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To the editor: Governor Gina Raimondo and DCYF have proposed a “voluntary” cut of 12 percent in current residential treatment reimbursement rates for traumatized youth and a $4.4 million … more
To the editor: After reading Bill Reed’s well-researched and documented article about Westport’s dismal financial health, we have to ask why wasn’t that information presented at any of the … more
To the editor: The enormous costs of healthcare cannot be controlled by hospital closures and buyouts or cutting Medicaid funding. The solution is to pass legislation to create an improved … more
To the editor: When the Middle School closed, the Westport School Committee faced the cold, hard truth that the relocation of our entire student body from four to three buildings is untenable over … more
The youngsters had all heard that working hard, keeping promises, getting good grades, believing in yourself are good things, and they’ll hear it again and again. Preaching it is one thing - … more
To the editor: As Ronald Reagan famously said some years ago: “There you go again!” Those of us who have lived in Westport for a while could anticipate that, if the town was trying once again … more
To the editor: So, this is where we are: building a new school for maybe or not, 68.4 million dollars on what amounts to wet lands (a former and present peat bog).   We, however, are told … more
To the editor: What happened? Sheesh. Thirty-one people, countless meetings, multiple surveys, a couple of PHD’s, four pages of paper and several thousands of dollars later and this is … more
My good friend Fred Bruno died yesterday. I was introduced to Fred many years ago by a mutual friend. The friend told me about a group known as the “Fathers of Daughters,” who met for … more
The Barrington School Committee conducts itself like the board of directors for a successful, multi-million-dollar corporation. In many ways, it is. The public schools (the corporation’s … more
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