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

Portsmouth pays tribute to Anne Hutchinson

Portsmouth pays tribute to Anne Hutchinson

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

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