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Letter: What would Ben Franklin do on Glen?

By   /  June 13, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: Can we make decisions for future generations? That simple question was the central theme of the heated discussion at the June 10 Portsmouth Town Council meeting. Thank god that individuals in the United States have made decisions and preserved open space for us and future generations. I can understand the hesitancy that […]

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Portsmouth won’t put Glen easement out to vote

By   /  June 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Under the Aquidneck Land Trust's offer to the town, the Elmhurst School building would be torn down to make way for a public park.

PORTSMOUTH — Forever is such a long time, say members of the Town Council who denied the Aquidneck Land Trust’s (ALT) latest offer to help the town knock down the Elmhurst School and preserve town-owned property at the Glen. After a long and often-contentious discussion Monday night, the council voted 3-3 on a motion to take […]

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Charles Allott of Portsmouth named land trust’s director

By   /  April 5, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Charles Allott with Shiloh, the "assistant executive director" of the Aquidneck Land Trust.

PORTSMOUTH —  Charles (“Chuck”) Allott has been named executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), a nonprofit group that works to preserve Aquidneck Island’s open spaces and natural character. Mr. Allott, an attorney who lives in Portsmouth, has been serving as ALT’s interim executive director since December 2012, shortly after Ted Clement stepped down. […]

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