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Portsmouth residents concerned about coyotes

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

“Clyde,” a male coyote who roams Aquidneck Island with his companion, “Bonnie,” barks as researchers approach him. It took members of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study nine months to capture Clyde and outfit him with a GPS tracking device. The pair defends a territory that stretches from Sachuest Point through Middletown and all the way to the Glen in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH — She’s already lost a cat to a coyote. Now Filomena Tougas is worried her small chihuahua terrier dog might be next. “Basically I’m frightened of them,” said Mrs. Tougas of coyotes. “They’re beautiful animals, but I don’t trust them. I don’t go out at night now.” She once spotted a coyote near her home […]

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Coyote management talk Wednesday in Portsmouth

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Jepsy, a large member of the south Portsmouth coyote pack, poses for the camera early last year. Scientists warned residents to remove food sources and keep pets in after coyotes had become unusually bold and abundant in that part of town. The town later approved a no-feed ordinance.

PORTSMOUTH — Dr. Numi Mitchell, lead scientist of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, will speak on coyote management in Common Fence Point and surrounding areas next week. “There have been numerous sightings of coyotes in the (Common Fence Point) area and information would be helpful to teach how to co-exist safely,” said Karen Gleason, a neighbor […]

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Running for scholarships in Portsmouth

By   /  November 18, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

Participants anticipate the start of the 3.75-mile run/walk in Common Fence Point Saturday. Jackson Reaper (far right)  and Jake Elmslie (next to him), both 16, would eventually finish in first and second place, respectively.

PORTSMOUTH — John Farley, president of the Portsmouth Business Association (PBA), wasn’t sure what kind of turnout he’d have Saturday for the organization’s fund-raising 3.75-mile run/walk in Common Fence Point. “I was sweating it out,” he acknowledged before the start of the race. Luckily, the weather turned out to be perfect for a road race and […]

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Halloween revelers parade in Portsmouth (gallery)

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Lauren McKone (center), dressed as Robin, leads the band at the start of the parade.

PORTSMOUTH — A vampire, Santa Claus, a pirate, a wizard, a beer bottle and even a bearded Red Sox player paraded through the streets of Common Fence Point early this evening. It was all part of a community Halloween party at the Common Fence Community Improvement Association Hall. There were food and games from 5-7 p.m., […]

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Letter: Thanks to folks who cleaned up Portsmouth beaches

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: Facing a full moon high tide did not deter 30 volunteers in Common Fence Point (CFP) from heading to the area’s beaches, no matter how tight the spaces were between water and land. Well, actually, Joe and Pat Baker from Island Park were forced to return because they were going to tackle […]

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Warren songwriter plays Fiddlers and Fishermen

By   /  January 22, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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Warren singer and songwriter Angelo Marinosci Jr. was among a host of musicians to play Saturday’s annual Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen concert at the Common Fence Point Music Hall in Portsmouth. Mr. Marinosci played several songs, including one dedicated to those who lost their lives in the December mass shooting in Newtown, Ct.

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Horses lead Santa parade in Portsmouth

By   /  December 9, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

Don Kettle (left) and Santa Claus lead the parade in Common Fence Point Sunday. Two Belgian draft horses pulled a wagon full of 4-H members.

PORTSMOUTH — Oh what fun it was to ride in a two-horse open sleigh. OK, ok — it was a wagon. Two Rhode Island 4-H equestrian clubs delighted residents of Common Fence Point Sunday afternoon as they galloped through the neighborhood while escorting the big man himself, Santa Claus. (Watch a short video here.) Members of […]

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