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Elderly Portsmouth man rescued after being found in snow

Elderly Portsmouth man rescued after being found in snow

PORTSMOUTH — A potential fatality was averted Tuesday morning during the blizzard Juno when firefighters transported an elderly man to the hospital after he was found in the snow outside his home on Mason Street. When police arrived to the area around 10:30 a.m., they found the man halfway out of his car, which had its trunk

Neal Belliveau of the Portsmouth Department of Public Works mixes sand and salt in anticipation of the blizzard Monday morning. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth’s plea: Stay off the roads

PORTSMOUTH — First, the cancellations: All public schools in Portsmouth are closed Tuesday and all after-school or nighttime activities tonight have been canceled. Bradley School, Pennfield School, St. Philomela School, Portsmouth Abbey, Island Child Care Center, Island Day School and Countryside Children’s Center are also closed Tuesday. Town Hall and the transfer station will be closed Tuesday


Man suffers traumatic injuries in Portsmouth accident

PORTSMOUTH — A male driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with “traumatic injuries” following a two-vehicle accident on Middle Road Thursday night. The Fire Department received several 911 calls reporting a serious accident in the area of 507 Middle Road at 10:11 p.m. Thursday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien. Two ambulances and

Firefighter Dennis Canario, Jr., Firefighter Ethan Delaney and Lt. Brendan Martin (from left) try out the new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Portsmouth firefighters acquire improved breathing apparatus

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has acquired new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) that firefighters say represents a significant upgrade from their current inventory. The protective equipment was purchased with funds received from the FEMA “Assistance to Firefighters Grant” awarded to the department earlier this year, according to Deputy Chief Michael P. O’Brien. “The new units,


Letter: Portsmouth firefighters always there for Prudence

Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Town Administrator John Klimm in regards to a fatal house fire that took place on Prudence Island in October. To the editor: On the evening of Oct. 16, 2014, the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department (PIVFD) was dispatched to Ross Avenue, on Prudence Island, for a reported house

Photo from W. R. Watson Funeral Home website
Norman Medeiros, 83.

Funeral set for Oct. 25 for Prudence Island home fire victim

PORTSMOUTH — Funeral services for the Prudence Island man who died in an Oct. 16 house fire are scheduled for Saturday morning, Oct. 25, according to an online obituary posted by W.R. Watson Funeral Home. Norman R. Medeiros, 83, was found in his home at 088 Ross Lane by members of the Prudence Island Volunteer