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A gathering listens to Cindy Killavey recite poems as she portrays a friend of Mrs. Astors.  Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

History comes to life in Portsmouth

History comes to life in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Some figures from Glen Farm’s past sprung to life during the debut of Heritage Day Saturday. The Portsmouth Community Theater, Portsmouth Historical Society and Preserve Portsmouth teamed up to organize the the family-friendly event, which was envisioned as a fun way to raise awareness of the special areas in town as well as the

Myles Winter plays the ghost of the Rebecca Cornell during a dress rehearsal Monday night for "The Ghostly Witness" at the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy. The other actors are (from left) Richard Schmidt as John Briggs, Maria Schmidt as Patience Coggeshall, Doug Smith as John Russill and John Brennan as the coroner.

Portsmouth theater group stages historic murder trial

PORTSMOUTH — Did Thomas Cornell kill his mother one winter’s evening in Portsmouth 340 years ago, or was he brought to trial merely because he was a neglectful son? You’ll be the jury in Portsmouth Community Theater’s (PCT) latest production, “The Ghostly Witness,” which explores the trial that followed the “untimely and uncertain” death of Rebecca