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To the editor: The following is intended to be an open letter to attorney Arlene Violet in response to her open letter published by East Bay Media on Sept. 16-17, 2020. I am writing this open … more
Well, here we are. First, it’s reported that Trump called his assembled Joint Chiefs “babies and dopes” and said they couldn’t win wars anymore. Next we hear from multiple … more
President Donald J. Trump doesn’t want to lose his re-election. One of the ways he’s trying to stay in power is to try to impede the U.S. Postal Service in doing its job. According to … more
To the editor: Without question, there is concern about the ability of each of us to have our vote counted for the forthcoming election. The alarming warnings and machinations from the Trump … more
To the editor: I believe the exasperation being expressed by so many East Providence residents regarding this proposal is not motivated by the clichéd NIMBYism that typically accompanies … more
To the editor: As an elected official for the City of East Providence, it is my duty to fully investigate and do my due diligence regarding any issues that come before the council.  When the … more
After lagging behind their Massachusetts peers for a generation, Rhode Island schools set the standard for distance learning last spring. Led by the governor and commissioner of education, the public … more
As the superintendents of eight school districts in the East Bay, we are keenly aware of the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the start of the new school year. Every day, we speak to parents … more
To the editor: On Tuesday, July 28, William Barr, attorney general of the United States of America, was relentlessly questioned by Democrats on the House Judicial Committee for five … more
Here in Bristol we are distracted by flag controversies, disgruntled third-party politics and small-mentality. It is said that all politics is local, so I hope that we are able to see clearly what is … more
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