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To the editor: It’s true. The total number of votes cast in favor of the most recent School Committee (SC) position elections dwarf the total votes in favor of the school budget cuts last … more
To the editor: I left my friend Bill twisting in the wind at last night’s FTM. He proposed a $3,000 cut to the town council budget in opposition to a raise in the town councilors’ … more
To the editor: What a victory for the people of Barrington. Our precious and beautiful beach will not be overrun for the entire weekend of June 8 and 9 by the Barrington Yacht Club as it hosts the … more
To the editor: If the calls which I have received from clients this week regarding the increase in their Westport real estate tax assessments for FY 2019 are accurate, then I would suggest that … more
To the editor, Questions are being asked about what appears to be a bait and switch regarding Westport’s new Heart of the Community school project. It sure doesn’t look like we’re going to … more
To the editor: These were my comments from the June 3, 2019, Tiverton Town Council meeting about the 2nd Amendment Resolution for the Town of Tiverton. I think we can all agree that we’d like … more
The cavalier attitude wherein Rhode Island politicians work for themselves by insuring their reelection through special interest legislation is much in evidence this session. You already know that … more
The trauma of the Silver Creek Bridge replacement continues. Bristol citizens and businesses have every right to assert their demand for a Rte. 114 (Hope Street) bypass during construction in the … more
To the editor: I would like to thank all that supported the motion made at the recent Financial Town Meeting to reduce the school budget by $246,000. I fully comprehend that the school budget is a … more
Remember …Proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free and I won’t forget the men who died and gave that right to me….. Artist: Lee Greenwood, Song: God Bless … more
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