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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 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

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

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

Portsmouth Town Administrator John C. Klimm gives an update on the wind turbine project at the Oct. 20 town council meeting.

With turbine deadline looming, Portsmouth council seeks school board input

PORTSMOUTH — Facing a Nov. 1 deadline set by the company seeking to replace the wind turbine at the high school, the Portsmouth Town Council on Oct. 20 instructed Town Administrator John C. Klimm to open talks with the school committee to bring them on board. Mr. Klimm said on Monday night that he was

Portsmouth residents would have to pay to use Sandy Point Beach — $30 for a season pass — under a recommendation by the New Revenue Working Group. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth looks to fees for new revenue sources

PORTSMOUTH — Local residents would have to pay to use Sandy Point Beach and for ambulance service, and shell out considerably more for a mooring, under a list of recommendations a new panel has made in hopes of boosting revenue for the town’s coffers. The town could bring in more than $685,000 in additional revenue

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