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To the editor: On Thursday night Barrington lost one of its own, Dr. Clive Bridgham. He was apparently murdered in his home in East Providence. He was found on Thursday night. He grew up here in … more
To the editor: I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she … more
To the editor: OK Arlene Violet, you are not over the top for Trump. (East Bay Life column, Jan. 10-11). Are/were you over the top for Barak Obama?   The eight years under that president … more
To the editor, The Trump administration recently announced its ecologically devastating plan to open offshore drilling up and down the East Coast.  Can you imagine the destruction an … more
To the editor: It’s difficult for me to put into words how to thank each and every one of you for all of the kindness, love, and support you have shown to our family throughout the most … more
To the editor: I have had the honor over the last decade to represent Barrington and the Riverside section of East Providence (District 66) as their State Representative in the General Assembly. … more
As leaders of the organization representing the K-12 principals of Rhode Island, we are compelled to offer an alternative perspective on Arlene Violet’s commentary (“Child abuse reporting … more
Gratitude and applause to those electric linemen who climbed up amidst the wires in frightful conditions these past few days. It’s work most of us can’t imagine. But National Grid’s … more
To the editor: It is public knowledge that Channel 10, in Providence, has been purchased by Sinclair Broadcasting, a conglomerate. With this new ownership apparently comes a requirement that the … more
To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers … more
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