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“It’s gone.” He said it so fast, and with such conviction and a little regret, it took me aback. My dear friend Bob, an elite athlete in high school and college, has had his fair … more
To the editor: Last night we visited a neighbor's field where, about five years ago, we saw a magical display of thousands of fireflies. Since then their numbers have been decreasing: last night … more
To the editor: As I stroll through the back 40 in the late afternoons I don’t wonder that so many people are miserable with allergy attacks. I have spotted at least three different … more
To the editor: It's signature season! From now until July 10, candidates across the state are seeking signatures to get on the ballot. In order to get on a ballot, candidates file a paper with … more
To the editor: I found all the letters on your June 11 opinion page to be courageous and thought provoking, and they stirred me to continue my efforts to get justice for our indigenous people … more
To the editor: I would like the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4th is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and the … more
To the editor: I cannot recall seeing Michelle McGaw’s photograph on the front page — above the fold — of the Sakonnet Times when she announced her candidacy for the House of … more
To the editor: Do you know what it is like to become free? Do you know what it is like to escape enslavement, fleeing down Hix Bridge Road, past the Handy House towards the safety of New … more
He was born in London, the Edwardian early 20th century, when Britain still ruled the world's waves. But shortly after the death of his younger brother, their mother died and he was sent to New York … more
To the editor: Congratulations to all the seniors who graduated on June 11 2020. But what happened to social distancing and wearing a face mask?  Does it not apply to graduation … more
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