House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) has been selected as a 2019 Opioid Policy Fellow for the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The Portsmouth Democratic Town Committee, at their monthly meeting on Jan. 3, passed a resolution supporting the RI House “Reform Caucus” package of proposed rules changes to address issues with transparency, accountability, and participation.
The Portsmouth Town Council and School Committee will hold a joint meeting on Monday, Jan. 7. View the agenda here.
Portsmouth Democratic Town Committee, at their monthly meeting on Jan. 3, passed a resolution supporting the Rhode Island House and Senate “Reproductive Health Care Act” (RHCA) bills, which prohibit the state from interfering in a woman’s reproductive decision-making.
The Portsmouth Department of Public Works (DPW) will pick up discarded Christmas trees using the following schedule, which begins on Monday, Jan. 7.
The Reform Caucus, made up of conservative, moderate, and progressive Democrats, announced their push for changes in the House rules for a more open and transparent legislative process.
Rep. Terri Cortvriend (D-Dist. 72, Portsmouth, Middletown) was formally sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 1, as the 2019-20 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.
The Rhode Island General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 4 p.m. as members of the Senate and House of Representatives are sworn into office.
Several Portsmouth government offices and organizations will be closed for the New Year’s Day holiday. Check here to find out what’s closed for the holiday.
The Town Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the Charter Review Committee and other committees.
Twenty-five members and members-elect of the Rhode Island General Assembly are calling on the president and his cabinet members of Commerce and the Interior to preserve protection of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
The town of Portsmouth has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek a concessionaire to redevelop and operate its Coggeshall School.
The Portsmouth Town Councilors approved a new ordinance on April 9, regulating short-term rentals of the type commonly found on online booking platforms such as Airbnb and HometoGo. The regulations will be enforced effective Jan. 1, 2019.
The Town of Portsmouth is seeking applicants for the 2019 Charter Review Committee per the 2012 Town Charter.
The town of Portsmouth is considering a proposal to install banners on utility poles, as part of a Pilot Community Banner Program, in selected areas of town to enhance civic pride, boost community identity, and support local businesses.
The town of Portsmouth is currently accepting applications for police officers. Find out more here.