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It is a rare occasion when I praise the RI Speaker of the House and Senate President. Praise is due, however, for their recent actions. Here are the reasons why:House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello-The … more
On behalf of the Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF), we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support and generosity of the community. The 11th annual Bodacious Bee was a great … more
To the editor: At a recent special Tiverton Town Council meeting, there was a position taken by the Town Council president that obtaining a property tax rate in the lower half of the nine … more
Tiverton, Little Compton and towns all around would be wise to follow Portsmouth’s lead and keep their guard up and options open concerning the threat of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. While … more
The Town of Warren will be initiating two drainage improvement projects shortly which will be funded by a combination of Town funds and grants from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental … more
To the editor:I support Bill Gerlach’s letter published last week in these pages, calling for action in response to the incontrovertible threat that is climate change. Here, I would like to add … more
To the editor: I would like to thank the parents who paid to submit a letter in the February 27 Sakonnet Times. I am honored and humbled by their many kind thoughts. It isn’t often that one … more
Kudos to Attorney General Peter Neronha for 2 thoughtful pieces of legislation. His first bill would reduce simple possession of 1 ounce or less of a controlled substance (other than marijuana where … more
To the editor: The Portsmouth Historical Society recently received an $8,000 grant from The R.I. Heritage Harbor Foundation to replace historic signs in Portsmouth.  The grant was obtained … more
To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since … more
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