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Video: A dozen fireworks displays from one tiny beach

Video: A dozen fireworks displays from one tiny beach

PORTSMOUTH — Why settle for one Fourth of July fireworks display? On Saturday night, we counted no fewer than a dozen different displays from a vantage point on a deserted Common Fence Point Beach in the north end of Portsmouth. (Not all 12 can be seen at once in this short video, however.) In the video


Man’s body recovered in water off Portsmouth

The body of a man was discovered in shallow water off Portsmouth Wednesday evening, Portsmouth Police announced. The man’s body was found off Anthony Road in Portsmouth. It is believed the body is that of a man who jumped off the Mt. Hope Bridge in February, police announced. The man’s name is being withheld pending

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

Northbound drivers on Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth were at a standstill following the accident. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Bridge accident snarls Portsmouth, Bristol traffic

PORTSMOUTH — A vehicle accident on the Portsmouth side of the Mt. Hope Bridge late this afternoon created a logjam of traffic on both sides of the span during the height of drivers’ commute home. At about 5:20 p.m. vehicles heading into Portsmouth on the bridge were being diverted by police around a disabled white car

A Rhode Islander’s responsibility regarding suicide

In Rhode Island, it’s easier to use our bridges to kill yourself, than it is to conduct business and tourism in the Ocean State. Each year bridges like the Mount Hope and Claiborne Pell become convenient facilitators of suicide in the minds of the ill. Both of the previously mentioned bridges, as well as others,

File photo of a previous search near Mt. Hope Bridge.

Search continues for woman who jumped from Mt. Hope Bridge

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — An ongoing search of Mt. Hope Bay has still not turned up anything after a woman jumped from the top of the Mt. Hope Bridge Tuesday night. “There was a confirmed jump,” Portsmouth Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said Thursday. The Portsmouth Fire Department was notified that a 44-year-old woman jumped from the

4 Bridges Ride

Charity ride Sunday to interrupt some Portsmouth drivers

PORTSMOUTH — On Sunday, Sept. 21, early morning motorists in the Jamestown, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Newport area should be prepared for slight delays and traffic detours. The 4 Bridges Ride, a 26-mile charity bike ride hosted by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA), will begin at 7 a.m. and police will begin blocking off

PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth police officer stopped a woman from jumping off the Mt. Hope Bridge Saturday afternoon, according to police. On Saturday at 3:35 p.m., police responded to the bridge for the report of a female walking on the span. Officer David Powers located the female near the center span, standing on the railings

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