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Dear unvaccinated friends, you need to understand that every unvaccinated human body is a sanctuary for the coronavirus. It’s a safe place where the virus can rest, grow, multiply, and … more
Pondering this month’s coverage of billionaires, proving Sir Issac Newton’s law of gravity and motion, I reflected back on a momentous event 52 years ago. At  3:17 p.m. EST on … more
Last week, the extended family of The Post and East Bay Media Group, the paper’s parent company, learned of former editor David Howard’s passing. This week, on a more upbeat note, we … more
This has always been a special space in the local newspaper. Whether thoughtfully crafted after hours of research or thrown together on hectic deadline, the editorial is a revered tradition that … more
Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors To the editor: The big box meant to hold 20 pounds of black oil seed stands empty due to a ravaging raccoon who somehow climbs up and empties it. He … more
To the editor: This letter is addressing CRMC file no. 2020-04-037 Bowen oyster Farm project to be located in the Sakonnet River within the Seapowet Creek area. Just a few years ago the DEM along … more
To the editor: Every weekend, as I begin my day, my first stop at 8:30 is usually to unload the weekly trash. Up the road I go, half asleep but ready to sort through the various recyclables … more
To the editor: We are so lucky to live in a part of the country that has abundant open space and a rich tradition of local food production. However, open space and local food production require … more
To the editor: This letter serves as a warning to all decision makers regarding the proposed oyster farms in the Seapowet Waterway. I have sailed the Sakonnet since the 1960’s. I lived on my … more
To the editor: Westport taxpayers: While seeking truth that is unchanging, exclusive, and void of inconsistencies, we often experience a chilling effect on free speech. For instance, did you know … more
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