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To the editor: A good law is one which punishes the perpetrator of a crime while scrupulously maintaining and protecting the freedom and civil rights of society at large. It is unbiased, based on … more
To the editor: Regarding the article, “Lawmaker puts the brakes on automated speed enforcement,”thanks to Sen. Seveney and Rep. Cortvriend for sponsoring a bill to provide enabling … more
To the editor: At around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, Rhode Island Cox engineers reset internet access for customers across Newport county. They fixed something. Scores of residents who, for … more
It takes courage to stand up to a despot. In the second impeachment proceedings against President Donal Trump, there were more Republican women than men in the House and Senate with the guts to do … more
In Bill Bullard’s letter in the Feb. 11 Phoenix (“Diversity opponents speaking in code”), he confuses the issue by noting that “diversity,” “equity” and … more
In the space of one week, changes in the RI political landscape have been breathtaking. Regrettably, far too often what made the public gasp was the sheer audacity of the actions taken by a … more
To the editor: In response to the Feb 5, letter, “Coalition does not speak for Jewish community”: RI Coalition for Israel (www.ricoalitionforisrael.org) is an organization of … more
We are told that the U.S. Department of Justice has now charged more than 200 alleged seditionist/insurrectionists with a variety of crimes, including assault on police officers, aggravated assault, … more
To the editor: We would like to extend our gratitude to the generous individuals and businesses throughout Barrington and the entire East Bay. When Arts Alive! was established 11 years ago, we set … more
Covid has interrupted so many of life’s normal routines, but most jarring are those once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can never be recovered. Weddings can be postponed until better days. … more
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