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The Little Compton Historical Society will hold a free town-wide, self-guided tour of Little Compton farms and agricultural businesses this coming Saturday, Oct. 2. The farms will offer a behind the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Another Portsmouth COVID vaccination clinic is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17,  from 1-3 p.m. or 4-7 p.m. at Portsmouth High School. Although this clinic is primarily for … more
PORTSMOUTH — It will be six months late, but the “Polar Plunge” bonfire, normally scheduled for New Year’s Day, will be ignited at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Island Park … more
PORTSMOUTH — Quidditch may have begun as a fictional sport played between the four Hogwarts house teams in the Harry Potter movie series, but it will be very real when a land-based version … more
PORTSMOUTH — Green Animals Topiary Garden will be buzzing this summer when David Rogers’ Big Bugs takes over from Friday, June 25, through Sunday, Oct. 3. more
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
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