Search Results for: Portsmouth firefighters

DSC_0008

Discarded cigarette blamed for Portsmouth fire

PORTSMOUTH — An improperly discarded cigarette was the likely cause of last week’s fire that displaced a family of four from their Sprague Street home, a representative from the state fire marshal’s office said Monday. The official said an investigation of the incident revealed that a lit cigarette appeared to have accidentally ignited some outside...

The Sprague Street home as it appeared late Thursday morning.

Fund set up to help Portsmouth family displaced by fire

PORTSMOUTH — Just hours after a devastating fire drove four members of the Raposa family from their Sprague Street home, a fund was set up to assist them through the ordeal. The Raposa Family Fire Fund has been established to help Jake and Allie Raposa and their two children, who safely fled the fire that broke...

DSC_0004

Family escapes house fire in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A family of four is safe after a fire tore through their Sprague Street home early Thursday morning. According to firefighters, family members got out of the house by following an escape plan they had practiced in advance. The Portsmouth Fire Department received a 911 call at 3:08 a.m. reporting a house fire at...

Portsmouth police patch

Portsmouth police charge man with domestic assault

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Wednesday, May 21 Steven B. Cox, 55, of 19 Chapel Terrace, Apt. 514, Newport, was arrested on a bench warrant issued by Second District Court. Police made the arrest after responding to the Cumberland Farms in the south end of...

Prevention groups praise Portsmouth, Tiverton bus drivers

 PORTSMOUTH — In a cramped upstairs meeting room at First Student Bus Co. Tuesday morning, many of the 30 or so drivers and aides sitting before Ray Davis nodded along when he described how quickly kids let their guard down when they board their yellow coaches. “I don’t know why, but I think for some reason...

HEARTSAFE

Portsmouth is now ‘HEARTSafe’

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth has become only the eighth municipality in the state, and the first on Aquidneck Island, to earn the “HEARTSafe Community” designation. The Fire Department received notification of the recognition from the state Department of Health last week. HEARTSafe, a collaboration between the Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program and the Providence affiliate of...

Kevin and Aimee Sweeney with their two sons, Shaun (left) and Quinn, after Saturday's "Lap of Love."

Portsmouth family overwhelmed by support after fire

PORTSMOUTH — Something terrible happened to the Sweeney family on Feb. 22. Then, a week later, something wonderful took place that Kevin Sweeney says has forever changed his outlook on life. About 400 neighbors, friends, family members and perfect strangers came out to Common Fence Point Saturday to take a “Lap of Love” walk in support...

A sign asking for donations was put up next to the rubble.

Donations pour in for Portsmouth family

PORTSMOUTH — One person offered a cottage to stay in, rent-free. Another volunteered the use of a car. Within hours after a fire completely leveled a two-story home in Common Fence Point Saturday, donations started pouring in for the displaced Sweeney family. “They lost their car — everything. They don’t even have a cell phone or a...

Letter: Firefighters kept others out of harm’s way

To the editor: This letter is to publicly acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Portsmouth Fire Department during the recent house fire on Common Fence Point. The quick response, action and skill saved one house, if not all five houses in the immediate vicinity. Chief Michael Cranson is to be commended for his...

Jackie Shearman provided this photo of flames eating away at a single-family home at 2 Summit Road in Common Fence Point Saturday.

Funds raised for family who lost Portsmouth home in fire

PORTSMOUTH — A grassroots effort by neighbors and relatives has been initiated to raise money for the family who lost their home to a fire in Common Fence Point yesterday. For detailed information on how to donate, go here. Fire Chief Michael Cranson has authorized the fire department to be a point of collection for donations....

Top