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Letter: CPA gives Westport so much for so little

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: I again am taking a stand as a supporter of Community Preservation Act funding in Westport. It seems to me that it is nonsense to cut back on something that does so much good for us and which costs each of us so very little. We all share a little and get […]

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Letter: CPA the best deal ever; don’t diminish it

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: It would be easy to spend too much time refuting the misinformation showing up in the papers by people who want to see the CPA dismantled in Westport. Their agenda is transparent to anyone who’s familiar with the drama. They take a swing every year or so, and after they lose that […]

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Letter: Please attend meeting on road diet

By   /  March 30, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: On Monday, March 31, at 6 p.m., the Portsmouth Town Council will hold a public hearing in their council chambers about the proposed road diet on Bristol Ferry Road that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) recently announced. The Town Council is being very generous with their time and this is […]

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Are you listening, Bristol? Law is on Warren’s side

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  7 Comments

To the editor: The Town of Warren maintains that pursuant to Article VII of the Enabling Legislation, the treasurer of the Bristol Warren Regional School District is responsible for apportioning the proportionate share of costs between Bristol and Warren on a per pupil basis. Additionally, The Town of Warren asserts that the new state wide […]

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Explanation Needed Before Tax Rate Increases

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  2 Comments

I am writing in response to the article in the March 20 Bristol Phoenix reporting that the town administrator is seeking a $2 increase in the millage rate. That is a 15.6 percent increase in the millage rate (calculated by dividing the $2 by the old millage rate of $12.80). I understand that 11 percent […]

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Bristol Recycles Urges Proper Recycling

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Everyone should recycle all they can, but there can be some confusion when it comes to what goes in the blue bin. Stan Dimock, of the Bristol Recycles Committee, developed these concise recycling guidelines for Bristol residents: 1) Recycle any plastic containers that are up to 2 gallons in size. Rinse, attach cap, and place […]

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Letter: Many important reasons to vote yes on 1 and 2

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: I am asking my fellow residents of Westport to support ballot questions 1 and 2 at our annual town election on April 8. Ballot Question 1 creates a capital improvement stabilization fund that will allow the town to have a realistic capital improvement plan that will finally be funded to address the […]

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Planner offers much more than writer suggests

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  3 Comments

  To the editor:   Joe Sousa says he will not vote for hiring a town planner because the town has not seen any commercial growth, but it is for this reason, among many others, that Tiverton should hire a town planner.   Mr. Sousa misrepresents and misunderstands the role of a town planner as […]

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Letter: Vote yes on Westport override questions 1 and 2

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: We strongly urge the voters of Westport to support passage of Ballot Questions One and Two on April 8. Why do we support passage of the overrides you may be asking?  Westport has lost over $5 million in monies provided by the state to support our local town since 2009. Since 2009 […]

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Letter: Put differences aside — support override on April 8

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: An alarm has gone off in Westport.  But, will the town hear it?  No siren. No bells.  Just the soft sound of a letter landing on desks in Town Hall. On Friday, March 14, Jack Healey resigned as Westport town administrator, ending his letter thusly: “I will pray every day that Town […]

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