The Portsmouth Town Council will discuss recommendations for the town's broken wind turbine generator, as well as the snow removal budget at tonight's meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Portsmouth Town Council
Monday, February 25, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Town Council will hold a public hearing tonight to discuss a proposed Anti-Coyote Feeding Ordinance, making Portsmouth only the second in state with such a law. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall (weather permitting).
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Portsmouth Town Council does not meet tonight, but we want to know what issue is most pressing in town.
What is the most pressing, important issue in town right now? The Portsmouth Town Council will not meet this week, but that doesn't mean we can't discuss what's most important in town. I want to know what issue you think the Portsmouth Town Council should discuss at its next council meeting. Coyotes? Wastewater? The wind turbine? What issue do you think the council should spend more time on? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Portsmouth Town Council will hear the request at a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
The Portsmouth Town Council will take up a number of issues tonight, including the school department's request to borrow $750,000. The school district is seeking the funds for school fire code upgrades at Hathaway Elementary School. The school department is also seeking an increase to the school department expenditure line. Tonight's meeting will be a joint budget workshop, followed by an executive session to discuss the Notice of Violation from the Department of Environmental Management. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. To see the full agenda, click here.
The town of Portsmouth plans to draft an Anti-Feeding Coyotes Ordinance, making it the second community in the state with such an ordinance.
The town of Portsmouth is planning to create an ordinance which mirrors Middletown's "No Coyote-Feeding Ordinance," according to Town Councilor Keith Hamilton on Tuesday. The council has "directed the solicitor to create an anti-wildlife feeding ordinance to mirror Middletown's," wrote Hamilton in an e-mail. The decision was made during Monday night's council meeting at Town Hall. Several residents have recently complained about an increase in coyote sightings in town. Earlier this week, we asked if Portsmouth had a coyote problem on Portsmouth Patch's Facebook page. Here's what a couple users had to say. Chris Redfern Carceller: From the amount of cats missing in town, and the loss of a friend's small dog due to a coyote attack last …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Portsmouth Town Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
The Portsmouth Town Council will take up a number of issues tonight, including hearing updates on a potential "coyote issue" in town. According to the meeting agenda, the council will discuss "a Potential Coyote-Related Ordinance and Update on Coyote-Related Issues." The council will also hear from three applicants who are interested in serving on the Portsmouth School Committee. A seat on the school committee became vacant this past November after member Jonathan Harris resigned one day after the General Election. The town council is responsible for appointing a member to the committee. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. To see the full agenda, click here.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Portsmouth Town Council met Monday night.
The Portsmouth Town Council met Monday night at Town Hall. The following is an account of actions taken during the meeting. The meeting began after 7 p.m. due to an executive session. Council honors Portsmouth officers, high school band 7:06 p.m. — The council ratified the police department promotions. The promotions included the following: Sgt. Steven Hoetzel to the rank of lieutenant; Det. Inspector Stephen Burns, sergeant; and Patrolman Nicholas Arruda, detective inspector. 7:09 — The council approved the promotions. 7:13 — Michael O'Brien was sworn into office as deputy chief for the Portsmouth Fire Department. Hoetzel, Burns and Arruda were sworn into office. 7:15 — Retired Police Chief Lance E. Hebert was honored with a …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Portsmouth Town Council met Monday night at Town Hall.
The Portsmouth Town Council held its first regular meeting of the new session on Monday night at Town Hall. Featured here is an account of actions taken during the meeting. Council swears in promoted firefighters 7 p.m. — Council swears-in the following Portsmouth firefighters: Steven L. Lynch, captain; Howard F. Tighe, captain; Carl J. Bowley, lieutenant; and Michael D. Pinksaw, lieutenant. 7:06 — Council commends election assistants and Board of Canvassers for work during the General Election. 7:08 — Council approves consent agenda and places it on file. 7:09 — This is the first business meeting as a sitting council, according to new council President Jim Seveney. 7:19 — Town Administrator John Klimm gives his report. Klimm says …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Portsmouth Town Council will hold a meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
The new Portsmouth Town Council is taking on several important issues at the first weekday meeting of the new session. Portsmouth School Committee vacancy The new members on the council will consider steps to replace a vacancy on the Portsmouth School Committee. Member Jonathan Harris stepped down a day after the General Election. The committee will receive his resignation letter and consider steps to advertise. The town council is responsible for appointing new members to the school committee. Ballot Question for Toll Issue? The town council will also discuss proposing a ballot question on the controversial issue of bridge tolls. Two hearings were recently held on this issue in Portsmouth and Tiverton. The Rhode Island Turnpike and …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
New members of the Portsmouth Town Council and School Committee were sworn into office Monday night.
A new political era took the helm in Portsmouth on Monday night. All elected officials of the Portsmouth Town Council and School Committee were officially sworn into office at Town Hall. The newly elected officials are mostly Democrats, who won big on election night after defeating several Republican incumbents. Girl Scouts began the evening ceremonies with the Pledge of Allegiance and "Star Spangled Banner." Outgoing members of the town council made closing remarks except Judi Staven, who was absent. Outgoing council President Joseph Robicheau thanked the Portsmouth Concerned Citizens (PCC), his wife and the bartenders of Fieldstones Grille for "staying open late." Senator-elect Chris Ottiano and Reps.-elect Dennis Canario, John …