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Joseph Crowley’s recent letter, entitled  “The real problem with our schools is poverty,” continues a theme that he pursued in two previous letters. As I noted in a previous … more
The scores were unacceptable. Something needed to be done to fix the schools. Rhode Island? Yes, based on the second year of administering the RICAS. Massachusetts? Yes, based on the first years … more
To the editor: Governor Raimondo came to Newport to announce her attempt to push legislation to hold National Grid accountable. Please note that this announcement occurred nine months after the … more
To the editor: After three years of effort by the Democrats to remove the Republican President of the United States, the basis for those efforts was exposed as being totally unfounded. Their … more
To the editor: Across the state in recent months, there has been an enormous amount of hand-wringing by some school officials over an advisory opinion issued this past April by former state … more
To the editor: We have been walking the (Glen Stream Trail) since I moved here almost 20 years ago.   This area is such a Portsmouth historical treasure, with all the stone work and the … more
To the editor: I am writing you with the hope you can answer a question for me in your weekly paper. I am a resident of Bristol, but my business is located in Portsmouth.  Our so-called … more
To the editor: If you want to help determine how Portsmouth properties are used for recreation and other community services and you are a Portsmouth resident or business owner/manager, please take … more
To the editor: There are so many reasons that Portsmouth and Aquidneck Island are a great place to live. One of them being the ability to access wonderful natural spaces without traveling long … more
To the editor: This letter is in reference to the property at The Glen in Portsmouth which is set to be sold at auction on Nov. 12. I am part of a group of local residents who have enjoyed … more
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