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PORTSMOUTH — In cooperation with the Portsmouth Tree Commission, the Portsmouth Historical Society will host an Earth Day tree planting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, in honor of the late … more
PORTSMOUTH — No, it has nothing to do with Lady Gaga. It involves a sided “pit,” several players and a ball they bat around with their hands. It’s called GaGa (or GaGa … more
PORTSMOUTH — Using a long trash-picker, Jen Haga reached way over a thicket of brush along the west edge of Thurston Gray Pond Tuesday morning to grab her first piece of trash for the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Santa Claus is excited and ready to make his annual tour through Portsmouth beginning tonight, Dec. 1. Santa’s Tour runs for eight nights (excluding Sunday and during … more
PORTSMOUTH — Yes, Virginia, there is a Halloween this year. It’ll just be a little different. more
PORTSMOUTH — As the country celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, join the Portsmouth Historical Society next week to learn how local … more
PORTSMOUTH — Be Great for Nate is holding two fund-raisers this week and next. The nonprofit, formed after the suicide of 15-year-old Portsmouth High School Nathan Bruno in February … more
PORTSMOUTH — The annual Bike to the Beach event this Saturday, Sept. 5, will be a little different — a little less support for the riders, and a little more support for the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Residents can dispose of their electronic waste at a special collection event that will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Portsmouth High School, 120 Education … more
PORTSMOUTH — Citing health concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newport County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has canceled this … more
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