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Director Woody Allen (center) directs Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin on the set of his 2013 film, “Blue Jasmine.” The director starting filming scenes for his next film in Newport Monday and was expected to continue shooting Tuesday in Portsmouth. This image was taken from Mr. Allen’s official website.

Woody Allen shooting scenes in Portsmouth today

Woody Allen shooting scenes in Portsmouth today

PORTSMOUTH — Where’s Woody? Is the famous film director at Glen Manor House today? Perhaps Portsmouth Abbey? Green Animals? Melville marina complex? It’s anybody’s guess. While he wouldn’t reveal the exact location, the executive director of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office confirmed that Woody Allen is filming scenes for his latest film in Portsmouth

Julian Minondo, a graduating senior who gave one of the student commencement speeches, said while the “Abbey Express” has come to a stop, his classmates have a different train to catch. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth Abbey graduates 81 students from Class of ’14

PORTSMOUTH — At commencement exercises Sunday, Portsmouth Abbey School grads were told to nurture the school’s own “three Rs” — reverence, respect and responsibility — to make a difference in their future lives. “They will make the places you go and the people you meet ‘more gracious and grace-filled,’” John “Mac” Regan, chairman of the Portsmouth Abbey

Hugh MacGillivray of Portsmouth Abbey brings his Laser back to the dock.

Portsmouth teen sailors compete in national regatta

PORTSMOUTH — Two local students competed over the weekend in the National High School Single-Handed Championships (the Cressy Trophy), hosted by Sail Newport. Hugh MacGillivray, a senior at the Portsmouth Abbey, and Tyler Fleig, a junior from Portsmouth High School, sailed in the Laser Full division. The both qualified for the event based on their strong

Daniel McDonough, the new headmaster of Portsmouth Abbey School.

Portsmouth Abbey selects new headmaster

PORTSMOUTH — The Board of Regents of Portsmouth Abbey School Monday announced the appointment of Daniel McDonough as headmaster. Mr. McDonough has served as acting headmaster since the retirement of Dr. James DeVecchi in June. He joined the Portsmouth Abbey community in 1984 and has since served the School in numerous capacities, including associate headmaster, dean

Portsmouth Abbey sailors at the ISSA Team Race Nationals in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. In the back row (from left) are Michael Madigan '13, Frank Loughran '15, Andrew Sheerin '15, Graham Kilvert '15 (Barrington) and Hugh MacGillivray '14 (Portsmouth). In the front row (from left) are Peter Barlow '13 (Warren), Abby Byrne '14, Bailey Carter ’15 and Derek Poon Tip '15.

Portsmouth Abbey sailing team takes 4th at nationals

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Abbey’s sailing team finished fourth at last weekend’s Interscholastic Sailing Association’s (ISSA) Team Race Nationals, held in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., marking the best finish ever for a Ravens team in any sport. The Abbey sailors competed in 420s over two days against 11 of the top high school teams from around the