January 8, 2008
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton exhaustively answered hours of questions from New Hampshire voters yesterday, displaying a cool mastery of topics from health care to global warming as she made a final pitch for her candidacy. But one query broke through her defenses. For a moment, the woman teetering on the cusp of a second consecutive defeat in the race for the Democratic nomination revealed an emotional side rarely seen in public. "My question is very personal," said Marianne Pernold, 64, a freelance photographer attending a Clinton breakfast for undecided voters at a coffee shop in Portsmouth.
April 26, 2007
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- With the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at his back, Sen. John McCain, the former naval aviator and Vietnam prisoner of war, officially declared his candidacy for president yesterday, kicking off a key stretch in which he will be under pressure to revitalize a campaign that has gone far worse than many expected for a man once seen as the dominant Republican in the race. McCain offered sharp criticism of the Bush administration for its handling of the war in Iraq and promised that he has the experience to solve big problems and keep the nation safe.
July 19, 2006
On Monday, July 17, 2006, RAYMOND F. SMITH, age 81, of Owings Mills. Born February 17, 1925 in Portsmouth, OH, he was the son of the late Stanley and Lucina Giles Smith, his beloved wife of 53 years Betty Jane Smith died in 2001. Mr. Smith served honorably with US Army in WWII, he was a conductor with the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Portsmouth. Mr. Smith along with his friends were part of the coffee community at the local Starbuck in Owings Mills every morning. He was an avid jazz fan and amateur photographer and a horse racing enthusiast.
February 19, 2006
Dover, NH BURNHAM BURNEY JOSSELYN, 92, of 288 Dover Point Rd., died Tuesday Feb. 7, 2006 at Wentworth-Douglas Hospital. He was born on Jan. 27, 1914, in Malden Mass., the son of Herbert and Helen (Wiggin) Josselyn. He was raised in Colraine, Mass. and Newington, NH. He attended NH schools and graduated with the Portsmouth High School Class of 1931 while living in Newington. Additionally, he graduated from the New England Aircraft School in Boston. Burney was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941, and served in the Signal Corps, being promoted to Captain and serving in the South Pacific until being honorably discharged when World War II was over in 1945.
September 25, 2005
On September 22, 2005, WILLIE LEE SR., died in his home in Portsmouth, VA. He is survived by his loving wife Eveyln, son Cedric; two daughters Cindy and Tammy Glover, all of Portsmouth, VA, one son, Willie Jr., who preceded him in death, sister Helen Byrd of Maryland and brother Dr. Bernard Glover (Juanita) of Suffolk, VA and a host of relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Chatman-E. A. Hughes Funeral Home, Portsmouth, VA. on Sunday from 2 P.M. to 8 P.M. Phone calls may be received at 1-757-393-0609.
June 29, 2004
On June 24, 2004, DEACONESS SUSIE SIMS VINSON, age 97, formerly of 1008 Centre Avenue, Portsmouth, VA; beloved wife of the late Deacon Clarence L. Vinson Sr.; and devoted mother of Marjorie Vinson-Crawford. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Corprew Funeral Home, 1822 Portsmouth Blvd., in Portsmouth, VA, on Tuesday, June 29, from 2 to 6 P.M. Family hour will be held on Wednesday, June 30 at 12 noon. Funeral Service will follow at 12:30 P.M. Interment in Lincoln Cemetery.