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.

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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…

On June 3, The Westerly Sun printed an opinion piece from Rev. David Stall. He publicly came to Bishop Tobin’s defense after the latter used Twitter to post controversial statements about the LGBTQ community.

Many individuals in Rhode Island, more than 23,000, have Alzheimer’s disease. Some of them are under 65 years old and have Younger-Onset. As traditionally certain elderly home community care services are eligible for those over 65, two new bills would work to expand them to help those with Y…

On June 10, Hopkinton Town Council will decide whether or not to change more than 100 acres of residential property into a commercial zone for the purpose of installing an industrial solar facility. Some argue the increase in the town’s tax revenue is too good to pass up.

I am amazed by the beauty all around Charlestown. In a marvel of design, the town completed a bike path for $300,000 that managed to avoid all scenic views. Our town also spent roughly $130,000 on a sign for Ninigret park. To paraphrase the great Allen Iverson, we’re talking about a sign.

I am not Catholic, and I don’t know Bishop Tobin, but today I am coming to his defense. I can’t watch how he is being beaten up by activists, and even the media, without speaking up.

The Rhode Island State Commission on Prejudice and Bias is deeply saddened by the recent statement on Twitter by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin. In a time in which there is a rise of hate, prejudice and bias in our country it was truly discouraging to see a member of clergy in the State of Rhode Isl…

Per the landmark U.N. report released in early May, “biodiversity is collapsing faster than at any time in human history.” The report estimates that “around a million species already face extinction, many within decades,”unless the world takes transformative action to save natural systems. T…

In her letter titled “Opportunity for community center is exciting” (The Sun, May 29, 2019), Ms. Faith LaBossiere should be remembered for her misrepresentations and broken promises made concerning building that ridiculous second bike track at Ninigret Park. Remember the one that was only su…

Listen folks, you’re being bamboozled. The Charlestown Municipal Budget vote on June 3 is a Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA) scam. They’re pushing their agenda without any regard for the wishes of the taxpayer. We have a $3,095,000 surplus that the CCA Town Council members have already de…

    We are writing to encourage your readers to take advantage of their local Donation Centers. Individuals who are looking to visit a Donation Center with their gently used items have many wonderful choices in the Westerly and Chariho area. There are many fantastic, local nonprofits that accept…

    Charlestown residents please go to the polls on Monday, June 3, and vote to approve the 2019-20 proposed budget. If you are concerned about the $3,095,000 for the community, recreation and senior center, please remember this will be a long process and will not be constructed until a plan is …

    Once upon a time, in a town called Charlestown, there was a Town Council meeting. At that meeting, there were a lot of people. Some of these townspeople stood at the podium, uninterrupted, and spoke their mind(s) to the council members. Unfortunately, those who were not part of the fairy tal…

    It’s funny to me that even after the “die, Nazi scum” graffiti on the side of the Clydesdale Tavern made TV news six months ago, and even after several calls to the Westerly Police, I still can’t park to go for a walk on the beach in Weekapaug without seeing “SLAUGHTER” next to a Star of Dav…

    May 27 was a tough day for Red Sox fans and for baseball with the death of Bill Buckner. We should recognize him for his achievements and perseverance after he played for 22 seasons and was one of the most prolific hitters of his generation, as well as use his death as a cause for awareness.

    I’m excited to think that by a fortunate concurrence of Charlestown’s finances we might be able to have a community center debt-free. It is an unbelievable opportunity for a community to discuss how we can best utilize this asset. Imagine all the many organizations, groups young and old, tha…

    This letter is in response to a recent Letter to the Editor about my “spreading misinformation.” I’m not sure what meeting Ms. Chambers was at, but clearly we were not at the same one. What is clear is she is part of the Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA), and I am not. I will not go along …

    In Sunday’s Westerly Sun, deep within the D section, was a legal notice that many readers likely did not even see. It listed a “Request for Qualifications” for professionals to develop, in its words, “the construction of a Charlestown Community/Recreational/Senior Center building design, wit…

    In Gloucester Massachusetts, at the edge of the water stands a family in bronze, the children clutching at the mother’s skirts as they all look out to sea. They stand vigil, waiting for the return of the fishing fleet and the crews who don’t always come back. That statue reminds us that ther…

    During the May meeting of the Charlestown Town Council, I challenged each of the councilors to speak the truth to the residents about a proposed community center and to correct any misinformation immediately. I thought I got agreement from all five, at least I hope I did. Actually, would any…

    My introduction to Charlestown politics concerns a current budget line item of $3,095,000 to build a Community /Recreation/Senior Center in Ninigret Park. This is 10% of our annual budget of $30,000,000. The suggested location is where a Concert and Festival Center, or Band Shell was initial…

    I am quickly approaching the completion of my seventh year as a parent to two Stonington High School students. During this time, I have been blessed to have two athletic kids. Both have participated in 3 sports in the four years of their time at SHS.

    It is an undeniable fact that history is unkind to those who fail to learn its lessons. In light of that, it is instructive to recall the past promises and betrayals made to the town by the Charlestown Citizens Alliance (CCA) before the taxpayers and voters go to the polls to vote on the tow…

    There are over 23,000 individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease in Rhode Island, and over 53,000 caregivers that support and take care of them. There are benefits available through a Medicare billing code, which allows clinicians to be reimbursed for providing a comprehensive set of care plan…

    All love for everyone this Memorial Living Day. Home is where the heart is. God comes first, and then all that is good will follow effortlessly to fully nourish our everyday needs. The ever-quiet silence of God is working out our perfect destiny in our soul, heart, mind, body, etc. In the pu…

    Donald Trump is a communist! No, not one of the Marxist-Leninist communists from a hundred years ago, I mean a modern, Chinese-Vietnamese communist. Modern communists abandoned the Marxist economic system because it is so destructive it needed a totalitarian government. Instead, they adopted…

    Once again, Mr Chambers has written a Letter to the Editor filled with misinformation. His letter was in regards to the $3,095,000 included in Charlestown’s budget. His incorrect statements need to be corrected.

    This is an exciting time for our community — especially for the students and staff of the Westerly Public Schools! After spending countless hours over the course of nearly two years, Westerly has a comprehensive plan to address the substandard conditions of our aging school facilities and en…

    I’m writing a Letter to the Editor in hopes you can share mine and my children’s sincere appreciation for and thanks to all the wonderful people who helped make the May 8th fundraiser in memory of Angelo Turano at the Westerly Yacht Club such an overwhelming success!

    There are two major reasons why I am disappointed with the decisions of the Town Council to cut the education budget. One reason is that our children are our future, and we handicap them and our town’s future when we underfund their education.

    The May 8th commentary titled “Gullible’s travels starring President Trump” makes some good points, but also makes a fundamentally flawed one that demands correction. Exhausting fact-checkers who might have jumped ship April 30th, what started out as misleading statements proceeding to false…