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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
Editor’s note: Continuing on Little Compton’s 350th birthday celebration, the Town Crier writes of Queens and canes, and their ties to the town’s history. An article in the … 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
STORY OF THE WEEK: With 122 days until the Nov. 5 election (as of the writing of this column), Democrats find themselves in a fix. Various news reports this week had President Biden weighing a … 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
You might be surprised to know that Henry Winkler, better known as “The Fonz” on TV sitcom “Happy … more
If you watched the June 27 presidential debate you had to ask yourself one question: How dare the Republican and Democratic Parties leave you with a choice of two grievously flawed candidates for the … 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
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Kennedy - Nixon debate in 1960 marked the dawning of a new age, when the optics of televised images carried more weight than the substance of what candidates conveyed verbally. … 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
To the editor: I remain gob smacked by the lack of legal acuity and common sense demonstrated by Braxton Cloutier, Town Council, and Larry Berren, DEI Chair, attorneys both.   One … more
To the editor: As a small business owner running a pediatric occupational therapy institute in Rhode Island, I know that the struggle to find affordable, convenient child care is a daily reality … more
Recently, I overheard a local activist refer to another member of our community (who was discussing the current budget crisis in Warren) as a “right-wing nutjob”. more
Bullying shouldn’t be used to affect change...Goliath needs to extend the hand of cooperation. more
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would see a Juneteenth national holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery. more
My family and I want to thank Manny Correira for honoring my mother, Betty Grimo, on her 100th birthday celebration. more
I am appalled to find the butchery done to our roadside evergreens without any notice. Surprising in a town that cares for its history and its residents and greenery.  But perhaps not.  Too … more
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