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Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Westerly Land Trust Community Garden Exhibition
10 a.m. - Noon Westerly

Time, Tide & Water exhibit
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

Photography and Decorative Arts Exhibition
Noon - 4 p.m. Westerly

Charlestown Historical Society Archive
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

I Spy Hikes: Leaves
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Charlestown

Full of Grace coffeehouse
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Westerly

Westerly Surf School
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Westerly

Bermuda Avenue Triangle
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Westerly

Shakespeare in the Park
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

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A misguided perspective on NS schools


First of all, my sincere sympathies to Ms. Feldman on her medical issues. They must make her more conscious of what really matters in life.

With all due respect, trash collection does not supersede the priority of educating our children and grandchildren here. What is of greater value than the above, worth our tax dollars? Public school, library, fire department and post office are at the heart of a community. Most of us were educated by dedicated teachers in the community where we lived. A phrase like “but at least we won one” should not be our attitude when discussing these issues. Cooperation and mutually respectful dialogue are needed with such important public policies.

We outsource many things, including our prisons, the wars we wage — and now should we outsource our own children’s education?

This direction in the outlay of our tax dollars is misguided. We surrender our responsibilities and our personal involvement. Education is our charge as a community, and not to be left to another town or place for the savings of tax dollars.

My own children, and now my grandson, received a quality education here in North Stonington. I became acquainted with most of my children’s peers, their teachers and families. We know each other’s names; we all live here. These kind of personal connections create and sustain community, which is an invaluable component of anyone’s education.

George Parent

North Stonington



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