Tag Archives: Prudence Island

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

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

This second-line, 2,500-gallon tanker was purchased from the Town of Plympton, Mass.

Two tankers to join Prudence fire department

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Two additional tanker trucks will join the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department in the next few weeks, island Fire Chief Bob Marshall announced this week. The two new acquisitions include a 2,500-gallon truck bought from the town of Plympton, Mass. The second truck, which carries 1,000 gallons, is a 2.5-ton GI truck acquired

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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Letter: Keep existing ferry service for Prudence

Editor’s note: The following text is an edited version of two letters that Prudence Island resident Marcy Dunbar recently wrote to the Portsmouth Town Council regarding Prudence Island Ferry. To the editor: I debated if I should write to you or not but after reading (an) article in the Sakonnet Times, I’m afraid you might

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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 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