Portsmouth's provisional budget calls for 43-cent tax rate hike

More than $130K in new spending requests added

By Jim McGaw
Posted 5/15/19

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council approved more than $130,000 in additional spending requests, including the creation of a full-time position for the parks and recreation director, when it …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.