Author Archives: Letters to the Editor


Letter: Portsmouth firefighters always there for Prudence

Letter: Portsmouth firefighters always there for Prudence

Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Town Administrator John Klimm in regards to a fatal house fire that took place on Prudence Island in October. To the editor: On the evening of Oct. 16, 2014, the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department (PIVFD) was dispatched to Ross Avenue, on Prudence Island, for a reported house

Letter: East Bay Fast Pitch becomes Rhode Island Coastal Softball

To The Editor, After the resignation of its president, the girls East Bay Fast Pitch has been reorganized into Rhode Island Coastal Softball (RICS). At our September board meeting, everyone agreed it was a time to rebuild, and we began by taking an analytical approach to identify what the league did well and what needed

Opinion: Water source needed to defuse East Bay ‘time bomb’

By Halsey Herreshoff Bristol Town Council Having read the fine article by Eric Dickervitz in the Phoenix about the recent hearing before the Bristol Town Council by the Bristol County Water Authority, I write to amplify one facet of the problem to finding a back-up for our water supply. I must first emphasize that we

Letter: Thanks to RIDOT for Portsmouth road work

To the editor: Please allow me to publicly thank several people at RIDOT involved in the decision and execution of removing the frost heaves on East Main Road in Portsmouth. They are Director Michael Lewis, Kazem Farhoumand, Donald Iannuccilli, Robert Smith, Bernie Frezza, Joe Lima, Kate Wilson, Muraina Akinfolarin, and Frank Perri. Thanks to Lynch

Letter: ‘Lunatic fringe’ to blame for electricity price hike

To the editor: In January, you will receive a painful lesson, which will show you exactly how Rhode Island has become a laughing stock where businesses and retirees are driven away. Your electric bill will sharply increase. That will be caused by a sharp increase in the cost of natural gas, which is the primary