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To the editor: It’s rare to witness such hypocrisy as is displayed in Shoshana Landow’s LTE published May 8. In the name of inclusive love, she condemns the efforts of our Christian … more
To the editor: I thank the Ryans and Fullers, in their recent letter “DEI’s Godless Agenda,” and Daft and Ryan’s prior letter, for making me aware that our library had … more
To the editor: We are writing to express our concern about the proposed plan to install artificial turf playing fields. As members of the Barrington Conservation Commission, we are focused on … more
Spring is in the air, and so too are the noxious fumes and aural assault of overpowered lawn equipment. Bird song and children’s voices fill the air only to be abruptly halted by the roar of … more
In a sure sign that the end of the General Assembly session is approaching, House Speaker Joe Shekarchi has slated a budget caucus for Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse. A … more
To the editor: I’ve resided in Portsmouth since 1991. I loved using the transfer station and enjoyed the convenience of trashing on my schedule and in my way. Throw it in a bag, a box, or … more
Regarding t he article on fishing restrictions from April 9 (Anglers balk at fishing restrictions proposed in Tiverton), the Town of Tiverton definitely needs to take action and start imposing and … more
I extend my sincerest thanks to the Warren DPW for their dedication to maintaining and honoring our town's history. more
We need to assist older members of our community who struggle with the ever-increasing burden of increasing property taxes; not find reasons to reject their needs. more
Barrington Financial Town Meeting voters will face another important decision when they are asked to authorize up to $5 million in long-term borrowing, the bulk of it to create an artificial turf … more
In the three years since the Town of Barrington purchased a seven-acre property on Watson Avenue, its plans have ebbed and flowed considerably, as have public opinions. Some want the land surrounding … more
To the editor: Last week’s Barrington Times letter to the editor , from Barrington Conservation Commission members David Boyes and Joseph Roberts, presented information from the Mt. Sinai … more
To the editor: At its March 4, 2024 meeting, the Barrington Town Council presented its proposal for the installation of artificial turf fields at the town’s athletic complexes and $4.5M of … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Rhode Island House Majority Leader Christopher Blazejewski has a bit more gray hair these days, but his status as the heir-apparent to House Speaker Joe Shekarchi remains … more
To the editor: The Town Council continues its evaluation and potential implementation of a program to provide tax savings to super-senior long-term taxpayers. Meanwhile they have authorized my … more
To the editor: We, the Barrington Boosters, are asking Barrington residents to please support the fields bond at the upcoming financial town meeting. We support the bond as to help the town with … more
Little Compton residents recently received the Report of the Budget Committee in advance of our upcoming Annual Financial Town Meeting. It includes Article 5, a warrant article from the Little … more
Well, my world finally turned green as I hoped it would and it brought some things to remember. • One morning I looked out and saw a tiny yellow warbler scavenging for t insects in a bed of … more
To the editor: I read with amusement the glee to pull up abandoned rail tracks in Tiverton to be replaced with a bike path to improve access to the Fall River MBTA station.   It truly … more
Our Career Explorers Mini-Grant program is open for enrollment through the end of May. We have $15,000 to distribute to applicants selected from those we receive. more
Every now and then, the excuses to party can get a bit outlandish. In this case, I suspect calling this recent celebration a bit “outhouse-lish”. more
The response from the Bristol community was wonderful and the connections with local resources volunteering their time was outstanding. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Pro-Palestinian protests at Brown University came to a peaceful end last week – a contrast to the mass arrests and disorder seen on many campuses across the … more
To the editor: While many in the town were focused on the recent inexcusable beating of a Barrington student by his peers, what caught my eye was the police report of a woman who claimed the … more
It's that time of year when you can make a difference for the less fortunate. more
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