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Barbara May 12, 2014 at 08:22 am
Whoops, I apologize, Idy, I did misunderstand. Thank you!
Peter A. Filippi III May 12, 2014 at 09:40 am
Barbara, you are indeed right-on. The point here is when you consider the liberalization takingRead More place across our society that scorns accountability, cost effective government, traditional family values and especially cost effective school vouchers etc. much of the blame falls on the unions for supporting liberal tax and spend candidates at the demand of their communistic unions. Go to johnstonsunrise.net click on "opinions" and "letters to the editor". Read my 2 commentaries "Where's the money going" and "The need for conservative leadership" etc., then reconsider what Idychurch stated. As a conservative when I disagree with people I always try to be delicate and respectful. Barbara, you are indeed right-on. The point here is when you consider the liberalization taking place across our society that scorns accountability, cost effective government, traditional family values and especially cost effective school vouchers etc. much of the blame falls on the unions for supporting liberal tax and spend candidates at the demand of their communistic unions. Go to johnstonsunrise.net click on "opinions" and "letters to the editor". Read my 2 commentaries "Where's the money going" and "The need for conservative leadership" etc., then reconsider what Idychurch stated. As a conservative when I disagree with people I always try to be delicate and respectful.
Lanya DiNitto Marchetti May 25, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Food costs are ridiculous....
Bill the 1st August 28, 2013 at 11:58 am
I believe that COA is precisely what you suggested... They are a group of volunteers who wereRead More surfers. They collected water samples and had them tested to determine if the water was clean or not. As to frequency of testing, the State determines the rate of testing required. It's something like weekly unless they detect polluted samples and then it's daily. At Easton's (1st) Beach, they had been closing the beach for 24 hours after any significant rainfall. I haven't seen that this year, so hopefully that means there has been improvements. Second beach, however, has had a couple closures this year which is highly concerning.
An Islander August 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Right, I looked at the report though and it looks like they are only testing location in Newport (noRead More Middletown locations, eg: 2nd/3d beaches). I am assuming this is because Newport has taken on the cost of the testing. Or do they test Middletown as well but this report only include Newport locations? Not entirely sure...their web site revealed little info as well. Kudos to all involved though. My belief is that the preservation of the surrounding waters is vital to both the physical health and the economic stability of the entire Island.
Dave McLaughlin September 7, 2013 at 06:06 am
Yes, the results in Easton’s Bay as a result of the measures taken by Newport and MiddletownRead More will certainly be insightful in the years to come. With our overall goal of permanent year-round clean water it remains concerning that the UV disinfection plan only operates during the summer months. However, our goal comes with it a huge uphill challenge of changing the designation of New England Beaches, but we feel it is the right thing to do. We tested at 2nd beach for almost 2 years and after fixing a few problems the results were very good so we stopped testing. However, we do test 2 locations in Middletown (Easton’s Point and the Esplanade) and both are paid for by the City of Newport. We would be interested in performing more testing around the island but we’ll need to add that to our list of goals and objects (see page 36 and 37). You are so right that the ”preservation of the surrounding waters is vital to both the physical health and the economic stability of the entire Island.”
frank maloof August 14, 2012 at 09:50 pm
you know thats a really nice thing to do god bless him hard to understand how with all the taxesRead More people pay school departments cant come up with some paper and pencils AMAZING!!
bosstaxes May 26, 2012 at 01:17 am
Next will be the investigations of what they do to the poor elderly....
Kal May 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm
What an ignorant comment, bosstaxes! I'm glad to be part of the LGBT community and I'm happy weRead More share a heart of kindness with the world!! :) greetings to all!
LoriV May 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm
As of Friday, May 4th, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Aquidneck Donation Center is open for business!Read More Come on by with your donations during our business hours, and our friendly attendant will help you with your bags or boxes and provide you with a tax receipt. Thanks for your support!
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