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Two workers injured at Portsmouth boatbuilder

Two workers injured at Portsmouth boatbuilder

Above: Portsmouth rescue workers on the scene yesterday at New England Boatworks. PORTSMOUTH — Two workers were injured at New England Boatworks Wednesday when a lifting device failure caused a load weighing about 1,300 pounds to collide with them. Portsmouth Fire Department received a 911 call at about 11 a.m. reporting an industrial accident at the

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Portsmouth Fire Department wins $15,545 grant

Above: Lt. Brendan Martin of the Portsmouth Fire Department. PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has won a $15,545 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). This is the third consecutive year the department has been awarded an AFG grant. In total, the department has received more than $236,000 in

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Man badly hurt after ATV crash in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A 19-year-old Newport man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday after crashing his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) into a guard rail and being thrown into the woods along the Defense Highway. The Portsmouth Fire Department received word of the accident through a 911 call that came in at 7:46 p.m. on

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Search continues for missing swimmer in Portsmouth

Above: Rescue workers continue the search for a missing boy who went under the water while swimming in Gull Cove Friday night. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — Rescue workers from around the state just kept on coming here, deep into the night, in hopes of finding a young boy who had slipped under the waters of

Firefighter Andrew Jones dishes some greens as Gordon Silva, director of culinary services at Atria Aquidneck Place, looks on. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Kitchen throwdown in Portsmouth

Above: Firefighter Andrew Jones dishes some greens as Gordon Silva, director of culinary services at Atria Aquidneck Place, looks on. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH — It was a culinary challenge at Atria Aquidneck Place last week. In this corner we have Gordon Silvia, director of culinary services at Atria. In the other corner is

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Portsmouth, Bristol crews busy Tuesday with water rescues

Above: File photo of Bristol Fire Department boat during a previous search and rescue effort. PORTSMOUTH — Firefighters had a busy afternoon on the water Tuesday, responding to three separate incidences within an hour. At 2:58 p.m., the department was notified of an eight-foot inflatable boat adrift off Sand Point on Prudence Island. Vessels from the

Police congregate Monday afternoon on the southbound lanes of the Sakonnet River Bridge, shortly after a man there placed a noose around his neck.

Man on Sakonnet Bridge subdued after tying noose around neck

Police congregate Monday afternoon on the southbound lanes of the Sakonnet River Bridge, shortly after a man there placed a noose around his neck. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — A 57-year-old Tiverton man who apparently threatened suicide on the Sakonnet River Bridge was safely subdued Monday afternoon and transported to a hospital for evaluation. According

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No tax increase in Portsmouth’s ’16 budget

PORTSMOUTH — In a 5-1 vote, the Town Council Monday night approved a $58.2 million budget for fiscal year 2016 that calls for no tax increase. While the budget accounts for a hike in the tax levy of about 1 percent, Council President Keith Hamilton said the current tax rate of $15.80 per $1,000 of assessed

Portsmouth Police Lt. Steven Hoetzel (middle) and Sgt. Stephen Burns (right) are congratulated by Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien at Monday’s Town Council meeting.

Portsmouth police officers commended for saving man’s life

Above: Portsmouth Police Lt. Steven Hoetzel (middle) and Sgt. Stephen Burns (right) are congratulated by Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien at Monday’s Town Council meeting. PORTSMOUTH — Two Portsmouth police officers were commended by the Town Council Monday night for saving the life of a man who collapsed in a field at the Glen two months ago.

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