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Today’s self-serving politicians are doing their best to control the minds of American citizens through fear and deception. It is encouraging to see letters to the editor break through the … more
Most people want a healthy, green yard. Many use various combinations of herbicides, pesticides and chemicals to make their yards insect- and weed-free, as well as green. However, the impact of … more
An exceptional group of public servants live and work in this town, and the past week brought reminders of how good they are. When Ida, a former Category 4 hurricane, rolled across town last … more
I am troubled and do not understand the emerging existence of groups in our area known as “Diversity Committees,” who are seeking an overseeing role in the functions of … more
As the summer of 2021 comes to a close, activity on the Common continues to be the heartbeat of Bristol. The multi-generational and multi-use gem of the center of Town is abuzz with parents … more
In 18 months we’ve gone from two weeks to flatten the curve, to where are your papers.  How did we get from there to here? It turns out that there’s nothing like a respiratory … more
I’m writing in response to George Burman and his comparing the Taliban to MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters. Mr. Burman, I will not have you insulting my friends, equating them with the … more
Advice in the Phoenix from Nov. 4, 1892: “How to Avoid Wrinkles. If you have any desire to avoid wrinkles, care not only for your skin, but your nerves; control your temper and do not try to … more
A few weeks ago we shared our opinions about mandatory masking in schools. Based on some reactions, you might think we advocated for citizen revolt against both the government and the medical … more
Over the past several weeks, I have followed the ‘mask debate’ as it pertains to the start of the school year. The increasingly polarizing rhetoric around this reflects an erosion of our … more
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