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At 10 o’clock on August 25th, a closing took place in the Town Hall of Little Compton. I, representing the Ag Trust, Dennis Talbot, representing himself, and Beverly Annarumo, owner of 164 John … more
We only have seven years left. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources set a goal to depend on 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. The global climate has already warmed above one degree … more
The 2023 Grand Illumination was a great event and we are thankful for those who gave their time and talents. more
It is up to us, today’s inhabitants of this area, that we account for the past in order to live more freely toward an equitable future. more
The talk of the town 100 years ago involved the discovery of what would become known as the grave of Chief Massasoit in a burial site on Burr's Hill. more
I am not against investing in sustainable and well-built schools that will last for many generations...I am against is the lack of adequate planning and maintenance that will eventually result in costly building repairs or eventual building replacement. more
In September, the Sogkonate Garden Club of Little Compton collected over 87 pounds of trash from our beaches in one day and over the past year, Friends of the Saugatucket in Wakefield collected over … more
I am writing in response to Sidney Tynan's letter last week , "What's to be done about all the deer?" and to others who have complained about the explosion of the deer breeding populations and the … more
It’s almost crass to write about the Israeli-Hamas war in the abstract. Whether it is a father searching for his children under rubble that had been his home in Gaza or a parent and child bound … more
To the editor: It’s difficult to observe the reaction to our government attempts to provide support for basic requirements, such as dealing with trash and roads. First, the ideas that … more
The special Town Council meeting on Nov. 30 was held at the Portsmouth High School and was well attended because the agenda items were the transfer station and the proposed … more
To the editor: I feel obliged to answer Mr. Hewett’s letter (“Voters in Rhode Island do not seem able to get it,” Portsmouth Times, Nov. 30) about the integrity, or perhaps … more
Every once in a while, someone writes an opinion piece in The Phoenix that is so outrageous that it has to be challenged. more
The commissioners are discussing the opportunity for a family to have a tree or trees in North Burial Ground memorialize a family member. more
To the editor: It’s personal for me. Let’s just call it “top of heart” (and mind). After seven decades I’ve become more reflective even as the events of October 7, … more
To the editor: I am reaching out as chair of the Barrington Charter Review Commission (CRC) with a request for help from our entire Barrington community. The Barrington CRC is up and … more
To the editor: As the echoes of Thanksgiving still resonate throughout our town, Tap-In would like to thank the people of Barrington for your generous contributions to Tap-In's pantry shelves. … more
To the editor: I want to publicly thank the Capozza, Johnson and Pickering families for their kind and thoughtful gifts and cards on Veterans’ day. So nice to be remembered. Mike … more
When you see a little fawn nursing its mother right in front of you, of course you are going to think “how adorable, how cute — just like Bambi.' But what you don’t think of is that … more
Welcome to Westport Health Notes, a monthly column from the Westport Board of Health (BOH). The goal is to share information with our community about local issues and projects, public health alerts, … more
For a community of its size, means and resources, Barrington has the most underwhelming array of recreational facilities in Rhode Island. Through many budgets and many changes in government, … more
I read with much concern the article on the proposed school on Old Harbor Road. I do not know the quality of what is proposed for either education or treatment. I do know that there is a desperate … more
Community gardens strengthen connections. The news that Westport’s Food Pantry may cultivate and provide locally sourced fresh produce at the Town Farm is wonderful news. The garden will have … more
I do understand the meaning of insanity. I was able to witness it on January 6th... more
My definition of insanity is any voter in Rhode Island who thinks a Republican actually stands a chance of winning an election in this state. more
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