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Regular readers of this column may be aware that I represent pro bono (no legal fee) the elderly retirees who had worked at St. Joseph’s and/or Fatima Hospital before St. Joseph’s closed … more
Of late, I am weekly dismayed to read about what some consider the inhospitable treatment in our once neighborly, bucolic town. By all appearances it remains the very charming place in which I was … more
As the 2021/2022 school year approaches, I sincerely hope the Bristol Warren school district will consider the bold move to greatly expand music, visual arts, and other fine arts programs and to … more
It seems a private group will be consuming the entire footprint of the Barrington government center grounds, enveloping the Town Hall, library and senior center. It will be serving and selling … more
Dear unvaccinated friends, you need to understand that every unvaccinated human body is a sanctuary for the coronavirus. It’s a safe place where the virus can rest, grow, multiply, and … more
Pondering this month’s coverage of billionaires, proving Sir Issac Newton’s law of gravity and motion, I reflected back on a momentous event 52 years ago. At  3:17 p.m. EST on … more
I listened once again to members of our Barrington community trying to convince our town council that they were a welcoming people, caring citizens whose main concern was respect for the American … more
Over the past weeks we have endured a painful conversation with Bristol Warren Regional School Committee members and the community involving the school start date/Rosh Hashanah conflict. The … more
As thrilled and encouraged as I was this week when the Town of Warren acknowledged the Pokanoket tribe, I was horrified by the simultaneous events occurring in our school system. As a … more
To the editor: On behalf of the Portsmouth Historical Society, I would like to publicly thank he Portsmouth Department of Public Works, and Nathan Minese, a graduate of Portsmouth High School, for … more
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