I was among those who filled out the Hopkinton Comprehensive Plan survey during our last major update. My survey response can be summarized as "keep Hopkinton rural." This does not mean freeze things where we are. We face new challenges. Staying rural is going to take a lot of change.

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On Monday, Dec. 10, the Town Council will hold a public hearing regarding the "Concept Feasibility Study for Phase I of a Coastal Route Bikeway, from Ninigret Park to Matunuck Schoolhouse Road." The plan is available on the town's website, www.charlestownri.org. It is located on the home pag…

I recently completed the Citizens’ Police Academy program. It is an eight-week, once-a-week, two-hour session that seeks to create a better connection between the Westerly Police Department and us, the citizens of Westerly.

    President George H. W. Bush’s death is notable. It seems nowadays presidents living to age 90 is not unusual. John Adams was the first, dying in 1826, and the second Herbert C. Hoover in 1964.

      Sen. Elaine J. Morgan is fighting hard for our state, which we all know is in a very bad disarray. Sen. Morgan passes on information to us constantly about how our state is spending money foolishly.

        On Thanksgiving day, Christ (Episcopal) Church, Westerly, held a Thanksgiving turkey dinner for any person who came to share, partake, and enjoy together giving thanks to God for his bounty. The meal was very good, well prepared and plentiful. Many attended and piano music filled the dining …

          The headline “Supporters of Ecuadorian immigrant block fed building” in Saturday’s Westerly Sun highlights yet another mess from our immigration laws. People often say that America was built by immigrants. That is true, but that was a different world — before socialism and the welfare state.

            Your Nov. 18 editorial “Hold politicians accountable to release common sense information” has a “run before you walk” feel, considering Rudy Giuliani (Donald Trump’s personal lawyer) declaring in August that “truth isn’t truth.” What is the value of “politicians’ common-sense information” wh…

              This is in response to the letter of Ed Walsh of Charlestown, titled “Thank you to Jennifer Douglas,” in The Sun on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. As a champion of Sen. Elaine J. Morgan, of our 34th Senatorial district, I think the following should be considered.

                My sincere thanks to the voters of Charlestown for their vote of confidence. I look forward to continuing to represent all the citizens of our beautiful town in the coming two years on the Town Council. Your participation and comments are always welcome.

                  In Jay Lustgarten’s letter to the editor, “Why the economy might not feel so great,” in The Westerly Sun on Friday, Nov. 16, he laments the “millions of paycheck-to paycheckers' limping along.” That is a sentiment shared by many economists.

                    I am responding to the commentary “Fire Gifford-Jones for vaccination column!” by Dr. W. Gifford-Jones that ran in the Westerly Sun on Tuesday, Nov. 13. In it, he defends an earlier commentary, “What you may not know about vaccines,” that appeared in the Westerly Sun on Tuesday, Oct. 23, whe…

                      About a week before the recent elections, we had a visit from Jennifer Douglas, the Democratic candidate for the District 34 senate seat. She was knocking on doors to introduce herself to folks in our area of Charlestown. We didn’t know much about Jennifer but after the 15 plus minutes she s…