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To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston … more
As well illustrated by Senior Chief Salesi’s letter of last week (“The 11th Commandment?”), neither the Church or the Constitution conveys a “God given right” to bear … more
To the editor: I hope you will join me in supporting our two incumbent Select Board members at the April 13 town election.  Dick Brewer and Ann Boxler have well represented Westporters … more
To the editor: Thursday, April 1 is the 400th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the Pokanoket Massasoit Ousamequin and Plymouth Colony Governor John Carver. Their initial meeting … more
To the editor: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you do know that just ain’t so.”  The above quote has been ascribed to … more
The main notion behind the multi-trillion-dollar federal bailout was to pump aid directly and immediately to citizens who have suffered financial harm during the pandemic. That injection of cash will … more
I am also a gun owner, veteran and a naval war college graduate, but I disagree with Bill Bullard’s singular argument that the sole purpose for the 2nd Amendment was to ensure the nation had a … more
The main notion behind the multi-trillion federal bailout was to pump aid directly and immediately to citizens who have suffered financial harm during the pandemic. That injection of cash will then … more
To the editor: I thought we had put this issue behind us ages ago but now see there is a whole new effort to spend $1 to 2 million on a project that will do NOTHING to change the oyster/flow … more
As a gun owner, veteran, and a former Naval War College instructor, I agree the Founding Fathers saw the value in an armed citizenry. However, we need to take into account vast changes in the world … more
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