Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: The Barrington DEI Committee, henceforth referred to as B-DEI, has shown another documentary in their film series. To nobody's surprise, it was another America-hating, divisive … more
You, the reader, have every right to leave the United States. No one forces you to stay. more
This is in response to Clay Commons’s sarcastic “catastrophe” letter published last week. more
The July 11 letter “Fly your flags, or leave the Country”  leaves this reader baffled. more
A TRUE embrace of Diversity Equity and Inclusion should exist, but for philosophies – including ones you may not agree with. more
To the editor: Our government exists only to serve us-per our founders. It serves us through agents chosen by voters every few years, acting on our behalf. So, an election, by definition, is an … more
To the editor: I was very disappointed to learn that a Barrington School Committee member censored Betsy Brenner’s recent scheduled discussion with BHS students about her courageous fight … more
To the editor: There is an aspect of Councilman (Charles) Levesque’s letter published in the June 27, 2024 issue of The Portsmouth Times (“Water board had roundabout plans all … more
Another letter in Shorelines that describes the supposed threats from running deeply buried transmission lines through the uninhabited roadsides of Route 88 is truly Trumpian in its distortion and … more
The Mystic Aquarium marine rescue team arrived at Little Compton's Briggs Beach on July 10th when the young female minke was still alive . After her death, the team carved out a few inches here and … more
In going through a 1974 baseball scrapbook belonging to my late father, Gary Jennings Sr., I came across these newspaper clippings and realized they were from 50 years ago! I remember spending lots … more
Thirty-five years ago, my late husband, Phil Harper, planted a number of arborvitae trees on our property in Little Compton. These trees have grown to become a haven for numerous wildlife, providing … more
To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows … more
Walker’s Roadside Farm Stand started doing business in Little Compton in 1964. I moved to Little Compton about 35-40 years ago. Coll Walker was my neighbor. We became friends and I miss … more
To the editor: Nikki Haley has called Trump, among other things, “unhinged,” but has said she will support him because Biden has been a “catastrophe.” Friday, it was … more
To the editor: To all Island Park/Hummocks residents: In April of 2024, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its 2024 hurricane data. This year is forecasted to be the … more
Stroll down Hope Street, What do you see? more
As I drive over the Mt. Hope or Sakonnet bridges, I am grateful that I get to call this quirky peninsula my home. more
The removal of the word plantation from the official state name follows the removal of multiple offensive professional sports team's names and is another step in honoring those who suffered the horrors of the slave trade. more
To the editor: Portsmouth School Committee Chair Emily Copeland and I agree that a number of the school projects paid for by the recent bond were needed and are valuable. The issue is that the … more
To the editor: Charles Levesque’s recent letter to the editor (“Water board had roundabout plans all along,” Portsmouth Times, June 27) only heightens the deafness of our town … more
To the editor: The Town of Portsmouth needs more residents like Jim Nott. Jim has consistently demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to our community by volunteering 23-plus … more
To the editor: We were somewhat taken aback by the front page article in the June 26 article in the Barrington Times . When we were contacted by Council member Rob Humm, we were unaware of the … more
To the editor: On behalf of the American Legion Post 8 in Barrington and the veterans in our local communities, I want to express gratitude to all who provided donations during our poppy drive … more
To the editor: In 2020, a slim majority of voters foolishly erased the words “Providence Plantations” from the name of our country’s smallest state, a state which played a … more
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