Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Twelve candidates for the Charter Review Commission failed to show up for the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (“TTA”) Candidate Forum, and, except for vague answers from two, did not answer the TTA questionnaire. Nevertheless, public records exist: more
To the editor: Three cheers to Councilman Stanley for addressing his concerns regarding the Town Manager Reitsma, as I have been out spoken regarding issues that I felt were not right with his … more
To the editor: Anyone who follows through on what he promised to do is anything but below par… We would like to comment on a letter to the editor in the August 3 edition of the Sakonnet Times … more
To the editor: There is a lot to learn from the recent defeat of the Senate Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Every bill Republican leaders introduced had the same … more
To the editor: Good government requires elected officials who come to the table with their own ideas and perspectives about the small and large issues they will face. It also requires that these … more
To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is … more
To the editor: At least every six years, Tiverton elects a Charter Review Commission to review our towns charter. This commission’s duty is to review the charter in its current form. This commission meets for one year and makes recommendations for amendment revisions/additions. On election day. November, 2018, any proposed alterations are added to the ballot and voters have the final say to accept or reject those amendments. The charter is, therefore, the most important legal document of the town of Tiverton. It’s much more than the budget process and protecting the FTR more
To the editor: Residents of Tiverton have been fed many letters to the editor over the course of the last two months from many candidates for the Charter Review election that will take place on Tuesday, July 18. Many opinions have been shared and hopefully the candidates that have written letters have answered questions you may have had or shared valuable information with the voters who read these publications. more
To the editor, Energy — namely, electricity — is the modern day “fire” that drives our economy. As a former administrator of the RI Office of Energy Resources and as the RI … more
To the editor: On June 12, because I’m gay, I experienced a level of bigotry that I had not endured in over 50 years. I had almost forgotten it existed. Not since my elementary school days … more
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