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Often celebrated for their sacrifices and volunteer spirit, this town’s firefighters are not often recognized for one of their greatest contributions — saving taxpayers a lot of money. … more
Bravo to Governor Gina Raimondo for aiming to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to get all of its power from renewable energy. That end-of decade goal might just be achievable and could … more
The Aug. 22 Phoenix had an article entitled, “We should be addressing the real needs of students rather than schools.” The title makes much sense, but the content of Mr. Crowley’s … more
To the editor: The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is another “wonderful” idea promoted by our governor and the East Side (Providence) think tank in an attempt to extract … more
To the editor: During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a package, a … more
Last week’s letter by Peter Hewett, titled “It ain’t the gun that kills,” argued that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. The writer is certainly entitled to his … more
The typical reaction composed by our press and public figures focuses on the “shooting” side of “school shooting.” But no attention is made to the environment that the … more
To the editor: I have been a professional driver for over 40 years, operating in 45 states. Only one thing gets drivers to slow down, strict consistent enforcement. Unless it costs them money, … more
As a long time communicant of St. Mary’s parish, I am truly disheartened at how quickly some members of our church community were to throw Father Barry Gamache under the bus regarding David … more
Last Saturday,  we visited beautiful Bristol to walk along the shore on a hot summer day, and to have dinner at one of your great restaurants there. After having a delicious dinner and … more
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