Monday, August 8, 2011
At its eighth appearance in the International Polo Series, the Chilean team lost to the United States on Saturday.
The U.S. polo team regained victory over its 2009 defeat to the Chilean team on Saturday with an 11-8 score at the Glen Farm polo grounds in Portsmouth. Saturday's game marked the eighth time Chile has participated in the series. Chilean polo players are considered among the world’s elite, including recent victories in the FIP world championship and the UK Queen’s Cup. Before the match, Francisco Astaburuaga from the Chilean team explained that it is challenging to play overseas because the horses and the field are unfamiliar. The field at Glen Farm is shorter than the standard size, which requires the players to soften their swing, he said. The next match will be against Palm Beach on Aug. 13.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The polo pavilion was destroyed by fire on Thursday morning.
Agnes Keating, co-owner and general manager of the Newport Polo Club, said the polo pavilion that was destroyed by fire on Thursday will be rebuilt. "We will do whatever we can to replace the pavilion," Keating said. "There might be a temporary replacement in the meantime." Keating said she did not know the cost to rebuild at this time. A fire leveled the wooden polo pavilion early Thursday morning at Glen Farm. The fire remains under investigation by police and the Rhode Island Fire Marshal's Office. The pavilion was constructed less than a year ago on Linden Lane, just past the Brown House at Glen Farm. The 100 by 40 foot wooden, open structure offered private seating and housed the attached announcer tower, which was also leveled in the…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The call came in around 5:34 a.m.
The Newport International Polo Pavilion on Linden Lane in Portsmouth burned to the ground early Thursday morning. According to Portsmouth Fire Chief Jeffrey P. Lynch, the fire department received the call around 5:34 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the pavilion was completely engulfed in flames. Lynch said it took about 45 minutes to douse the fire. Only a small portion of the structure is still hanging on. Lynch confirmed that the structure was just about a year old. The 100-by-40-foot pavilion was abandoned at the time, so no one was injured in the fire. The state fire marshal is on the scene investigating. Tiverton and Navy fire officials responded to cover the Portsmouth fire department during the blaze. Fire officials don…
Monday, April 25, 2011
This past Saturday, April 23, the Brown House at Glen Farm rolled out Easter fun with its annual egg hunt.
This past Saturday, April 23, the Brown House at Glen Farm rolled out Easter fun with its annual egg hunt. The Leonard Brown House at Glen Farm was packed with eager egg hunters ready to gather up as many colorful eggs as their baskets could hold. Despite the rain and cold on Saturday, many children turned out to attend the event. In its 12th year of running, the event has never dealt with such extreme weather, but despite the heavy rains and winds, children said they had a great time. To view more of this event, see the photos above.
Friday, April 15, 2011
The annual Beast of the East Tournament will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Portsmouth's Glen Farm on East Main Road.
Glen Farm will swarm with rugby fans this weekend as players from up and down the Atlantic coast battle for the Beast of the East 2013 Collegiate Rugby Tournament Title. In its 15th year in Portsmouth, it is expected to draw a magnificently large crowd. With more than 70 teams competing, it is known to be the largest college rugby tournament in the country and most likely the world, according to director Chris Palombo. Shuttles to and from the event will be made available at the Portsmouth Middle School. Among the school teams to compete this weekend are Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, University of Rhode Island, UMass Amherst, Boston University, Providence College, Yale and Princeton. Both men's teams and women's teams…
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Patch answers the question: Does the Glen Farm ghost exist?
Tales of a little red-haired girl wandering the land. Stories of a ghoulish-looking man wearing Colonial garb wandering the grounds. It's hard to not hear about the suspected Glen Farm ghost, but are the tales true or just (sub)urban legends? A quick trip to the Portsmouth Free Public Library only made the tale more believable. In Eleyne Austen Sharp's "Haunted Newport," Sharp writes about "Spooks in the Stables," specifically ghostly apparations. "You can't work at Glen Farm (Stables) too long before you hear the tales," writes Sharp, a Newport resident. Sharp's book is available at the library for anyone who wants to learn more about these accounts, including stories of mysterious smells of decomposing flesh near the stables. Ewww! Since…
Friday, August 13, 2010
Town administrator says he will ask council to lift ban on golfing at the multi-use park.
In late July, the Town Council voted to ban golfing in the special events field at Glen Farm. Since then, with no signs posted, golfers continue to flock to the fields for practice. Town Administrator Robert Driscoll says he will now ask the Town Council to lift the ban at the next meeting, which is schedule for Aug. 23. "I will recommend to the council to continue to allow golfing there," Driscoll said. "There's no other place in town. If that's the best place for golfing, I will recommend it." The request to ban golf at the sports complex was made by Portsmouth Police Chief, Col. Lance E. Hebert. The vote was cast following a lengthy discussion about the safety of the sport, or at least using the field as a driving range so close to …
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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. …