By the time he got to Woodstock ...

Portsmouth High grad recalls his buddies’ 1969 trip to Bethel, N.Y. to groove with 400,000 music-lovers

By Jim McGaw
Posted 8/15/19

PORTSMOUTH — For 50 years, Jim Lipe has searched for photographic evidence that he was at Woodstock. 

He looked for himself and his friends in the Michael Wadleigh-directed 1970 …

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Jim McGaw

A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.