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Dear unvaccinated friends, you need to understand that every unvaccinated human body is a sanctuary for the coronavirus. It’s a safe place where the virus can rest, grow, multiply, and … more
Pondering this month’s coverage of billionaires, proving Sir Issac Newton’s law of gravity and motion, I reflected back on a momentous event 52 years ago. At  3:17 p.m. EST on … more
To the editor: On behalf of the Portsmouth Historical Society, I would like to publicly thank he Portsmouth Department of Public Works, and Nathan Minese, a graduate of Portsmouth High School, for … more
Last week, the extended family of The Post and East Bay Media Group, the paper’s parent company, learned of former editor David Howard’s passing. This week, on a more upbeat note, we … more
This has always been a special space in the local newspaper. Whether thoughtfully crafted after hours of research or thrown together on hectic deadline, the editorial is a revered tradition that … more
To the editor: Nimali power is seeking master plan approval for the development of a large-scale solar project at 2340 West Main Road in Portsmouth. This is on land owned by the Patriot Petroleum … more
To the editor: A quick question for those displaying the “In This House We Believe” signs: Who do you think you’re talking to? In this (conservative republican) house we … more
To the editor: Our East Providence Representatives Katherine Kazarian and Gregg Amore have introduced a bill in the Legislature, H6003, to make it easier for all Rhode Islanders to vote.  … more
Celebrating the abolition of slavery in the United States is a wonderful observance and a vivid reminder of America’s second greatest evil. The first was the wholesale killing of Native … more
To the editor: The principal role of a town council besides managing and governing the town is to represent the interests of their constituents.  Why has the Portsmouth Town Council … more
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