Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump a bit more snow onto the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting Portsmouth to get only about an inch of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. But that doesn't mean residents — particularly motorists — can take this storm lightly. The weather service is predicting snow to begin late morning, then switch to rain, before returning to snow. The result could be a slippery mess on roads all over town. And other forecasters are predicting as much as 4-6 inches in the area. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility as temperatures warm slightly in the afternoon, topping out around 38. The rest of …
Monday, January 24, 2011
Portsmouth residents share some of their best photos from January's snowstorm.
We asked and you answered the call! We asked for the best winter storm photos from around Portsmouth and residents were quick to respond. Featured below in the photo gallery are the pictures received as of Monday, Jan. 24. There's also still time to submit your own storm photos. Did you take photos of January's winter storm? Do you have photos of your family building a snowman? Add your storm photos here or send them to Sandy@Patch.com, and we'll post them for all to see!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Portsmouth's youth took to the hill at King's Grant Fellowship on Friday for sledding.
With Portsmouth schools closed on Friday, there was only one thing for children to do—go sledding! Dozens of Portsmouth kids took to the hills at King's Grant Fellowship Church on Friday afternoon with tubes, sleds and snowboards in hand. Featured below is a video highlighting the day's best flips and tricks in the snow:
Here's a look at what's closed today due to the winter storm.
Here's a look at the latest closings, delays and parking bans due to the winter storm: Newport Own a business or know of an organization that will be closed Friday due to the weather? Announce it here or e-mail Sandy@Patch.com.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Portsmouth Economic Development Committee released the results Wednesday from its Snow Response Survey.
The Portsmouth Economic Development Committee (PEDC) recently conducted a Snow Response survey to test how the town's Department of Public Works responded to the January snowstorm. The PEDC received a total of 32 responses with more than 90 percent of those responses rating the town's snow cleanup as good to excellent. The results from the survey, along with comments, are posted in the pdf attached at right.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
One Portsmouth mother recalls how "snow days" have changed, but still knows how to enjoy the day off.
When the kids were younger, they would anxiously await snow days. Getting up at the crack of dawn, watching the bottom of the TV screen, they would look for their schools to announce the cancellations. I would lay in bed and wait for the excited cries of joy. "Mommy, no SCHOOL!" followed by: "Can we go sledding?" "Can we go to the lily pond?" Now, they are older. School is cancelled the night before, taking away the excitement and anticipation. The sound in my house at 6 a.m. is now silence; 7 a.m., silence; 8 a.m., silence. At this point, I have done the dishes, feed the dogs and am drinking my second cup of coffee. The youngest son heads out to make some quick cash shoveling driveways with friends so he can head to West Main for some …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The snowstorm on Jan. 12, 2011, didn't stop these Island Park residents from working and having fun on a "snow day."
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Don Mosher
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Despite what the weatherman says about staying put, life in Island Park goes on. These hardy folks are digging out, going to work, and even riding dirt bikes in the snow. U.S. Postal Service worker John Costa was busy making his rounds on Cottage Avenue Wednesday during the storm. Asked what he thought about the snowstorm, Costa said, “The snow won't stop me. People are counting on me to get them the mail. It’s an important thing.” Brian Dublin of Island Park, who works in the boat industry, said, “I’m digging out and going down to Melville to get some work done.” Another resident of Island Park that also has a strong connection to the ocean is Nick Pacheco, a commercial fisherman. Pacheco said, “I’ve got to dig out my truck first, then I…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Portsmouth residents were typing away today on Twitter, telling the world about today's snowstorm. We've gathered up a sample of those "tweets" and posted them below.
Portsmouth residents turned to Twitter today to rant, rave and ramble on about Wednesday's snowstorm, which dumped more than a foot of snow on the town. Here's a sampling of some of today's Twitter posts from Portsmouth residents: It's been snowing 15 hours now.—@BenjBowman Ben Bowman, 1 hour ago via web Snow falling hard in Portsmouth, we made it here, but Ronstan USA is shutting it down for the day.—@RonstanSW Scot West, 3 hours ago via web from Portsmouth, RI I just had to shovel the front of my drive way (massive) after 2 hours of sleep. I win.—@xrobotx Rory Brett from @angelxedge, 7 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Defeated the noreaster on the way into work. Expecting it to exact vengeance on the way home—@aJarrod Jarrod Pimentel, 9 …