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Portsmouth candidates declare for office

Portsmouth candidates declare for office

PORTSMOUTH — Two dozen Portsmouth residents had declared their intention to run for local or statewide office by Tuesday afternoon. Candidates have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, to file papers to declare for office with Registrar of Voters Jacqueline Schulz, so other names will likely be added to this list. (Check back for an updated


Portsmouth council breezes through budget at hearing

PORTSMOUTH — It took the Town Council only 42 minutes Tuesday night to conduct a public hearing on the proposed $57.88 million budget for fiscal year 2015. Only a handful of people spoke up at the sparsely attended hearing in the middle school’s “Little Theater.” Larry Fitzmorris of the taxpayers watchdog group Portsmouth Concerned Citizens

Ana C. Riley is Portsmouth’s new superintendent of schools.

Ana Riley appointed Portsmouth’s new superintendent

PORTSMOUTH — There will soon be a new school superintendent in town, and her name is Ana C. Riley. The School Committee Tuesday night voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Riley, who has served as the superintendent of schools in Dartmouth for the past two years, having first been hired as assistant superintendent in 2008. She will succeed Interim Supt.

Portsmouth School Committee Chairman David Croston

No action yet sought against Portsmouth school chairman

PORTSMOUTH — Anyone expecting fireworks at Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting may have been disappointed. The meeting in the high school library was over in less than an hour, with not a peep of dissension. Last week committee member Frederick Faerber vowed he would attempt to have David Croston removed from the committee — or at

Portsmouth School Committee Chairman David Croston

Portsmouth School Committee member calls chairman ‘bully’

PORTSMOUTH — A School Committee member wants David Croston removed from the board following Mr. Croston’s alleged angry outburst toward an administrator during an executive session of the Superintendent Search Committee. Committee member Frederick Faerber claims that during the closed-door portion of the May 13 meeting, an irate Mr. Croston was verbally abusive to Hathaway School Principal

Matt Picciandra of Tree Tech uses a Wacker to remove an arborvitae that had been cut down along the south side of the Portsmouth High School tennis courts Friday morning.

Tree removal at Portsmouth High rankles some

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council member David Gleason had just left an Arbor Day event to celebrate the planting of a tree at one school only to find a whole row of them ripped out at another. Last week a subcontractor began removing the tall American arborvitae surrounding the Portsmouth High School tennis courts as part of

Members of the School Committee view a photograph created by Amanda Chisholm, who won a Gold Key Award as well as the national American Visions Award for her work.

Portsmouth puts spotlight on student achievement

PORTSMOUTH — Official business was put aside entirely — well, almost entirely — so the School Committee could recognize the district’s high-achieving students Tuesday night. Inside a crowded high school auditorium, students who excelled in the arts and music, math and sciences, sports and other fields were commended for their accomplishments this year in an hour-long

Portsmouth High School

Portsmouth hears abutters’ concerns on T3 Project

PORTSMOUTH — Residents living near the high school athletic fields can expect things to get somewhat dusty and noisy during initial work on the “T3 Project,” which is expected to begin during school vacation week next month. Several members of the School Committee met with about 10 abutters in an informal gathering at the high school