Letters to the Editor
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As the 2021/2022 school year approaches, I sincerely hope the Bristol Warren school district will consider the bold move to greatly expand music, visual arts, and other fine arts programs and to … more
Dear unvaccinated friends, you need to understand that every unvaccinated human body is a sanctuary for the coronavirus. It’s a safe place where the virus can rest, grow, multiply, and … more
Pondering this month’s coverage of billionaires, proving Sir Issac Newton’s law of gravity and motion, I reflected back on a momentous event 52 years ago. At  3:17 p.m. EST on … more
Over the past weeks we have endured a painful conversation with Bristol Warren Regional School Committee members and the community involving the school start date/Rosh Hashanah conflict. The … more
As thrilled and encouraged as I was this week when the Town of Warren acknowledged the Pokanoket tribe, I was horrified by the simultaneous events occurring in our school system. As a … more
Following Monday’s declaration by Dr. Jonathan Brice, superintendent of schools, the current screwup by our School Board members seems to be settled, at least for now. Meanwhile our schools … more
I grew up on Hope Street in Bristol, and while I now live outside of town, I proudly consider myself a “Bristolian.” In 43 years, I missed our parade only once. In the 1960s, my late … more
“May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine … more
“We’re showing who we are,” were the frustrated words of School Committee member Nicky Piper (Warren) on June 14, as a majority of the School Committee blocked discussion of … more
It appears the formerly hot button issue in Bristol of Critical Race Theory has taken a back seat to the new flavor of the week — scheduling the first day of school on the first day of Rosh … more
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