Portsmouth residents are celebrating that town’s 375th anniversary this year. Sunday, the focus was on one of the town’s founders: Anne Hutchinson.
Protecting themselves against the heat of the sun with a red, white and blue striped tent, about 200 Portsmouth residents showed up at Founders Brook Park to celebrate the life of founder Anne Hutchinson. Three new granite benches, each bearing a quotation attributed her, were unveiled. And documentary maker Elizabeth Vangel was on hand to fill in the uneducated about her life.