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To the editor:I'm disappointed that mistakes made by town hall have pushed back the medical marijuana zoning amendment once again. At this point, how can I not feel as if it is purposeful? More than … more
To the editor: Regarding Jeff Caron’s apparent rebuttal letter to the editor, yes Jeff, I am a union firefighter in another town. The term “firefighter” alone has more integrity in it than your Charter Review Commission (CRC) power grab attempt. It's amazing how out of one side of the mouth you claim the current Town Council is out to get the taxpayer, yet out of the other side you wish to give them more power? more
To the editor: So, Tiverton residents, the genius owner of Raylou Realty wants to build a complex that would embarrass Rube Goldberg! Moto cross; an amphitheater; EMS fire services and on and on! This mess "will catapult the site......" to where? more
To the editor: Once again, legislation has been proposed in Rhode Island to ban battery cages for egg-laying hens. The Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, H-7456, is a modest measure which … more
There is legislation pending before the Rhode Island General Assembly which would allow the parole board to grant parole to anyone after 15 years behind bars if they committed the crimes before their … more
The voters of Bristol approved a bond issue for a new marina on the east side of the harbor. From what I hear, there are more than 100 Bristol residents on the waiting list eager to get a slip. I … more
To the editor: During the school day I constantly notice kids, including myself, having trouble staying focused during the day. I often come into class and see people staring off into space or … more
To the editor: I am against granting Twin River 24 hour operation rights. Why should the small town of Tiverton be made to have more hours than Twin River's current hours of operation in … more
To the editor: I, Ann McDermott Boxler, would like to ask for your support and help elect me to the Westport Board of Selectmen at this year’s election. I am a lifelong resident of Westport, and … more
To the editor: Letters to the editor are often based on opinion, however when a writer states a blatantly incorrect conversation that took place at a public meeting, a meeting that the writer did … more
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