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Portsmouth approves $57.88M budget for 2014-15

Portsmouth approves $57.88M budget for 2014-15

PORTSMOUTH — By a 4-1 vote, the Town Council gave final approval Monday night to a $57.88 million budget that increases the tax levy by 2.4 percent. Under the spending plan for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the owner of an average-priced single-family home in town ($377,142) would pay $52.70 more on the annual tax bill,

This sign found posted on the Beach House Tavern’s entrance Monday afternoon tells the story.

Beach House in Portsmouth surrenders license, closes

PORTSMOUTH — At Town Hall Monday night, Police Chief Thomas F. Lee didn’t need to talk about potential liquor license violations allegedly committed by the Beach House Tavern after all. That’s because earlier on Monday, the bar that was popular with locals and the college crowd abruptly surrendered its license and closed its doors. A sign found posted on the

Ryan Westmoreland with the Lowell Spinners.

Wednesday is Ryan Westmoreland Day in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Looks like Ryan Westmoreland will have his day in town. In recognition of having his number retired by the Lowell Spinners, the Town Council has proclaimed Wednesday, June 25 as “Ryan Westmoreland Day” in Portsmouth. The council presented a proclamation to Ryan’s father, Portsmouth High School varsity baseball coach Ron Westmoreland, at its meeting


Portsmouth council breezes through budget at hearing

PORTSMOUTH — It took the Town Council only 42 minutes Tuesday night to conduct a public hearing on the proposed $57.88 million budget for fiscal year 2015. Only a handful of people spoke up at the sparsely attended hearing in the middle school’s “Little Theater.” Larry Fitzmorris of the taxpayers watchdog group Portsmouth Concerned Citizens

One of the architectural renderings of a maritime museum and archeological research facility The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project would eventually like to see built on the northeast slope of Butts Hill.

Portsmouth updated on Fort Butts museum project

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night got its first glimpse of a proposed maritime museum being proposed for Fort Butts near Portsmouth High School. The nonporofit Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) wants to build a maritime museum and major archeological research facility at town-owned Fort Butts, the largest Revolutionary War earthwork in Southern

An inspector atop the turbine's nacelle on May 8.

Report: Errors made during assembly of Portsmouth turbine

PORTSMOUTH — Parts of the town’s wind turbine were assembled incorrectly, which may have been a contributing factor toward the eventual breakdown of the machine’s gear box, according to a recent inspection report submitted to the town. The findings come from a May 12 report submitted by the Seattle, Wash. company DA Roberts, LLC (DAR) to

DEM awards 5.15.14 091

Portsmouth wins $100,000 grant for ‘Elmhurst Park’

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth has been awarded a $100,000 state open space/recreation grant that will be used to make improvements at the former site of the Elmhurst School, which was torn down earlier this year. Town Council President James Seveney and Council Vice President John Blaess attended a May 14 awards ceremony at the