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Kevin and Aimee Sweeney with their two sons, Shaun (left) and Quinn, after Saturday's "Lap of Love."

Portsmouth family overwhelmed by support after fire

Portsmouth family overwhelmed by support after fire

PORTSMOUTH — Something terrible happened to the Sweeney family on Feb. 22. Then, a week later, something wonderful took place that Kevin Sweeney says has forever changed his outlook on life. About 400 neighbors, friends, family members and perfect strangers came out to Common Fence Point Saturday to take a “Lap of Love” walk in support

A sign asking for donations was put up next to the rubble.

Donations pour in for Portsmouth family

PORTSMOUTH — One person offered a cottage to stay in, rent-free. Another volunteered the use of a car. Within hours after a fire completely leveled a two-story home in Common Fence Point Saturday, donations started pouring in for the displaced Sweeney family. “They lost their car — everything. They don’t even have a cell phone or a