Portsmouth police are searching for the owner of a gold coin.
Portsmouth police are searching for the owner of a mysterious gold coin that found its way to a Portsmouth bank in September. According to The Sakonnet Times, an old coin, worth about $300 to $500, was found in a coin-tumbling machine at BankNewport on Turnpike Avenue. A bank employee later turned the coin over to police, reports The Sakonnet Times. Police are now looking for the coin's owner. For more information or to claim the coin, call Portsmouth's detective division at (401) 683-0994.
The Leonard Brown House at Glen Farm is a historical treasure, but renovations remain at a standstill until more funding is found.
The Leonard Brown House at Glen Farm, located off East Main Road on Linden Lane, and which supporters have dubbed "The Front Porch of Portsmouth," is an iconic symbol of bygone days and life on the farm. Leonard Brown worked as a wheelwright and blacksmith in the Portsmouth of the mid-1800s, until he acquired his father-in-law's farm and built a house on the property. By 1888, Brown had become known as one of the best dairy farmers in Portsmouth. Henry A.C. Taylor purchased the house in 1902, which he used as a farm support residence for Glen Farm. During World War II, a barn on the property was used as a field hospital and, soon after the war, the Taylor family began renting out the house as income property, which it remained until 1988. …