Terri Cortvriend, chairperson of the Portsmouth School Committee, recently announced she is running as a Democrat in the 2018 elections to represent Rhode Island House District 72. District 72 includes portions of Middletown and Portsmouth.
On Thursday, Feb. 1, the town of Portsmouth will convert its Transfer Station residential waste drop-off program to a new pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) waste reduction program. Find out more details about this program below.
As Portsmouth residents prepare for a new Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) trash program, many residents are asking where to find bags. Find out just where to buy PAYT bags below.
Like any state that’s been around for 350 years, Rhode Island has amassed a lot of outdated, obsolete or downright archaic legislation — and House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) is looking to wipe them out one by one.
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has introduced legislation (2018-H 7216) that would exempt disabled citizens and residents over 59 years old who cannot drive from paying a fee for identification cards issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
At this time, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) does not expect the shutdown of the federal government to have an immediate impact on local WIC services.
Some Naval services will remain open during the federal shutdown, announced Naval Station Newport Sunday.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces a new, mandatory education and certification program for everyone who commercially harvests and lands shellfish in Rhode Island.
Clean Ocean Access will appear before the Town Council meeting on Monday and request a public hearing for the draft of a plastic bag ordinance.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will stock ponds across Rhode Island this month with about 4,200 brook and rainbow trout for the winter trout fishing season.
The town of Portsmouth will “go purple” for the 6th annual THP Project Purple Initiative from Jan. 22 to 26. Here’s how you can participate!
Newport legislators Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Dawn Euer recently decried President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to open up nearly all of the United States’ coasts to offshore drilling, filing legislation to prevent such a plan.
Rep. Robert E. Craven (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown) has introduced legislation (2018-H 7075) banning “bump stocks” on semi-automatic firearms.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced recently that $380,000 is available to help grow Rhode Island farm and food businesses and increase the competitiveness of local products in the marketplace.
Rep. Julie A. Casimiro (D-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter) has reintroduced legislation (2018-H 7100) that would direct the Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) to reimburse towns for patrolling Narragansett Bay.
The town of Portsmouth announces the sale of 2018 Transfer Station stickers and the start date for the new Pay-As-You-Throw program.
The town of Portsmouth will hold an informational meeting about coyotes next week at Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road.