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Portsmouth hearing on farm events set for June 8

Portsmouth hearing on farm events set for June 8

PORTSMOUTH — A proposed amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance that would regulate “non-farm activities” on land that is primarily farmland will go before a public hearing on June 8. The Town Council set the date after hearing from Town Planner Gary Crosby. The amendment would regulate “non-farm activities on parcels where agriculture is being conducted

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DOT to present Portsmouth road ‘improvements’

Above: R.I. Department of Transportation rendering of the proposed reconfiguration of the Park Avenue/East Main Road intersection. PORTSMOUTH — A state plan to block access to Chase Road from Park Avenue will be presented to the Town Council Monday night. The proposal by the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) also calls for shifting Park Avenue to the


Eight Portsmouth open space members quit

PORTSMOUTH — Eight members of the town’s Open Space Committee (OSC) have resigned en masse, saying the panel’s ability to function has been seriously compromised due to confidentiality breaches. “The Aquidneck Island Land Trust (ALT) will no longer bring potentially conserved properties to the committee as there is no trust that the properties will be held


Portsmouth council won’t dissolve Open Space Committee

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council has rejected a citizens’ watchdog group leader’s request to disband the Open Space Committee (OSC), which he accused of violating state open meetings laws and a subjecting one of its members to personal performance hearings for political retribution. “We believe the Open Space Committee is beyond redemption,” Larry Fitzmorris, president of


Portsmouth Open Space Committee accused of abuse

PORTSMOUTH — The head of a citizens’ watchdog group has accused a town committee of violating state open meetings laws and holding personal performance hearings for political retribution. Larry Fitzmorris, president of Portsmouth Concerned Citizens (PCC), made his allegations against the Portsmouth Open Space Committee (POSC) in a Nov. 5 letter to the Town Council. Mr.