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A disturbing trend, in my opinion, is the frequent usage by the Bristol Town Council of “Request for Executive Session Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (5),” and sometimes more than once in a … more
As leaders of the organization representing the K-12 principals of Rhode Island, we are compelled to offer an alternative perspective on Arlene Violet’s commentary (“Child abuse reporting … more
Some were stunned when a prosecutor suggested probation all around for those facing charges for their actions in the horrific tenant “farm” animal cruelty discovered hidden away in the Westport … more
To the editor: Animal abuse is legislated in Massachusetts as a serious felony, punishable by up to seven years imprisonment, by a fine up to $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment. A subsequent … more
  To the editor: Any time anyone talks about the coyotes/wolf hybrids predators (not indigenous to RI) and said a cat was taken you have everyone coming out of the woodwork writing hate … more
To the editor: Three reasons to support the Westport School Building Committee’s plan … 1.Building two new schools together as one on the former middle school site is more … more
To the editor: Last week your Charter Review Commission (CRC) published the first draft charter language to address the anticipated $3 million (minimum) casino gaming revenue. The draft uses … more
On October 24 a candidate announced his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, but the race for that slot is more than a contest for a statewide office. Rhode Island State Representative Aaron Regunberg … more
To the editor: Last Friday night the Newport Navy Choristers gave a Christmas concert in Portsmouth and an estimated 350 people from the community came to hear the music and get into the Christmas … more
“Identity politics is a safe place FROM thoughts rather than a safe place FOR thought.” -Salman RushdieBret Stephens, an op-ed columnist, published his recent lecture, The Dying Art of … more
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