Tag Archives: Island Park

How about bringing back the roller rink to Portsmouth?, some readers asked.

More kids’ activities tops wish lists for Portsmouth

More kids’ activities tops wish lists for Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — If a magic genie approached you and asked what you wished for Portsmouth going forward, what would you say? We asked that very question of residents — past and present — and they gave us an earful. While their answers were many and varied, the overriding consensus was that the town needs to offer more

New Year’s Day revelers ran out of the water even faster than they went in. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth ‘penguins’ herald in 2015

PORTSMOUTH — The plunge itself was over in seconds, but lighting the bonfire on the beach? That was another story. After building a tall stack of wood on Island Park Beach and dousing it with gasoline, organizers initially had trouble getting it lit to keep “penguins” and “polar bears” warm after the annual New Year’s Day plunge.

Until a memorandum of agreement was reached with the Town of Portsmouth, the state had ordered a costly sewer treatment system serving Portsmouth Park (pictured) and Island Park.

Sewers nixed in Portsmouth’s pact with DEM

PORTSMOUTH — The state’s longtime threat to force the town to install costly sewers servicing Island Park and Portsmouth Park has been removed under a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that was accepted by the Town Council in a 4-2 vote Monday night. “I think this is a point of time in Portsmouth history when we

This sign found posted on the Beach House Tavern’s entrance Monday afternoon tells the story.

Beach House in Portsmouth surrenders license, closes

PORTSMOUTH — At Town Hall Monday night, Police Chief Thomas F. Lee didn’t need to talk about potential liquor license violations allegedly committed by the Beach House Tavern after all. That’s because earlier on Monday, the bar that was popular with locals and the college crowd abruptly surrendered its license and closed its doors. A sign found posted on the

Letter: Something stinks in Portsmouth

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


Portsmouth queried about talks with DEM over sewers

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

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

Portsmouth updated on state’s sewers edict

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,

“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.

‘Meteor’ struck Gould Island 100 years ago!

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.