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To the editor: Born the son of a professional diplomat, I moved with my parents to the United States ( Washington, D.C.) in Nov. 1953.  My father’s work trips from D.C. took him to every corner … more
Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and … more
Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was … more
To the editor: Last week I went to a funeral. My friend and one-time colleague Jim Taricani died 23 years after receiving a heart transplant. With infinite gratitude, Jim squeezed every ounce of … more
In her column, “Is free always good?” Arlene Violet refers to some Warwick parents as “scofflaws” because, although they can afford to pay for their child’s school … more
To the editor: In regards to the Portsmouth Town Council voting to study regionalization of Newport and Portsmouth schools: • Newport spends taxpayers money with reckless abandon … more
The energy reality is what just happened at Brayton Point when those towers came tumbling down. Back when the decision was announced, a company spokesman called it simple economics — coal can no … more
To the editor: At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused. Bayer … more
To the editor: The release of the investigative report surrounding the circumstances of the tragic loss of Nathan Bruno has reaffirmed the importance of the mission and goals set forth by Be Great … more
To the editor: On Wednesday, June 12, the Portsmouth Town council held a public hearing on the FY 2020 town budget. The council chambers were filled with many Prudence Island residents who … more
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