Friday, February 5, 2016

Editorials

Editorials

Town budget season should be a time for debate, dueling philosophies and innovative ideas. It's not. Budget season has become mostly an exercise in rubber stamps and congratulatory self-hugs. That's because 95 percent of the budget...

The details of a home invasion in a quiet Westport neighborhood last week suggest a state medical marijuana system run amok. Voters approved medical marijuana sales in 2012 and, going on three years later, there...

In a society saturated with violent images from movies, video games and the Internet, it can be easy to become complacent and lose the ability to distinguish between fiction and reality. While no one wants...

Every time it snows, you're sure to see them on the road … those inconsiderate drivers thoughtlessly traveling along while leaving a frozen, white smokescreen in their wake. Then they hit the highway, sending chunks...

If they waited until the moment is right, towns would never accomplish the things that make a lasting difference. Credit, then, is due to ‘big thinkers’ in Tiverton and Westport who ignored the prevailing gloom...

To many in the sports reporting world, ‘DeflateGate’ is important for what it reveals about those ‘cheating’ New England Patriots. It’s more revealing about what passes for journalism among the reporting pack and talking heads...

After opening the bids on the proposed renovations of the condemned and abandoned state armory building at the foot of Church Street, the Town of Bristol is in final negotiations with two of the...

Former Bristol man Jesse Perry took the stand in his own defense Monday, trying to paint himself as a loving mentor and father figure who wanted nothing but the best for the young boys...

No sooner had Rhode Island announced plans to repair and repave the East Bay Bike Path next summer than an anonymous critic had this to say on our website. "What an unnecessary waste this will...

Change came to the Bristol Town Council quickly, just moments after the council's democratic majority took control of the gavel. Councilman Nathan Calouro replaced Mary Parella as chairperson of the council last Wednesday night, and...
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