Author Archives: Letters to the Editor

Letter: Tourister plan’s economic impact understated

To the editor: I read with interest the Sept. 24 article “Mill plan: Financial gain for town?” Frankly, the benefit to the town projected by the developer’s consultant seemed considerably understated. The portion of the consultant’s report dealing with “government service” focused on the average per capita cost of $767.95. Any first-year student of economics

Letter: Portsmouth firefighters thank Dr. DeLeo

To the editor: This letter has been written on behalf of the Portsmouth Fire Department to express our gratitude to Dr. Julia DeLeo of Linden Tree Family Health Center. Recently, Dr. DeLeo agreed to become the medical director of the Portsmouth Fire Department’s emergency medical services. The efforts of the medical director allow the Portsmouth

A Rhode Islander’s responsibility regarding suicide

In Rhode Island, it’s easier to use our bridges to kill yourself, than it is to conduct business and tourism in the Ocean State. Each year bridges like the Mount Hope and Claiborne Pell become convenient facilitators of suicide in the minds of the ill. Both of the previously mentioned bridges, as well as others,

Letter: Thanks for turning the tide on trash

To the editor: More than 35 volunteers showed their care for clean oceans by participating in the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup last Saturday in Common Fence Point. The spirit of community was on high as individuals and families teamed up to rid the beaches of 661 pounds of debris in three hours. Girl Scout Troop

Thanks for supporting Bristol Rotary Club charities

To the editor: I want to send out a sincere thank you to the many local businesses and individuals who supported our annual Rotary Luau this year. Their donations for our silent auction, their attendance and generosity at the event, and their overall support of our club, raised nearly $10,000 for Rotary Foundation charities. I

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