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To the editor:  The Tiverton Town Budget Committee met last week on February 21 and witnessed one of the more highly anticipated presentations. This arrangement was offered by the new … more
Add the organization Wallet Hub to those who believe Rhode Island is one bad place to retire. The organization ranks the Ocean State next to last (Kentucky barely grabs that honor). Rhode … more
Portsmouth has banned single use plastic bags, as have Dartmouth, Bristol, Middletown, Newport, Boston and bunches of other towns all around. Barrington one-upped them all a few weeks ago when it … more
Barrington is spending nearly $140,000 to fix a problem that almost nobody considered a problem. It will soon be using all that money to install a splash pad and move a sculpture at Police Cove … more
To the editor: Two years ago the Warren Heritage Foundation established a permanent endowment fund for Warren at the Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, Rhode Island. The establishment of a … more
To the editor: This past fall, Barrington youth athletic associations were informed there was a proposal to quadruple the fees we pay the town for our field use with no plan to allocate the … more
To the editor: So, start time for schools will be set at a later hour for the beginning of the educational day for Barrington students. But this requires before and after school child care … more
I am writing in response to the letter entitled “Dogs should not be running wild, defecating on graves.” The level of disrespect cannot and should not, be ignored, but this brings up the … more
Thank God the guardians of local civility, the Censor Twins, have come forward in two Letters to the Nasty Editor to inform everyone and the Phoenix what constitutes acceptable public … more
Next Tuesday, voters of Bristol and Warren will have the opportunity to vote in the District 68 State Representative special election. This is a civic duty and an opportunity that should not be taken … more
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