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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
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
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
We are a lucky community to have the good fortune to contemplate whether or not we want to add a project to Thames Street by having a lively discussion about the ever changing landscape of our … more
The sweep is complete, and give the progressive Democrats credit — they own the East Bay. The old guard that once controlled politics in this region saw this coming two years ago but could … more
To the editor: After three years of effort by the Democrats to remove the Republican President of the United States, the basis for those efforts was exposed as being totally unfounded. Their … more
I recently viewed the testimony of one abortion doctor who, after performing 1,200 abortions, finally looked with a degree of contemplation at the pieces of flesh lying on the table and drew the … more
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