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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
By electing Amo, the voters of CD1 have endorsed the Constitution, democracy, the rule of law, and personal freedoms. more
On Nov. 14, my mother and I arrived at the Town Hall at 12:10 p.m...t wasn't until almost 1 p.m. that someone unlocked the doors. more
Reciting self-important, maternal shrills about the welfare of strangers oceans away is, apparently, an effective distraction from how poorly you’ve kept your own backyard. more
“I think I’m going to need one of the guys to help me with this.” “Wow, I’ve never seen a girl fill propane before.” It’s 2023, so one would be safe to … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: “At least I’m not boring” – as Attorney General Peter Neronha quipped this week on X, formerly known as Twitter – could be the theme of a 2026 run for … more
The members of our Bristol and Warren community stated unequivocally that our kids deserve better, and that they share our vision. more
While tens of thousands flock to Plymouth for a celebration and parade, my daughter Hope and I stand alone over the greatest American from 1620. more
Bristol Blooms is gearing up for another spectacular Christmas season. more
The popular definition of insanity is for a person to continue doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. more
My deepest appreciation to all those involved in making our elections a success. more
On Monday evening, Nov. 6, I just missed getting killed by a second or less. After an afternoon of raking and mowing my lawn, the final step of cleanup was retrieving … more
For the Career Explorers program be a success, the business community needs to be an active participant. more
Maybe it will work best in the parking lot behind Barrington Town Hall. Or maybe it would have been better tucked away in a quiet corner of Haines Park. Or maybe, as one resident suggested, Chianese … more
This is no time to be silent. Contact the White House and your Congressional delegates today. more
Thank you to everyone who played a part of making the display of over 1,000 flags illuminated  at night on Pike's Peak. It is a beautiful, thoughtful tribute to our veterans, and to the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: At the ripe old age of 35, Gabe Amo emerged this week as the bright new star among Rhode Island Democrats. While he will enter Congress as its most junior member, Amo seems poised … more
To the editor: My name is Jennifer Abbate and I have lived in Portsmouth for 40 years. I am a former teacher at St. Philomena School, and still very involved there as a volunteer.   I … more
Ask the non-hunters from Prudence Island, Block Island, S. Kingstown, Burrillville, etc., if it solved the problem of overpopulation of deer. The answer is a resounding no. more
If voters decide to approve the bond, it remains to be seen how a new school alone will improve the quality of educational achievement by Bristol and Warren students. more
It is worthwhile to consider the history of the school, a remarkable survival and a rare example of the combined efforts of renowned educator Henry Barnard (1809-1900) and Rhode Island architect Thomas A. Tefft (1826-1859). more
Why take six years to do the job wrong? more
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