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To the editor: I want to thank Antonio Viveiros, chairman of Westport’s elected School Board, for clarifying how the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) uses its sole discretion to … more
To the editor: I always believed that election results represented the truest measure of the will of the people, but apparently not according to the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA). In the … more
The scores were unacceptable. Something needed to be done to fix the schools. Rhode Island? Yes, based on the second year of administering the RICAS. Massachusetts? Yes, based on the first years … more
Note: This letter was submitted to the Bristol Town Council, Bristol Town Administrator and Director of Public Works. I respectfully offer the following information in hopes to persuade you to … more
To the editor: I could not believe the arrogance and ignorance of the Barrington School Committee moving forward, on taxpayers' dollars, to uphold a student's suspension related to him talking … more
Once again, Barrington students have distinguished themselves as some of the best in the nation. This time, it is for STEM. On Friday, the district announced that Barrington High School was ranked … more
To the editor: In recent letters, Tiverton town councilors Driggs and Cook demonstrated convincingly how frustrating it is to be in the minority of an elected body. This needn’t be the case, of … more
To the editor: Governor Raimondo came to Newport to announce her attempt to push legislation to hold National Grid accountable. Please note that this announcement occurred nine months after the … more
To the editor: After three years of effort by the Democrats to remove the Republican President of the United States, the basis for those efforts was exposed as being totally unfounded. Their … more
To the editor: Thank you to all who helped with our effort to help save the monarch butterfly. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the monarch butterfly is heading for extinction — … more
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