Tag Archives: Prudence Island

Tim Cummings of Barrington rises above the water on a flyboard during Aquapalooza in Potter's Cove.

For boaters, Aquapalooza is the place to be

For boaters, Aquapalooza is the place to be

If you combined Bristol on the Fourth of July with Woodstock on the water, you might get the idea of what Aquapalooza is all about. On Saturday, July 25, hundreds of watercraft converged in Potter’s Cove on the northeastern edge of Prudence Island for a somewhat organized annual event that brings boaters together for a


Grant will help protect Prudence Island land

PRUDENCE ISLAND – The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve (NBNERR) hopes to grow in size thanks to a $412,500 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The grant, which will go toward the purchase of 103 acres of land on Prudence Island for inclusion in the reserve to protect it from future development, was announced


Grant OK’d for Prudence well pump generator

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council voted 5-2 Monday night to sign a contract for a $45,000 grant to fund the purchase and installation of a new generator at the Indian spring well house on Prudence Island. Bob Marshall, chief of the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department, said the island came close to running out of

Photo shows the Portsmouth Marine unit in the East Passage Yachting Center marina as of 11:30 a.m. today. Last night the marina was frozen around the boat and out to its entrance. Marina crews have worked hard to break up the ice, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O'Brien.

Firefighters had to break ice to get to Prudence blaze

PORTSMOUTH — The sub-zero temperatures nearly prevented a team of firefighters from getting to Prudence Island early Monday night to battle a house fire. No one was hurt in the Holbrook Road fire, where flames were seen in the void space between the first and second floor. All occupants got out safely and the home, while


Letter: Portsmouth firefighters always there for Prudence

Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Town Administrator John Klimm in regards to a fatal house fire that took place on Prudence Island in October. To the editor: On the evening of Oct. 16, 2014, the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department (PIVFD) was dispatched to Ross Avenue, on Prudence Island, for a reported house

Photo from W. R. Watson Funeral Home website
Norman Medeiros, 83.

Funeral set for Oct. 25 for Prudence Island home fire victim

PORTSMOUTH — Funeral services for the Prudence Island man who died in an Oct. 16 house fire are scheduled for Saturday morning, Oct. 25, according to an online obituary posted by W.R. Watson Funeral Home. Norman R. Medeiros, 83, was found in his home at 088 Ross Lane by members of the Prudence Island Volunteer

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

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