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Employing a water option around the bridge traffic was an excellent idea. However, it was administered recklessly. more
Our progress toward energy independence from the vicissitudes of the global energy markets will not be without its frustrations and delays but making spurious connections with discredited state agencies is not helpful to the process. more
School administrators should remember that it’s okay for kids to have good, old-fashioned fun. more
At the Feb. 5 Barrington Town Council Meeting, Town Council Vice President Robert Humm presented his plan to upgrade the athletic fields in Barrington. He cited as … more
For those who doubt climate change: In my back yard I have a Winterberry bush that has beautiful red berries from late Fall through the Winter. I also have pine trees. Every Fall … more
To the editor: Councilor Robert Humm is zeroing in on lower Chianese field, a capped landfill, with a proposal at the Town Council meeting on Feb. 5 for a synthetic turf field with lights to … more
To the editor: Words matter, and a two letter suffix can be the difference between description and this newly understood concept of “othering.” Elder is a word that invokes a … more
To the editor: Last year the Barrington Town Council approved the spending of $69,750 to Traverse Landscape Architects for an “Athletic Fields Condition and Needs Analysis.”   … more
In the January 25, 2024 Shorelines Opinion Section, Mr. Clay Commons offers examples to show how well our economy is functioning and requests countering information. He explicitly states … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: During an address last week to the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Dan McKee suggested the worst traffic fallout from the Washington Bridge is in the past. … more
To the editor:     I would like to respond to Magnus Thorsson’s letter to the editor about the Resilience and Energy Committee’s conclusion on synthetic turf.   … more
To the editor: Mr. Kossak’s letter of Feb. 1 on the subject of assault weapons bans (“ Vote to ban ‘assault rifles’ would be totally unnecessary ”) deserves further … more
So, according to the current RIDOT deputy chief engineer, the Washington Bridge failures “might” have pre-existed, but no one had noticed this until recently. It was actually an … more
Last year Westport town officials wanted a $3 million override. Now we have a $31 million sewer project without financing costs. Not including financing costs is the first of several financial … more
The woman who oversees 36 Rhode Island school districts, 4 state-operated schools, 23 charter schools and 136,514 students could walk away from all that stress, take the superintendent’s job in … more
To the editor: What is going on here?   We heat our house in Barrington with natural gas. For January our cubic foot usage was 254. Cost of the product was $170 but the delivery … more
To the editor: As I walked into town hall today, to renew Callie Rose’s dog license, I looked up at the flag pole as I entered and saw the BLM flag flying over our veterans.   I … more
To the editor: As a member of the Resilience & Energy Committee, I want to shed light on our recent discussions and decisions regarding the potential installation of a synthetic turf field. … more
To the editor: As a board member of the Friends of the Barrington Public Library, I have been fortunate to have participated in an organization that since the 1980s has supported the continuous … more
In every season, hot or cold, Jan Malik was always “cool”. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: After a recent news dump, when the McKee administration shared details of a federal request for records related to the Washington Bridge, Gov. Dan McKee tried to regain control of … more
Is walking with a dog in a cemetery a new standard, or is Bristol just a special exception? more
I am publicly calling upon former Lt. Gov. Dan McKee to join 25 other governors and sign a letter of support for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is defending his state against illegal immigration. more
Recent experience in Warren has shown that the Planning Board has performed this task in a thorough and professional manner. The ability of the town to “govern itself” has not been compromised. more
You have only one solution that meets these obligations in consideration of the planned Penny Lane development. You can vote to disapprove the plan. more
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