• Downloading Library eBooks 10 a.m. - Noon Charlestown
  • Vacation Week Activity 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Charlestown
  • Music and movement for children 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly
  • ACGOW April exhibit 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • Mah-Jongg Group 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown
  • Bjorn the Magician 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown
  • Knitting Circle 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hope Valley
  • Zumba Sentao 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • Shakespeare birthday party 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly
  • Bingo 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

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  • Clean water is key to business success   Published Apr 22, 2014
    Our company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month. Since the Supreme Court handed down decisions in … more ...
    Two key additions for price of one   Published Apr 22, 2014
    On Thursday, a bond referendum will be held authorizing the issuance of bonds and notes for the purchase of 12 properties (433 acres of land, often referred to as the Lucey properties) for “open space.” Due to the wording of … more ...
    Washington Democrats are likely overjoyed that their “Paycheck Fairness Act” failed in the Senate. Democrats needed 60 votes to advance the legislation but the vote was 53-44. No Republicans voted with the Democrats, who now have an issue to use … more ...
    The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the singsong voices of vendors selling peanuts and Cracker Jack…..it’s baseball season again! I was born in Boston and grew up in Boston and its suburbs. My grandfather was a … more ...
    It was 1907 when a fleet of imaginary battleships playing war games launched an equally imaginary attack on Fort Mansfield, a military reservation on Napatree Point at Watch Hill at the entrance to Long Island Sound. It was a test … more ...
    This editorial appeared Tuesday in the Newport Daily News. For nearly 40 years, Nuala Pell was the consummate politician’s wife — elegant, intelligent, compassionate and dignified. But she also was a strong supporter in her own right of education, the … more ...
    Are hard-line Republican conservatives about to implement their own version of political entitlement reform? Are we now witnessing the beginning of the fall of the House of Bush? Only a few weeks ago, reports said influential Republicans were trying to … more ...

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    There is a scene in one of the “Mission Impossible” movies where Tom Cruise’s character is falling off a building, only to be stopped by someone grabbing his belt. The friend I was watching it with turned to me and … more ...
    Let them eat Golden Rice?   Published Apr 13, 2014
    A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept golden rice off the market for more than a decade when it could have … more ...
    I read with concern and distaste the discussion between the Westerly Town Council and director of Public Works. Our roads are literally falling apart and the budget for them has been cut because of other contractual obligations. Now let’s put … more ...
    Supply and protection   Published Apr 11, 2014
    The following statement was issued Wednesday by Connecticut AARP State Director, Nora Duncan, in response to Gov. Dannel Malloy’s announcement regarding state efforts to address consumer complaints in the electric supplier market: While we have not seen the legislative language … more ...
    The College Athletes Players Association won a victory when the National Labor Relations Board ruled Northwestern University football players are employees and should be permitted to form a union. It’s a bad decision which now goes to the full board … more ...
    This editorial appeared recently in the Brattleboro Reformer. There has been much debate over the years concerning the use and over-emphasis on standardized testing in our schools. While assessing a school’s performance and how well our children are learning are … more ...
    Remember the hue and cry last fall when a Tennessee teacher told a fifth-grader that she couldn’t write about God as the person she admired most? Well, members of the state legislature didn’t forget. Even though school officials quickly corrected … more ...
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