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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 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

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 OKs plan for Prudence ferry dock

PORTSMOUTH — The state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) Tuesday night approved the Town of Portsmouth and A&R Marine Corp.’s application to build a new ferry pier on Prudence Island, according to Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin. The town is leasing to A&R Marine — doing business as Prudence & Bay Islands Transport — a 15,000-square-foot parcel adjacent

The Prudence Island Ferry at the Bristol landing on Thames Street.

Which ferry company will dock at Bristol landing?

BRISTOL — Prudence Island Ferry’s lease for the Town of Bristol’s dock expires in less than seven weeks, yet it’s still unclear what ferry service will be using the landing going forward. Both Prudence Island Ferry owner Bruce Medley and a competing service, A&R Marine Corp., have been talking with Bristol officials in hopes of securing

Letter: Portsmouth should still pursue ferry alternatives

Editor’s note: The following letter, dated Jan. 16, was sent to Portsmouth Town Administrator John Klimm. The letter-writer owns property on Hog Island. To the editor: Prudence Island is physically isolated from Portsmouth mainland by water and has many issues unique to them. The Portsmouth Town Council is to be commended for creating the Prudence

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Prudence panel votes no confidence in ferry’s commitment

PORTSMOUTH — In a vote that could ultimately influence decision-makers on their choice of a ferry operator into the future, the majority of residents at a meeting Saturday said they have no confidence in Prudence Island Ferry’s long-term commitment to provide reliable service. Prudence Island Ferry owner Bruce Medley, however, said the 25 people who attended

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Prudence panel to discuss ferry’s quality of service

PORTSMOUTH — An advisory panel will meet Saturday, Jan. 4, to discuss its recommendation to the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (PUC) regarding the quality of service provided by Prudence Island Ferry. The Prudence Island Planning Commission (PIPC) will meet at 9 a.m. in the Hope Brown Center at the island’s Farnham Farm. The

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Prudence Ferry captain responds to concerns

PORTSMOUTH — The senior captain for Prudence Ferry responded to concerns about the existing ferry service at Monday night’s Town Council meeting. Longtime ferry employee Eric Leite’s appearance came one day before the R.I. Public Utilities Commission’s Division of Public Utilities and Carriers’ (PUC) hearing today on A&R Marine’s application for a certificate of public

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Portsmouth asked to take stand on Prudence ferry service

PORTSMOUTH — Two corporations want to be the exclusive provider of ferry service to and from Prudence Island. In one corner there’s the current operator since the mid-1980s, Prudence Ferry, owned by Bruce Medley. In the other corner there’s A&R Marine, a newcomer that recently filed an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity

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