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Portsmouth council votes to begin process of fixing turbine

Portsmouth council votes to begin process of fixing turbine

PORTSMOUTH — Despite pleas from several residents to tear it down and cut taxpayers’ losses, the Town Council voted 4-2 Tuesday night to start the process of getting the broken turbine at the high school repaired and put back into service — a job that would cost an estimated $855,000. The vote gets the ball rolling

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

The R.I. Department of Transportation was busy Tuesday preparing a section of Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth for a road reduction which is expected to go into effect by Wednesday afternoon, May 21.

Bristol Ferry lane reduction in effect by Wednesday

PORTSMOUTH — A “road diet” for Bristol Ferry Road should go into effect by tomorrow afternoon, a spokeswoman for the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) said today. However, it seemed the bulk of the work was already completed by 5 p.m. Tuesday. RIDOT is reducing a 1.2-mile stretch of Bristol Ferry Road — from Turnpike Avenue

Letter: The rationale for Economic Council in Portsmouth

To the editor: To the good people of Portsmouth: Please take a moment to go to the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee (PEDC) website (www.portsmouthriedc.com) and look at the work we have done since September of 2012. There is the annual report of 2012. This rolled out the seven imperatives. They are “close the gap,” vision,

The current managers of the Melville Ponds Campground say the town is overcharging its users, many of whom have left to camp elsewhere.

Portsmouth mulls ways to ‘fix’ campground

PORTSMOUTH — Dissatisfied by the lack of profits being turned at the Melville Ponds Campground, the Town Council may put the management of the operation out to bid — or possibly shut down the operation for 2015. “It’s just not a healthy situation,” Town Administrator John Klimm told the Town Council during at budget workshop Monday night.