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A car passes under the Sakonnet River Bridge gantry on June 20 — the last day tolls were collected.  Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth seeks toll refund

Portsmouth seeks toll refund

PORTSMOUTH — Now that a toll has been eliminated from the Sakonnet River Bridge, the Town of Portsmouth is going after the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) for reimbursement of the “illegal” levy collected, which is said to be approaching a total of $1 million. The town first filed suit in U.S. District Court

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

Portsmouth Town Hall

Task force seeks efficiency in Portsmouth government

PORTSMOUTH — They usually make decisions independent of one another, but now members of the Town Council and School Committee are sitting down together in hopes of finding common ground, saving taxpayers money and making local government run more efficiently. “We can be a better ‘company’ through this efficiency review,” said School Committee Chairman David Croston,

Screenshot of the new Town of Portsmouth website’s home page.

Town of Portsmouth unveils new website

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council President James Seveney said every once in a while, a resident requests an e-mail or a phone call whenever an item of interest to them is placed on an upcoming meeting agenda. Honoring such a wish just wasn’t feasible, he said. Until now, that is. With the Town of Portsmouth’s new

The Town of Portsmouth's website is designed by CivicPlus, a company out of Kansas.

Businessman cries foul over Portsmouth’s website

PORTSMOUTH — A longtime internet consultant whose company designed the town’s first website in 1998 confronted town officials Monday night about their decision to hire a non-local business for the current municipal website. John Flanders, owner of John Flanders Internet Consulting, Inc., appeared before the Town Council Monday night to ask about the town’s bidding