Tag Archives: Portsmouth Fire Department

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

Aerial photo shows location of Potter's Cove. Image from newenglandboating.com.

Body of woman recovered off Prudence Island

PORTSMOUTH — The body of a 73-year-old Tiverton woman was recovered off the east side of Prudence Island Sunday morning after she had been reported missing from a boat moored at Potter’s Cove. The deceased woman was identified Monday morning as Barbara E. Mills of Tiverton, according to Gail Mastrati, spokeswoman for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management

Portsmouth fire station

Portsmouth firefighters win $142,000 grant

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has received a $142,000 grant that will be used to replace the department’s inventory of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which is more than 10 years old. The mission of the competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under The Department of Homeland Security,

Portsmouth residents would have to pay to use Sandy Point Beach — $30 for a season pass — under a recommendation by the New Revenue Working Group. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth looks to fees for new revenue sources

PORTSMOUTH — Local residents would have to pay to use Sandy Point Beach and for ambulance service, and shell out considerably more for a mooring, under a list of recommendations a new panel has made in hopes of boosting revenue for the town’s coffers. The town could bring in more than $685,000 in additional revenue

Town Council President James Seveney reads a proclamation of congratulations to Lt. Kenneth Stone, who retired last month after 20 years of service. Fire Chief Michael Cranson is at far right.

Retiring Portsmouth lieutenant firefighter congratulated

PORTSMOUTH — Lt. Kenneth Stone of the Portsmouth Fire Department was presented with a proclamation of congratulations by the Town Council Monday night on the occasion of his retirement after 20 years of service. Lt. Stone’s retirement was effective July 6. He first began his career with the Fire Department on July 5, 1994. In a