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Letter: Portsmouth arts center, school can co-exist

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: I would like to respond to the Portsmouth Times’ coverage of the Town Council’s deliberations over the proposed arts center for Portsmouth. While the article certainly presented opinions on both sides of the issue, I believe it perpetuated the widespread misconception that the people in favor of an arts center have no […]

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Portsmouth council delays Coggeshall building vote six months

By   /  April 9, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

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PORTSMOUTH — Impassioned testimony from students, their parents and faculty members earned the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy (AICA) a six-month reprieve from the Town Council Monday night. The council had been asked by the Portsmouth Arts and Cultural Committee to designate the north wing of the former Coggeshall School building at 321 East Main Road as […]

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Arts center plan before Portsmouth council Monday

By   /  April 4, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The Aquidneck Island Christian Academy has a lease with the town through July 2014.

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council once again will be asked to designate the former Coggeshall School building on East Main Road as a future community arts center. The Portsmouth Arts & Culture Committee’s request is on the agenda for the council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 at Town Hall. The committee is proposing […]

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School doesn’t want to leave site proposed for Portsmouth arts center

By   /  March 13, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The building that houses the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, formerly Coggeshall School, is being proposed for the site of a new community arts center. The school's current lease with the town ends at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

PORTSMOUTH —  Advocates want a proposed community arts center to be located in the former Coggeshall School building. The school that’s been leasing space at the town-owned property for a decade, however, doesn’t want to move out. “This would be a great imposition to us,” Stephen Bailey, headmaster of Aquidneck Island Christian Academy (AICA), said […]

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