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For many Westerly Sun readers, all eyes are on the activities related to Westerly’s 350th anniversary activities, especially the upcoming Olde Tyme Fair on Aug. 24. But the League of Women Voters (LWV) would like to remind readers of another anniversary: 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the …

In disgraceful rants, accusations of “racist,” “murderer,” “white supremacist” are the names added to “traitor” that the Democrats are calling President Trump. As the special prosecutor’s investigation ended their accusations about the Trump/Russian collusion crumbled to the floor. Now, new …

The GFWC Women’s Club of South County’s 20th annual Book & Author Luncheon, held July 10 at the Dunes Club in Narrangansett, was a huge success. The amount of funds raised ($35,000) broke our previous record. All of the proceeds from this event — our only major fundraiser — find their wa…

It is okay to do nothing. You have earned it. Sometimes you feel like staying in bed and reading all day, or watching TV. I watch the old reruns of “Laverne & Shirley” or “I Love Lucy.” I also watch CNN but I avoid talking heads endlessly debating war, corporate shenanigans, immigration …

This in response to the letter titled, “Local Republicans should denounce hate,” by Jonathan Daly-LaBelle of Wakefield on Page A4 in the Wednesday issue of The Sun. I am the chairman of the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee, so I think I qualify.

I feel compelled as a local Chariho area Republican leader who also serves on the Hopkinton Town Council to note the hard work of Senator Elaine J. Morgan, R-Hopkinton. The local media should give her far more credit than they do.

The what-should-be-growing list of alleged high-powered and influential pedophiles contained in the black book of Jeffrey Epstein should have many of these people greatly concerned. The fact that Mr. Epstein was assaulted during incarceration (and is accessible to the general population) sho…

Should anyone who becomes ill due to heat and extreme humidity which may require medical intervention, please know that Urgent Care on Franklin Street Westerly is only open 9 to 5 on weekdays only (not weekends).

I am a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities summer teacher institute scholarship. NEH has strengthened my teaching skills, rekindled my passion for teaching and learning, and has had a direct, immediate and positive impact on my students.

Following up on Trump’s direct, hateful, and dangerous racism toward Democratic Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley, he now has gone after the city of Baltimore, Congressman Cummings, and Al Sharpton. And who knows who, and what, else by the time this letter is published.

Everyone’s voice should be heard on a variety of issues that concern ordinary people, but sometimes the best avenues for real change are not always clear. Those issues include cognitive health, and town hall-style events are being scheduled throughout the state to hold conversations that cen…

We the family of Joseph “ Dody” Cugini, extend our heartfelt and sincere thanks to the Westerly-Stonington community for your prayers, thoughts and love extended to us over the past month. We also take this opportunity to thank Dr. James Stuart, all of the doctors, nurses, ER staff and entir…

A hit tune by Queen was “Another One Bites the Dust.” This is in reference to Rui Almedia, who was fired from his position as town planner. He joins the list of departed town officials that were hired and, after a trial period of time, were asked to leave or were fired.

I am not through learning all there is at 72. Things have affected the kind of person I am now. It is a mixture of books, people, teachers, travel and acquaintances. Writing is a “brain drain,” if you will.

“Human rights abuses at the border must be stopped,” in the July 9 issue of The Sun, shines a light on another best-kept-in-the-dark Trump USA-trocity that should sicken all Americans.

I go out to eat once a month with my friends and relatives. The group has gotten bigger and better as time goes by. Last week, we went to Wood River Inn in Wyoming and would like to thank Tammy, our waitress.

I am planning my 55th reunion for next year — 2020. A class of 180, we lost 41 classmates. So it got me thinking. “Live it as if it was the last day of your life — because it might be.” My mother lived to be 93 and my father was 89 1/2 years old, so I have a few years to go (?).

The Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter thanks the Rhode Island General Assembly for its support for Alzheimer’s legislation in 2019. Their actions will now have a profound impact on helping those that have been touched by this disease.

There is a lot of discussion about shutting down America’s health insurance companies and turning to a “Medicare for all” single-payer system. There are some legitimate arguments being made for it such as “economy of scale” and getting all Americans insured under one system. I would argue th…

Recently three members of the Hopkinton Town Council voted in favor of rezoning 172 acres of residential land, directly abutting over 60 homes, to commercial zoning to facilitate a massive solar plant.

My bad hair day was not due to wind or the rain. It started with shampooing. I used the little containers you get when you stay overnight in a hotel. It was the same brand I use at home, so it could not be bad. I got into the shower and shampooed and rinsed without my glasses. “Did I get the…

In Cynthia Drummond’s story in the June 9 issue of The Westerly Sun titled “‘Demo campsite’ built for DEM raises alarms in Charlestown,” it’s apparent that the Charlestown Town Council has its nose out of joint because it wasn’t notified of the demolition project.

On Thursday July 4th, our Independence Day (the 243rd birthday of the United States of America), the American Flag Fund Committee will be setting up 300-plus flags along the streets of Westerly, and this is done by folks willing to donate their time to come on down to accomplish this wonderf…

I want to thank Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for his leadership in animal protection at the federal level. As a co-lead of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, S. 2006, Sen. Whitehouse is protecting American horses from slaughter in the U.S. and from the fate of being brutally t…

In his letter titled”Lack of civility not helping Charlestown”, in the June 11, issue of The Westerly Sun, Mr. Michael Chambers (Charlestown Citizens Alliance) complains about the behavior of the people at the Town Council meeting on Monday, June 10.

When the stock market crashed in 1929 it was no big deal. It had happened many times before. That time was different. The socialists decided to “do something about it.” Well they did something, all right. They kicked us into a 10-year depression.

In addition to my role as vice president of the Hopkinton Town Council, I also chair the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee. Sen. Elaine Morgan is a member of our local town committee.

Fathers enjoy being on call day and night. It is our happy duty. Even if a little tired or sleepy from working, we just pitch right in with mother to help our family living go smoothly. Forgoing this or that thing is a virtue we feel good about practicing for the sake of keeping the peace an…

It is often said that figures don’t lie but liars can figure. I was reminded of that while reading the editorial “Transparency a good place to start to reduce prescription drug costs” in Saturday’s Sun. I wonder why the greedy drug companies are so less greedy in Canada. The real problem is …

Do you notice every time you are in a conversation with people today the word “dieting” comes up? People, Marilyn Monroe was a Size 12. Think of all the people who are over a Size 14. Oprah and (R.I.P.) Aretha Franklin.

In a day when negative criticism is so easy to come by, we wanted to inform all of you of the very positive contribution to our family that was done by the head of Guidance at Chariho High School, Erik Meerbach.

Three million dollars is not worth the lack of civility I saw (Monday) night at the Charlestown Town Council meeting. This was a lesson in duplicitous behavior, short memories, political smears, personal attacks, and generally bad behavior on the part of all concerned. For a town that has be…

I’m no psychic, but I didn’t even need to turn the page of a recent front-page article in the Providence Journal to predict who was the lone Rhode Island senator to vote against condemning white nationalists and neo-Nazis: none other than District 34’s own Elaine Morgan (“In RI Senate, a lef…

Rhode Island is stuck, and it is becoming harder to retain our resident tax base, let alone maintain and grow programs and services in our stagnant economy. It is time for the .5% sales tax cut that was promised by our legislators in 2011 to be enacted.

In the last several days, the world has paid tribute to the members of the “greatest generation” who stormed the beaches of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944 to begin the drive across Western Europe that ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany on 7 May 1945. These American heroes, mostly gone…