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This letter is in response to your article about changing the title of town administrator to mayor. I am shocked that the town council would let this go forward to a vote in such poor economic … more
I seriously thought I was back in the early ’80s again hearing James Watt, the bigoted Secretary of the Interior under President Ronald Reagan, speaking in a mocking fashion about the makeup of … more
I am writing in response to letter by Steve Annarummo, “Support for Antifa and BLM should be questioned.” I agree with his assertion that many recent so-called ‘peaceful  … more
This letter is in response to a letter in the Oct. 8 issue of the Phoenix, written by town council candidate Bethany Sousa Foster. Does she really think any person believes her justification to … more
I write in response to Bethany Sousa Foster’s letter last week (“Yes I’m anti-fascist …Who isn’t anti-fascist?”) But what is AntiFa? Historically known as the … more
As we inch closer to election day, the small number of Trump supporters in Rhode Island have become more vocal, waving flags on the bay, holding small gatherings, and participating in other similar … more
I would like to thank the Bristol Town Council for authorizing the funds to purchase the 35-gallon trash and recycle bins at the town council meeting on Sept. 30. The number of residents who signed … more
Our family purchased a home in Bristol in 2016 and became permanent residents in 2019. We settled on Bristol to spend our retirement because of the natural beauty, unparalleled history, but most … more
The ridiculous smear tactic to associate Democrats with ‘antifa,’ including Town Council candidate Bethany Sousa Foster, as Steve Annarummo suggested in his Oct. 1 letter to the editor, … more
Last week a disgruntled ‘Democrat’ opined on these pages that the Bristol Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) is not inclusive, saying in part that: “you are welcome only if you agree … more
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