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To the editor: In these turbulent times, we are all seeking refuge in a variety of ways. A favorite for myself and my family, is wherever nature is untouched. I was recently shocked to learn that … more
To the editor: I am writing in response to the article by Dennis Tabella, director, Defenders of Animals, Inc. What a bunch of bull. He is biased and not properly informed. Hunting is a … more
To the editor: We would like to endorse Donna Amaral RN for Westport Board of Health. We have been involved in politics for many years in Westport and seen some excellent candidates get … more
To the editor: Exponential spread gets discussed a lot but people don't seem to get it or its importance. Here is an illustration of a how a virus spreads exponentially. The numbers, with the … more
To the editor: The value of public open space is made clear, now more than ever, by the many physical and mental health benefits of time spent in nature. On behalf of the Aquidneck Land Trust … more
To the editor: What an awesome event the Westport School Parade was! Kudos to all who worked so hard on this.  I have never felt so appreciated as a teacher and been so moved by the … more
Governor Gina Raimondo has had a heap of criticism regarding her administration of the state. Since the buck stops with her, the negative critiques were warranted. Even her most vehement detractors, … more
To the editor: Last holiday season, my office requested help on behalf of a vulnerable population — local foster children. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) was, and still is, in … more
To the editor: My name is Eric Letendre. I am a dog trainer in Westport. I have developed a free online course for dog owners. Many in our community are stuck inside right now and are dealing with … more
These are difficult times, tempered by good people, simple pleasures, touching moments … • Even on cold March weekdays, people — singles, couples, families — out hiking and … more
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