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Herbert Hall next to an "auto-sickle," housed in the old Town Hall building behind the Portsmouth Historical Society. "It was used to take out big nasty weeds in your lawn," he said.

Portsmouth Historical Society turns 75

Portsmouth Historical Society turns 75

PORTSMOUTH — Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few months, you know that the town is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year. A lesser-known milestone, however, is quietly being observed at the corner of East Main Road and Union Street. That’s the home of the Portsmouth Historical Society, which was founded in

Members of the local delegation pose with Lynn Stagg, the new lord mayor of Portsmouth, England, in front of Guild Hall Monday. From left in the front are Town Council member Elizabeth Pedro, Richard Talipsky and Gary Gump of the Portsmouth 375 Steering Committee, Ms. Stagg, Doug Smith of the steering committee and School Committee member Andrew Kelly. Town Administrator John Klimm (left) and steering committee member Bob Hamilton are in the back.

Residents celebrate Portsmouth UK’s new mayor

PORTSMOUTH — Yesterday was the big day for the local contingent that’s visiting its sister city of Portsmouth, England. Several town officials and members of the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee began the day at Portsmouth Guild Hall for the lord mayor “making” ceremony, a public event with several hundred people in attendance. “During this impressive hour-long

Portsmouth (England) City Council member Hugh Mason (center, with light-gray sweater) gave the local delegation a walking tour of the old section of the city on Saturday. From left are Doug Smith, chairman of the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee; Town Council member Elizabeth Pedro; Gary Gump and Bob Hamilton of the steering committee; Mr. Mason; School Committee member Andrew Kelly; Town Administrator John Klimm; and Rich Talipsky of the steering committee. Portsmouth Harbour's 560-foot Spinnaker Tower is in the background.

Local delegation tours Portsmouth, UK

PORTSMOUTH — There must be a pub on every block in Portsmouth, says Doug Smith. That would be Portsmouth, England, where a contingent of local residents are visiting through Wednesday. Their common goal: To invite the port city’s future Lord Mayor designee, Lynn Stagg, back here to help the town celebrate its 375th anniversary Labor Day

Cassie Letendre (left) and Karla White help with some plantings at Founder's Grove Saturday. Three Girl Scouts troops and the Portsmouth Garden Club were there to spruce up the area.

Spring cleaning for Founder’s Grove in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Three hundred and seventy-five years later, the family of Anne Hutchinson is still touting the benefits of medicinal herbs. “This is an old-fashioned pharmacy,” said Michael Ford, pointing to an herb garden at the Anne M. Hutchinson Memorial Park at Founder’s Grove, which was cleaned up Saturday by members of the Portsmouth Garden Club

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, the Portsmouth Garden Club and Girl Scouts will lead a cleanup of Founders' Grove, where the town settlers first arrived in 1638.

Portsmouth 375th busy on Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — It will be another busy weekend for the Portsmouth 375th celebration. First, the 375th Steering Committee is helping to promote the Portsmouth Free Public Library‘s annual spring fund-raiser, “Touch-a-Truck,” which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Glen Park. The event gives youngsters a chance to get up close and personal with all

Local historian James Garman inspects the Portsmouth Compact at Town Hall Thursday, "I was impressed by the condition of it," he said later. "I thought it was in pretty good shape." To his right is Tracey Croce, local government records analyst for the secretary of state's State Archives Division.

Portsmouth Compact unified town’s early settlers

PORTSMOUTH — It doesn’t look like much: a nearly indecipherable scrawl of just 76 words, followed by 23 signatures. Like Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, however, the document’s brevity is one of its strengths. What’s undeniable about the Portsmouth Compact is that it established the settlement of this town 375 years ago this week — March 7, 1638, to