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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 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

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

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

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