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To the editor: What kind of sense does this make that the “recallers” want you to remove (for the vaguest of reasons, and certainly no alleged crime or corruption) two of the town councilors … more
To the editor: For the Tiverton recall election on October 10 to be valid, at least 940 voters must participate.  Even a blank ballot counts.  If there are fewer than 940 ballots cast, it … more
It takes a lot to top the gall of Governor Gina Raimondo, who is intent on awarding a no-bid, 20 year, $1 billion contract to IGT whose lobbyist is her personal friend, political partner, and … more
There is a report of a new plan for the Silver Creek bridge being considered by DOT that would properly address sea level rise and provide for a realistic work schedule. One contractor is said to … more
To the editor: We live in a wonderful town. A quick perusal of our recent paper informs us about the “stellar reviews” of the Nayatt Road paving project, a research study about … more
To the editor:I’m happy to explain why I penned the resolution to restore the mayor's proposed cut of $950,000 (the $950k the School Committee voted unanimously to request), and to explain … more
To the editor:In this year’s school budget the school administration asked the tax payers for an additional $950,000 for school capital improvements. A few weeks ago, the school superintendent … more
To the editor: Reports on new outrages have recently drowned out some of the coverage of the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and immigrants at our southern border and across our nation’s … more
To the editor: In last week's letter to the editor "Editorial about Palmer Pointe was all wrong", housing board member Chris Brady tries to convince residents that affordable housing developers in … more
Hats off to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker for having the gumption to ban the sale of vaping products — a common sense step that other states and the federal government had all talked about … more
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