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EDITOR's NOTE: The following is a guest commentary by former Bristol Town Councilman and Town Administrator Halsey Herreshoff. The Bristol Phoenix of May 18 well described the funding crisis of … more
To the editor: Twelve candidates for the Charter Review Commission failed to show up for the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (“TTA”) Candidate Forum, and, except for vague answers from two, did not answer the TTA questionnaire. Nevertheless, public records exist: more
To the editor: Apart from the probability he is partly a product of the say-so of numerous know-nothings on matters of law, those who herald new US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as a Trump … more
To the editor: Tiverton’s Budget Committee has been taken over by a special interest group whose primary objective has been to have enough power to successfully strip funding from various town … 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: The absolute worst thing to ever happen in women fashion is the recent development of yoga pants as daily wear outside the yoga studio.  Not since the mini-skirt has there … more
To the editor:I teach at UMass Dartmouth. I am in the business of preparing students for their future (some of whom may be your sons and daughters), an enterprise that only makes sense when they can … more
To the editor: Anyone who follows through on what he promised to do is anything but below par… We would like to comment on a letter to the editor in the August 3 edition of the Sakonnet Times … more
These are dark times when the very foundation of our democracy is under attack through hateful words and actions coming from the Oval Office. I am enraged and horrified by the executive order to … more
To the editor, Dear members of the RI House Judiciary Committee, I understand you had a hearing on Tuesday, April 11, on House bill H-5555 that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use. I … more
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