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PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Board of Canvassers has begun preparations for the upcoming 2018 midterm primary and general elections on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 6, … more
PORTSMOUTH — The pig puns were flying Monday night when the Town Council heard plans for the inspection and maintenance of Spectra Energy’s gas transmission pipeline that feeds … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night unanimously voted to remove Duncan Ingraham from the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee (PEDC) on the recommendation of that … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A proposed new deal between the city and its trash collection vendor was presented to the council at its meeting Tuesday night, March 6, one which manager Tim Chapman told the … more
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PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Like any state that’s been around for 350 years, Rhode Island has amassed its fair share of outdated, obsolete or downright archaic legislation.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
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