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To the editor: The Portsmouth Garden Club would like to recognize and thank Brian Woodhead, director of the Portsmouth Department of Public Works, for his conscientious and swift completion of … more
I am a 30-year resident of East Briggs Road in Westport, where I raised my two children, and where my husband and I plan to retire. Our home is on a parcel of five lots which, when added together, do … more
Adamsville was a sea of many shades of green on Sunday, March 17 for the start of the marvelous and amazing, but very short, St.Patrick’s Day parade. There was not a grumpy face to be … more
On Tuesday, April 9, voters will consider approving a project to extend a sewer and water trunkline along Route 6 from Fall River to Dartmouth. For decades voters have been unconvinced of the need to … more
Bringing an integrated sewer and water system to the Route 6 corridor has been discussed for years among Westport town officials concerned about the contamination of well water by cesspools and … more
It is astonishing that these engineering experts don't seem to know exactly what is on the ocean floor of our waterways after the past 100 years of dumping our untreated waste there. more
The absence of administrators at student concerts raises questions about their priorities and level of engagement with the student body. more
Recently ConsumerAffairs, a consumer-focused news outlet, rated Rhode Island’s roads as the worst in the country in their 2024 report. The “All That” state slipped from … more
To the editor: Open Letter to the Barrington Town Council: The situation has become untenable. The Barrington United Veterans Council (BUVC) can no longer support or be affiliated with a … more
Editor’s note: This letter, concerning SouthCoast Wind’s proposal to run transmission cables through the Sakonnet River and over a section of Portsmouth, was addressed to Ronald Gagnon of … more
To the editor: There’s an old saying in our state that Rhode Islanders get the government they deserve. The same could be said for the Town of Portsmouth.   The Town of … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Gov. Dan McKee made official on Thursday what many suspected: the westbound Washington Bridge is so riddled with structural flaws that it needs to be demolished and replaced , at … more
The last time I checked, there were no laws prohibiting Rhode Islanders from moving to another state if they were dissatisfied with the way Democrats run things here. more
Bristol Blooms is celebrating our 12th year of beautifying our historic downtown. Unfortunately, not only are spring flowers coming up, but so too are our expenses. more
Government works best in the light. When its actions are open, seen and transparent, they can be measured. They can be scrutinized. They can be questioned. They can be challenged. more
In these days where a lot of young people catch a bad rap as self-centered, self-absorbed, uncaring, and just not nice, I want to share what happened to me on Sunday, March 3. more
Southern Wind Power stands ready to dredge a channel in nearby Narragansett Bay to lay a cable to bring wind power to Brayton Point power station in Swansea, Mass. The entire Advisory Commission was alarmed at this news. more
To the editor: A recent Portsmouth Times article reported that one Portsmouth town councilor thinks Portsmouth has a PR problem. The actual problem is that Portsmouth has difficulty telling … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: How did Middletown native Michael Flynn go from being a high-level military official to someone seen as a martyr, warrior and evangelist within the Christian nationalist movement? … more
Westport citizens will have the opportunity to vote for clean water at that ballot box on Tuesday, April 9. There will be a ballot question to allow for a debt exclusion of approximately … more
Although we have had enough rain to call this month the Deluge Month, I am calling it the Hopeful Month. Already the peepers have trilled from their marshy, hatching places, Red-Winged blackbirds are … more
To the editor: In response to and inspired by a local resident’s public comment during our January 9th meeting, the Barrington Diversity, Equity and Inclusion “DEI” Committee … more
On April 9th, Westport voters will have the opportunity to authorize borrowing for the first phase of the Route 6 water and sewer project. If funding is approved at the ballot and then at Town … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The next race for governor of Rhode Island is more than two years away, so assessing the full political fallout from the Washington Bridge saga will take time. In the near-term, … more
I believe that Barrington’s failure to develop good, or even adequate, outdoor sports fields for an entire generation of youth is one of the most surprising failures you will ever see by a … more
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