Letters to the Editor
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Vote ‘No’, on the sole reason the bond is not what I and I hope others were expecting (a bond for a new high school, and a high school alone). more
By voting ‘Yes’ on Question 1 on Nov. 7, voters in Bristol and Warren will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring BWRSD’s school buildings into the 21st century. more
Can we count on our local Bristol Warren School Board leadership, mostly all products of a mediocre Bristol educational system to keep our Town solvent? My advice as we vote on this question is, don’t bet your house on it. more
From what has been reported, the new Mt. Hope High School will offer ... a sound investment in our future whether or not it is our children who will benefit. more
On bond skepticism, one reader ponders, should only people who have cars pay for the building and upkeep of roads and bridges? more
It would be disastrously short sighted for Bristol-Warren students to get left behind in outdated and inadequate facilities.I encourage every voter to do their research and make an informed decision to support this investment in our future. more
If you take a close look at a glass of seawater or even Westport River water, you will find it is full of tiny particles. Seawater isn't just plain water; it contains dissolved salts, proteins, fats, … more
I am asking all Bristol and Warren voters to vote YES for the school construction bond. Our futures depend on it. more
While the district leaders, architects, and engineers attempted to paint a rosy picture of the new high school and the building procedure, they completely failed to assuage the fears and concerns of myself and my neighbors who have been suffering from flooded yards and basements for decades. more
I recommend that the Bristol Warren Regional School District raise the local funds for the school construction program by having Bristol and Warren share it in proportion to their taxable property wealth as they would if the school district were issuing the bond. more
As one of those Baby Boomers tired of getting beat up about the bad things I supposedly did, I am happy to put my support behind an important project like this. Sure my taxes will go up a little, but won’t it be worth it? more
After we raze it, do we really need to build another high school? more
My point is simply this: The building problems and environmental problems of the existing High School can probably be completely resolved for an investment of about $30 million to $40 million. more
To the editor: From time immemorial, the Jewish people have endured countless atrocities - from the oppressive rule of Pharaoh, the wickedness of Haman, the horrors perpetrated by Hitler, and … more
Once upon a Time the Bristol Phoenix lamented the poor school kids whose parents could not afford to pay for school lunches...Now this same School Board is greasing the wheels to force the good taxpayers of Bristol and Warren to shoulder the costs of $200 million dollar education bond. more
These facts are hugely important to the most common objection voiced to the Chestnut Street site. From what I now understand, not only shouldn’t wetlands impact be a primary concern there, the proposed mitigation should be considered a positive.  more
All three are now charged with returning with polished proposals for the Memorial sculpture with drawings, a budget of costs, and a 3D model, each receiving an honorarium of $1,000 to support their time and further creative work. more
There is a resource available in hundreds of languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that provides immediate help for those experiencing substance use disorder, thoughts of suicide, mental health crises, and emotional distress – the 988 Lifeline. more
As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, … more
We would like to thank the members of The Bristol Warren School Building Committee for your tireless efforts and the personal sacrifices you have been making to help our students and community. more
Colt is being turned into a desert, with acres of mowed grass that does not support wildlife. more
You have the opportunity to be a part of this community endeavor to erect this important Memorial in acknowledgment of Bristol’s history. more
At times we take this beautiful town we call home for granted. more
The bottom line here is that the members of the school building committee need to start paying attention to the numerous citizens who have valid concerns about the plan to build a new high school. more
If we are putting the pressure of a curriculum on children in kindergarten, I fear for their mental health. more
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