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PORTSMOUTH — A member of the citizens group involved in the review of the updated Comprehensive Community Plan criticized the pace of progress on the document during a Planning Board … more
PORTSMOUTH — Terri Cortvriend, chairwoman of the Portsmouth School Committee, announced Sunday she is running as a Democrat in the 2018 elections for the R.I. House of … more
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Like any state that’s been around for 350 years, Rhode Island has amassed its fair share of outdated, obsolete or downright archaic legislation. House Majority … more
PORTSMOUTH — In a 4-3 vote Monday night, the Town Council granted a three-year contract extension to Town Administrator Richard Rainer, Jr., who first came aboard as manager in July … more
Sen. James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11-Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has introduced legislation that would ban “bump stocks” on semi-automatic firearms. A bump stock is an attachment that … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night approved a list of upcoming dates for review of the municipal budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. A joint Town Council/School Committee … more
TIVERTON — The Town of Tiverton is attempting to bring a halt to a motocross and all-terrain vehicle track and trails at 691 Brayton Road, and to that end has filed a lawsuit against Raymond E. Johnson and a company called Camaco Holdings. Both hold ownership or managing interests in the approximately 43-acre Brayton Road site which hosts the activities. Complaints about the activity and the noise it generates have been made to the town by neighbors, Tiverton Town Administrator Paul McGreevy said. more
Local legislators invite community members to share input on new legislation providing earned sick leave at the Teamsters Union Hall, 121 Brightridge Ave., East Providence, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6 … more
Construction on the Prudence Island Ferry dock is entering its final stages and should wrap up in a week or two, music to the ears of Prudence residents and visitors who have been losing patience … more
PORTSMOUTH — A public hearing on the 2017-2018 municipal budget for Portsmouth will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, in the Town Council chambers at Town Hall. more
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