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Portsmouth firefighters commended after boat rescue

Portsmouth firefighters commended after boat rescue

PORTSMOUTH — After leaving the scene of a fatal boat accident late Saturday, Portsmouth firefighters soon learned that their night was just beginning. Four people were rescued by firefighters shortly after midnight Sunday after their boat hit a channel marker in East Passage. The rescue took place shortly after a tragic boat accident in the area

Superstorm Sandy causes major flooding in parts of Portsmouth, including in Common Fence Point and Island Park (pictured). Photo by Jim McGaw.

Grant will help remove Sandy’s mess in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — More than 10 tons of marine debris left behind by Superstorm Sandy in Portsmouth in 2012 will be removed thanks to a grant received by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM). The department has received $250,000 through an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assess, remove and dispose