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Letter: Opting out is only option for angry parents

To the editor: “Students, parents can not opt out.” So says the edict form the editorial regarding state PARCC testing. Got it? It makes no difference what your reasons are. You must surrender your children to something you think is detrimental to them in order that the greater good is served. Besides, your reasons are

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Warren budget axe clips police cars, road repairs

Dozens of purchases, from SUVs to much-needed repair to Warren’s roads, fell victim to budget cuts when the Warren Town Council agreed earlier this month to present a $26 million budget to taxpayers at Financial Town Meeting in May. While many town departments saw decreases, some of the biggest cuts were to Warren’s capital projects

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Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns throughout the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 33 Meadowbrook Drive — Sunday, March 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ranch, 3, 2, $549,000. Residential Properties, Ceci Sartor, 401-245-9600. 5 Hillside Ave. — Sunday, March 22, 12-1:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 2.5, $395,000. Residential Properties Janet Maloy, 401-245-9600. 14

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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands recently in towns across the East Bay: Portsmouth 51 Rhode Island Blvd. — $315,000 34 King Phillip St. — $280,000 Tiverton 18 Randolph Ave. — $1,972 45 Lucy Ave. — $152,000 1413 Crandal Road — $185,000 35 Bourne Ave. — $178,000 41 Charles Drive #5 — $180,000 Westport 39-E

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Potholes by the hundred in Warren

Also: Rough winter puts DPW overtime budget $36,000 in the red — so far. The snow is slowly but surely melting, but the brutal weather has left behind one other frustration: Hundreds of potholes that have turned Warren’s streets into an obstacle course. Ever since the weather started easing two weeks ago, Department of Public Works

Rocky road toward a balanced budget in Warren

To the editor: Participating in my first budget session as a member of the Warren Town Council has been interesting and also challenging. I realize many pre-existing and binding financial commitments within our budget don’t allow much flexibility. Considering last year’s substantial yet unavoidable tax hike, I came to the table with the goal to

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