Letters to the Editor
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The Mystic Aquarium marine rescue team arrived at Little Compton's Briggs Beach on July 10th when the young female minke was still alive . After her death, the team carved out a few inches here and … more
Thirty-five years ago, my late husband, Phil Harper, planted a number of arborvitae trees on our property in Little Compton. These trees have grown to become a haven for numerous wildlife, providing … more
To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows … more
Walker’s Roadside Farm Stand started doing business in Little Compton in 1964. I moved to Little Compton about 35-40 years ago. Coll Walker was my neighbor. We became friends and I miss … more
To the editor: Nikki Haley has called Trump, among other things, “unhinged,” but has said she will support him because Biden has been a “catastrophe.” Friday, it was … more
To the editor: As a small business owner running a pediatric occupational therapy institute in Rhode Island, I know that the struggle to find affordable, convenient child care is a daily reality … more
I am appalled to find the butchery done to our roadside evergreens without any notice. Surprising in a town that cares for its history and its residents and greenery.  But perhaps not.  Too … more
This is the season, just past graduations, when many young people, here and elsewhere, are deciding what’s next. For high school grads a gap year, prep for college entrance, or moving into … more
Dear Sakonnet Times or I should say, “Dear Sidney Tynan,” as this is addressed to the Sakonnet Times’s most faithful correspondent . Sidney, how is it possible that we haven’t … more
I am writing this letter to make my neighbors, friends and customers aware of the fact that Walkers Roadside Stand will not open this season. The reason that we will not be opening this year is … more
If you live in the country you never can tell what you will see in your backyard, like the wild turkey, who chose to bring up her brood there as it was safer, or a released pheasant whom I … more
Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry. more
I write to express my appreciation for the action of our Town Council in their response to a request from Love Wins Coastal for a council resolution. Our town values diversity of opinions and … more
I was startled that the page-one display story in the May 30th 2024 Sakonnet Times was not the news that for the first Memorial Day in memory, there was no sand beach at Little Compton’s … more
To the editor: The upcoming election is all about “saving democracy,” either from government overreach by Democrats or authoritarian Republicans. I’ve been thinking a lot about … more
The 2024 Little Compton Financial Town Meeting is now history. Once everyone had checked in, it was called to order at 7:22 p.m. To include extensive instructions from our Town Moderator, it lasted … more
Regarding t he article on fishing restrictions from April 9 (Anglers balk at fishing restrictions proposed in Tiverton), the Town of Tiverton definitely needs to take action and start imposing and … more
To the editor: Well, one thing Will Newman and I agree on is to be careful what you wish for (Letter: 'Careful what you wish for,' The Post, May 2, 2024 edition). Several weeks ago he wrote an … more
Little Compton residents recently received the Report of the Budget Committee in advance of our upcoming Annual Financial Town Meeting. It includes Article 5, a warrant article from the Little … more
Well, my world finally turned green as I hoped it would and it brought some things to remember. • One morning I looked out and saw a tiny yellow warbler scavenging for t insects in a bed of … more
To the editor: I read with amusement the glee to pull up abandoned rail tracks in Tiverton to be replaced with a bike path to improve access to the Fall River MBTA station.   It truly … more
Fighting cancer is indeed a battle, and we can’t win it alone. Our lawmakers can help by passing legislation that removes the financial barriers many face to get care and treatment. more
Seasons wants to make Tiverton's Zoning Board believe the fairy tale that they are a "mom and pop" business perfect for Tiverton.  Their paid traffic engineer and real estate experts will … more
Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring … more
By the time you have read this you will have paid your taxes, right? And filled and hung your Hummer feeder, right? I wish I could say I had drained all the standing puddles, and got the temperature … more
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