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Note: Interim Warren Town Manager Jan Reitsma included this letter in his 2016-17 budget plan, presented to the Warren Town Council Tuesday night: In accordance with Section 15.18(2) of the Town Charter, I hereby submit the proposed budget for … more
Even though there’s snow on the ground, there’s the distinct feeling that we’ve lurched ahead into spring and into the maelstrom of a crazy political year. The groundhog was shadow-free. Football fans faced Monday morning bleary-eyed after the … more
To the editor: A group of concerned parents, teachers and students have joined together to try to persuade the school committee to delay the implementation of the new school start times until a proper task force can be established. … more
The Republican Party has become a front for the National Rifle Association (NRA). Its arguments against any gun control border on the absurd. Now, this comment, no doubt, will bring me widespread condemnation from the gun reactionaries populating … more
The New England Saltwater Fishing show is slated for Thursday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence. This year the show has over 225 exhibitors including tackle, rods, reels, electronics, charter guides, … more
To the editor: If nothing else, this presidential election has provided perfect clarity on just how stupid they think we are in Washington DC. There is no better example than the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Hillary's been tacking … more
To the editor: Response to Tiverton Town Council member Sousa's letter to the editor (Feb. 4): Joe Sousa made numerous postings on the Don’t Mall Tiverton (DMT) Facebook page in recent days, many of which revealed that he did not … more
To the editor: We can all agree that our roads and bridges are deplorable but is tolling the best solution to repair them? East Bay residents must be elated that the governor has chosen not to toll our area of the state. In fact, a … more
To the editor: As in the case of the 38 Studio debacle, the General Assembly was misled with erroneous information resulting in the inclusion of the Sakonnet Toll, Article 20, in the fiscal year 2012 Budget. A toll on the Sakonnet Bridge … more
To the editor: An open letter to Senators John McCain and Jack Reed … I begin this letter by complementing both of you for your ability to work together for the greater good of our country.  It also heartens me that the two … more
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