Sunday, February 14, 2016
Portsmouth

Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The town is offering recycling bins, compost bins and rain barrels to residents year-round. “The Town of Portsmouth is expanding recycling and waste reducing opportunities,” said Sanne Kure-Jensen, the town’s recycling coordinator. “Recycle bins help residents sort recycling materials at home and reduce the number of plastic bags thrown away after delivering recyclables at transfer stations. By composting food...

PORTSMOUTH — Forget about town business tonight and curl up in front of a fire instead. Due to today’s snowstorm, the regular Town Council meeting that had been scheduled for tonight, Feb. 8, has been canceled. The meeting was re-scheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 10, starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. However, the public hearing on a proposed amendment to the...

To the editor: We can all agree that our roads and bridges are deplorable but is tolling the best solution to repair them? East Bay residents must be elated that the governor has chosen not to toll our area of the state. In fact, a number of our local legislators will tell you that the working Sakonnet gantry recently paid for...

An anticipated 5-8 inches of snow — more to the south and east today, Monday, has prompted all pubic schools in our coverage area to close. Parking bans are also effect in the usual places through the day.

PORTSMOUTH — While most of you were watching the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, a different sort of victory was quietly being celebrated on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Workers from Aetna Bridge Company dismantled the toll gantry on the Portsmouth side of the span late Sunday night while a handful of local legislators and other bridge...

Did you know that in Rhode Island, it’s illegal to place a windmill within 25 rods of any traveled street or road? It’s a law that’s been around for more than a century and there may very well be a good reason for it, says House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton). But he thinks it’s one...

A forecast of 4-7 inches of snow has prompted cancellation of schools in Tiverton, Portsmouth and Little Compton today (Friday). Also closed are Bristol-Warren, Barrington and East Providence schools. No announcement yet (6:50 a.m.) for Westport Community Schools.

To the editor: As in the case of the 38 Studio debacle, the General Assembly was misled with erroneous information resulting in the inclusion of the Sakonnet Toll, Article 20, in the fiscal year 2012 Budget. A toll on the Sakonnet Bridge would not have help the economy nor create jobs, and the state stood to lose anywhere from $15 to...

PORTSMOUTH — A motorized electric scooter is available to a disabled veteran. Contact VFW 5390 in Common Fence Point for more information. In other news pertaining to local veterans: • American Legion Post 18 will host its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the VFW Hall in Common Fence Point, weather permitting. · Disabled American Veterans Lawson-Raiola Chapter 15 East...

This special program is offered only a couple times a year, and is a perfect after-dinner outing. Spend the evening by the fire in Mabel’s Studio, learning about different types of raptors, which species are local, and how to ID them in their natural habitat. Our Red-tailed Hawk and Barred Owl will both make an appearance; proceeds directly support...

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