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To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts … more
To the editor: I am sure many people have personal stories about President George H.W. Bush. Here is mine. more
To the editor: I am reaching out to every Portsmouth household regarding our transfer station.  Trash collection this past year has been a challenge; the introduction of town PAYT bags … more
To the editor: I have never written my opinion before but with the recent letters made on bait-and-switch, I think it is about time I share what a lot of people at (the north) end of town have … more
To the editor: I don’t blame the Marine veteran in Little Compton. His letter [Nov. 15, p6] expressed dismay that our Commander-in-Chief, while in France to commemorate Armistice Day, had to … more
To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council meeting of Feb. 27, 2017, Chuck Allott, the executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), asked the council for $300,000 of taxpayer money … more
To the editor: I’m talking about the chain link fence that the Navy threatens build through the lawns of some Portsmouth residents, and by “behind” I mean the reason the fence is … more
To the editor: On Nov. 6, Rhode Island voters will have the opportunity to vote for a ballot measure that will improve our quality of life and strengthen our economy.  Question 3, The … more
To the editor: Fifty years ago the tobacco industry went to great lengths to manipulate us into believing that smoking was safe. Using their own words (from a 1969 industry memo): "Doubt is our … more
To the editor: Like the warnings of a 500-year flood, the forthcoming elections are being similarly promoted, again, with an alert: “This is one of the most important elections in … more
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