The national debate regarding abortion-on-demand rages on unabated; however, very recently, some of the abortion supporters have endorsed a degree of barbarity into the matter not witnessed since the recorded barbarity of the Nazi holocaust. In a word, it is called infanticide, or the killin…

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Two years after the Oklahoma City bombing (on April 19, 1995), the Oklahoma City National Memorial was opened honoring all of the victims, including three unborn children, who were listed under the names of the mothers-to-be in the Field of Empty Chairs. 

I was disturbed to read the article about removing the street trees on W. Broad St. in Pawcatuck (Westerly Sun, Feb. 14, 2019). Understandably, merchanats are concerned that their signs are being obscured by the trees or security camera sight-lines blocked, and officials cite building access…

“Best diet for planet isn’t best for humans” in the Feb. 9 issue of The Westerly Sun opens a can of worms even if mopane worms, enjoyed in Botswana, go missing from the best diet list. Similar to the tenet that there is no average person in the 2.53-person “average” American household in 201…

Let us all be quietly still, letting our Valentine’s spirit breath comfortably and easily, making the inner and outer surroundings soothingly soft. Let the wholeness of spirual and material life be in balance with natural law, whose workings are going on 24/7 in nature’s home of all the laws…

The first utility-scale solar-energy proposal since Hopkinton rewrote the solar-energy ordinance was heard Feb. 6. The defining change in that ordinance rewrite is a very clear discouragement for converting RFR 80 property to allow solar. This proposal, which seeks to do just such a conversi…

Brave New World? I’m sure that there are some “progressives” who feel that way following Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing into law a bill that allows abortion/infanticide up, including and even beyond the time of an infant’s birth. This is despite babies being able to survive outside the womb by at…

This letter is in response to Barbara Capalbo’s letter regarding possibly changing my vote on the Brushy Brook solar project. I voted no and I will stand by my vote because I support the Comprehensive Plan, the Planning Board, and the residents.

As a degreed political scientist and career environmentalist, I must take issue with the warped reasoning of Councilor Capalbo in her recent letter to the editor. She justifies the developer’s bribery gifts to the town, which have nothing whatsoever to do with the development in question, in…

    As a degreed political scientist and career environmentalist, I must take issue with the warped reasoning of Councilor Capalbo in her recent letter to the editor. She justifies the developer’s bribery gifts to the town, which have nothing whatsoever to do with the development in question, in…

    News from Fox 2 in Michigan: The extreme cold weather currently blanketing America is caused by a December blast of hot air from Morocco into the normally super-cold air high above the north pole in winter. The heat split the huge, swirling vortex of arctic wind that has historically kept th…

    Almost 200 years have passed since Hopkinton residents first poured on their prejudice against Prudence Crandall in her effort to help African American girls. Now the prejudice is against anything that makes an effort toward expanding our non-residential tax base.

    This is in response to the Westerly Sun article of Friday, Jan. 25, titled "Chariho has lots of questions for its legislative delegation," by Cynthia Drummond. The recent Chariho omnibus meeting was the perfect opportunity to have local state legislators present to discuss issues other than …

    The thing I recently realized is that my son will go to the proposed new school in Westerly for one year. He will have to learn a totally new environment for one year, then move on to the middle school, where he will start over again. I'm not a fan of this plan at all. Not because of that fa…

    I was excited to read about North Stonington’s Invention Convention (Westerly Sun, Jan. 25) and how students are using their creativity and knowledge of science to solve everyday problems and improve efficiencies in the products we use in our daily lives. This made me wonder whether one of t…

    This is an urgent plea to the millionaires and billionaires of our country: Please consider giving your surplus wealth to fund a permanent wall to protect our southern borders from evil elements that will infiltrate our people and country before you leave your lives on earth! This plea is no…

    Was Mr. Parente wrong in his Jan. 27 letter to the editor titled "Rhode Island heading toward socialism"? Although I agree with Mr. Sciarillo's Jan. 30 letter ("Parente got gist of Churchill's take wrong") that Churchill did endorse socialistic programs after the war and his famous criticism…

    This letter is written with the hope and prayer the legislators who are proponent of a bill that would allow abortion of a full-term baby will reconsider their stand. We feel that the passage of this bill will give Rhode Island the terrible distinction of being one of the few states to allow…

    Sam Parente’s Jan. 27 warning of socialism in the Sun is confusing. Condense the critique of Gov. Raimondo’s programs, combine it with his Churchill quote and mention of progressive national figures, and we get it: Mr. Parente does not like socialism. However, he missed the mark by saying pr…

