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Discarded cigarette blamed for Portsmouth fire

Discarded cigarette blamed for Portsmouth fire

PORTSMOUTH — An improperly discarded cigarette was the likely cause of last week’s fire that displaced a family of four from their Sprague Street home, a representative from the state fire marshal’s office said Monday. The official said an investigation of the incident revealed that a lit cigarette appeared to have accidentally ignited some outside

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Letter: Even in death, Drew Peckham still making a difference

To the editor: This letter has been written on behalf of the grateful men and woman of the Portsmouth Fire Department. On April 16, 2014, Firefighter (Honorary) Andrew D. Peckham passed away after a long battle with muscular dystrophy. Drew will be long remembered here at Portsmouth Fire Department not because of his disease, but

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Portsmouth is now ‘HEARTSafe’

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth has become only the eighth municipality in the state, and the first on Aquidneck Island, to earn the “HEARTSafe Community” designation. The Fire Department received notification of the recognition from the state Department of Health last week. HEARTSafe, a collaboration between the Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program and the Providence affiliate of

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Portsmouth man charged with DUI following crash

PORTSMOUTH — A local man faces a charge of driving while intoxicated following a two-car accident last night in which he and another driver were injured. Jeffery Gomez, 57, of 68 Perrault St., Portsmouth, was also charged with felony driving to endanger resulting in physical injury and refusal to submit to a chemical test following

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