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Portsmouth council breezes through budget at hearing

Portsmouth council breezes through budget at hearing

PORTSMOUTH — It took the Town Council only 42 minutes Tuesday night to conduct a public hearing on the proposed $57.88 million budget for fiscal year 2015. Only a handful of people spoke up at the sparsely attended hearing in the middle school’s “Little Theater.” Larry Fitzmorris of the taxpayers watchdog group Portsmouth Concerned Citizens

Letter: Something stinks in Portsmouth

To the editor: As a lifelong resident of the town of Portsmouth and homeowner in Island Park, I couldn’t be sadder at what has transpired over the sewer issue. Portsmouth, as many cities and towns in New England, has faced the difficult and complicated issue of its aging infrastructure, in this case cesspools. I grew

Letter: Council meeting should have been public

To the editor, The Portsmouth Town Council met with four representatives of the Department of Environmental Management in executive session on April 1 to discuss the department’s order to construct a sewer system in the Island Park and Portsmouth Park communities. The council decided to meet with the DEM representatives in executive session under the

The R.I. Department of Environmental Management wants the town to install sewers at Portsmouth Park (pictured) and Island Park

Portsmouth updated on state’s sewers edict

PORTSMOUTH — The state is still insisting the Town of Portsmouth install sewers in Island Park and Portsmouth Park, but the town remains steadfast in its conviction that none are needed. The Town Council received an update on the sewer issue Monday night on a request by council member David Gleason. More than three years ago,