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I strongly urge the Bristol Zoning Board of Appeal to refuse all of the requested variances sought by petitioners for the proposed massive building designed for Thames Street behind the … more
As warm weather envelops the region, we must once again be wary of ticks infected with Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. Lyme Disease symptoms can present themselves just days after a tick … more
Tom and Marianne Bergenholtz wrote a lengthy letter in the May 2 Bristol Phoenix concerning the Belvedere at Thames Street project.  These authors made several good points. First, like … more
Based on Superintendent of Schools Mario Andrade’s several recent letters to the editor, I take it that he is convinced that the social, emotional and behavioral needs of school aged children … more
Before doing any work on the bridge project over Silver Creek, it is important to understand the flooding problems along the lower creek and the measures needed to solve them, rather than taking a … more
I would appreciate your reporting on your sources relative to the editoria, “Unions, take a bow." What you reported has never been my experience as a State of Rhode Island Department of … more
In the spring of 2017, the Historic District Commission met at 205-211 Thames St. to make a decision on issuing a Certificate of Appropriateness for the preservation of the Gladding Buildings/Azevedo … more
For weeks, the idea seemed laughable. Anyone with a lick of common sense knew the Rhode Island Department of Transportation couldn’t possibly close the Silver Creek bridge for months. That … more
To the editor: The current trend espousing the idea of paying reparations to living relatives of former slaves is a extreme example of social guilt and political correctness gone mad. While it is … more
An article in this week’s Sunday Providence Journal, entitled “State of Health: The Red Tape Blues,” provides a real time depiction of today’s struggle with providing the … more
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