Tag Archives: Prudence Island

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Letter: Keep existing ferry service for Prudence

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

Prudence Ferry

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

A Coast Guard boat similar to this one responded to the crash off Prudence Island on Saturday night.

Barrington boat crashes off Prudence Island, six injured

A boat carrying six people from Barrington and one from East Providence crashed off the coast of Prudence Island on Saturday night, Aug. 31. According to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, a 26-foot power boat registered to Barrington resident William Wall was motoring north in Narragansett Bay when it ran aground just south

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It’s Prudence Island Ferry Inc., for now

Unless another ferry service steps in, Prudence Island Ferry Inc., will remain the sole public transportation from Prudence Island to the Bristoi dock, now and in the future. Following Prudence Island Ferry Inc.’s owner Bruce Medley’s announcement that he would cease operations by Dec. 1, the Town of Portsmouth solicited a request for information, asking

A promo poster for "The Defenders: An Island in Peril," which will be premiered Saturday night on Prudence Island.

Prudence Island students premiere ‘Defenders’ film Saturday

PRUDENCE ISLAND — When it came to determining a suitable audience for its students’ new film, the Prudence Island School wasn’t satisfied with the Motion Picture Association of America’s rating system. So it came up with one of its own. “The Defenders: An Island in Peril” is rated “AI” for “all islanders”: “Mainlanders require accompanying parent

Ferry will top agenda at Prudence meeting Saturday

PRUDENCE ISLAND —Ferry transportation to and from Prudence Island will be the main item of interest when the Portsmouth Town Council meets islanders at a regular session this Saturday, July 20. The council will meet at 2 p.m. at the Prudence Island Improvement Association Building, 620 Narragansett Ave. Council President James Seveney said members will