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To the editor:Last week, at the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD) Joint Finance Committee Meeting (JFC), the Town of Bristol and the Town of Warren made significant progress in … more
Warren deserves credit this week for voting to fully fund the Bristol Warren Regional School District this coming year. That its representatives on the Joint Finance Committee were not successful in … more
To the editor: Up to 56 percent of our prison population is mentally ill. Up to 25 percent of our homeless suffer severe mental illness. Fourteen percent of youth diagnosed as mentally ill are on … more
To the editor: There are changes to Tiverton’s zoning regulations being proposed that would allow for the development of motocross venues on any parcel of land, 100 acres or more, in the R80 … more
To the editor: The Tiverton Charter Commission (CRC) has worked tirelessly for eight months, and will continue to work for the next four months until the end of the one-year term. The nine members … more
To the editor, After many decades, Tiverton has a new general retail store that is a completely new-built structure. Although this may not be the ideal retailer that many of its citizens had … more
To the editor: After reading both letters to the editor from P. Hilton and J. Caron, I strongly suggest that Mr. Caron reread Trisha's letter and apologize to Trisha Hilton and the taxpayers of … more
Barrington taxpayers just emerged from last year's rather painful budget season, and it now appears we're headed for another one.  Last year officials asked Barrington residents to cover a … more
To the editor: As a motorist that crosses the bike path on Bay Spring Ave. almost every day, I got to tell ya, this is a very dangerous intersection!  Very few people that use the bike … more
To the editor: I am writing as a 20-year resident of Tiverton to register my support for Twin River’s petition to operate on a 24/7 basis and to extend its ability to serve alcohol to 2 a.m. on … more
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