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To the editor: The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, May 16 in the opinion section published an article written by Fred Singer, a professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of … more
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the state attorney general’s statement May 14 that criticized the Portsmouth and Barrington town councils for approving resolutions urging the … more
To the editor: There are so many incredible things to say about the inaugural Portsmouth Farm-to-Farm Ride held this past Saturday. The smiling faces of 450 happy people riding and walking … more
To the editor, The Town Council of Portsmouth recently approved the hiring of a new finance director, the third in two years. It appears, however, that the candidate does not meet the primary … more
To the editor: Do you know what was located at the triangle at East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue before Bank Newport?  This was one of the questions posed last week at the Portsmouth … more
To the editor: Once again, legislation has been proposed in Rhode Island to ban battery cages for egg-laying hens. The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, H-7456, is a modest measure which … more
To the editor: Through the efforts of a Portsmouth High School student working on his senior project, Nathan Minese, and the great assistance from Brian Woodhead and the Portsmouth Public Works … more
When I run into people with French Canadian ancestry, I always ask if they have discovered an ancestor who was one of les filles du roi. Most don’t know what that is. When I tell them it means … more
To the editor: All politics is local. This is especially true of the politics of gun control. So, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, it would be prudent of us to take a closer look at … more
To the editor: Plastic litter — plastic bags, straws, plastic bottles, to-go coffee lids — ends up as debris on land and in our waterways. You have probably seen sad images of … more
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