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Several years ago, when Bristol was about to acquire the Quinta-Gamelin Center from the Army Reserve, a group of us had explored the idea that the town partner with the YMCA  to manage and run … more
The Town of Bristol should peer cautiously over the deep end of any pool complex before deciding to jump. There are many cheerleaders in town who would gleefully support any effort to build a … more
Editor’s note: This commentary is largely written in response to an article from the Dec. 21 Bristol Phoenix, “This is the best job in the world,” which was based on a lengthy … more
To the editor:It is our duty to remember those who are willing to carry out the difficult work of keeping us free. This became even more apparent to me at the start of this school year when one of … more
To the editor:During a lunch break, I ran into an elderly friend (let’s call him Buddy), who asked for a ride to Seekonk.  When I asked, what he needed in Seekonk, his response was … more
To the editor:Well, the word is finally out — pipes of the Kickemuit Upper Dam have been plugged up for a long time — a decade, if not more. Long-time residents attest to there being two … more
I want to thank the Bristol Phoenix for offering a more balanced view of recent events at the Bristol Senior Center. As a contract grant writer for many nonprofits, including the 501c3 Benjamin … more
To the editor: Governor Gina Raimondo and DCYF have proposed a “voluntary” cut of 12 percent in current residential treatment reimbursement rates for traumatized youth and a $4.4 million … more
To the editor: The enormous costs of healthcare cannot be controlled by hospital closures and buyouts or cutting Medicaid funding. The solution is to pass legislation to create an improved … more
My good friend Fred Bruno died yesterday. I was introduced to Fred many years ago by a mutual friend. The friend told me about a group known as the “Fathers of Daughters,” who met for … more
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