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

Remembering the Island Park amusement park in Portsmouth

Remembering the Island Park amusement park in Portsmouth

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

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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