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Brando Sequeira (foreground) and Jodan Glisper touch up the paint under the fencing surrounding the new and improved tennis courts at Portsmouth High School Friday afternoon. Mr. Sequeira is foreman of the work crew from Cape and Island Tennis & Track, which resurfaced the courts as part of the “T3 Project” athletic field upgrades at PHS. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth High tennis courts nearly finished

Portsmouth High tennis courts nearly finished

PORTSMOUTH — The days of playing a “do-over” because a ball hits a crack are over. The tennis courts at Portsmouth High School have been resurfaced and lined and are now just awaiting nets for play. On Friday a crew from Cape and Island Tennis & Track, one of the subcontractors for the “T3 Project”

Zachary Taylor’s sousaphone gives the PHS marching band its “oompah” as members practice their “Willy Wonka” field show during band camp Friday afternoon. Photo by Jim McGaw.

PHS band finding that ‘Oompah’ Loompa sound

PORTSMOUTH — There should be a lot of little people roaming around the Portsmouth High School football field soon. “We’re doing ‘Willy Wonka’ — old school with Gene Wilder,” said PHS band director Ted Rausch, as he directed the 150-member marching band through formations at band camp last week. Last year’s theme for the marching band’s

The new turf field at Portsmouth High School officially opened to students Monday, as cheerleaders, athletes and marching band members broke it in for the first time before the start of school on Tuesday. Here, PHS cheerleader Ashley Underhill (middle left) and her teammates practice a routine on the new turf Tuesday afternoon. The first home football game, against Rogers High School, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12. It will be preceded by a fund-raising golf ball drop at 5:30 p.m., followed by the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. School Committee member David Croston said the PHS tennis courts, which are also part of the “T3” project, will be surfaced starting Thursday, Aug. 21, and may be ready for play by the middle of next week. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth schools ended year with $425,000 surplus

PORTSMOUTH — The School Department ended fiscal year 2014 with an operating surplus of $425,323, Chris DiIuro, the district’s director of finance and administration, told the School Committee Tuesday night. That brought the district’s fund balance to about $3.4 million. “These are preliminary numbers; we have not had our audit yet,” said Mr. DiIuro. Revenues

The Portsmouth High School new turf field and track as it appeared Monday. The track still needs to be striped for its running lanes. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth, RWU mull sharing of athletic facilities

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School needs a place for its swim team to practice and compete, while Roger Williams University (RWU) covets a track and field facility that’s up to NCAA standards. Ongoing discussions between the two entities could lead to an agreement that would help both schools without costing taxpayers anything. According to School

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

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