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

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

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

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 375th Pow-Wow this weekend

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

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

‘Ballad of Anne Hutchinson’ performed in Portsmouth

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

The rum-runner Black Duck was fired upon by a Coast Guard vessel in late 1929 in Newport Harbor, killing three of its four crew members.

Portsmouth shores breeding ground for Prohibition crime

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth and its surrounding towns may seem peaceful and quaint today. But if you were around during the Prohibition era, certain parts of the East Bay at times resembled crime-ridden Chicago during Al Capone’s days. “People at Black Point (Farm) were confronting each other with machine guns,” said Town Historian James Garman during a

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