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To the editor: Equality for whom? We were the parents many years ago of a two-pound premature infant daughter. After some weeks of early struggle, our fighter emerged into adulthood as a strong, … more
To the editor: I have recently received yet another mailer extolling the virtues of the latest move within the Legislature to tax the wealthy. I see this more as a revenge tax rather than a … more
To the editor: The entire length of Drift Road is a Massachusetts Heritage Landcape of seven miles listed on Mass.gov.   Is a cell tower complete with chain link fence/concertina wire and … more
To the editor: The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. This year marks the 70th anniversary … more
To the editor: I write concerning the letter you published on April 15 entitled ‘Transportation and Climate Initiative will hike fuel costs,’ from Larry Fitzmorris. Mr. Fitzmorris … more
To the editor: To the people of Tiverton; please save our future. Please save your children’s future, your grandchildren’s future, all of our futures. In 2020, Tiverton Schools had to … more
To the editor: Ever since a sign appeared on the shore of the Nanaquaket Pond inlet prohibiting the feeding of waterfowl, I have contemplated writing a letter in defense of the people who derive … more
To the editor: As the likely legalization of recreational marijuana for residents over 21 years of age in Rhode Island is moving forward, I encourage parents to learn how this could impact their … more
To the editor: Several years ago, it occurred to me that I wanted to take greater responsibility for my safety and that of my family. I am a daughter, sister, mother, and a registered nurse. As a … 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
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