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To the editor: You may not be aware that the town's website provides an easy “e-mail opt-in” mechanism to notify residents when Town Council, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Review … more
To the editor: At the Sept. 9, 2019 Portsmouth Town council meeting, Councilor Abbott put forth a “Resolution requesting the State of Rhode Island conduct a safety review of East Main Road … more
To the editor: I applaud the Portsmouth Town Council for requesting a safety study of East Main Road. Rather than asking too much, as some suggest, I would argue that Portsmouth and Middletown … more
To the editor: East Main Road is a state highway. The responsible agency is RIDOT. In 1975 they presented their plans to upgrade it. I attended the presentation at Portsmouth Middle School. This … more
In the past several weeks there were three letters in the Phoenix dealing with gun violence. This is a serious problem that requires dispassionate discussion, a discussion based on fact not emotion. … more
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a Sept. 5, 2019 editorial, “No laughing matter,” regarding alternative energy. To the editor: If wind and solar are our … more
As with a lot of things during this administration, progress on alternative energy must happen in spite of, not because of, any Oval Office involvement. That was made clear yet again when our G-7 … more
The Aug. 22 Phoenix had an article entitled, “We should be addressing the real needs of students rather than schools.” The title makes much sense, but the content of Mr. Crowley’s … more
To the editor: If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Rhode Island, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or … more
In an op-ed piece in the Bristol Phoenix paper last week,  Joseph H. Crowley — a professional educator — suggests that poverty is the cause of educational underachievement. … more
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