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Perennially, the common law concept of birthright citizenship comes back into the news. President Donald Trump has thrust the issue full stage and center when he proposed that he will stop the … more
I am writing this letter on Monday, Nov. 5, obviously without knowing the outcome of tomorrow’s election, because for what I’d like to say today, the result is irrelevant. It has been … more
At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared … more
This is a brief addendum to Manny Correia’s very fine tribute to Dominic “Zip” Raiola, (“In memory of the late ‘Zip’ Raiola,” Oct. 25 Phoenix). I feel … more
To the editor: I urge the public to come to the Tiverton Planning Board public hearing to voice opposition to a proposed 40-acre solar "farm" at Wingover Farm on Crandall Road. The developer … more
I want to clarify a number of issues relating to the Charter changes. I’ll address why we have 3 on the ballot and focus on the one that would allow (but not require) the Town to have DPW … more
Any way you look at it, November 6th will be an historic one in the City of East Providence. We’ll establish a City Council with four year terms. For the first time ever, we’ll choose our … more
All of us will soon know who have been elected to various offices on the state and federal level. The time-worn cliché has been, “May the best man (or woman) win!” The reality is … more
To the editor: I read carefully what town officials say what they plan to do if elected. As a former Republican and now Independent, I’m less concerned with party affiliation and more … more
To the editor: In the Oct 31, 2018 article, Votes Will Decide Charter Question, it was written that no candidates for Town Council had met with union leaders regarding the changes to the charter … more
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