen Manor House, you might want to say hello to the lord mayor of our sister city of Portsmouth, England: Councillor Lynne Stagg. But how exactly do you do that? Thankfully, the Portsmouth 375th Committee has posted some helpful tips on

The Newport Dinner Train transfers into the "375th Express" on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Get your tickets now for ‘375th Express’ leaving Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH —  If you live in Portsmouth, you can tour the Green Animals Topiary Gardens for free on Sunday, Aug. 11, during a special event to celebrate the town’s 375th anniversary. The Preservation Society of Newport County is allowing all Portsmouth residents to tour Green Animals’ gardens and historic house at no charge from 9

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