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To the editor: Most often to maintain our composure, we just should apply a skeptical eye to what we read in the newspapers, smile to ourselves, and move on, but occasionally the truly ludicrous … more
To the editor:  Coastal Healing has every right to pursue and potentially obtain a site permit from the Planning Board to operate a recreational marijuana outlet on Route 6 in Westport.  … more
By Arlene Violet Does the good outweigh the bad in 2020? Were someone to ask what events do I remember about 1980, 1990 or 2000 — even 2010 — I’d have to wrack my … more
To the editor: You published a cartoon on page 6 of your 12/17/20 edition portraying Santa "vaccinating" the state of Rhode Island. My best guess is that the "injection" was administered in the … more
Cursed 2020 has taken so much already (freedoms, joy, travel, livelihoods, not to mention precious lives) … did it need to take away the beloved snow day, too? When Rhode Island acted … more
To the editor: If “2020” was a movie, I would not recommend it! Avoid it. Fast forward. It’s been harder for some to watch and experience than others.  We are all tired … more
There seems no end to the foolishness voiced by hired traffic engineers for whom the words “no apparent impact” apply to most any development and its impact on roadway congestion and … more
Last week, Gov. Gina Raimondo petitioned the Rhode Island Superior Court and obtained a temporary restraining order closing two Maxx Fitness Clubs in Lincoln and Warren, and in the case of the Warren … more
The solutions outlined to address substitute teacher shortages printed in the Oct. 9, Providence Journal, “50 Graduates of Fast-Track Training Substitute Teacher Program Will … more
To the editor: On behalf of Amicable Church I would like to thank the community for all their help in making our Thanksgiving basket project such a huge success.  We were able to provide a … more
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