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Letter-writer Peter Hewitt (“To be pro-choice is to be pro-abortion”) will never know the pains or joys of childbirth, nor will he face the need to make a difficult decision when … more
In the coming weeks, a hearing will occur that will propose a bill, Reclassifying Drug Possession from a Felony to a Misdemeanor Charge. At first glance, many will say, “Why should we reduce a … more
Permit me to comment on the information provided in the recent Phoenix article by Kristen Ray – “East Bay legislators support Reproductive Privacy Act.” Pro-choice supporters of … more
For one year, the Bristol Warren Joint Finance Committee behaved differently. Unfortunately for the school district, that was last year. In most years, the folks who authorize school funding … more
2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in … more
On behalf of the Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF), we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support and generosity of the community. The 11th annual Bodacious Bee was a great … more
To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since … more
Promoting the sensible judgement and evaluation that many newspapers and magazines normally exercise in selecting what to print as “Letters to the Editor” is not censorship. At least … more
The border wall serves a purpose, but it isn’t to keep out illegal immigrants or drugs. It is a monument, an organizing tool, for those who oppose immigration, in particular from Latin America. … more
Wake up, America. This is an American Holocaust — the killing of pre-born babies and beyond. It is a crucial time for our state. Legislation has been introduced at the R.I. General Assembly … more
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