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To the editor: Do you know what was located at the triangle at East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue before Bank Newport?  This was one of the questions posed last week at the Portsmouth … 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
To the editor: Through the efforts of a Portsmouth High School student working on his senior project, Nathan Minese, and the great assistance from Brian Woodhead and the Portsmouth Public Works … more
When I run into people with French Canadian ancestry, I always ask if they have discovered an ancestor who was one of les filles du roi. Most don’t know what that is. When I tell them it means … more
To the editor: All politics is local. This is especially true of the politics of gun control. So, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, it would be prudent of us to take a closer look at … more
To the editor: Plastic litter — plastic bags, straws, plastic bottles, to-go coffee lids — ends up as debris on land and in our waterways. You have probably seen sad images of … more
To the editor: This August will mark the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778, which culminated in Portsmouth. This battle, between the British occupiers of Aquidneck Island and … more
To the editor: I write to this newspaper about a subject that happens too often without notice and probably affects all three island communities. I speak about the dwindling amount of old houses, … more
To the editor: The recent story of the Portsmouth High School intruder indicated portions of the police report were redacted. Why? It was an incident that had amplification from many on-scene … more
To the editor: The Common Fence Point Improvement Association (CFPIA) received a $118,800 grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation (vBCF) to update the façade of the Common Fence … more
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