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Boater safety runs deep in Bristol Harbor

Boater safety runs deep in Bristol Harbor

A flotilla of search and rescue watercraft from 10 municipalities and the U.S. Coast Guard converged on Bristol Harbor on Thursday, May 21, in an exercise to prepare first responders for potential rescue calls as the summer boating season gets underway. The Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force and the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association conducted

Dominic Lautieri, a lieutenant with the Portsmouth Fire Department, gets his head shaved during a “St. Baldrick’s” fund-raiser at the Whiskey Republic in Providence Tuesday night. The event raised funds to help defray medical costs for Lt. Lautieri’s 9-year-old son, Grayson, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Plenty comes off the top at firefighters’ fund-raiser

EAST BAY — Firefighters from four different towns united for a common cause Tuesday night: Getting their heads shaved to help raise money and awareness about childhood cancer. At the “St. Baldrick’s” fund-raiser at the Whiskey Republic in Providence, firefighters from Portsmouth, Bristol, Barrington and Middletown — “Team Grayson” — were clipped to raise money

Grayson Lautieri (right) who’s being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, poses with his baby brother, Ryker, who has Down syndrome.

Firefighters to go ‘bald’ for Bristol boy

BRISTOL — Firefighters from Portsmouth, Bristol and Barrington will be among those getting clipped for a cause on Tuesday, March 31. Nine-year-old Grayson Lautieri of Bristol, the son of Dominic and Courtney Lautieri, was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a form of cancer of the white blood cells. Mr. Lautieri, who goes by “Nick,”

Portsmouth Marine 2 crashes through ice as it returns to East Passage Yachting Center after searching for a bridge jumper this afternoon. Photo courtesy of Portsmouth Fire Department.

Icy conditions hampered search for bridge jumper

BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — Several fire department boats were unable to respond to a report of a jumper off the Mt. Hope Bridge today due to the icy conditions in Narragansett Bay. The search for an unidentified man who witnesses saw jumping from the span’s north side has not turned up anything as of late this afternoon. The

A U.S. Coast Guard boat searches the waters beneath the Mt. Hope Bridge shortly before 2 p.m. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Search on for Mt. Hope Bridge jumper

BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The U.S. Coast Guard along with fire department and police units from Bristol and Portsmouth are searching for a person who reportedly jumped off the Mt. Hope Bridge this afternoon. A “confirmed jumper” was reported from the north side of the span sometime after 1 p.m. The Marine 1 boat out of Bristol was

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


Bristol FD to host fire prevention open house

In an effort to make fire prevention a top priority in everyone’s home, volunteers from the Bristol Fire Department will host an open house for Bristol residents on Sunday, Oct. 12. Each year, the Bristol Fire Department, like departments across the state, respond to numerous calls for smoke and fire emergencies, as well as accidental


Bristol honors fallen firefighters

The Bristol Fire Department continued its 59-year tradition of honoring its deceased members with the annual observance of Firefighter’s Memorial Sunday. The observance began Sunday, June 8 with a Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 11 a.m., celebrated by department chaplain Rev. Barry J. Gamache. At 1 p.m., Fire Chief Robert Martin accompanied a parade

Firefighters battle a blaze at 15 Gooding Avenue on Friday, May 2.

Friday fire closes Gooding Avenue

Fire crews from Bristol and Warren are on the scene of a smoky fire that erupted in the business plaza at 15 Gooding Avenue. Bristol fire department received a call around 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2. When they arrived, the unit, located between Icon Boxing Gym and T.A. Gardiner Plumbing and Heating was filled