copyright the Chronicle July 2, 2014
by Richard Creaser
NEWPORT — Field hockey has long been a passion for Jessica Booth of Irasburg. Hoping to find some women who were equally enamored of the sport, Ms. Booth, as a member of the Newport City Parks and Recreation Department, decided to put out feelers via the rec department’s Facebook page to gauge interest in forming an adult league.
“I was expecting maybe five or six women,” Ms. Booth said of the inaugural field hockey game on June 23. “There were more than 24 women who came out. I was thrilled at the response.”