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Double taxed for stormwater

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The IW stormwater lawsuit article in The Smithfield Times on June 30 (“Trial date set for IW stormwater lawsuit”) is just ... Read more

Zoning outcome was predictable

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The dye was cast, the outcome inevitable. All the players were in place. All that was left was for the monarchy ... Read more

Council ignored will of people

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I attended and spoke at last week’s Smithfield Town Council meeting. The Town Council members voted 5-2 to thumb their noses ... Read more

Coffin nailed shut for town?

Editor, The Smithfield Times: How does a Realtor, builder and restaurant owner vote on the Mallory project? They all have a conflict of interest and ... Read more

Union opposition not surprising

Editor, The Smithfield Times: Of course Isle of Wight is opposed to collective bargaining by public employees. It must be a socialist plot to allow ... Read more

Resist CRT mightily

Editor, The Smithfield Times: The bias of The Smithfield Times was put on display with the June 23rd headline regarding the “debate” on Critical Race ... Read more

A woman’s body is hers to control

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I have long been clear, “I have the right to make decisions about my body and what is done to it.” ... Read more

Right and wrong  ways to fight back

Anger toward the Smithfield Town Council over its decision to allow the construction of 800-plus homes off Battery Park Road is best directed to the ... Read more

Teach history fully, but don’t preach

There’s much to dislike on both sides of the increasingly shrill debate over so-called Critical Race Theory, and we’re saddened to see Isle of Wight’s ... Read more

‘For man,’ really?

Editor, The Smithfield Times: I am appalled at the non-inclusive nature of the Page 2 photo (titled “One small step”) in last week’s edition of ... Read more

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