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To the editor: The vote to limit and control discussion of issues at the Feb. 11, 2019 Portsmouth Town Council meeting is disturbing for the people they are representing.  The council … more
To the editor: Although it is not new and it is described on our tax bills, I recently discovered that only one person is currently taking advantage of our Portsmouth “tax deferral” … more
In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the … more
To the editor, The Portsmouth Town Council has adopted Councilman Katzman’s proposals to restrict citizen access to its meetings, ending a 13-year tradition of full access. In the process … more
To the editor: On Feb. 11, four Portsmouth town counsilors approved an agenda item by Mr. Katzman to allow residents, taxpayers, voters only three minutes to talk/comment/debate on an agenda item … more
To the editor, I want to ensure to the people of Portsmouth and to the Portsmouth Business Community that, as director of business development for the Town of Portsmouth, I have always been and … more
To the editor: In 1975 at the Portsmouth Middle School, the R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) unveiled plans to rehab East Main Road in Portsmouth.  Surveying began and then … more
Editor’s note: This letter from the R.I. Department of Transportation is in response to last week’s article about local bike advocacy group’s criticism of proposed budget cuts for … more
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent, David Wood, writes in his book, “What Have We Done? The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars”: “When there is casual … more
To the editor: I am writing in response to the Jan. 11 letter titled, “The Reform Caucus Can Embrace Democracy.” The Reform Caucus, of which I am part, is advocating for changes to … more
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