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No tax increase in Portsmouth’s ’16 budget

No tax increase in Portsmouth’s ’16 budget

PORTSMOUTH — In a 5-1 vote, the Town Council Monday night approved a $58.2 million budget for fiscal year 2016 that calls for no tax increase. While the budget accounts for a hike in the tax levy of about 1 percent, Council President Keith Hamilton said the current tax rate of $15.80 per $1,000 of assessed


Portsmouth seeks strategy on coyotes

Above: File photo of “Jepsy,” a large member of the south Portsmouth coyote pack. PORTSMOUTH — Despite approving a no-feed ordinance more than two years ago, Portsmouth apparently still has a coyote problem. On the night of May 13, a large coyote went after a small dog being walked by its owner, Lisa Pastore, in the


Portsmouth starts first spay/neuter program

PORTSMOUTH — A new town program will allow local residents to receive a significant discount to get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. Under Rhode Island law, a portion of what a municipality brings in for animal licenses must be put into a separate fund for spay/neuter services. Until this week, however, that hasn’t

“Clyde,” a male coyote who roams Aquidneck Island with his companion, “Bonnie,” barks as researchers approach him. It took members of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study nine months to capture Clyde and outfit him with a GPS tracking device. The pair defends a territory that stretches from Sachuest Point through Middletown and all the way to the Glen in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth residents concerned about coyotes

PORTSMOUTH — She’s already lost a cat to a coyote. Now Filomena Tougas is worried her small chihuahua terrier dog might be next. “Basically I’m frightened of them,” said Mrs. Tougas of coyotes. “They’re beautiful animals, but I don’t trust them. I don’t go out at night now.” She once spotted a coyote near her home

Jepsy, an especially large and healthy member of the South Portsmouth Pack (named because he has sometimes been spotted near Portsmouth’s Jepson Lane).

Portsmouth passes no-feed ordinance

PORTSMOUTH — You better not throw bread out for the birds anymore. It just might cost you. In hopes of stemming the increasing presence of coyotes near local homes, the town Monday night became the second municipality in the state to outlaw the feeding of non-domesticated animals. The Town Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance