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To the editor: I am a Portsmouth resident and voter, and I have no school-age children. Here’s why I am enthusiastic about supporting the $21.44 million school facilities bond in the special … more
To the editor: The members of the Portsmouth School Committee are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, and we are unanimous in our support for the school facilities bond on the ballot Nov. 2. … more
To the editor: Dear Portsmouth voters, A few people have raised questions as to “why now” for including new HVAC systems in the Portsmouth Schools Facilities Bond. All of the … more
To the editor: The voters of Portsmouth have an opportunity to approve two ballot initiatives in a special election on Nov 2. Both are forward-looking projects that voters should give strong … more
To the editor: Please vote yes on both questions.  It is essential that we maintain our school buildings. They are old, and we must realize that old buildings require more maintenance and … more
Best month of the year in New England? While July gets a lot of love, and September is a favorite for many, October should be in everyone’s top-three. Consider the opportunities in the next … more
To the editor: This November the taxpayers of Portsmouth will be asked to vote to go into more debt. Why?  I have lived in Portsmouth since 1991 in a home purchased that year. Since then I … more
Even though we know the days are getting shorter, we can imagine it is still summer when we see roses and our annuals and pretend not to see those poor clipped chrysanthemums. I had … more
To the editor: I have been sailing on the Sakonnet River for about 35 years. I’ve always made it home on my own. On Sept. 15 at about 5 p.m., a powerful gust tipped my sailboat over right in … more
To the editor: There is much to discuss about the proposed oyster farms in Seapowet waterway, but I would like to focus on a couple of points.  * Lack of public input — The process … more
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