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To the editor: We write in support of Brian Valcourt and Steve Ouellette for selectmen, and in opposition to Dick Spirlet. There are many accomplishments and characteristics to recommend … more
Tuesday night I lay awake for a long time because I could not stop thinking about a conversation I had with a woman at the check-out line at the grocery store. After complimenting me on my … more
To the editor: As a Westport resident and business owner, I applaud your editorial last week ("One fine mess we've made") concerning street litter appearing beneath the winter melt. Last year, … more
To the editor: It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve our community on the Board of Selectmen for three terms (2010 through 2016) and I am excited to announce my candidacy for selectman of … more
To the editor: The year was 1892. Benjamin Harrison was President of the United States and Herbert Ladd was the Governor of Rhode Island. In 1892, the “Committee of Ten,” led by Charles … more
To the editor “Grandfathered” is the term used to describe the condition where a person or entity has gained a right by unwritten means. • How are grandfathered rights acquired? There … more
To the editor: Voting time is upon us again, and I’m writing to express my support for Steve Ouellette and Brian Valcourt for selectmen. Steve Ouellette has been a selectman for multiple … more
To the editor: I am writing today to express my hope that Rhode Island will finally pass a law to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.  Current Rhode Island law makes it too easy for … more
I have been reading about teachers, parents, children WHO ARE COMPLAINING about the February and April vacations, more concerned about how are they going to go on vacation; they can’t go on … more
Kudos to Governor Gina Raimondo for proposing sound ethics legislation. Her bills include barring anyone with overdue campaign fines from running for office and one for auditing 25 percent of all … more
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