School Committee member announces run for state rep

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. 

New PAYT trash program starts Thursday

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. 

Rep seeks removal of archaic state laws

Like any state that’s been around for 350 years, Rhode Island has amassed a lot of outdated, obsolete or downright archaic legislation — and House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) is looking to wipe them out one by one.