Legislation passed by the General Assembly to help keep health insurance premiums down has been signed into law.
The town of Portsmouth is currently seeking applications for summer employment in the Department of Public Works.
The governor has signed into law legislation sponsored by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne and Rep. Dennis M. Canario to establish laws distinguishing those who petsit in their own homes from professionally operated kennels.
The Portsmouth Democratic Town Committee, on July 5, unanimously adopted a resolution urging the state Democratic Party to review how General Assembly candidates are endorsed and create a plan to improve the process.
As of the Wednesday deadline, the following Portsmouth residents filed a declaration of candidacy to run for state or local office in 2018.
The following list was updated from a previous posting. View the complete list of local residents declaring candidacy for office below.
The Government Finance Officers Association for the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently awarded the town of Portsmouth with a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.
The following Portsmouth residents filed a declaration of candidacy, meaning they plan to run for state or local office in 2018.
The town of Portsmouth honored two individuals with its annual Portsmouth Award, which recognizes excellence in professional and community leadership.
The General Assembly recently approved legislation introduced by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37, South Kingstown, New Shoreham) and House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) that would require each public institution of postsecondary education to establish a plan for addressing the mental health needs of its students.
The General Assembly recently passed legislation introduced by Sen. James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) and Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton) that will prohibit homeless shelters from refusing people with service animals.
Rhode Island recently recognized 25 cities and towns, including Portsmouth, for leadership in developing comprehensive overdose prevention response plans.
In a major win for consumers, the General Assembly recently passed legislation that distinguishes penalties for licensed contractors. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D–Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) and Sen. Paul W. Fogarty (D–Dist. 23, Glocester, Burrillville, North Smithfield).
The town of Portsmouth is accepting applications for a part-time Prevention Coalition coordinator.
Through the efforts of House Majority Whip John G. Edwards and Rep. Dennis M. Canario, the state budget will include compensation to Tiverton.
The Portsmouth Water and Fire District will hold its annual election of officers in June.
John Vitkevich submitted the following letter to editor verbatim, asking residents to write in his name as tax collector during the Portsmouth Water and Fire District election on Wednesday.