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To the editor: On Wednesday, June 12, the Portsmouth Town council held a public hearing on the FY 2020 town budget. The council chambers were filled with many Prudence Island residents who … more
Poli-ticksBy Arlene VioletProtect the First AmendmentLet’s get this out of the way: Bishop Thomas Tobin, as a United States citizen with the same constitutional rights as anyone else, has the … more
To the editor: The best places for solar array installations are on the roofs of big box stores, in industrial park areas, or in abandoned parking lots — that is, on land we’ve already dug up, … more
To the editor: Across Massachusetts, spring is the season of movement. Hibernating animals emerge from their winter resting areas in search of food and mates. Turtles are no exception. From … more
I am an advocate for Property Relief Credit which is granted by R.I. General Law 44-33-3. Back in 2014, this law was revised, and the language deleted “Disabled Veterans” from this law. … more
To the editor, Thank you to the voters that recently supported me for another three-year term as treasurer of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District. I will try to validate your … more
In response to the letters to the editor on June 6, “The Drag Queen imbroglio” and “Common sense no longer,” I offer the following for your consideration. Call it a … more
Following the one-time cancellation of Drag Queen Story Hour at Roger’s Free, the Bristol Democratic Town Committee issued a statement asserting that “[t]he library’s decision does … more
Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Bristol on Saturday in a celebration of “Pride Month,” but there’s not much to be proud of here. The whole affair has been a mild embarrassment for … more
I am writing in response to the letters written by Michael Byrnes and Peter Hewett in the June 6 edition of the Phoenix. They both used words like morality, virtues, but they don’t see that … more
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