Monthly Archives: October 2012


Portsmouth to pick up storm debris

Portsmouth to pick up storm debris

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Public Works Department announces that residents may place sticks and branches from Hurricane Sandy curbside for collection. Branches should be no larger than 8 inches in diameter. Don’t bundle or cut the branches unless necessary. Deadline for pickup is November 7. The transfer station will be open for residents on private

Photos by Rich Dionne
Surf seekers struggled to walk over rocks strewn all over South Shore Beach and it's parking lot.

Sandy’s surge destroys South Shore Beach in Little Compton

Sandy’s Monday night tidal surge littered rocks all over South Shore Beach destroying the reconstruction of the beach and parking lot that was done last Spring. Surf seekers gathered to gaze at the surf and enjoy the balmy weather on Tuesday despite having to park along the road and walk to the beach due to

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington Town Manager happy with storm response

The winds have died down, the storm waters have receded and Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis is pleased with the way town employees responded to this week’s wild weather. “I think our employees really stepped up and responded to the conditions,” Mr. DeAngelis said Tuesday afternoon as public works crews continued to work on downed

Poppasquash Road will remain closed until early April for repair work.

Bristol fire chief says trucks can’t pass through watery Poppasquash Road

Heavy seas from Hurricane Sandy knocked out a 30 foot section of the northern seawall that separates Bristol Harbor from an adjacent salt pond. The structural damage, discovered earlier today as Fire Chief Bob Martin patrolled the town to assess the effects of the storm, isn’t the only thing of concern. The greater unknown is


Barrington’s ‘White Church’ survives Sandy

The cleanup from Monday’s storm is underway around Barrington including the “White Church” on County Road. At the peak of last night’s high tide storm surge, water extended out beyond the Barrington Congregational Church parking lot, across County Road. Senior minister Jeff Larsen said he tried to drive up to the church around 8:30 p.m.