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The Providence Water Supply Board wants to raise water rates 20 percent. The Bristol County Water Authority wants to end a century-old contract for water. Are they related? Yes. Does anyone care? Not … more
Government works best when it is open and consistent, almost machine-like in its approach to people and situations. A small-town government like Barrington’s absolutely must have personality … more
There are many concerns about the upcoming school year. Many. But in Barrington, parents should feel a measure of confidence when it comes to their children's teachers. They should know that … more
Who, in 2020, condones racism? Everyone with their hands up, please step aside. You can stand in the corner with your backwards, revolting, old, tired and closed view of the world. If not already … more
We have been quick to criticize National Grid's response to power outages during prior storms. So it is only fair that we praise the company's effort last week. The tropical storm — it had … more
After lagging behind their Massachusetts peers for a generation, Rhode Island schools set the standard for distance learning last spring. Led by the governor and commissioner of education, the public … more
The one constant throughout this pandemic is that no one agrees on anything. Scientists, governors and private citizens have demonstrated every reaction and position possible, and it’s … more
The murder of George Floyd lit a match to a nation loaded with combustible material. Quarantined and isolated for months, with tens of millions jobless, with economic stability shattered, with half … more
It’s never been easier to take an interest in your local government and actually see what your elected leaders are doing. And in this era of executive orders and daily briefings that impact … more
Two days of warm sunshine illuminated a stark reality in Barrington last weekend. When thousands of residents stumbled out of their houses into the bright sun of a true spring weekend, they found … more
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