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We recently concluded the fifth annual British Motorcar Festival.  The festival, including the Friday Night Street Party and vintage motorcar procession through downtown Bristol on Friday, June … more
For the fifth consecutive year, five Naval Academy sloops, each with eight Midshipmen (some ladies) visited Bristol for the long weekend. Originally organized by retired Navy Captain Gary Holmstrom, … more
As a competitive runner who has completed more than 1,000 road races all over the country in my 30-year running career, I was outraged by the recent action by the town council in denying the … more
I am compelled to respond to Arlene Violet’s sorely misinformed column, “Agree or disagree, protect the First Amendment."  While we all have the right to express ourselves in a … more
Recently I wrote a letter here stating how our town officials have let us down in the Sliver Creek Bridge closing. The cavalier and pompous attitudes displayed by local officials have well made my … more
Various options have been proposed for the replacement of the bridge over Silver Creek: blocking the road during construction as planned by the DOT; keeping the road open by diverting traffic over a … more
I am an advocate for Property Relief Credit which is granted by R.I. General Law 44-33-3. Back in 2014, this law was revised, and the language deleted “Disabled Veterans” from this law. … more
In response to the letters to the editor on June 6, “The Drag Queen imbroglio” and “Common sense no longer,” I offer the following for your consideration. Call it a … more
Following the one-time cancellation of Drag Queen Story Hour at Roger’s Free, the Bristol Democratic Town Committee issued a statement asserting that “[t]he library’s decision does … more
Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Bristol on Saturday in a celebration of “Pride Month,” but there’s not much to be proud of here. The whole affair has been a mild embarrassment for … more
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