Residents are urged to avoid contact with Lawton Valley Reservoir in Portsmouth due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond.
The Portsmouth Town Council took a step Monday night toward banning single-use carry out plastic bags, but not before they hear more from local businesses.
It’s a busy week in Portsmouth. Here’s what you need to know this week, Monday-Sunday, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
The council will vote on a resolution opposing legislation that automatically extends collective bargaining agreements for municipal employees and teachers.
DEM will hold a public hearing later this month on the proposed rules and regulations for the state’s new Farmland Access Program.
The Town Council will hold a workshop for residents to discuss waste and recycling disposal options, including curbside pickup and pay as you throw (PAYT).
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.
The town of Portsmouth recently released its results from the Solid Waste Survey. Read the results here.
The Portsmouth Town Council is looking to double parking fines, which have not been raised since 1991. What do you think about the proposal? Tell us in the comment section below.
Portsmouth Democrats attended the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center’s Giant Yard Sale on Saturday, meeting with residents and discussing local issues.
Several government offices will be closed Monday, Aug. 14, for the Victory Day, a Rhode Island state holiday. Find out what’s closed below.
Gov. Gina Raimondo recently signed several bills into law to combat the opioid crisis. The first bill was sponsored by Rep. Dennis M. Canario.
The RIDOH and RIDEM are advising people to avoid contact with Sisson Pond in Portsmouth because of blue-green algae blooms in that pond.
The Town Council will host a meeting with Jason Gramitt, education coordinator of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission later this month.
The town of Portsmouth is seeking volunteers to help citizens and keep them informed during emergencies, such as storms or other disasters.
The town of Portsmouth is seeking a part-time clerk for the Public Works Department. Find out more about this job opportunity below.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming.