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File photo of A&R Marine Corp.’s 112-foot ferry. Several modifications have been made on the boat since this photograph was taken.

CRMC to hear application for new Prudence ferry dock

CRMC to hear application for new Prudence ferry dock

PORTSMOUTH — The state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) on Tuesday night, July 22, will consider an application by the Town of Portsmouth and A&R Marine Corp. to build a new ferry pier on Prudence Island. The CRMC hearing begins at 6 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Administration Building, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence. The

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Eight Portsmouth open space members quit

PORTSMOUTH — Eight members of the town’s Open Space Committee (OSC) have resigned en masse, saying the panel’s ability to function has been seriously compromised due to confidentiality breaches. “The Aquidneck Island Land Trust (ALT) will no longer bring potentially conserved properties to the committee as there is no trust that the properties will be held

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Final list of Portsmouth candidates released

PORTSMOUTH — More than two dozen Portsmouth residents declared their intention to run for local or statewide office by Wednesday’s 4 p.m. filing deadline. Here are the candidates who candidacy papers with Jacqueline S. Schulz, Portsmouth’s registrar of voters. Statewide office Dennis M Canario, of 64 Birchwood Drive, is running for re-election to the District

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Portsmouth candidates declare for office

PORTSMOUTH — Two dozen Portsmouth residents had declared their intention to run for local or statewide office by Tuesday afternoon. Candidates have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, to file papers to declare for office with Registrar of Voters Jacqueline Schulz, so other names will likely be added to this list. (Check back for an updated

This sign found posted on the Beach House Tavern’s entrance Monday afternoon tells the story.

Beach House in Portsmouth surrenders license, closes

PORTSMOUTH — At Town Hall Monday night, Police Chief Thomas F. Lee didn’t need to talk about potential liquor license violations allegedly committed by the Beach House Tavern after all. That’s because earlier on Monday, the bar that was popular with locals and the college crowd abruptly surrendered its license and closed its doors. A sign found posted on the

Ryan Westmoreland with the Lowell Spinners.

Wednesday is Ryan Westmoreland Day in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Looks like Ryan Westmoreland will have his day in town. In recognition of having his number retired by the Lowell Spinners, the Town Council has proclaimed Wednesday, June 25 as “Ryan Westmoreland Day” in Portsmouth. The council presented a proclamation to Ryan’s father, Portsmouth High School varsity baseball coach Ron Westmoreland, at its meeting

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Portsmouth council breezes through budget at hearing

PORTSMOUTH — It took the Town Council only 42 minutes Tuesday night to conduct a public hearing on the proposed $57.88 million budget for fiscal year 2015. Only a handful of people spoke up at the sparsely attended hearing in the middle school’s “Little Theater.” Larry Fitzmorris of the taxpayers watchdog group Portsmouth Concerned Citizens

One of the architectural renderings of a maritime museum and archeological research facility The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project would eventually like to see built on the northeast slope of Butts Hill.

Portsmouth updated on Fort Butts museum project

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night got its first glimpse of a proposed maritime museum being proposed for Fort Butts near Portsmouth High School. The nonporofit Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) wants to build a maritime museum and major archeological research facility at town-owned Fort Butts, the largest Revolutionary War earthwork in Southern

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