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Report: Portsmouth school buildings need upgrades

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

Keith Hamilton, the top vote-getter in the Portsmouth Town Council race, eagerly watches numbers come in Tuesday night at Republican election headquarters. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Some Portsmouth races hinge on mail-in ballots

PORTSMOUTH — Don’t ever tell Joanne Mower or Jennifer West that your vote doesn’t matter. After the eight local voting districts reported results Tuesday night, Ms. Mower, the current town clerk and a Republican, held a slim 43-vote lead over Ms. West, her Democrat rival. ________________________ Scroll down to see complete results on how Portsmouth voted in Tuesday’s

The turbine was inspected in May 2014 to help the town decide whether it should be repaired or taken down.

Portsmouth favors pact to replace broken turbine

PORTSMOUTH — It’s been a source of embarrassment to town officials for more than two years, but a plan to replace the broken wind turbine with a new one is finally moving forward. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent with a private firm, Wind Energy Development (WED) of

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