    Thanks to all of those visiting the Trustom Pond and Ninigret National Wildlife Refuges over the past month. During the partial government shutdown, our facilities were closed, and we were unable to provide the service and upkeep we wanted to. It was gratifying to see everyone coming to the …

    For the better part of 40 years, our elected officials have been arguing about securing our southern border, with no resolution in sight. Over these several decades, America has absorbed untold millions (some estimate as many as 20 million) of illegal aliens, along with the numerous problems…

    In the newspapers and on TV there are a lot of commentators commiserating about immigration, the high cost of health care and affordable housing. All of the socialist promoters in our universities are calling for the government to “do something.” They overlook the fact that these problems ar…

    As a Hopkinton resident, I was saddened to read the recent letters to the editor from an abutter to the Brushy Brook project and from councilwoman Barbara Capalbo, a public servant whom I once held in high regard, but whose recent comments and actions are evidence of a profound ignorance, an…

    Where did responsible journalistic reporting go? Yes, I admit it — I am a news junkie. I love my daily newspapers, and morning and evening news broadcasts. Yet, I yearn for the “good old days,” with the likes of Walter Chronkite, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. Now that’s dating myself. The…

    This is in response to my Hopkinton Town Council colleague Barbara Capalbo’s letter to the editor in The Sun on Thursday, Jan. 24, titled “Hopkinton’s future brighter with solar array.” Of the seven terms I have been a Town Council member, the solar issue is the most controversial, and impac…

    A recent article “Increases for Hopkinton, Richmond in proposed Chariho budget” brings to taxpayers’ attention an almost 5 percent increase in school costs this year. That is in addition to potentially unfunded school transportation costs from the state ($350,000) and the unknown of how much…

    “Collusion? Giuliani walks back remarks,” in the Jan. 18 Sun, is yesterday’s and tomorrow’s crisis with Trump’s longest government shutdown in U.S. history crisis sandwiched in between.

    The argument concerning the decision by the Hopkinton Town Council to address, and possibly decide in favor of, the large Brushy Brook Solar array has brought many of our citizens forward — specifically in the new Hopkinton United format.

    In reference to your article of Jan. 14, “Fighting Town Hall: Hopkinton solar proposals prompt resurgence of citizen activism,” the article explains about a group of individuals who have started a grass-roots effort to fight solar projects in the town.

    The first week the new Westerly Town Council met, the Council Rules of Procedure permitted two 15-minute citizens’ comment periods, the first for agenda items and the second for both agenda and non-agenda items. Councilors would respond to agenda items but advised not to respond to non-agend…

    This letter is a follow-up to an item I recently submitted to the new Town Council regarding the memorial granite plaques and memorial trees placed in our downtown sidewalks, many of which have long been awaiting replacement trees after being removed years ago. These are the trees whose meta…

    As an active Republican and "political junkie," I am quite interested in the 2020 Democratic race for president. I noted the story "Gillibrand is hard at work readying for presidential bid," in The Westerly Sun, Saturday, Jan. 12. Undoubtedly, many Democrats are planning or considering a run. 

    How broken is the federal government? It's been several months since the Supreme Court nominee hearings were held, but those hearings clearly demonstrated how dysfunctional our federal government has become — grandstanding, partisanship, lack of normal professional courtesies, etc.

    How can it be legal or equitable for the state to fund the education of illegal aliens’ children in Providence’s sanctuary city when it siphons taxes from our community to support criminal-entry illegal families instead of our legal citizens? Could rural towns sue the state and Providence ov…

    As one member of the bike committee said back in 2014, his dad worked 30 years ago toward a bike path in Charlestown. Since then there have been numerous studies by the town and state. Most recently statewide planning (Feb. 26, 2018) produced the Rhode Island Moving Forward 2040 Long Range T…

    These days it seems we all know who certain politicians are based on the amount of noise they make in the media and by the media. But has anyone heard of three common-folk individuals in Hope Valley who recently retired their licenses as emergency medical technicians after dedicating years o…

    The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers. As an Alzheimer’s advocate, it is my honor to represent them.

    Thanks for the across the border Jan. 4 uplift with the editorial “Success of bike program in N.H. model for future.” The bike program cycles on this winter. The 2017 Nashua population of 88,000 makes them about three times our combined Westerly/Pawcatuck population of 27,600, but the inviti…