Letter to the Editor

I have had the pleasure of interacting with Terri Cortvriend regularly during her first two years as a State Representative for District 72 and enthusiastically support her candidacy for reelection. She is a committed public servant who always seeks out different points of view so she can represent the best interest of her constituents. She is a strong advocate for Portsmouth, Middletown, and all of Aquidneck Island, on issues ranging from coastal resilience to economic development and public education. Terri represents the change we desperately

Updated: Aug 29, 2020 The following was written and submitted by Sen Jim Seveney, District 11 & Rep Terri Cortvriend, District 72 . There is a looming issue facing our Senior Citizens in Portsmouth.  The Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, housed in the former Ann Hutchinson elementary school on Bristol Ferry Road, will be closing next June.  This 95 year old building has served our community well, but it’s reaching the end of useful life, and is beyond economic repair.  This loss will leave a big hole in the social fabric of

The following was submitted by Representative Terri Cortvriend (District 72, Portsmouth and Middletown). I write this letter in response to my opponent’s recent Letter to the Editor entitled “The buck stops here”  While I appreciate his passion I don’t believe he understands the role of a State Rep. in this process.  Sadly, the buck does not stop where he thinks… it stops with the Statewide Planning Commission,  They decide priority on road infrastructure projects through the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The legislature votes to fund

I’m writing in response to a recent Letter to the Editor entitled, “The Buck Stops Here.” The author seems to think that he can single-handedly fix East Main Road. He needs a reality check. The process of how state road repairs are prioritized and funded is complex and involves multiple stakeholders, including the RI State Planning Commission, RIDOT, local, state and federal elected officials, and federal agencies. Individuals from all these groups have worked for decades on fixing East Main Road. If the author