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A pay-as-you-throw program would help fund needed repairs to the transfer station facility on Hedly Street, according to the Portsmouth Solid Waste/Recycling Committee.

Portsmouth to talk pay-as-you-throw next month

Portsmouth to talk pay-as-you-throw next month

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council will hold a workshop on a proposed pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program at the transfer station sometime in January. The request for the workshop was made by Bob Gessler, chairman of the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee. The committee’s proposal can be viewed here. “I would recommend setting a separate workshop so we can discuss

Santa hands out candy on Hope Street under the snowflake. Photos by Rich Dionne

Bristol’s Grand Illumination ‘rings’ with joy

For the past 27 years, the annual Grand Illumination in Bristol has drawn hundreds of people to the Burnside Building on Hope Street. As in the past, choirs, carolers and dancers entertained the festive crowd on Sunday, Dec. 7. And while many find the town’s Christmas Festival memorable, the Grand Illumination will forever shine bright

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East Providence’s DaPonte to be recognized by Portuguese Secretary of State

PROVIDENCE — East Providence State Senator Daniel DaPonte will be among those honored by a Portuguese diplomat at the State House. His Excellency Dr. Jose Cesario, Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities and His Excellency Dr. Nuno Brito, Portuguese Ambassador to the United States, will be at the State House in Providence on Wednesday, Dec.

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AG: Portsmouth violated public records law

PORTSMOUTH — The town violated the state public records act when it failed to provide the local police union with documents relating to attorney fees and other expenses incurred due to an arbitration hearing, the Rhode Island attorney general’s office ruled Monday. Although the town did respond to the union with a dollar figure in narrative

Members of the Barrington Town Council are (from left) Stephen Primiano, Ann Strong, June Speakman, Kate Weymouth and Michael Carroll.

Barrington council divided on who should lead

Barrington Democrat Ann Strong surprised her fellow council members on Monday night, Dec. 1, when she voted against reinstating June Speakman, also a Democrat, as president of the Barrington Town Council. Ms. Speakman, who has served as council president since 2008, said she was caught off guard when Ms. Strong voted against the nomination. She

A pay-as-you-throw program would help fund needed repairs to the transfer station facility on Hedly Street, according to the Portsmouth Solid Waste/Recycling Committee.

Portsmouth explores pay-as-you-throw program

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night will hear a request to schedule a workshop on a proposed pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program at the transfer station on Hedly Street. The request for the workshop is being made by Bob Gessler, chairman of the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee. He’s asking that the workshop, which would take about two

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