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To the editor: The Barrington School Committee and administration have committed to implementation of later school start times in 2017 and are dedicated to identifying cost-effective strategies. … more
To the editor: Ok, so "keep calm and maintain perspective" may not be as rousing as "keep calm and carry on" was for wartime London, but perhaps it's a good fit for our town right now. Rhetorical … more
To the editor: The safety of our citizens is one of the foremost responsibilities of the Town of Barrington's municipal government. The recent snow storms have made it apparent that many of our … more
At the risk of stating the obvious: Don’t take to the roads today. Even if you enjoy a white-knuckle ride down Route 114 in Bristol or East Main Road in Portsmouth, the current white-out … more
To the editor: I couldn’t agree more with the opinion presented by your editorial of Feb. 9, 2017 concerning term limits. You so correctly advanced the position that a line item veto for … more
To the editor: It is concerning that Scott Douglas would discredit my comments made in a previous article regarding after school child care.  Read Scott Douglas's … more
To the editor: As grandparents of today's students, many of us are living on fixed incomes and the additional tax as a result of the unilateral decision by the school committee to change the start … more
To the editor: The Barrington Times has reported that at a special financial town meeting on March 16, the voters of Barrington will be asked to repeal the existing 4 percent cap on the Barrington … more
To the editor:  In 2017, Rhode Island lawmakers will once again receive the opportunity to promote the health of Rhode Island children by supporting legislation which will enforce the … more
To the editor:  It’s been a, well, interesting start to the year for US politics. Being a new year, it’s also a good time to reflect on what we do — and don’t — … more
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