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In last week’s issue of the Phoenix, there was a letter to the editor (“Let the numbers proves why ‘school choice’ is so important,” by Gina Macdonald) purportedly meant … more
I was pleased to see attention paid to educational quality by Gina Georgina Macdonald in a letter in last week’s Phoenix, “Let the numbers prove why ‘school choice’ is so … more
After reading the op-ed section of the July 23 Phoenix I could only reflect on the demise of our society with profound sadness. What has happened to our civility, our tolerance, our understanding for … more
Imagine living where history is manipulated for the “common good.” Serbia and Iran are living examples of a slide down the icy slope of denial. Serbian government propaganda claims the … more
Last Saturday,  we visited beautiful Bristol to walk along the shore on a hot summer day, and to have dinner at one of your great restaurants there. After having a delicious dinner and … more
Erich Haslehurst wrote a letter objecting to a group called Concerned Citizens — the issue that is paramount for Bristol’s taxpayers is his mis-characterization of charter schools. Erich … more
I read with interest the front page Phoenix article about our new 65-gallon trash bins and the folks who are having difficulty using them. This seems like a perfect opportunity for fellow Bristolians … more
My wife and I have been residents of Bristol for over 30 years, having raised two daughters here who attended the local school system. I am writing to tell you that Zachary Cooper’s letter, … more
I recently watched a few online videos of white, self proclaimed “true Americans” condemning others openly and publicly for speaking in their native tongue. These people who were … more
We write to express our dismay and sadness about Zachary Cooper’s letter to the editor in the July 16 Bristol Phoenix. In his letter, Cooper viciously and personally attacks three of … more
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