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To the editor: I would like to reinforce a statement that I made at the budget meeting last Tuesday. The Portsmouth public school district is the crown jewel of our community. It is the main … more
To the editor: I write concerning the letter you published on April 15 entitled ‘Transportation and Climate Initiative will hike fuel costs,’ from Larry Fitzmorris. Mr. Fitzmorris … more
To the editor: As the likely legalization of recreational marijuana for residents over 21 years of age in Rhode Island is moving forward, I encourage parents to learn how this could impact their … more
To the editor: Every week I read the Portsmouth Times and recently there has been much commentary about the Senior Center. With an announced closing of the center on June 30, 2021, the crisis for … more
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: Many of our favorite local attractions were closed or restricted in summer 2020. Third Beach in Middletown was no exception. Citing the need to maintain adequate social distancing, … more
To the editor: One has to be captivated by the speed with which government moves in Portsmouth.  Consider that in 2007, the Portsmouth Town Council sought and received permission from the … 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
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