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Portsmouth to state: Change school surplus law

Portsmouth to state: Change school surplus law

PORTSMOUTH — Saying it should have the authority to tap into unexpended school funds, the Town Council Monday night voted 4-2 to ask state lawmakers to change a Rhode Island law that now prevents any school surplus funds to be returned to the town. Council member Joseph Robicheau proposed a resolution that requests the General Assembly

Maps of the different bikeway routes through Portsmouth are reviewed by residents at Tuesday’s workshop.

Portsmouth residents like Melville route for bikeway

PORTSMOUTH — The proposed Aquidneck Island Bikeway would traverse Melville Ponds and its campground if the majority of residents at a workshop Tuesday night had their way. The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) presented three different options for the Portsmouth leg of the bikeway to about 80 people during a nearly two-hour informational session at Town

Map shows 18-mile route of proposed Aquidneck Island Bikeway.

Workshop in Portsmouth Tuesday on island Bikeway

PORTSMOUTH — Learn more about the Portsmouth section of the proposed Aquidneck Island Bikeway at a workshop Tuesday, Sept. 30. The meeting, hosted by the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC), starts at 6 p.m. in the Portsmouth Town Council chambers at Town Hall, 2300 East Main Road. Attendees can learn about the plan, the process

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Portsmouth wins $100,000 grant for ‘Elmhurst Park’

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth has been awarded a $100,000 state open space/recreation grant that will be used to make improvements at the former site of the Elmhurst School, which was torn down earlier this year. Town Council President James Seveney and Council Vice President John Blaess attended a May 14 awards ceremony at the

Letter: Correcting misconceptions about Aquidneck Bikeway

To the editor: The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) is very pleased its proposed 18-mile Aquidneck Island Bikeway has generated such enthusiastic support from the public. Public involvement is the cornerstone of AIPC’s operating procedures. In its widely acclaimed Aquidneck Island Transportation Study (AITS), there were 3,000 public comments influencing recommendations, including the Aquidneck Island

Letter: New bike path plan would hurt Portsmouth

To the editor: Recently the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) announced a change in their bike path design for Aquidneck island. I believe this new plan will cause major problems for Portsmouth. A bike path along the railroad right of way (ROW) as originally envisioned by AIPC could be good for Aquidneck Island, but AIPC