Noted author to discuss Battle of Rhode Island

As part of the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island, the Portsmouth Historical Society, in conjunction with the Portsmouth Free Public Library, will host noted author Christian McBurney for a lecture on the famous battle. 











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.