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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 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

No more tickets for Portsmouth Compact lecture tonight

PORTSMOUTH — All tickets for Jim Garman’s lecture tonight, March 7, about the Portsmouth Compact and the town’s founding, have been taken. The lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Free Library. But don’t fret. Due to the high demand, according to the Portsmouth 375th steering committee, a second free lecture has been added for

The original Portsmouth Compact of 1638 will be at Town Hall Thursday, March 7.

Original Portsmouth Compact coming Thursday

PORTSMOUTH — The original Portsmouth Compact, a document signed on March 7, 1638 that marked the town’s founding, will be on display Thursday at Town Hall. “It’s coming,” Town Clerk Kathleen Viera Beaudoin confirmed today. The document, which is in the possession of the state archives under the secretary of state’s office, will also be

Lynne Stagg, who will be installed as lord mayor of Portsmouth, England in May, will be visiting town Labor Day weekend.

Three mayors from sister cities to visit Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — With an English lord mayor coming on top of historical lectures, tours, concerts and dances, claim boils and tractor pulls, canon salutes and parades, Portsmouth 375th celebration volunteers have their work cut out for them. At their meeting Thursday, volunteers shored up plans for numerous events while suggesting ideas for more. Their first

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