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Offer to pay Portsmouth $1.5M for Glen easement withdrawn

By   /  October 12, 2013  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

Last month the Town Council agreed to tear down the Elmhurst Elementary School — closed now for three years — but spare the chapel and music room that connects the building to the Glen Manor House.

PORTSMOUTH — The Aquidneck Island Land Trust (ALT) had formally withdrawn its offer to pay the Town of Portsmouth $1.5 million for a conservation easement on Glen Farm. With “a heavy heart,” ALT’s Board of Trustees voted to withdraw its offer on Sept. 24, according to a statement released Friday afternoon by Jessica Pohl, the land […]

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‘Sustainability center’ proposed for Portsmouth

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

The indoor Aquidneck Growers Market (it's closed but will re-open March 30) is located in St. Mary's old parish house, which would be the headquarters of a proposed sustainability center.

PORTSMOUTH — A year-round farmer’s market, a community garden and kitchen, an agricultural training program and more would all be part of a “sustainability center” envisioned for a 70-acre parcel off East Main Road in the town’s south end. Island Commons, as it’s known, would be located on the St. Mary’s Church property, which is in […]

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