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To the editor: My name is Eric Letendre. I am a dog trainer in Westport. I have developed a free online course for dog owners. Many in our community are stuck inside right now and are dealing with … more
These are difficult times, tempered by good people, simple pleasures, touching moments … • Even on cold March weekdays, people — singles, couples, families — out hiking and … more
With all the frightening news that we are being constantly bombarded with, and the scary projected scenarios and uncertainties looming for the future, my engineer son-in-law brought up a truly … more
To the editor: On March 25, 2020, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a budget for the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD). The budget provides for all requested funding of the … more
Around 3 p.m. one day last week, I heard someone come up the stairs, then a knock at the door. I asked who is it? It was this sweet person whom I have talked about here and there for all her kindness … more
In the wake of the panic that has emerged due to the COVID-19 crisis, gun and ammunition sales across America have surged. While gun stores in Rhode Island and across the nation have seen long wait … more
To the editor:   As a member of many organizations, I receive invoices via my mail carrier to continue my membership. Often these invoices ask for additional funds at my discretion to help … more
To the editor: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation or postponement of numerous cultural and social events.  And cabin fever is a real possibility. What could be more welcome … more
To the editor: To all you hoarders out there, you know who you are. We’re in a pandemic, but you don’t seem to get it. The world’s in a mess and you have only added to the … more
To the editor: We would like to express our support for Donna Amaral, RN, for the Westport Board of Health.  Ms. Amaral moved to Westport when she was 9 years old.  She went on to become … more
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