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To the editor: On the Tiverton Planning Board agenda for Tuesday, May 17 is the Seasons Corner Market, a 24-hour gas station/convenience store with a drive-up coffee shop window planned for the … more
To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice … more
To the editor: Why does Westport Shorelines continue to publish the lengthy and sometimes incomprehensible rants from Will Newman? His May 5 opinion piece is just another example. He uses lots of … more
To the editor: The Tiverton Town Council needs to step up to the plate on this one and rein in the town administrator in his current attempts to control the planning board and its decision-making. … more
By Jenny O'Neill Westport’s old-timers have fond memories of a now forgotten tradition of May baskets. These hand-made paper or cardboard baskets, filled with small treats and trinkets, were … more
To the editor: Ka-Boom!  Could our democratic society implode from internal causes?  Tragically, this is becoming thinkable and even likely.  Many Americans seem clueless or … more
To the editor: Recently, the Little Compton community came together in an effort to renovate the local playground. Volunteers spread 215 yards of playground mulch, relocation of site equipment, … more
To the editor: Liberty, in common usage, means “freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.” Thankfully, because of our constitution, we have a system of laws to protect … more
To the editor: This letter is in response to Will Newman's letter of April 7, titled "Not hard to see who scorns woman in America." Mr. Newman forgets about the Democratic senator … more
Mother’s Day is the day when we celebrate our moms and the other women in our lives who have given us love, guidance, inspiration, and support.What we don’t often do on Mother’s … more
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