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Portsmouth may vote on turbine pact tonight

Portsmouth may vote on turbine pact tonight

PORTSMOUTH — At a meeting tonight, Nov. 6, the Town Council will review legal documents and possibly vote on an agreement with a private company to replace the broken wind turbine at the high school. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. Approved by voters in a $3 million bond

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

Sea Meadow Court was the scene of an auto accident that killed a pedestrian Oct. 19.

Portsmouth will make safety upgrades in Sea Meadow Farms

PORTSMOUTH — In the wake of a tragic auto accident that took the life of an elderly pedestrian Oct. 19, the town has agreed to work to improve safety conditions for both pedestrians and drivers in the Sea Meadow Farms neighborhood. Marilyn Oglo, 83, was killed while walking on Sea Meadow Court after being struck by

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

Until a memorandum of agreement was reached with the Town of Portsmouth, the state had ordered a costly sewer treatment system serving Portsmouth Park (pictured) and Island Park.

Sewers nixed in Portsmouth’s pact with DEM

PORTSMOUTH — The state’s longtime threat to force the town to install costly sewers servicing Island Park and Portsmouth Park has been removed under a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that was accepted by the Town Council in a 4-2 vote Monday night. “I think this is a point of time in Portsmouth history when we

Letter: Republicans did nothing to fix Portsmouth turbine

To the editor, When Portsmouth’s wind turbine broke, Republicans were in control of the Town Council. They did nothing to fix it; actually, I believe that then-President Joe Robicheau expressed the idea that we should “take it down and scrap it,” which would have cost us hundreds of thousands for the demolition, and still left

The state had previously ordered that the Town of Portsmouth install sewers in Portsmouth Park (pictured) and Island Park.

Portsmouth seeks accord with DEM over sewers

PORTSMOUTH — The town is one step closer to resolving its dispute with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) over sewers the state had previously ordered installed in the Island Park and Portsmouth Park neighborhoods. At its meeting Monday night, Oct. 27, the Town Council will discuss a possible settlement of a notice of violation

This photo provided by Island Park resident John McDaid shows one of Town Council member David Gleason’s campaign signs, incorporating the Portsmouth 375th anniversary logo, along Park Avenue.

Portsmouth candidate defends use of 375th logo on sign

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council candidate David Gleason is defending his campaign signs after a local resident accused him of “degrading” the Portsmouth 375th logo by using it in political advertising. In an e-mail sent Saturday morning to Town Council members, Town Administrator John Klimm and two members of the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee, Island Park resident