Tag Archives: Portsmouth School Committee

James C. Seveney (left) and Keith E. Hamilton were voted vice president and president, respectively, of the Portsmouth Town Council Monday night. They were among seven council members who took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony Monday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Keith Hamilton new Portsmouth council president

Keith Hamilton new Portsmouth council president

PORTSMOUTH — Keith E. Hamilton, a Republican who was the highest vote-getter in the Town Council race Nov. 4, was unanimously selected as the panel’s new president in a swearing-in ceremony Monday night. James C. Seveney, a Democrat and the previous council president, was chosen as vice president in a 4-3 vote. Mr. Hamilton cast the

Portsmouth School Committee member Frederick W. Faerber III received a partial victory in his open meetings law complaint to the attorney general’s office.

AG: Portsmouth school board violated meetings law

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee violated the R.I. Open Meetings Act (OMA) when it met twice outside the purview of the public earlier this year to greet potential candidates for the school superintendent’s job, the R.I. attorney general’s office has ruled. The office was responding to a May 27 complaint brought by School Committee member Frederick

Portsmouth High School

Report: Portsmouth school buildings need upgrades

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s high school needs more than $1 million in immediate repairs, according to a report a Providence architectural firm has submitted to the School Committee. Another $800,000 in “Priority 1” repairs — defined as those requiring immediate action — are needed at the town’s three other public schools, under recommendations put forth by RGB Architects

Portsmouth Superintendent of Schools Ana Riley will greet residents at two informal receptions at the library.

Meet Portsmouth’s school leaders Nov. 12, 19

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth School Committee is hosting two informal welcome receptions for new Superintendent Ana Riley and Assistant Superintendent Tom Kenworthy. The committee encourages Portsmouth residents to come meet, chat and have a cup of coffee with Ms. Riley and Mr. Kenworthy, who were both hired within the past five months. The meet-and-greet receptions

Jennifer West was granted a recount in the town clerk's race.

Recount of votes for Portsmouth town clerk is Friday

PORTSMOUTH — There will be a recount of votes cast for the office of town clerk on Friday, according to Jacqueline S. Schulz, the town’s registrar of voters. The race for the clerk’s office was one of the tightest in Portsmouth, with current town clerk and Republican Joanne Mower winning by 69 votes (3,285-3,220) over Democrat

The Town Council has approved a contract with a private company to replace the broken wind turbine near Portsmouth High School.

Portsmouth OKs plan to replace turbine

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s long journey to find a solution to its wind energy problem finally came to an end Thursday night when the Town Council signed a contract with a private company to replace the broken turbine at the high school. In an unanimous vote, the town entered into a contract with Wind Energy Development

Letter: Why Portsmouth left special ed collaborative

Note: This is a transcript of remarks made by School Committee Vice Chairwoman Emily Copeland at the committee’s Nov. 5 meeting. It refers to a Nov. 3 meeting of the Newport County Regional Special Education Local Advisory Committee, at which Superintendent of Schools Ana Riley talked to parents about the reasons behind Portsmouth’s withdrawal from

Portsmouth Superintendent of Schools Ana Riley (standing at right) fields questions during the Newport County Regional Special Education Local Advisory Committee meeting at the middle school Monday night.

Portsmouth’s pullout from regional special ed angers parents

PORTSMOUTH — About 90 people, most of them parents of children enrolled in special ed classes, crowded the middle school library Monday night, demanding to know why the Portsmouth school district is withdrawing from the Newport County Regional Special Education Program. Parents said they’re worried about possibly losing services for their children, and expressed frustration with

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