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To the editor: Several years ago, it occurred to me that I wanted to take greater responsibility for my safety and that of my family. I am a daughter, sister, mother, and a registered nurse. As a … more
When state governments need money, they often focus on familiar targets: personal sins (drinking, smoking and gambling), fossil fuels and the rich. In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing … more
Several bills have been introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly to add a new top state personal income tax bracket, thereby threatening to impose a higher tax burden on business, and … more
To the editor: Municipal Communications and their local attorney are not only trying to impose upon our community an egregious monster cell tower that will confront and affront us every time we … more
To the editor: So you know where your Hummingbird Feeder is and you have extra sugar to make your own nectar? (1 cup sugar boiled with 4 cups water – no red coloring needed). Well, good for … more
To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston … more
As well illustrated by Senior Chief Salesi’s letter of last week (“The 11th Commandment?”), neither the Church or the Constitution conveys a “God given right” to bear … more
To the editor: We have so many people in this community that work tirelessly to teach our youth about the harmful effects of drugs. They include teachers, guidance counselors, police officers, … more
To the editor: Legalizing recreational marijuana (RM) is now on the plate of our governor and legislature. The projection is that in as little as a year RM will be in our state, and in a … more
To the editor: Thursday, April 1 is the 400th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the Pokanoket Massasoit Ousamequin and Plymouth Colony Governor John Carver. Their initial meeting … more
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