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Road closures for today’s Portsmouth 375th parade

By   /  August 31, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The Portsmouth High School Marching Band, seen here performing at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket earlier this year, will be participating in the Portsmouth 375th parade today.

PORTSMOUTH — Whether you’re going to the Portsmouth 375th parade today (Aug. 31) or not, you’ll want to know about the road closures announced by police: • East Main Road (for southbound traffic) will be closed just prior to the start of the parade at Patriots Drive. • East Main Road (for northbound traffic) will be closed […]

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Portsmouth mayors fêted at Glen Manor House

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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 — 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 […]

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Portsmouth 375th parade steps off Saturday

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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

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 […]

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Reception for Portsmouth, England guests tonight

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Councillor Lynne Stagg, the lord mayor of Portsmouth, England, will greet residents at the Glen Manor House 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 […]

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

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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

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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Remembering the Island Park amusement park in Portsmouth

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

A vintage hand-tinted postcard of the Island Park amusement park's roller coaster, "The Bullet."

PORTSMOUTH — The audience of over 60 people gasped when Town Historian Jim Garman projected the old picture up on the screen. He had given them fair warning, however. It was a 1928 photograph of a rider atop a horse that was “diving” into a small pond of water below at the former Island Park amusement […]

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Portsmouth 375th Pow-Wow this weekend

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Book Review  /  No Comments

The Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council co-hosts the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration this weekend at Glen Park. Here, members of the tribe lead a drumming circle at Melville Ponds Campgrounds back in February.

PORTSMOUTH — It will be a weekend full of Native American drumming, singing, storytelling and more when the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration comes to Glen Park. Co-hosted by the Portsmouth 375th Committee, the Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council and the Portsmouth Rotary Club, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday […]

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Portsmouth pays tribute to Anne Hutchinson

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

A likeness of Anne Hutchinson greets visitors to Founders' Brook Park Sunday.

PORTSMOUTH — The spot where Anne Hutchinson’s followers first came to settle Portsmouth 375 years ago was filled with ancestors of the early settlers during a celebratory afternoon Sunday at Founders’ Brook Park. The event was co-hosted by The Friends of Anne Hutchinson, which meets annually at the park off Boyd’s Lane, and the Portsmouth 375th […]

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‘Ballad of Anne Hutchinson’ performed in Portsmouth

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Jacob Haller performs "The Ballad of Anne Hutchinson" at Founders' Brook Park Sunday.

PORTSMOUTH — When Jacob Haller first read about the trial of Anne Hutchinson in Sara Vowell’s book, “The Word Shipmates,” it struck him as material for a classic folk song. “It reminded me of ‘The Ballad of John Henry,’” the Providence-based singer-songwriter said Sunday at Founders’ Brook Park, where about 300 people celebrated the life of […]

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Anne, followers get their due in Portsmouth

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Editorials  /  No Comments

One of several one-ton stone sitting benches donated by the Friends of Anne Hutchinson. They were designed by Elizabeth Vangel of Foss Media.

Go on, it’s OK to admit it. You’ve never been to Founder’s Brook, right? You may not even know where it is. For those of you who have trekked to the bucolic site off Boyd’s Lane where the town was first settled in 1638, good for you. If you haven’t, though, now’s the perfect time […]

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