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Firefighters: Smoke detectors saved Portsmouth family

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Members of a local family whose house caught fire early Tuesday morning are safe today because they did everything right, firefighters say. The Fire Department received a 911 call at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday reporting a fire in an occupied home at 49 Hathaway Drive, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien. Firefighters arrived to […]

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Portsmouth is now ‘HEARTSafe’

By   /  March 11, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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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

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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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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Letter: Firefighters kept others out of harm’s way

By   /  February 25, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: This letter is to publicly acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Portsmouth Fire Department during the recent house fire on Common Fence Point. The quick response, action and skill saved one house, if not all five houses in the immediate vicinity. Chief Michael Cranson is to be commended for his […]

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Portsmouth firefighters get new patient cot system

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Denis Canario, Jr. lies on one of the new patient cots, while William DePiero looks on.

PORTSMOUTH — Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department, the fire station now has an advanced patient cot fastening system for two of the town’s ambulances. Deputy Chief Michael O’Brien said the equipment is designed to protect responders from lift injuries, while providing patients with safer transportation to the hospital. That in […]

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Trash catches fire at Portsmouth transfer station

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

A firefighter hoses down trash that had caught fire inside a container at the transfer station, while a worker in a backhoe (left) disperses the refuse.

PORTSMOUTH — It was messier than usual at the transfer station this afternoon. Firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out inside a truck container full of trash at the Hedley Street station shortly after 1 p.m. No one was hurt and the station resumed its normal operations. Fire Chief Michael Cranson said the cause of the […]

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Elderly woman hurt in Portsmouth crash

By   /  December 4, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — An 80-year-old woman suffered “severe injuries” after the car she was driving his a telephone pole on Bristol Ferry Road today. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien, at 11:45 a.m. the fire department received 911 calls reporting that a single car had struck a telephone pole in the area of 283 Bristol Ferry […]

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FedEx truck rolls over in Portsmouth

By   /  November 7, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — If you were expecting to receive a package from FedEx today, you may have to wait a little longer. A FedEx truck rolled over on Route 24 around 3:30 p.m. today. The driver managed to get out of the vehicle and was treated by Portsmouth rescue workers. Police and rescue workers found the truck […]

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Families tour Portsmouth fire station

By   /  October 21, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Firefighter Andrew Jones shows Sean Ferguson, 3, how to use the hose at Sunday’s open house at the fire station.

PORTSMOUTH — Three-year-old James Santerre just had to have that hose to show off his firefighting skills And he did, pulling the hose — and firefighter Andrew Jones — up, down and all over. If it had been the real thing, no doubt that fire would have been extinguished in no time. James was just one of many […]

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Report of Mt. Hope Bridge jumper turns up nothing

By   /  October 13, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Rescue workers have not yet found any evidence that someone jumped from the Mt. Hope Bridge Saturday evening. On Sunday morning, Capt. Steve Lynch of the Portsmouth Fire Department said a report from an onlooker that someone may have jumped from the span may have been unfounded. “Someone was driving over the bridge […]

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