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I have been following the recent conflict regarding the raising of flags, as well as an event organized by Bristol County Concerned Citizens. Not only are their motives being questioned, but some are … more
America has lot its way. No other country has sacrificed or legislated or spent more than America to foster equality. In spite of this, America is locked in a modern-day civil war. The … more
This year’s Fourth of July began under a cloud on Friday, as an event billed as honoring First Responders was exposed for what it was — a divisive, political propaganda event. This time … more
He is not the oldest veteran at the Veterans’ Home, nor is he the youngest. Among his many tasks, he is the lector at Sunday Mass and a Eucharistic minister, and he rarely misses a … more
As I stood on the corner of Chestnut and Hope streets,  I felt the tingle of pride and patriotism that the parade engendered in the eager crowd standing — slightly socially distant — … more
July 3 was a beautiful thing. Along with some 150 people, I witnessed the rare coming together of two politically and ideologically disparate groups paying peaceful tribute to First Responders at an … more
Twice the Bristol Town Council faced no-win choices about flying flags above public spaces, before it decided twice is enough. First the council heard passionate speeches from citizens imploring … more
There are two kinds of people — children and adults, but not determined by age. A three-year-old bangs his spoon repeatedly on the table, to the annoyance of his mother, who tells him to … more
In response to several letters in last week’s Phoenix, the Bristol County Concerned Citizens (BCCC) would like to clarify our values to ensure they are not misrepresented. Such misinformed … more
Like many in our town, I have been closely following the emergence of a new organization who have dubbed themselves the “Bristol County Concerned Citizens” (BCCC). This allegedly … more
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