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Letter: Breaking up school district isn’t the answer

Letter: Breaking up school district isn’t the answer

To the editor: You may be aware of the dispute between Bristol and Warren over apportioning the costs of running the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD). The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) was disbursing the state aid directly to our school system without separating the funds into Bristol and Warren shares. Warren filed

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Council unanimously approves Bristol budget

The Bristol tax rate will officially increase by 7 percent after the Town Council approved a $49.6 million budget last Wednesday. Council members voted unanimously to approve the budget that calls for a tax rate increase of $1 per thousand of assessed value, up to $14.06, making little change to Town Administrator Tony Teixeira’s provisional

Editorial: Bristol Council right to restore Explore

Town Councilman Halsey Herreshoff walked into Monday night’s budget hearing intending to leave well enough alone, declining to restore $10,000 cut from Explore Bristol’s budget request. Then he encountered the throng of supporters who turned out to defend the group that aims to market Bristol to prospective visitors. By the end of the two-hour meeting,

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Bristol revals due in April; 3% total drop anticipated

Even with some 2,000 homes in Bristol still considered to be “outliers,” meaning their newly assessed value is 15 percent higher or lower than its previous assessment, those involved with the revaluation process have a high level of confidence that the latest assessment is accurate. An ad hoc citizens revaluation committee is 95 percent confident

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Council attacks Explore Bristol

Bristol Town Council members took a couple swipes at Explore Bristol Monday night, hacking $30,000 from the group’s $50,000 request, and raising questions about the accounting and management of funds. Explore Bristol leader Michael Byrnes was not at the meeting Monday night, but responded to those questions and refuted the implications on Wednesday by saying,

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Investing in Bristol: Budget up almost $1M

Most Bristol departments would get their full spending requests for fiscal 2016 if the Town Council approves Town Administrator Tony Teixeira’s $49.6 million budget proposal. Mr. Teixeira’s proposal — about $900,000 more than last year’s $48.7 million budget — shows few significant cuts in department requests. Most departments would be fully funded in his proposal,

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