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To the editor: Am I the only person who hates the blue “Holiday” lights at the Barrington Town Hall?  I cringe every year when I drive by and see that town hall building dark and … more
There are certain recurring things in life that you can always set your clock by, such as long lines at the mall on Black Friday, hot and humid weather in July, and of course a regular bashing of … more
As a former municipal employee, now retired, I want to respond to the Bristol Phoenix editorial, entitled ”The end of contract give-and-take.” The editorial paints such a bleak picture … more
A Rhode Island threesome of municipal unions, lawmakers and flip-flopping governor threw property taxpayers under the bus again recently when they teamed up to strip any vestige of … more
To the editor: It’s disappointing to see that Verizon continues to waste trees on obsolete Yellow Pages. And it’s irritating as heck that they see fit to toss these relics into our … more
The Westport School Building Committee should know better than anybody that fortunes can turn on a dime. And for that very reason, this committee charged with guiding the town’s $97 million … more
To the editor: Oh, goody. This week the circus came to Tiverton, complete with clown car. One hopes they brought the VIP, the guy with the wheeled trash can and shovel who follows along after … more
To the editor: Dear Mr. Manners: Our TTA group got walloped on the recent Tiverton recall election.  We no longer enjoy a majority on the Town Council to perpetuate our mischief, oops, program of good … more
Following a somewhat familiar theme, the Barrington town government has again announced it is reducing a service to taxpayers (tax bills, of course, remain the same). The latest announcement came … more
To the editor: I was the kid without. Without new clothes, without name brands, without enough socks. We didn't always have heat or electricity. But my friends did. As did the majority of other … more
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