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We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. … more
To the editor: Over the last three weeks, Saints Matthew and Mark Episcopal Church has led an interfaith drive to raise money for families in turmoil at the southern border. Eleven other … more
To the editor: For over a year now my heart has ached thinking about the people, especially the children, being held in detention camps in El Paso, my hometown. I’ve prayed, cried, contacted … more
To the editor: Disgustingly consistent with Trump's "Go back to where you came from" chant is an editorial published in The Barrington Times on this past June 19 titled "Getting played." It slams … more
To the editor: As American citizens, as people of faith, and as human beings, we decry Donald Trump’s recent racist invective against four women of color - all American citizens, all elected … more
To the editor: Regarding Councilor Jacob Brier's letter "New approach to assessments is legal", Councilor Brier should stick to kissing babies and avoid assessing matters. It's apparent by his … more
To the editor: You know those greeting cards that play music? I was looking for a button to push to hear Kumbaya after reading Jacob Brier’s commentary piece about the tax assessor’s … more
To the editor: Councilman Jacob Brier is wrong.   In last week’s Barrington Times, his well-intentioned editorial “New approach to assessment is legal” is factually … more
By Jacob Brier Special to The Times Thank you for ​your recent coverage​ of the change in policy relating to home value assessments. Aside from the letters to the owners of the 450 or so … more
Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and … more
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