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At least one local farm has signed on to the trend of calling the beef and other meats it sells “proteins.” No, these are living creatures — born, raised and slaughtered to feed us. We need … more
One of the most salient, sage comments to come from what has appreciably been an auspicious start to the term of the City Council elected in November 2018 was delivered last week by new Ward 3 … more
Here’s the good news: The Barrington Town Council created a new committee to draft a report that discusses how the town can improve and maintain athletic fields, acquire more field space, and … more
The government machine never stops. Driven by salaries, pensions, health benefits, new services, capital projects, technology … the cost of doing the public’s business never stops … more
My congratulations to Hunter Rodriguez for winning this year’s Bristol Fourth of July Button Contest. My disappointment to the contest judges for accepting an illustration on the button, of … more
A few weeks ago I read an opinion piece that really sparked my interest. In it, the letter-writer makes a few claims about the people of Rhode Island and how we should consider that those who … more
To the editor: As vice president of the Tiverton Town Council and a member of the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA), I feel I have to respond to William McLaughlin’s letter attacking us, … more
To the editor: ‘The Curious Case of Weatherlow Farms’ has the makings of a mystery novel that promises to unfold further at next Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen Public Hearing — set for 6 … more
To the editor: I am writing this letter to correct an error in the February 28 edition of the Sakonnet Times in the article: “Dumping puts a dent on Planet Aid work her.” That article … more
To the editor: This is what the four TTA Tiverton Town Council members (Katz, Coulter, Cook and Driggs) have been up to in their first five months in office. • On December 27, they hijacked … more
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