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Briana Pacheco, 19, and Austin Bateman, 8, play a game of foosball  on the last day of Portsmouth Action for Youth’s summer camp program Aug. 15. PAY discontinued its after-school program because it was unable to secure an agreement with the school district.

Portsmouth offers after-school care for grades 4, 5

Portsmouth offers after-school care for grades 4, 5

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Action for Youth’s (PAY) after-school program may be out on the street, but some parents now have an alternative. Portsmouth Middle School is offering an after-school program for fourth- and fifth-graders five days a week, according to Town Council member David Gleason, who said he learned about it after meeting Wednesday morning with

Genevieve Bateman (left) and Lauren Shaw, both 9, play Minecraft while relaxing Friday morning at PAY’s summer camp. Friday was the last day of camp. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth parents bemoan loss of after-school program

PORTSMOUTH — With the start of school only days away, Sheri Vincent is scrambling to find afternoon child care for her 9-year-old son. Just last week, Ms. Vincent learned that Portsmouth Action for Youth’s after-school program is likely shutting down this year. Adding insult to injury, she was also notified last week that a different program