Letters to the Editor
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To the editor:In regard to the discussion at the April 16 Council meeting over Council members’ access to department heads, it was bound to happen that differences of opinion would come up over … more
I would appreciate your reporting on your sources relative to the editoria, “Unions, take a bow." What you reported has never been my experience as a State of Rhode Island Department of … more
To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is … more
To the editor:Over the course of this year, the City Council might consider identifying provisions within the City Charter which require fine-tuning in order to make our municipal government run more … more
To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for … more
To the editor: Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We’re only three months into the General Assembly’s legislative session, and we’re already seeing … more
To the editor: Veterinarian Dr. Ernie J. Finocchio, DVM, is receiving countless human accolades for his passionate and compassionate work as he retires from the Rhode Island Society for the … more
To the editor: A recent Washington Post article discussed how most business economists predict that the United States will be in a recession within the next two years. The City of East … more
To the editor: Thanks to the hard work of the East Providence School Committee as well as the generosity and understanding of voters within the City of East Providence, as well as across the State … more
To the editor: Dick Lynch was not a Townie but he had a number of connections to East Providence. Dick passed away last week and is being remembered for his many accomplishments as an educator and … more
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