With the trout fishing season opening on Saturday, April 14, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is reminding anglers – particularly those fishing from a boat – to exercise personal safety precautions while in pursuit of their first trout of the season.
Warning, this is just a test! The town of Portsmouth will hold a medical emergency exercise next week to practice for the unlikely event of a medical pandemic or another emergency.
The Portsmouth Town Council will hold a public hearing to discuss an ordinance for short-term rentals, such as the popular Airbnb type rentals, at its next meeting.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will stock some 80,000 brook, brown, and rainbow trout into Rhode Island ponds and streams in preparation for the freshwater fishing season.
The town of Portsmouth seeks proposals from qualified firms to provide grounds maintenance.
The town of Portsmouth’s Recreation Department is now accepting applications for summer camp at Sandy Point Beach and Glen Farm.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is teaming up once again with the Arbor Day Foundation, Rhode Island Tree Council, and the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association to give away 1,000 trees as part of the state’s Energy-Saving Trees program.
Representative Kenneth Mendonça (R-District 72 Middletown, Portsmouth) will introduce legislation to reimburse public schools for conducting a security evaluation to determine the best ways to keep children safe.
Reps. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, and Tiverton) and John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth and Tiverton) recently awarded the Common Fence Point Improvement Association with legislative grants.
The Portsmouth Town Council will discuss aging school structures and short-term rentals at its next meeting on Monday, March 26.
Quahog Week, which runs March 26 to April 1, highlights the importance of Rhode Island’s wild shellfish harvest to the state’s history, traditions, and economy.
The town of Portsmouth will hold its annual rabies clinic next weekend at the Portsmouth Fire Department, 2300 East Main Road.
The House of Representatives has passed legislation introduced by Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) that would update the law to allow for self-sealing tire technology in automobiles.
Applications are now open for the Portsmouth Recreation Department’s Glen Farm April vacation camp, which will be held at the newly renovated Leonard Brown House.
Sen. James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has introduced legislation that would require health insurers to include behavioral health counseling as a primary care visit.
A new licensing system that provides more options for buying hunting and fishing licenses was launched this month by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM).
The Portsmouth, RI Democratic Town Committee, at their monthly meeting on March 1, passed a resolution supporting several bills in the General Assembly that take up aspects of gun safety.