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A beautiful example of neighbor helping neighbor, friends helping friends and strangers gathering to help a fellow human being in legitimate need of love and support took place on Wendy Drive in … more
To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers … more
Not long ago, it would have been difficult to believe Bristol was home to one of the highest-performing schools in Rhode Island. Though these were never considered “bad” schools, they … more
To the editor: In March, the City of Newport awarded a contract to purchase a new fireboat for the city’s fire department. The City Council voted to spend $887,642 on an aluminum vessel … more
To the editor:Arlene Violet’s “Growing Decency Deficit” (August 30-31) was a breath of fresh air. We are constantly bombarded with articles on how”the other guy” is … more
It’s not clear if the word “deregionalize” was coined in Bristol, but it might as well have been. Though not an officially recognized word in the English language, folks in Bristol … more
To the editor:As a Brown University graduate (MA, 2012), I am appealing to President Christina Paxson and Brown’s leadership/administration to return the 375 acres they currently … more
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Brown University recently labeled Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” To each his own! I admire Columbus, but I also believe that Native Americans suffered even worse … more
Brown University is under a microscope here, with minority groups, media outlets and internet bullies waiting to see how they will respond to the Pokanoket encampment on their Bristol property. It … more
To the editor, The Bristol Garden Club is hoping to reach its fundraising goal toward the creation of an exciting project, the “Rainkeep,” which will be dedicated to “the … more
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