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  • Medicare data raises questions   Published Apr 19, 2014
    This editorial was published April 12 in the Brattlebor (Vt.) Reformer: Of the 825,000 individual physicians in Medicare’s claims data base, 344 physicians took in at least $3 million apiece for a total of nearly $1.5 billion, according to a … more ...
    Anniversary brings hope with sadness   Published Apr 18, 2014
    This editorial appeared this week in the Newport Daily News. Patriots Day in neighboring Massachusetts is April 21 this year, meaning the Boston Marathon is less than a week away. Tuesday marked one year since three people were killed and … more ...
    The sweet-swinging Detroit Tigers infielder Miguel Cabrera may or may not turn out to be, by the time he retires, the best hitter in baseball history. But Cabrera already holds a historic distinction: Just before the opening day of the … more ...
    It’s easy to understand why Paul Michaud’s colleagues on the Richmond Town Council are annoyed by his recent zigzag on the Chariho regional school budget. Delegations from each of the three Chariho towns tend to stick together on issues that … more ...
    Taking discipline to a better level   Published Apr 12, 2014
    It appears that a new concept at Westerly High School is leading to a reduction in discipline problems, a good thing by any measure. In a report to the School Committee last week, high school deans Carmela Sammataro and Megan … more ...
    The Westerly Town Council is weighing a proposal to limit peddlers — those folks who add color and character to big-city street corners — to one-time events and farmers markets instead of letting them set up shop — or stand … more ...
    Adding a splash to vibrant downtown   Published Apr 6, 2014
    What a day it was Thursday for downtown Westerly. The town was one of only 20 in the U.S. and Canada to be selected for the “Main Street Matters” program of the Benjamin Moore Company, which is intended to “help … more ...

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    A new take on tree debate   Published Apr 4, 2014
    Well, we certainly learned a lot from the presentation given by the Mikey Hirschoff of the Garden Club of New Haven about the relationship between trees and utility lines. Speaking at the La Grua Center in Stonington Borough on Wednesday, … more ...
    Homeless children pay a high price   Published Apr 4, 2014
    This editorial appeared Thursday in the Newport Daily News. Especially in recent years, as the economy has struggled to rebound from the Great Recession, a primary focus of campaigns for affordable, permanent housing has been on adults who are unemployed … more ...
    Stop the rhetoric, and work together   Published Apr 1, 2014
    The situation is getting dangerous in Stonington and the kids are the ones who stand to suffer the most. The situation to which we refer is the school budget and the danger is the rhetoric going back and forth between … more ...
    A serious social problem has just been dumped in the lap of the Westerly Town Council with the revelation that the Westerly Senior Center is in dire straits financially. Senior Center executive director Don Reynolds appealed to the council last … more ...
    A brief news item from Massachusetts in Wednesday’s edition made us think of a local story we carried last Tuesday. The two are at the opposite ends of the spectrum and, fortunately for us, our story is at the right … more ...
    Our region’s safety net will have some significant holes plugged with the extension into Westerly of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center’s Weekender Backpack Food Program for children. “You can’t learn at school if you’re hungry,” said Vicki Anderson, the center’s executive … more ...
    The Westerly Board of Finance clearly isn’t buying into the notion that the recession is over. Not when some of its members are willing to take on nonprofits to ensure their finances are in order before any taxpayer money is … more ...
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