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I am writing this letter in response to the editorial of Aug. 11 “The cost of composting." I believe that your criticism of the Barrington Town budget allocation of $5,000 for a composting … more
To the editor: I don’t think there is much debate that Westport's most distinguished citizen is Paul Cuffe.  Born on Cuttyhunk in 1759 to a Wampanoag mother and a father who had been … more
To the editor: After reading the article about the osprey fledglings being removed from their nests to be used to rebuild populations in Illinois, I was hit by a deep wave of sadness. I have … more
My heart was battered when I saw the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. I have an affinity for the country. In 2005 I joined the Board of Directors of The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women, founded by … more
Community policing and a no-shame, recovery-focused approach makes Warren a statewide leader in battling the addiction and overdose epidemic facing all municipalities. more
A few weeks ago we shared our opinions about mandatory masking in schools. Based on some reactions, you might think we advocated for citizen revolt against both the government and the medical … more
Over the past several weeks, I have followed the ‘mask debate’ as it pertains to the start of the school year. The increasingly polarizing rhetoric around this reflects an erosion of our … more
Those of us who took Latin in grade school know that “Sic Transit Gloria” represents what the U.S. is experiencing with the fall of Afghanistan. Americans and democracy really had no … more
One of the disturbing messages coming out of the more recent Bristol Warren Regional School Committee meeting was the idea that mask wearing is cognitively, physically, and emotionally harmful to … more
To the editor: The efforts by the Newport County state delegation should be applauded as the status quo of a monopoly provider providing unreliable and exorbitantly expensive landline broadband … more
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