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To the editor: People across the country are protesting, some peacefully, some not, ostensibly, because Black Americans are being hunted down and killed by police. Lebron James talks of how he is … more
To the editor: Thank you for writing the article regarding my building permit. I was disappointed to see so many misrepresentations and half-truths told by the neighbors who have recently … more
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
To the editor: The town's apparent decision to "wing it" with respect to the flying of private flags on the town's public flagpole is destined to suffer the same fate as its ill-considered, … more
Well, here we are. First, it’s reported that Trump called his assembled Joint Chiefs “babies and dopes” and said they couldn’t win wars anymore. Next we hear from multiple … more
To the editor: We can all agree that keeping our children and teachers safe and healthy is a top priority. This letter’s purpose is to ask parents to truly understand how the requirement to … more
To the editor: Several points from last week's cover story on a neighborhood divided deserve clarification. The article described the efforts by Ms. Jayne, a Cranston resident, to develop a … more
To the editor: The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom in the world. If you ask the millions of immigrants who have aspired over the years to become American citizens and pledge … more
To the editor: Amidst protests nationally and in town, as part of a renewed civil rights movement, the town manager raised a Black Lives Matter flag. In raising the BLM flag, he signaled that the … 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
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