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To the editor: My name is Samara. I am a fourth grade student a Hampden Meadows School, my teacher is Ms. Katherine  Wilson. I am writing to tell you and future students about Mr. … more
To the editor: The bill mentioned in the May 9 issue would let seniors receive up to $1,500 off their property taxes, (which are exponentially rising) by volunteering their time for the town in … more
I recently wrote how as little as a 39-cent difference in rate per thousand between Budget #1 and Budget #2 would give Tiverton the money it needs to manage the town responsibly. That generated a few … more
Following a full decade during which Tiverton didn’t see a tax levy increase smaller than 3 percent, the financial town referendum (FTR) has brought much-needed relief. For the past four … more
Here again it is budget voting time and again they (the Tiverton Town Council and their cohorts) are propagandizing about what will be lost if we vote for Budget #2. Let me put things in … more
If you’ve been driving through Tiverton lately, you’ve most likely seen “Protect Your Taxes” signs around town. Some residents received bags with rocks thrown on our … more
To the editor: Many thanks to the Committee on Appropriations, the Town Council, School Committee, Town Manager Jim Cunha and team, Barrington Public Schools Superintendent Mike Messore and his … more
To the editor: Two articles caught my eye this week. In the Atlantic Monthly, James Fallows wrote about the American idea of "inclusion, expansiveness, opportunity, mobility, the open-ended … more
To the editor: Personally, I’m voting for Budget #1 since I see what is going on in Tiverton and I’m a native so I’ve been a witness to the dealings in this town. I hear my friends who live in other towns and cities tell me that they wish their taxes were as low as mine and have the services we have. more
To the editor: Thank you, friends/Tiverton residents who elected me. This is a note to you, to let you know in my first and second years on the budget committee I learned a lot and we worked well together. I also found that many town officials and others want to continue to spend, spend, spend. When you and I have to keep budgets low in our households, maybe giving up vacations, or not putting on siding or a new roof that we need.... it's not right. more
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