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Sharyn and Nigel Tailyour pose with their motorcycle outside Portsmouth Town Hall Saturday. Their original bike had to be abandoned in Russia after it was damaged due to the rough roads. This bike, purchased in Vancouver, will be sold before the pair flies home in Boston. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth, UK visitors recount not-so-easy riding

Portsmouth, UK visitors recount not-so-easy riding

PORTSMOUTH — You think the roads in Rhode Island are bad? The pavement in parts of Russia were so rough for Nigel and Sharyn Tailyour that their motorcycle “cracked” and had to be abandoned there sometime in July. Undaunted, they continued their around-the-world trip by land and sea, purchasing a new bike in Vancouver, Canada and

A truck carrying fill material enters the former landfill property off Park Avenue Thursday morning.

Portsmouth dump capping: ‘We are being contaminated’

PORTSMOUTH — “You can have someone urinate down your back and be told it’s raining for only so long,” Peter Roberts told the Town Council Wednesday night. Mr. Roberts was referring to the frustration felt by many Island Park residents over the past four years as they’ve waited for the former landfill, closed since 1972, to

Nigel and Sharyn on the motorcycle they’re taking around the world. They’ll be welcomed by the Portsmouth Town Council at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 13, at Portsmouth Town Hall.

Motorcycle riders from Portsmouth, UK here Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — A married couple from our sister city in England will be making a pit stop here Saturday during their round-the-world motorcycle tour to benefit the Samaritans in Portsmouth, UK. Nigel and Sharyn Tailyour left Portsmouth, England last April on a journey to raise awareness and funds for their Night Owl “Hotline” project for folks

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

Stephen Antaya, president of A&R Marine Corp., gives islanders an update Saturday on the company’s ferry schedule.

Prudence residents updated on new ferry

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Due to ongoing improvements needed on both ends of the ferry run, Prudence Island residents won’t have a means of bringing cars to and from the island from Sept. 15 to 30, according to a representative from new ferry provider A&R Marine Corp. The existing ferry provider, Prudence Island Ferry, is ending

Portsmouth resident Peter Roberts and Deputy Town Clerk Patti Cofield walk toward awaiting cars after the Fire Department’s boat brought them to Sand Point on Prudence Island from Carnegie Abbey Marina Saturday. Behind them is Town Council member David Gleason. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Prudence residents to town: Pave Narragansett Avenue

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Town officials on Saturday got an earful from Prudence Island residents regarding the condition of one of the island’s major roads. The Town Council and several officials and department heads made their annual trip to the island to hear what was on the minds of Prudence residents, and the topic that generated the

Islanders crowd the Prudence Island Improvement Association Hall during last year's Town Council meeting.

Portsmouth council meets on Prudence today

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council members will hear what’s on the minds of Prudence Island residents when they make their annual trip to the island Saturday. The regular council meeting begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Prudence Island Improvement Association, 620 Narragansett Ave. Several other town officials and department heads will be in