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To the editor: September 6, 1967 – 50 some-odd years ago today – my Marine company was overrun by elements of the entire North Vietnamese (NVA) 324B Division, sucking us into a maw of … more
To the editor: I would like to thank the voters of Middletown and Portsmouth for their patience with our signs, door knocks, e-mails and dog alerts ;-). The majority of primary voters have spoken … more
To the editor: The town's apparent decision to "wing it" with respect to the flying of private flags on the town's public flagpole is destined to suffer the same fate as its ill-considered, … more
Well, here we are. First, it’s reported that Trump called his assembled Joint Chiefs “babies and dopes” and said they couldn’t win wars anymore. Next we hear from multiple … more
When it comes to nursing home staffing and wages, problems abound with appropriate care. In past columns I have bemoaned the pittances paid to nursing aides. These workers perform jobs that very few … more
To the editor: We can all agree that keeping our children and teachers safe and healthy is a top priority. This letter’s purpose is to ask parents to truly understand how the requirement to … more
To the editor: Several points from last week's cover story on a neighborhood divided deserve clarification. The article described the efforts by Ms. Jayne, a Cranston resident, to develop a … more
“Can we all just get along?” This quote was uttered by Rodney King after several days of death and destruction amid the 1992 Los Angeles riots. All of this chaos was precipitated by a … more
Last week, Democratic Town Committee Chm. Erich Haslehurst and State Rep. Susan Donovan gave their responses to allegations made in the “Speak Out” column—proven true—that … more
To the editor: In response to the strong currents of racism in our nation, to the rise of Black Lives Matter, to the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by the police, and to recent … more
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