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To the editor: Recycling loads can be rejected by even minor infractions and can cost the town upwards of $800 per rejected load. When a load gets rejected, it is sent to the Central Landfill, … more
To the editor: Having lived my entire life in Barrington, I have reaped the benefits of traveling South Lake Drive. I have enjoyed all the magnificent beauty that nature provided. Skating, … more
To the editor: As an educational researcher, I truly believe that the de-leveling offers less options for all students. However, I especially worry about the academically fragile students, … more
To the editor: Why not assisted suicide? The Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, House Bill 5572, was scheduled for a hearing in the RI House Judiciary Committee on Friday, April 9. … more
To the editor: On April 1, Barrington school administrators presented information relating to de-leveling at Barrington High School (BHS). Within that presentation, we learned that 50 percent of … more
When state governments need money, they often focus on familiar targets: personal sins (drinking, smoking and gambling), fossil fuels and the rich. In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing … more
With all the negativity that has been going on lately, I wanted to write something about feeling good.   Getting my first Covid shot was so frustrating, to say the least. But after … more
To the editor: Concerning the “de-leveling” of the curriculum, the Barrington School Committee should note that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) … more
To the editor: Will someone please explain to the Barrington taxpayers why the proposed School expense for FY 2022 is $57,130,483 when the actual School expense for FY 2020 was $50,117,845. That … more
Several bills have been introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly to add a new top state personal income tax bracket, thereby threatening to impose a higher tax burden on business, and … more
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