5 Things to Know This Week in Portsmouth

It's a busy week in Portsmouth. Here's what you need to know this week, Monday-Sunday, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 
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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — It’s a busy week in Portsmouth. Here’s what you need to know this week, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 

Monday

The Portsmouth Town Council meets and takes up the issue of banning plastic bags in Portsmouth, among other issues. If Portsmouth bans single use plastic bags, it would make Aquidneck Island completely free of plastic bags. Middletown and Newport previously approved the ban, which will start in November. 

POLL: Should Portsmouth ban plastic bags?

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. 

Featured here is the entire meeting agenda. 

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Tuesday 

An important public workshop will be held Tuesday to discuss future trash and recycling collections in Portsmouth. The town is considering either curbside trash pickup or a Pay as You Throw program. 

The workshop begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. All residents are urged to attend. 

Find out more by clicking the link here or below.

Workshop to highlight curbside pickup, PAYT options

 

Wednesday 

The first day of school in Portsmouth is Wednesday, Aug. 30!

Take a look at the back-to-school newsletter and bus schedules below for important information. 

Back-to-school Newsletter: Important Dates, Info

Portsmouth school bus schedules can be found here!

 

Thursday 

Hathaway Elementary School will hold an ice cream social on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the school

 

Friday 

Kick off the new month with music at Greenvale Vineyards. Death Vessel with Olive Tiger: Greenvale Vineyards 

 

Saturday 

Polo starts earlier in September! All matches begin at 4 p.m. 

USA vs. England 

Après Polo: Satisfaction – Shellfish Bonanza 

 

Sunday

More live music comes to Greenvale Vineyards to finish up the week. Dan Blakeslee – live music at Greenvale Vineyard 

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