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Ferry service hearing continuation set for December

By   /  November 1, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Prudence Ferry-Rich

The hearing into whether or not A&R Marine should be a ferry provider to and from Prudence Island has been continued to Thursday, Dec. 5. It will take place in Hearing Room A of the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers building, 89 Jefferson Blvd., in Warwick.

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A&R Marine rests its case that it’s fit, willing and able to provide ferry service

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Bruce Medley (left), owner and operator of Prudence Island Ferry Inc., and his captain, Rick Leite, listen to testimony during A&R Marine's CPCN hearing Tuesday.

The hearing into whether A&R Marine is ready, willing and able to provide ferry service to and from Prudence Island has been continued. A date has not yet been set, but Division of Public Utilities and Carriers officials believe it will take place the second week of November. On Tuesday, the Division’s hearing room in […]

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Bristol’s harbormaster needs a new boat

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  12 Comments

The current harbor patrol boat, a 1988 Brenden 28 patrol, is in need of dire repairs, according to Harbormaster Gregg Marsili.

The Town of Bristol has approved spending up to $70,000 on a new harbor patrol boat. The current boat, a 1988 Brenden 28 Patrol, is ineffective, and in need of dire repairs, said Harbormaster Gregg Marsili. “Structurally and mechanically it’s starting to go,” he said. The boat has been worked on by Dave Parker, a […]

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Bristol intervenes in ferry application

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  3 Comments

Prudence Ferry-Rich

The Town of Bristol filed a motion to intervene in the application hearing of A&R Marine Wednesday, citing “real property interest at stake,” and that users of the ferry shop and park in downtown Bristol. The property mentioned is the Prudence Island Ferry dock, located on Thames Street. The town recently purchased the lot for […]

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Transatlantic Scout ‘loses her way’ out near Titanic

By   /  October 23, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Scout rides big waves off Sakonnet Point months ago.

By Bruce Burdett Systems apparently shut down, little transatlantic boat Scout is meandering about the mid-Atlantic, adrift and traveling at the whim of wind and currents. The 13-foot Tiverton-built solar-powered electric motorboat that set out from Sakonnet Point nearly two months ago seems to have lost her way not far from the final resting place […]

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Person jumps from Mount Hope Bridge; darkness halts search

By   /  October 12, 2013  /  Police & Crime, Waterfront  /  No Comments

PORTSMOUTH — An unidentified person has jumped from the Mount Hope Bridge sometime in the early evening Saturday. Nothing more is known at this time about when the incident occurred or if the individual was male or female. Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd said about 9 p.m. Saturday night that Tiverton, Portsmouth, Bristol, the Narraganset […]

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Hearing date set for Prudence Island ferry challenger

By   /  October 11, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  2 Comments

A public hearing has been scheduled by the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to go over A&R Marine’s application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN). The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Hearing Room A of the PUC building, 89 Jefferson Blvd., in Warwick.

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Porn recovered from Bristol harbormaster’s computer

By   /  October 10, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  17 Comments

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A forensic audit of the hard drive in the Bristol Harbormaster’s office revealed that the computer was indeed “wiped,” and done by former assistant harbormaster Matt Calouro. In a summary report submitted to Bristol Town Council members Wednesday night, Data-Medics’ Jared Palmer wrote, “Information recovered from the drive, including actual files and, in some cases, […]

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‘Be safe little guy’ — Rare terrapins released by Allens Pond

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Sue Wieber Nourse (left) and Jennifer Costa with the 14 soon-to-be-released turtles.

Fourteen tiny turtles got a grand sendoff and a leg up on very long survival odds Thursday as they were left to fend for themselves by a Westport pond. “Be safe little guy,” a woman said as she let one of the rare diamondback terrapins loose in beach grass next to Allens Pond. Despite assurances […]

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Tiverton agrees to purchase landmark Stone Bridge property

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Waterfront  /  2 Comments

This old gas station sits next to Grinnell's Beach on Main Road.

TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton has signed a purchase and sale agreement to buy an 11,760 square foot lot that has come to be known as the Seaside Gas property at 1837 Main Road. Widely considered a town jewel because of its location, the small gas station property adjoins Grinnell’s Beach and sits at […]

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