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I want to thank the Bristol Phoenix for offering a more balanced view of recent events at the Bristol Senior Center. As a contract grant writer for many nonprofits, including the 501c3 Benjamin … more
To the editor: Governor Gina Raimondo and DCYF have proposed a “voluntary” cut of 12 percent in current residential treatment reimbursement rates for traumatized youth and a $4.4 million … more
To the editor: The enormous costs of healthcare cannot be controlled by hospital closures and buyouts or cutting Medicaid funding. The solution is to pass legislation to create an improved … more
My good friend Fred Bruno died yesterday. I was introduced to Fred many years ago by a mutual friend. The friend told me about a group known as the “Fathers of Daughters,” who met for … more
This is an open letter to the current members of the Bristol Town Council: Question: What do 120-plus Bristol residents, their families and friends all have in common? Answer: They have all … more
On Tuesday evening I attended the Bristol Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Building Partnerships Celebration and was inspired and proud to be part of a community with such a network of dedicated and … more
To the editor: I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she … more
To the editor: OK Arlene Violet, you are not over the top for Trump. (East Bay Life column, Jan. 10-11). Are/were you over the top for Barak Obama?   The eight years under that president … more
To the editor, The Trump administration recently announced its ecologically devastating plan to open offshore drilling up and down the East Coast.  Can you imagine the destruction an … more
I have heard a lot about the plan to make a third lane on Metacom Avenue in Bristol, and I am worried about the unintentional side effects of this idea. The third lane would reduce the size of the … more
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