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This is in response to the Sept. 30 Speak Out call, “Open the Senior Center.” I am a senior who volunteers for the Benjamin Church Senior Center’s lunch program — first in … more
Nestled in our story about the rogue high school Halloween dance is a figure deserving of more attention. According to Mt. Hope High School Principal Deborah DiBiase, the school has confirmed … more
Last week’s you featured a story about how our town's police department is attempting to incentivize officers in order to combat the problem of recruitment and retention of personnel, which is … more
For the people who are not familiar with Congregational Street, it is a narrow, one-way street connecting Wood and High streets. Negotiating and parking has always been an adventure that usually … more
If you as an American ever wondered how a people as intelligent, empirical and rational as the Germans of the 1930s and ’40s allowed themselves to be divided, create classes of sub-humans, then … more
Best month of the year in New England? While July gets a lot of love, and September is a favorite for many, October should be in everyone’s top-three. Consider the opportunities in the next … more
Even though we know the days are getting shorter, we can imagine it is still summer when we see roses and our annuals and pretend not to see those poor clipped chrysanthemums. I had … more
To the editor:The very first thing I would do when the Sakonnet Times arrived was to go to Arlene Violet's column. If there was not one in that edition I felt cheated, something very important was … more
White Privilege may filter Stephan Brigidi’s view of the world, but it is presumptuous for him to use the word “our” to describe what is not a universal condition. … more
As any parent of school age children can tell you, the past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for our students. They have juggled distance learning, social distancing, masks, reduced … more
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