Tag Archives: Portsmouth Town Council

A car passes under the Sakonnet River Bridge gantry on June 20 — the last day a toll was collected.

Portsmouth to appeal dismissal of toll lawsuit

Portsmouth to appeal dismissal of toll lawsuit

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth plans to appeal last week’s court ruling that dismissed the town’s lawsuit over the Sakonnet River Bridge toll, according to Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux last week set aside the lawsuit filed by the town in April 2013, saying it was moot because the

A pay-as-you-throw program would help fund needed repairs to the transfer station facility on Hedly Street, according to the Portsmouth Solid Waste/Recycling Committee.

Portsmouth explores pay-as-you-throw program

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night will hear a request to schedule a workshop on a proposed pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) program at the transfer station on Hedly Street. The request for the workshop is being made by Bob Gessler, chairman of the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee. He’s asking that the workshop, which would take about two

James C. Seveney (left) and Keith E. Hamilton were voted vice president and president, respectively, of the Portsmouth Town Council Monday night. They were among seven council members who took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony Monday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Keith Hamilton new Portsmouth council president

PORTSMOUTH — Keith E. Hamilton, a Republican who was the highest vote-getter in the Town Council race Nov. 4, was unanimously selected as the panel’s new president in a swearing-in ceremony Monday night. James C. Seveney, a Democrat and the previous council president, was chosen as vice president in a 4-3 vote. Mr. Hamilton cast the

The Town of Portsmouth and Preserve Rhode Island are working together on a plan to rehabilitate the 1915 Phelps House for possible use as a bed and breakfast.

Portsmouth’s Phelps House targeted for B&B

PORTSMOUTH — A long-range plan to transform the historic Phelps House at Glen Farm into a bed and breakfast received initial endorsement by the Town Council Monday night when it voted unanimously to spend $49,500 for emergency repairs on the 1915 town-owned home. The town is working with the nonprofit historical preservation group Preserve Rhode Island

Constance L. Harding, who lost a seat on the Town Council by 46 votes on election night, has requested a recount.

Another Portsmouth candidate requests recount

PORTSMOUTH — A second candidate who ran for local office Nov. 4 has requested a recount. Constance L. Harding, an Independent candidate for Town Council who lost a seat on the panel by 46 votes on election night, made the request to Jacqueline S. Schulz, the town’s registrar of voters, shortly before the deadline Wednesday afternoon.

Portsmouth Town Administrator John Klimm at his desk Thursday morning. Mr. Klimm plans on pursuing other job opportunities after his three-year contract with the town expires Jan. 30, 2015. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth manager Klimm won’t seek contract extension

PORTSMOUTH — Only three years after he was hired to be Portsmouth’s town administrator, John Klimm today said he will not seek an extension of his contract, which expires Jan. 30, 2015. Mr. Klimm, a former Barnstable, Mass. town manager who was hired by the Town of Portsmouth in January 2012, said he loves the

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