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The following was sent to R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti as well as Gov. Gina Raimondo and municipal leaders in Barrington, Warren and Bristol. The East Bay Chamber of … more
Congratulations to Bristol Fourth of July Parade Chairwoman Michelle Martins, her parade team and the entire Fourth committee for another outstanding effort. The nation’s proudest Fourth of … more
What should have been a happy Fourth turned tragic for neighbors and us. We witnessed a horrific event. It’s not unfamiliar to us to see traffic accidents at the corner of Mount Hope Avenue … more
To the editor: One hopes, for his outlook and blood pressure, that Mr. Katz understands that all elected persons and groups in a democracy will face opposition among a portion of the public. … more
Welcome to Westport Health Notes, a monthly column from the Westport Board of Health (BOH). The goal is to share information with our community about local issues and projects, public health alerts, … more
To the editor: Last week I went to a funeral. My friend and one-time colleague Jim Taricani died 23 years after receiving a heart transplant. With infinite gratitude, Jim squeezed every ounce of … more
To the editor: I write regarding the recent article entitled "Town takes new approach on assessments." The "new approach," which deserves to be called The Assessment Shuffle, is fundamentally … more
Key findings by the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Institute for Education Policy are enough to make anyone concerned with education blanche. The report on the Providence School System … more
Regarding the Drag Queen Storytime at the Rogers Free Library on Saturday, June 15, I, for one, was not standing on either side of the library steps in protest, or in support. I for one, stand … more
Just a few years ago, a gas station dominated the view over Grinnell’s Beach, Tiverton’s most visible stretch of shoreline. The remnants of what was once Stone Bridge had collapsed in on … more
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