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STORY OF THE WEEK: In recent weeks, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha has used Twitter to amplify the fight for continued access to mifepristone, cite the need for those with power to … more
An array of bills before the Rhode Island General Assembly would chip away at both newspapers and transparency in government. They seek to alter numerous state laws that require governments, both … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Democratic field in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District is starting to gel, with a series of noteworthy developments this week. Former state Rep. Aaron Regunberg, … more
Once again the Second Amendment has its day, this time in the sanctity of an elementary school. Six innocent lives brutally taken, three of them children. Mentally ill persons occur in all … more
The following letter was sent to the Little Compton Town Council, following the recent appointment of Anthony DeSisto as the town's new solicitor. DeSisto also serves as council for the state Coastal … more
To the editor: Rhode Island’s General Assembly is about to consider a number of bills that can make you and your family less safe. These bills will restrict your firearms ownership, while … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Former Gov. Gina Raimondo talked a lot about the need to improve workers’ skills while building a more diversified economy. Her successor, Gov. Dan McKee, has emphasized … more
This letter is in response to Ms. Phinney’s recent Letter to the Editor in response to a letter submitted by my wife, Madeline O’Dell. The fact that you were jaw dropped to learn that … more
S TORY OF THE WEEK:  Can Rhode Island tax-cut its way to a more appealing business climate? That question has been subject to debate for years and it won’t stop now. For supporters, … more
R hode Island notables surely serve up a potpourri   of decisions for which they should take a bow or offer an apology. 2023 has had some sterling examples of both genius judgments and mistakes. … more
To the editor: Once again this year, the General Assembly is considering bills to clarify one of the oldest and most cherished Rhode Island constitutional rights — the “rights of … more
April is Citizen Science Month! You can join a growing community of “citizen scientists” who help to expand our body of scientific knowledge by crowdsourcing data collection. … more
This letter is in response to Ms. O’Dell’s Letter last week regarding affordable housing here in Little Compton. I was truly jaw dropped by reading her editorial. I had no idea that … more
I recently read the letter to the editor about low income housing in Little Compton.  I have to bring people in Little Compton back to reality. Having lived in Tiverton most of my life and … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If the election to succeed David Cicilline in the 1 st Congressional District was held last Friday, the favorites were Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos and state Sen. Sandra Cano … more
To the editor: The Times-Gazette’s thorough reporting of the 14 bills that have been proposed in the State House of Representatives to address the housing crisis is most welcome. The … more
The sun came out from behind the clouds just in time to shine on the second annual Shortest St. Paddies Day Parade in Adamsville on Saturday afternoon. It was a sight to behold. So many happy, … more
If I told you that Woodpeckers eat worms, I bet you wouldn’t believe me, but trust me. Early in the morning, when I first come down and look out the kitchen window onto the back lawn, I will … more
The marine science community knows this much for certain: The high-resolution geophysical (HRG) surveys used to site offshore wind turbines and transmission cabling causes harm and mortality to … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you want to feel a chill down your back, watch PBS Frontline’s report on the recent era of “easy money” – super-low interest rates … more
A package of 14 housing bill may be a boon to private developers, but without further legislative action it is unlikely to result in helping those most in need of housing in the state. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: With Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos having announced a run in CD1, the race to succeed U.S. Rep. David Cicilline is approaching a more active phase. All eyes are on House Speaker Joe … more
To the editor: The well-scripted and choreographed Kabuki theater at the House Judiciary Committee hearing March 6 for House Bills 5006, 5047, and 5228 was disheartening. Repetitious, … more
To the editor: David O’Connell (letters, "Many residents oppose proposed Assembly abortion bill," The Post, March 2, edition) seems to be lumping in all those who have had abortions with … more
To the editor: The Town of Portsmouth is poised to purchase the dilapidated Stone Bridge and (now known as) Billy’s Beach for $150,000 on June 3 from RIDOT. What’s the rush? Last … more
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