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Letter: Thanks to Portsmouth police, firefighters

To the editor: I was involved in an auto accident on West Main Road in Portsmouth this week. I would like to compliment the Portsmouth police and fire departments for their efficiency and professionalism in responding to the accident. Robert Munro  Portsmouth


Firefighters: Smoke detectors saved Portsmouth family

PORTSMOUTH — Members of a local family whose house caught fire early Tuesday morning are safe today because they did everything right, firefighters say. The Fire Department received a 911 call at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday reporting a fire in an occupied home at 49 Hathaway Drive, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien. Firefighters arrived to...

Posing in front of the new ambulance are (from left) Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department members Henry Rodrigues, president; Herb Rego, trustee; and Larry Faryniarz, secretary. Not pictured is Billy Bigelow, treasurer.

Portsmouth volunteer firefighters donate last ambulance

PORTSMOUTH — For decades it’s worked to keep the town supplied with rescue vehicles and state-of-the-art medical equipment, but now the Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) is turning that task over to Joe Taxpayer. Last week the Fire Department welcomed the few remaining members of PVFD to reminisce over old times and thank them for...

A Fire Department ladder truck was used to make this picture of the "We Love Portsmouth" human heart. The Portsmouth 375th banner is in the middle.

Firefighters take ‘We Love Portsmouth’ photograph

PORTSMOUTH — Roberta Stevens was relieved to see the “We Love Portsmouth” human heart photograph finally come together Sunday afternoon. The Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee had originally planned the picture at a soup-and-salad fund-raiser on Feb. 17, but a snowstorm forced the group to cancel the event. “I made 80 bowls of soup and I’ve been...

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Same Portsmouth pothole takes out 4 cars

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Tuesday, Feb. 24 A small deer that apparently had been struck by a motor vehicle on West Main Road near Patriots Park was euthanized shortly after 6:30 p.m. by a police officer using his service firearm. The deer had a...

Many residents are having trouble keeping up with their shoveling as well as finding places to throw the snow. This photo was taken Monday morning along East Main Road, with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the background. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth fire chief: Keep vents clear

PORTSMOUTH — As we wait for spring and try to stave off bouts of snow rage, the town is reminding residents to take extra precautions to keep safe during the cold spell. Fire Chief Michael Cranson wants residents to make sure their carbon monoxide detectors are working properly and to keep all vents cleared of...

Photo shows the Portsmouth Marine unit in the East Passage Yachting Center marina as of 11:30 a.m. today. Last night the marina was frozen around the boat and out to its entrance. Marina crews have worked hard to break up the ice, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O'Brien.

Firefighters had to break ice to get to Prudence blaze

PORTSMOUTH — The sub-zero temperatures nearly prevented a team of firefighters from getting to Prudence Island early Monday night to battle a house fire. No one was hurt in the Holbrook Road fire, where flames were seen in the void space between the first and second floor. All occupants got out safely and the home, while...

PHS Principal Robert Littlefield, playing on the PSD Admin team, was one of the more animated competitors on the court. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

In Portsmouth: ‘Ready, set … dodgeball!’ (Gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council member Michael Buddemeyer forgot to duck. Playing for Purple Reign — a team of council and School Committee members, he was up against the LC All Stars, made up of Portsmouth High School students from Little Compton. Council member or no council member, this was dodge ball, and those kids from Little...

The sign outside Town Hall is adorned with purple lights. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth painted purple to support prevention efforts

PORTSMOUTH — Once again, Portsmouth is flashing its purple power this week to show its support of efforts in town to keep kids off drugs and alcohol. Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a nonprofit established by Portsmouth resident Chris Herren, officially got underway Monday but was shoveled under the snow by Hugo for...

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Elderly Portsmouth man rescued after being found in snow

PORTSMOUTH — A potential fatality was averted Tuesday morning during the blizzard Juno when firefighters transported an elderly man to the hospital after he was found in the snow outside his home on Mason Street. When police arrived to the area around 10:30 a.m., they found the man halfway out of his car, which had its trunk...