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Portsmouth firefighter Rob Maglione, playing a victim who fell through the ice, waits as firefighter Andrew Jones comes to his rescue during an ice rescue drill at the upper pond at Melville on Friday. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Thaw precipitates safety worries in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Firefighters have a pretty good handle on identifying the safest local spots for ice skating. Just don’t expect them to tell you where they are. “People call all the time, wanting to know if the ice is safe. We always tell them, ‘The only safe ice in Portsmouth is at the Abbey,’” said Deputy...

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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...

Neal Belliveau of the Portsmouth Department of Public Works mixes sand and salt in anticipation of the blizzard Monday morning. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth’s plea: Stay off the roads

PORTSMOUTH — First, the cancellations: All public schools in Portsmouth are closed Tuesday and all after-school or nighttime activities tonight have been canceled. Bradley School, Pennfield School, St. Philomela School, Portsmouth Abbey, Island Child Care Center, Island Day School and Countryside Children’s Center are also closed Tuesday. Town Hall and the transfer station will be closed Tuesday...

The partially sunken 42-foot powerboat off the west side of Common Fence Point Friday morning. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Man pulled from sinking boat off Portsmouth

Note: This story was updated at 10:28 a.m. Friday. PORTSMOUTH — A man was pulled from a boat that had been reported sinking in the frigid waters off Common Fence Point Thursday night. Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien said the man was doing well and refused to be treated at the scene. “He was pulled...

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Man suffers traumatic injuries in Portsmouth accident

PORTSMOUTH — A male driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with “traumatic injuries” following a two-vehicle accident on Middle Road Thursday night. The Fire Department received several 911 calls reporting a serious accident in the area of 507 Middle Road at 10:11 p.m. Thursday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien. Two ambulances and...

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