Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: With rising tides and worsening floods I do not want to see out taxpayer money wasted on trying to build a new school on its present wet, flood-prone site. I have lived in Bristol … more
To the editor: On behalf of the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, I wish to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out for our Annual Flea and Fair this past weekend. We … more
To the editor: Judith Byrnes’ Letter to the Editor (A safer bike path should be everyone’s goal, Aug. 10, 2023) sounds reasonable enough. But within its logic are several assumptions … more
To the editor: Last week's Phoenix featured a front page story regarding recent bills passed overwhelmingly by the Rhode Island Legislature which provides that any current or deceased full time … more
To the editor: Greetings from Twin Falls, Idaho! We traveled 2,540 miles to view the painted lines upon your streets. Quick question — who chose the colors? They didn't quite match the … more
To the editor: This summer, our daughter was fortunate to be part of a wonderful group of kids who worked with Bristol Theater Company. Their hard work culminated this past weekend in four … more
To the editor: It is encouraging that the town is joining efforts with URI to document changes to Bristol’s shoreline, but to what purpose? Photographs are useful in demonstrating … more
Automobile speedometers are not marked STOP or GO; nor are they marked SLOW or FAST.  They have gradations — in MPH or KPH — from 0 to 150 or so.  We use common sense, road … more
To the editor: Regarding the impending ill-advised development of the Bristol Yarn Mill Complex, I hope the pragmatic, forward-looking and spot on letters of Mr. Mascena and Mr. Salesi were read … more
To the editor: Last week, I took advantage of the Citizen’s Forum to speak briefly at the Bristol Town Council meeting. Here is basically what I said: I live along the East Bay Bike Path, … more
To the editor: The Rhode Island General Assembly should consider making changes to its process. For example, If Rhode Island legislation has been recommended for passage by a committee and then … more
To the editor: Recently my wife and I went to Blue Trail Launch Site, which is at the end of Corys Lane in Portsmouth. My wife was scared of this surrounding area, scared to be in an area she … more
To the editor: Thank you Mr. Mascena for pointing out what appears to be obvious to all but the Bristol Planning Board and Town Council . Giving up that beautiful waterfront property to a … more
To the editor, "In a world of steel-eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm, come in, she said, I'll give ya shelter from the storm." - Bob Dylan I recently read Mr. Mascena’s … more
To the editor: Victory Day, is celebrated in Rhode Island on the second Wednesday of August. It marks the surrender of Japan, ending World War II. To celebrate termination of humanity’s … more
To the editor: Last week's paper questioned the validity of the BWSC site choice. The consultant's response was that the new building was outside the theoretical limits of the flooded area. As … more
To the editor: “Space, the final frontier”. No doubt most of you know that phrase was the opening for both the original Star Trek TV show and also Star Trek, the Next Generation. However, … more
To the editor: I am writing regarding the article, “Bristol resident wins highest Girl Scout honor” published on July 18, 2023. I disagree with the use of the word “wins” … more
To the editor: I read the police entry but I didn’t see any comics or games. That’s why I think you should put comics and games in the newspaper. I’m sure there are a lot of … more
To the editor: Last week's Bristol Phoenix contained a completely erroneous contribution in their “Speakout” section regarding the wetlands at the current Mount Hope High School … more
To the editor: 1. David Blight 2. Ira Magaziner 3. Mary McAleese 4. Maria Vazquez | What do they have in common, in addition to great talent in differing categories? 1. A Pulitzer Prize winning … more
To the editor: First and foremost, the Bristol Phoenix is the best and only newspaper that I read on a consistent basis because of the accurate news and the remarkable photographs that appear … more
To the editor: For several years now, there has been a constant and increasing drumbeat by media and government types about providing safety and safe spaces. Nothing could be further from the … more
To the editor: Once again I read some reporting in the Phoenix of some startlingly inept and unimaginative planning proposed for the creation of a new Bristol/Warren High School. There is no … more
To the editor: In regards to Jim McGaw’s article, “What to do about Bad Beach Behavior” , I’d like to say it is not just a problem for Tiverton and Portsmouth residents. … more
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