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To the editor: According to representatives of a newly formed “farmers alliance” speaking at the January 21 Select Board … more
To the editor: Talk to people about living in Westport and most people will say, “Oh, that’s the beautiful farm town tucked in between Fall River and New Bedford”.  And … more
To the editor: At the January 13 Open Forum portion of the Tiverton Town Council meeting, very disturbing statements and actions by the replacement Town Council President Patricia Hilton and … more
To the editor: Dear Dianne Baron and Tony Viveiros, We are a small group of long-time retired residents who meet occasionally — socially and to discuss town happenings — and are … more
To the editor: Regarding Alan Sorrentino’s letter about MLK designation being a sign of disrespect. JFK LBJ FDR Doesn’t look like disrespect to me. Lynn … more
Water is one of our most valuable resources. We were acutely reminded of this last year when our only source of supply, the East Bay Pipeline, was found to have a leak and needed to be shut down for … more
Bravo to Governor Gina Raimondo for aiming to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to get all of its power from renewable energy. That end-of decade goal might just be achievable and could … more
In her January 14 State of the State address, Governor Gina Raimondo made the improvement of education a top priority. Yet, she offered no viable prescription for the ailing public school system. It … more
Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court … more
To the editor: Is Rite Aid/ Walgreen's closing? I have heard that it is because of lighted signage that Walgreens wants to put up outside the store which seems to be a problem with local official … more
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