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To the editor: As legislators, we must treat each taxpayer dollar with the utmost respect, seeking to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency. That is our responsibility as elected officials. As … more
To the editor: I have just read the story about the Pontes land being made available to the town. Before the town or Ag Trust considers this, both the soils and groundwater should be tested. A … more
To the editor:It is our duty to remember those who are willing to carry out the difficult work of keeping us free. This became even more apparent to me at the start of this school year when one of … more
To the editor:During a lunch break, I ran into an elderly friend (let’s call him Buddy), who asked for a ride to Seekonk.  When I asked, what he needed in Seekonk, his response was … more
To the editor: This letter is intended to formally and publicly thank the Tiverton fire and police departments for their professionalism and compassion. In the early morning of Decemeber 31, … more
To the editor: Governor Gina Raimondo and DCYF have proposed a “voluntary” cut of 12 percent in current residential treatment reimbursement rates for traumatized youth and a $4.4 million … more
To the editor: The enormous costs of healthcare cannot be controlled by hospital closures and buyouts or cutting Medicaid funding. The solution is to pass legislation to create an improved … 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: Project Purple Week begins in Portsmouth on Saturday, Jan. 20, and runs until Jan. 27, but starting now you can get in on the action.  Imagine Portsmouth decked out in … 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
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