Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Portsmouth taxpayers have a rare opportunity this Nov. 2 to approve a bond that will accelerate much-needed deferred health and safety improvements for all of the district’s … more
To the editor: We are grateful to the residents of Portsmouth who have taken the time to learn about the school facilities bond referendum voters will consider on Tuesday, Nov. … more
An act of kindness and generosity by six sophomore Roger Williams University students proves there is hope for our younger generation. Last Sunday, Arthur Medeiros and I were having breakfast at … more
To the editor: Portsmouth voters must reject the referendum to transfer five acres of property overlooking Narragansett Bay to a private developer. If the referendum, is approved the future of the … more
To the editor:I would like to point out a major inconsistency between the two ballot questions. The school bond asks voters to approve $21.4 million, of which $4.5 million (is for) for … more
To the editor: Portsmouth voters: Do you have questions about ballot Question 2 (senior center) on the Nov. 2 election? I certainly do! Why did the Portsmouth Town Council omit any mention … more
To the editor: It may be that the state’s mandate, that each Rhode Island town have 10 percent of its housing affordable, is not enforceable. Providing affordable housing is not a town … more
To the editor: I am a Portsmouth resident and voter, and I have no school-age children. Here’s why I am enthusiastic about supporting the $21.44 million school facilities bond in the special … more
To the editor: Our news media is constantly filed with instances of governmental dysfunction. This is as it should be. However when our government performs commendably, we should highlight it. … more
To the editor: The members of the Portsmouth School Committee are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, and we are unanimous in our support for the school facilities bond on the ballot Nov. 2. … more
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