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Peter Reed and Ron Chace sit in a 1936 Seagrave ladder truck, the oldest fire truck they own. “It was the first year that Seagrave made a steel ladder. Prior to that, all ladders were wooden,” said Peter. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth men hunt down, restore old fire trucks

Portsmouth men hunt down, restore old fire trucks

PORTSMOUTH — When Ron Chace and Peter Reed spot an object of their desire, they must have it. Even if that means barreling through the heart of Boston atop their latest acquisition — a 106-foot Mack ladder truck — with Peter steering the back end. This was two or three years ago, when the two friends who

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

Northbound drivers on Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth were at a standstill following the accident. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Bridge accident snarls Portsmouth, Bristol traffic

PORTSMOUTH — A vehicle accident on the Portsmouth side of the Mt. Hope Bridge late this afternoon created a logjam of traffic on both sides of the span during the height of drivers’ commute home. At about 5:20 p.m. vehicles heading into Portsmouth on the bridge were being diverted by police around a disabled white car

Letter: Portsmouth firefighters thank Dr. DeLeo

To the editor: This letter has been written on behalf of the Portsmouth Fire Department to express our gratitude to Dr. Julia DeLeo of Linden Tree Family Health Center. Recently, Dr. DeLeo agreed to become the medical director of the Portsmouth Fire Department’s emergency medical services. The efforts of the medical director allow the Portsmouth

File photo of a previous search near Mt. Hope Bridge.

Search continues for woman who jumped from Mt. Hope Bridge

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — An ongoing search of Mt. Hope Bay has still not turned up anything after a woman jumped from the top of the Mt. Hope Bridge Tuesday night. “There was a confirmed jump,” Portsmouth Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said Thursday. The Portsmouth Fire Department was notified that a 44-year-old woman jumped from the

Portsmouth has rejected a proposal to start charging local residents a fee to use Sandy Point Beach.

Portsmouth rejects beach fee for residents

PORTSMOUTH — Local residents won’t have to pay a fee to access Sandy Point Beach, but they will pay more for the cost of keeping a mooring. The Town Council Monday night voted on several recommendations presented by the New Revenue Group, a panel led by Town Administrator John Klimm that has been studying ways

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