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To the editor: The news of a “recall effort aimed at town council Chairman Rob Counter and Vice Chairman Justin Katz” is an embarrassment to the town of Tiverton, a wasted use of money and … more
To the editor: I recently wrote about the shoddy paving on Ridgeside Lane — driveway cuts not properly compacted that are going to prematurely fail. Tiverton DPW Director Richard Rogers came by … more
We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. … more
To the editor: The Mt. Hope Bridge is a classic. She is beautiful by day and beautiful by night.  But there are even more beautiful lights at night than hers.  We call those lights … more
To the editor: The Westport Community Preservation Committee invites all interested parties to attend our September 12, 2019, meeting at 7:05 p.m. on the second floor of the Town Hall. A … more
Kudos to our Zoning Board for seeing through the flim-flam reasoning behind the ‘Belvedere at Thames St.’ project. As dissenting members of the Planning Board and Historic District … more
The recent proposal to extend Wood Street to Chestnut Street, a spinoff from the Silver Creek Bridge Project, would be a disaster for the town. It would funnel traffic from Metacom through the quiet … more
Your editorial criticizes the Democratic Town Committee for “boasting” about the role of local Democrats in helping to pass House bill H5171B, which extended the statute of … more
Facts: El Paso and Dayton make 251 mass shootings in 216 days.Total number of gun incidents so far in 2019: 33,499Number of deaths: 8,896 (22,000 annual suicide by gun not included) Source: Gun … more
The reporting about David Barboza and his alleged pattern of sexual abuse of children, painstakingly written by Amanda Milkovitz in the Boston Globe, was earth-shattering. It took my breath away and … more
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