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“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

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

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 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

Superstorm Sandy causes major flooding in parts of Portsmouth, including in Common Fence Point and Island Park (pictured). Photo by Jim McGaw.

Grant will help remove Sandy’s mess in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — More than 10 tons of marine debris left behind by Superstorm Sandy in Portsmouth in 2012 will be removed thanks to a grant received by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM). The department has received $250,000 through an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assess, remove and dispose

The Prudence Island Ferry leaves its dock from Homestead last year. The Town of Portsmouth is negotiating with a competitor, A&R Marine Corp., to lease town-owned land nearby for a new dock.

Portsmouth applies for permit for ferry dock on Prudence

PORTSMOUTH — In a move that would bring a competing ferry service one step closer to reality, the town is applying for a license from the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to build a dock for a ferry on town-owned property on Prudence Island. Town Council President James Seveney announced the decision Monday night following

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