The Portsmouth Zoning Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, to discuss new signage for Sydney Portsmouth and a gas station expansion on West Main Road. View the agenda here.
The following letter regarding a property tax deferral for seniors and people with disabilities was submitted verbatim from Linda Ujifusa, Portsmouth Town Council Vice President.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will hold two hearings on Major Amendment 11, which reduces funding for transportation and road safety projects. Find out more information here.
Some government offices and local organizations will be closed Monday for Presidents Day. Here’s a look at what’s opened and closed for the holiday.
The Portsmouth Town Council will discuss transportation resolutions and more at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 11. View the agenda here.
Sen. James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has introduced legislation that would impose a substance abuse fine for those who drive under the influence or fail to submit to a breathalyzer test.
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has introduced legislation (2019-H 5293) that would impose a $300 substance abuse education assessment for any conviction of driving under the influence or refusal to submit to a breathalyzer.
The Portsmouth Town Council will discuss and possibly vote on limiting public comment time at its next meeting on Monday, Feb. 11.
Paul B. Northrup, 76 of Tiverton, Rhode Island, passed away February 6, 2019 with his family by his side. He was the first Town Administrator of Tiverton.
Citing 180 motor vehicle accidents on East Main Road last year, roughly one accident every other day, the Portsmouth Town Council will discuss and vote Monday on two resolutions directed at the state Department of Transporation (DOT). The resolutions urge the DOT to maintain funding for East Main Road projects and reject proposed cuts to bike and road safety projects.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is glad to recognize the Potter League for Animals, Rhode Island’s animal shelter network, and State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, DVM, for their responsiveness keeping more than 100 pets safe during the recent gas outage on Aquidneck Island.
William J. Conley, Jr., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, has appointed several members of the committee as subcommittee chairpersons.
Naval installations within the continental United States will conduct exercise training known as Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2019 (CS/SC19) starting on Monday.
The Portsmouth Town Council recently approved a Community Banner Program in selected areas of town to enhance civic pride, boost community identity, and support local businesses. However, several local residents are voicing objects.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT) recently presented an amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Plan that includes a 33% cut to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) over four years.
Rep. Terri Cortvriend has been appointed to the House Small Business Committee by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello.