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I am grateful to the town leadership for moving the East Bay Bike Path extension project forward. I must say that I was disappointed in what the contractor recommended as a route. The number one … more
I am writing in response to the letter written by Erich Haslehurst, dated Nov. 25. Except for Mr. Haslehurst’s kind and appropriate words about our former town clerk, his letter appeared to me … more
Last week, Gov. Gina Raimondo petitioned the Rhode Island Superior Court and obtained a temporary restraining order closing two Maxx Fitness Clubs in Lincoln and Warren, and in the case of the Warren … more
Was a 10 percent rate increase necessary? Did some staff get pay raises up to 10 percent and several others were told that they would receive another raise before the end of the year? Was a … more
The solutions outlined to address substitute teacher shortages printed in the Oct. 9, Providence Journal, “50 Graduates of Fast-Track Training Substitute Teacher Program Will … more
A generation ago, maybe two, the leaders of local government agencies were typically well-known residents from entrenched families who ascended to the top positions through patronage, political party … more
We would like to express our extreme appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the Bristol Senior Center staff. The past eight months have been hard on everyone, but trying to keep our … more
Surprised. That is the word I keep returning to after reading the letter to the editor by Donna DeLeo Bruno: “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix.” The letter begins with the … more
In regard to the Nov. 19 letter to the Phoenix entitled “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix,” the writer asserts that character cannot be confirmed. Perhaps not, but … more
It’s always a good idea to shop locally, and it might mean more this year than ever before. The pandemic has disrupted everything — every person, every organization, every business. By … more
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