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Portsmouth firefighter Rob Maglione, playing a victim who fell through the ice, waits as firefighter Andrew Jones comes to his rescue during an ice rescue drill at the upper pond at Melville on Friday. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Thaw precipitates safety worries in Portsmouth

Thaw precipitates safety worries in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Firefighters have a pretty good handle on identifying the safest local spots for ice skating. Just don’t expect them to tell you where they are. “People call all the time, wanting to know if the ice is safe. We always tell them, ‘The only safe ice in Portsmouth is at the Abbey,’” said Deputy

Dissatisfied by the lack of revenue generated by the Melville Campground operations, the Town Council decided last spring to put the management operations out to bid.

Portsmouth selects Melville Campground operator

PORTSMOUTH — WP Management Group, LLC, which owns and operates Whispering Pines Campground in Hope Valley and the Ashaway RV Resort, was unanimously selected by the Town Council Monday night to run the Melville Ponds Campground operations. Dissatisfied by the lack of revenue being generated by the town-owned campground, the council decided last spring to heed

Maps of the different bikeway routes through Portsmouth are reviewed by residents at Tuesday’s workshop.

Portsmouth residents like Melville route for bikeway

PORTSMOUTH — The proposed Aquidneck Island Bikeway would traverse Melville Ponds and its campground if the majority of residents at a workshop Tuesday night had their way. The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) presented three different options for the Portsmouth leg of the bikeway to about 80 people during a nearly two-hour informational session at Town

Daisy Frabell, an education educator from the Norman Bird Sanctuary, and Melville School third-grader Ramsey Huggins inspect the critters that students took out of Melville Pond. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth school has nature lab in its own backyard

PORTSMOUTH — When it comes to studying nature, students at Melville Elementary School certainly don’t have to travel far to get some hands-on learning. All they have to do is exit the main door and follow a short path to the left that leads to Melville Ponds — the school’s own backyard nature lab. Students

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