TOM WARD - I'll pay for the stamp ...

I am on the side of new Cumberland Mayor Bill Murray, who does not want to integrate the new consolidated Cumberland Fire District tax bill into the regular town tax bills this year. While this joint... more

ARLENE VIOLET - Mattiello miffed at Raimondo

Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is miffed at Gov. Gina Raimondo. She was in Washington, D.C., last week, and in response to a question regarding how budgets are passed, Gov. Raimondo... more

Letters to the Editor

Do you know RIC students impacted by Station club fire?

For many in the area, this is a difficult time. Last Friday, Feb. 20, marked a dozen years since the fire that killed 100 and injured many more at the Station night club. However, in the aftermath of... more

Spokeswoman: Charter schools won't take funds from district

The vocal minority against RISE Prep Mayoral Academy says they are not against school choice for kids and families. Instead, they say, their opposition is based solely on the fiscal impact of... more

Charlie Hall's work enjoyed

Charlie Hall's comics are routinely outstanding. His latest had me quite literally laughing out loud, particularly the book you'd never see about snowstorm management by (my friend) Mayor Jorge... more

Fight grows against Common Core

A few days ago, the collective blood pressure of many Smithfield Public School families spiked after receiving a "cannot honor your request" letter, from the school administration, in response to... more

Carefully plan McCoy Stadium area re-use

The news that the Pawtucket Red Sox baseball franchise will be leaving Pawtucket for Providence by 2017 is sad indeed. The Mc Coy Stadium property could become the largest "white elephant" in the... more

Fifth-grader seeks Rhode Island memorabilia

Hello! My name is Brayton S. I am a 5th-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the history of the United States. I am so happy that I picked your state... more

Town politicians should not overturn Scullin's election

I write in response to the article "'Scullin Bill' would close fire board election loophole," published in last week's Breeze. The new, townwide fire department for Cumberland was designed to be... more

Growing Mayoral Academies do not 'harm' public schools

The vocal minority against RISE Prep Mayoral Academy in Woonsocket says they are not against school choice for kids and families. Instead, they say, their opposition is based solely on the fiscal... more

Nadeau replies to Halloran on charter school questions

Dan Halloran has asked me: "So, what is driving the North Smithfield Council to review a proposal for a school that Woonsocket doesn't want? The answer may be Councilwoman Rosanne Nadeau, who has... more

Snow removal pros deserve our thanks

It is no secret that snow has been quite the constant around here lately! I, for one, have felt the toll. My husband, a foreman for the Town of North Smithfield, and all of his co-workers deserve a... more