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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 … more
To the editor: For the past year there has been considerable private and public bashing of the Tiverton Planning Board by a couple of Tiverton town councilors, the Tiverton Town Administrator and … more
To the editor: Limited natural resources and not snob zoning restrict the building of affordable housing in Little Compton. A Research Report by Statewide Planning in 1986 dictated at a minimum, … more
To the editor: Betty Ussach's letter of June 10th describing Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's financial abuses doesn't even scratch the surface of the sheriff's contempt for … more
I watched the testimony on H8244 and I commend Rep. Edwards for taking a stand and introducing the bill which is an attempt to move any new oyster farm to a location 1,000 feet offshore. Rep. Edwards … more
To the editor: I disagree, very strongly, with the lead editorial in the Barrington Times of June the 8th. A representative democracy is a form of government in which the people elect officials … more
To the editor: Every year, the fur trade is responsible for the deaths of more than 100 million foxes, mink, raccoon, dogs, chinchillas and rabbits simply for fashion. The vast majority of these … more
To the editor: State Senator Cindy Coyne's vote "Yes" last week in the RI Senate, on "S 2788," to allow unregulated dirty plastic waste incinerators, (aka "Pyrolysis"), in South Providence is … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Failure is an orphan, and victory has many fathers, as the saying goes. That helps explain why Gov. Dan McKee gathered with House Speaker Joe Shekarchi and Senate President … more
The Rhode Island General Assembly has a singular opportunity in this session to end years of chaos and confusion regarding where Rhode Islanders can exercise their constitutionally-protected rights … more
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