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The trauma of the Silver Creek Bridge replacement continues. Bristol citizens and businesses have every right to assert their demand for a Rte. 114 (Hope Street) bypass during construction in the … more
Every cemetery has a wide array of stones and stories as well. It may not be the first thing you’ll notice, but it’s the first thing you’ll feel. Love is about seeing the beauty … more
If you were out and about on Friday, May 17, or Saturday, May 18, and stopped by either Seabra or Stop & Shop Supermarkets, or at the Post Office, all located in Bristol, R.I., chances are you … more
Nearly two years ago, after years of study and planning, Mt. Hope High School switched to block scheduling. Under this system, students attend eight classes, which are split between two schedule … more
“Eeyore, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream, and looked at himself in the water. “Pathetic,” he said. “That’s what it is. Pathetic.” He … more
To the editor: Four hundred fifteen. One million. What are these numbers, you ask? They are dire milestones in this continuing journey of destruction of our only home by the hands of … more
To the editor:Thank you for your continuing coverage of the East Bay pipeline leak and being an important information resource. Our letter is in response to your 5/16 editorial: "A water crisis … more
Downtown Bristol business leaders have a right to feel abandoned. Their town and state representatives have abandoned them. After arguing for months that the Rhode Island Department of … more
There has been much discussion about the Silver Creek bridge. I had a suggestion which I gave to the DOT but have not gotten a response. As mentioned in a piece a week ago, the bridge should be at … more
Tuesday morning, the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation (DOT) held an informative meeting for business owners in Bristol about the Silver Creek Bridge Project. Information was clearly given to us … more
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