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Our local government has let us down, big time. I am talking about the many local mom and pop businesses that are here, persevering as best we can, lacking support from the town officials that we … more
Zoning laws in the U.S. were first enacted to protect property values and quality of life, so citizens know what their neighbor can and cannot build. Those who purchase property or have property in a … more
The water ban has been lifted! Hooray! Residents of Barrington, Warren and Bristol are free to use as much water as they’d like, indoor or outdoor, without restriction. They can water lawns … more
Drag Queens reading “stories” to children in public libraries — what could possibly be inappropriate about this? I, for one, believe the answer is rather obvious. But judging by the … more
The initial scheduling and then cancellation and then re-scheduling of the Drag Queen Story Hour have revealed a most unfortunate divide in the town of Bristol. It is extremely unfortunate, as … more
Here is an example of a well designed bridge structure that was actually created using a 3-D printer in China. The Chinese creation spans 26.3 meters (a little over 86 feet) and has a width of 2.6 … more
Bristol is a beautiful community, and it has such a gem in Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. The Women’s Alliance of my church recently toured Blithewold and was so impressed with … more
The trauma of the Silver Creek Bridge replacement continues. Bristol citizens and businesses have every right to assert their demand for a Rte. 114 (Hope Street) bypass during construction in the … more
Every cemetery has a wide array of stones and stories as well. It may not be the first thing you’ll notice, but it’s the first thing you’ll feel. Love is about seeing the beauty … more
If you were out and about on Friday, May 17, or Saturday, May 18, and stopped by either Seabra or Stop & Shop Supermarkets, or at the Post Office, all located in Bristol, R.I., chances are you … more
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