Tag Archives: Prudence Island


Grant OK’d for Prudence well pump generator

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

“It’s the end of an era. It’s too bad it happened this way,” said Eric Leite, captain of the Prudence Island Ferry, while he took what may be the last of an estimated 45,000 round-trip runs from Bristol to the island on Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Bon voyage, Prudence Island Ferry

PORTSMOUTH — Christine Heal greeted Eric Leite with a bottle of red wine and a hug Sunday morning at Prudence Island Ferry’s Bristol landing. “Thanks for everything you’ve done for my family,” she told Mr. Leite, who said goodbye to passengers Sunday after 18 years at the helm of the ferry as captain — a job that’s

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