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Letter: Something stinks in Portsmouth

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  1 Comment

To the editor: As a lifelong resident of the town of Portsmouth and homeowner in Island Park, I couldn’t be sadder at what has transpired over the sewer issue. Portsmouth, as many cities and towns in New England, has faced the difficult and complicated issue of its aging infrastructure, in this case cesspools. I grew […]

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Portsmouth queried about talks with DEM over sewers

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — The nature of recent talks between the town and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) over the town’s septic issues in Island Park and Portsmouth Park was a source of contention at Monday’s Town Council meeting. More than three years ago, DEM issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the town, claiming it […]

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Portsmouth updated on state’s sewers edict

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management wants the town to install sewers at Portsmouth Park (pictured) and Island Park

PORTSMOUTH — The state is still insisting the Town of Portsmouth install sewers in Island Park and Portsmouth Park, but the town remains steadfast in its conviction that none are needed. The Town Council received an update on the sewer issue Monday night on a request by council member David Gleason. More than three years ago, […]

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Portsmouth students, others spruce up Island Park

By   /  October 28, 2013  /  Schools  /  No Comments

Keegan Page, a senior at Portsmouth High School, scours Teddy's Beach for trash Saturday morning.

PORTSMOUTH — Island Park and surrounding areas got a facelift Saturday, and the results were pleasing to the eye. Portsmouth High School students and some adult volunteers showed up with gloves and trash bags and scoured the area for litter from 10 a.m. to noon. Most of the volunteers were from the PHS Green Club, of […]

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Remembering the Island Park amusement park in Portsmouth

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

A vintage hand-tinted postcard of the Island Park amusement park's roller coaster, "The Bullet."

PORTSMOUTH — The audience of over 60 people gasped when Town Historian Jim Garman projected the old picture up on the screen. He had given them fair warning, however. It was a 1928 photograph of a rider atop a horse that was “diving” into a small pond of water below at the former Island Park amusement […]

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‘Meteor’ struck Gould Island 100 years ago!

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

“Little” Gould Island in the Sakonnet River, owned by the Audubon Society of R.I. for use as a bird rookery, has a mysterious and colorful history.

Known as ‘Snake Island’ to locals, Gould Island has an intriguing history — if you can separate fact from fiction PORTSMOUTH — With a terrific report that was heard for a radius of from 15 to 20 miles about the country, a huge meteor fell into the Seaconnet river near the home of Capt. Nathaniel B. […]

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