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Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive … more
Over the past several months, the Bristol Warren Regional School District has been the recipient of negative attention in the media. It goes without saying that our district, like any district, faces … more
Dartmouth has a dog park, as do Portsmouth, Fall River and lots of towns all around. Tiverton and Westport don’t have dog parks yet but could and should. Unlike bike paths, which these towns … more
To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for … more
To the editor: It comes as no surprise that the thoughts and opinions of residents are dismissed in written hoop-la by Justin Katz. These two letters were submitted by Mr. McLaughlin and Mrs. … more
To the editor: When a long standing zoning ordinance is significantly changed you can be sure there will be "winners" and "losers.”  A transfer of wealth from one class of taxpayer to another … more
So you have made the hummingbird syrup/nectar (1 cup sugar to 4 cups water boiled)? And filled the feeder to greet the weary travelers? Good for you! I love this time of year as almost every … more
To the editor,  The recent letter of attack on Republican William McLaughlin by the “Tiverton Town Republican Committee” (TRTC) is nothing more than a bad chess move. TRTC Chairman Richard … more
To the editor: Mr. Katz’s letter to the editor on 4/11/19 was missing some important information. Regarding his choice of solicitor: Mr. Katz indicated that “the prior solicitor had … more
To the editor:  Dear Peter: Back off!! I’m happy for you and your relationship with your God and religion, however, there’s a reason for separation of Church and State, so … more
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