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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....

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Fire tears through Portsmouth family home

Firefighters from at least four towns poured into the Common Fence Point area of Portsmouth Saturday afternoon to control a fire that tore through a two-story,  single-family home at around 3:30 p.m. According to witnesses, the fire erupted and spread quickly inside the home at 2 Summit Road. Firefighters from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Bristol and Middletown...

A firefighter hoses down trash that had caught fire inside a container at the transfer station, while a worker in a backhoe (left) disperses the refuse.

Trash catches fire at Portsmouth transfer station

PORTSMOUTH — It was messier than usual at the transfer station this afternoon. Firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out inside a truck container full of trash at the Hedley Street station shortly after 1 p.m. No one was hurt and the station resumed its normal operations. Fire Chief Michael Cranson said the cause of the...

Flames pour from the basement windows at 148 Main Road Saturday night. Photo by Tiverton FD Lt.,Craig Committo.

Firefighters save house after Tiverton basement fire

  TIVERTON — A Tiverton firefighter was injured, and a family of five was evacuated from their home as a result of a house fire Saturday at 9:40 p.m. at 148 Main Road in Tiverton. Quick work by responding Tiverton firefighters and units from  nearby communities saved the house, although “there was heavy interior damage,”...

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Christmas lights started Portsmouth house fire

PORTSMOUTH — Firefighters say an overheated string of Christmas lights and its extension cord started a house fire on Wapping Road early today. At 12:32 a.m. Thursday, the Portsmouth Fire Department received a 911 call from the residents of 144 Wapping Road, who said their home was filling with smoke, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael...

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Bristol’s Horgan wins East Providence Firefighters Freaky 5k

EAST PROVIDENCE — Bristol resident, Portsmouth High School track coach and defending champ Shaun Horgan won the seventh annual East Providence Firefighters Freaky 5k Road Race held on the streets around EPFD Station No. 3 in the Rumford section of the city Sunday, Oct. 20. Horgan, winner of last year’s race in 16:50, clocked a time...

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