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To the editor: On March 25, 2020, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a budget for the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD). The budget provides for all requested funding of the … more
Around 3 p.m. one day last week, I heard someone come up the stairs, then a knock at the door. I asked who is it? It was this sweet person whom I have talked about here and there for all her kindness … more
In the wake of the panic that has emerged due to the COVID-19 crisis, gun and ammunition sales across America have surged. While gun stores in Rhode Island and across the nation have seen long wait … more
To the editor:   As a member of many organizations, I receive invoices via my mail carrier to continue my membership. Often these invoices ask for additional funds at my discretion to help … more
To the editor: To all you hoarders out there, you know who you are. We’re in a pandemic, but you don’t seem to get it. The world’s in a mess and you have only added to the … more
Much has been said and written about the isolation created by our fixation of social media and handheld devices. People have been seen bumping into light poles and walking into traffic. Four people … more
The cornerstone of our democracy are our elections. Elections allow us to vote our conscience to pick who a nominee for a particular office will be in a Primary Election and to pick who we want to … more
To the editor: I am writing in response to Dennis Tabella's letter, "Why does state encourage children to kill animals?" Let me begin with:  What is wrong with you?   As the … more
To the editor: The next few weeks will likely see things worsen, rather than improve, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Pressure to socially isolate will inevitably increase. As that occurs, all of … more
To the editor: While the week off from school is a good start, it barely scratches the surface at what needs to happen for us to properly deal with COVID-19. Below are the issues that make one … more
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