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Portsmouth School Committee Chairman David Croston

No action yet sought against Portsmouth school chairman

No action yet sought against Portsmouth school chairman

PORTSMOUTH — Anyone expecting fireworks at Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting may have been disappointed. The meeting in the high school library was over in less than an hour, with not a peep of dissension. Last week committee member Frederick Faerber vowed he would attempt to have David Croston removed from the committee — or at

Portsmouth School Committee Chairman David Croston

Portsmouth School Committee member calls chairman ‘bully’

PORTSMOUTH — A School Committee member wants David Croston removed from the board following Mr. Croston’s alleged angry outburst toward an administrator during an executive session of the Superintendent Search Committee. Committee member Frederick Faerber claims that during the closed-door portion of the May 13 meeting, an irate Mr. Croston was verbally abusive to Hathaway School Principal

Matt Picciandra of Tree Tech uses a Wacker to remove an arborvitae that had been cut down along the south side of the Portsmouth High School tennis courts Friday morning.

Tree removal at Portsmouth High rankles some

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council member David Gleason had just left an Arbor Day event to celebrate the planting of a tree at one school only to find a whole row of them ripped out at another. Last week a subcontractor began removing the tall American arborvitae surrounding the Portsmouth High School tennis courts as part of

Members of the School Committee view a photograph created by Amanda Chisholm, who won a Gold Key Award as well as the national American Visions Award for her work.

Portsmouth puts spotlight on student achievement

PORTSMOUTH — Official business was put aside entirely — well, almost entirely — so the School Committee could recognize the district’s high-achieving students Tuesday night. Inside a crowded high school auditorium, students who excelled in the arts and music, math and sciences, sports and other fields were commended for their accomplishments this year in an hour-long

Portsmouth High School

Portsmouth hears abutters’ concerns on T3 Project

PORTSMOUTH — Residents living near the high school athletic fields can expect things to get somewhat dusty and noisy during initial work on the “T3 Project,” which is expected to begin during school vacation week next month. Several members of the School Committee met with about 10 abutters in an informal gathering at the high school

Portsmouth High School

Bids heard for ‘T3’ fields at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — The “T3 Project” athletic field upgrades at the high school got one step closer to reality Tuesday night when the School Committee reviewed proposals by three firms that bid on the project. The upgrades include improvements to the football field, track and tennis courts, for which the district has set aside $2.5 million, including

Hathaway School Principal Lisa Little

Portsmouth School Committee selects Hathaway principal

PORTSMOUTH — Lisa Little can now wipe the word “interim” from the front of her job title. The School Committee Tuesday night voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Little as principal of Hathaway Elementary School, a job she’s served on an interim basis since Suzanne Madden left the district last year. In selecting her, the committee was

Portsmouth High School

ACLU sees racial disparities in Portsmouth school suspensions

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth public schools last year suspended black students more than five times as often “as would be expected based on their school population,” according to a report issued this week by the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In addition, the report says the district suspended Hispanic students more than

Hathaway School

Portsmouth starts intensive review of school budget

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee has begun the painful process of going through next year’s budget with a fine-tooth comb in hopes of finding significant savings. The committee scheduled three consecutive meetings this week alone — Monday through Wednesday — to whittle away at the spending plan for the district, which is expected to lose about $531,000