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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 ‘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.

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State Police note additional patrols during New Year’s celebration period

SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police are once again stepping up patrols during the New Year’s holiday period, warning motorists not to drink and drive as they celebrate. “The Rhode Island State Police will be stepping up enforcement of driving while impaired, speeding, aggressive driving, texting while driving, seat belt, and child restraint laws. 

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