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At the risk of sounding redundant, we once again implore the Bristol County Water Authority to stop dismantling a freshwater supply that served this region for more than a century. They won’t … more
“When you are in Nature’s Classroom you can take a break from the outside world. You build bonds and get closer with your classmates and teachers.” “It helped me learn more … more
The notion that the Second Amendment provides unrestricted rights to assault weapons is demonstrably false. Recent letters regurgitating the NRA’s talking points and citing constitutional … more
To the editor: Best way to handle the Tiverton recall? Educate yourself! Here are 10 good reasons why you should vote and vote yes on the recall: 1. The recall is allowed by Charter for … more
To the editor: There have been a lot of Facebook posts and letters in the opinion pages by TTA members and supporters telling people what my motivations for the recall are. With the exception … more
To the editor: Tiverton Town Councilors Donna Cook and Nancy Driggs have recently written letters  encouraging Tiverton voters to not vote in the upcoming recall on October 10. … more
To the editor: Councilors Coulter and Katz promised “honest government” ended quickly. As I expected, just doing as they pleased, and their “it’s-not-my-fault” attitude, they now blame … more
To the editor: I read with interest the recent “East Main’s changes” article, it being a serious hazard that needs to be addressed and corrected. In reality, all of East Main … more
I appreciate my column readers like David Ellis of Portsmouth who provide me documentation and insight into important public issues which are given short shrift by politicians and agencies that are … more
To the editor: On October 10 Tiverton will hold an election for two sitting Town Council members — Justin Katz and Robert “Rob” Coulter. This will be the first time that Tiverton Town … more
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