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Letter: Portsmouth shouldn’t throw in towel with DEM

Letter: Portsmouth shouldn’t throw in towel with DEM

To the editor: In November of 2010 the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) issued a notice of violation (NOV) charging Portsmouth with polluting the Sakonnet River via town storm water drain pipes. DEM alleges that area septic systems are substandard or failed and are the source of pollution, so the town must install a

Letter: Something stinks in Portsmouth

To the editor: As a lifelong resident of the town of Portsmouth and homeowner in Island Park, I couldn’t be sadder at what has transpired over the sewer issue. Portsmouth, as many cities and towns in New England, has faced the difficult and complicated issue of its aging infrastructure, in this case cesspools. I grew

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Portsmouth queried about talks with DEM over sewers

PORTSMOUTH — The nature of recent talks between the town and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) over the town’s septic issues in Island Park and Portsmouth Park was a source of contention at Monday’s Town Council meeting. More than three years ago, DEM issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the town, claiming it

Letter: Council meeting should have been public

To the editor, The Portsmouth Town Council met with four representatives of the Department of Environmental Management in executive session on April 1 to discuss the department’s order to construct a sewer system in the Island Park and Portsmouth Park communities. The council decided to meet with the DEM representatives in executive session under the

Portsmouth led down garden path on wastewater

To the editor: The Portsmouth Town Council is to be commended for its attempt to ameliorate the effects of the Cesspool Phase Out Act on the residents of Portsmouth, particularly our Island Park and Portsmouth Park communities. Just as with proposed effort to put in sewers, so the effort to force up grading of onsite

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management wants the town to install sewers at Portsmouth Park (pictured) and Island Park

Portsmouth updated on state’s sewers edict

PORTSMOUTH — The state is still insisting the Town of Portsmouth install sewers in Island Park and Portsmouth Park, but the town remains steadfast in its conviction that none are needed. The Town Council received an update on the sewer issue Monday night on a request by council member David Gleason. More than three years ago,

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