Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Editorials

Editorials

Warren finally has weekend and holiday coverage in the animal control office, after town officials this week filled a new part time position approved by voters at the Financial Town Meeting in May. The...

Tiverton planners must wonder why they bothered over the past two years. Handed the biggest development proposal ever seen here, they’ve met night after long night to delve into the myriad details. They’ve analyzed traffic...

Libraries are a growth industry here and that speaks well for local priorities. Bristol recently increased funding for its Rogers Free Library. Warren still supports its gorgeous George Hail Library. Westport decided a few years...

For sheer waste of taxpayer money, it’s tough to top the ‘decibel detector.’ Every town that’s bought one for its police department ought to demand an immediate refund. The things clearly don’t work. How else to...

Bristol and Warren have fought for years over funding the regional school district the two towns share. One would think a voter-approved referendum and a judge's ruling would finally settle the long-running argument. Yet the...

Stone Bridge abutment dawdling will cost Tiverton residents their Grinnell’s Beach season this summer and could cost the town its harbor if the state doesn’t get moving. The state has been ‘about to start’ this...

Town Councilman Halsey Herreshoff walked into Monday night's budget hearing intending to leave well enough alone, declining to restore $10,000 cut from Explore Bristol's budget request. Then he encountered the throng of supporters who turned...

Warren should "celebrate" a Superior Court ruling that clarifies how state education dollars are distributed, but it should not celebrate long. The ruling by Judge Luis Matos is a significant setback for Warren's partners...

It may cost them a few dollars on a tax rate that is the envy of most towns around, but Westport voters can and should vote yes on two questions that will help their...

It may cost them a few dollars on a tax rate that is the envy of most towns around, but Westport voters can and should vote yes on two questions that will help their...
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