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The proposed hotel on Gooding, which would likely be used as a student dormitory, needs to be denied for its potential to increase flooding and degrade the environment. more
I've never been one to hesitate to criticize the Bristol Town Council when I have felt the criticism was justified, but I will also readily admit when they need to be praised. more
In the future, Bristol is no longer on our shopping or dining lists. more
Construction is underway to build thousands of huge wind turbines from New Jersey to Maine. From an average Joe’s perspective, this process feels extremely rushed, and there are dozens of unanswered questions. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The emergency closing of the westbound part of the Washington Bridge put Gov. Dan McKee — and how he performs during a crisis — under a microscope. McKee was … more
The usual nags have insisted that opinions like mine are why the port marker is necessary, as though white liberals could otherwise resist memorializing their feelings of moral superiority. more
I was so proud of everyone we encountered on Saturday night. The volunteers represented Bristol in such a positive light and truly made our afternoon a highlight not soon to be forgotten. more
The impact of the Interstate 195 bridge closure cannot be overstated. It suffocates areas of Providence and East Providence, both economically and functionally, for months. more
The 2023 Grand Illumination was a great event and we are thankful for those who gave their time and talents. more
It is up to us, today’s inhabitants of this area, that we account for the past in order to live more freely toward an equitable future. more
I am not against investing in sustainable and well-built schools that will last for many generations...I am against is the lack of adequate planning and maintenance that will eventually result in costly building repairs or eventual building replacement. more
In September, the Sogkonate Garden Club of Little Compton collected over 87 pounds of trash from our beaches in one day and over the past year, Friends of the Saugatucket in Wakefield collected over … more
It’s almost crass to write about the Israeli-Hamas war in the abstract. Whether it is a father searching for his children under rubble that had been his home in Gaza or a parent and child bound … more
To the editor: I feel obliged to answer Mr. Hewett’s letter (“Voters in Rhode Island do not seem able to get it,” Portsmouth Times, Nov. 30) about the integrity, or perhaps … more
Every once in a while, someone writes an opinion piece in The Phoenix that is so outrageous that it has to be challenged. more
The commissioners are discussing the opportunity for a family to have a tree or trees in North Burial Ground memorialize a family member. more
I do understand the meaning of insanity. I was able to witness it on January 6th... more
My definition of insanity is any voter in Rhode Island who thinks a Republican actually stands a chance of winning an election in this state. more
By electing Amo, the voters of CD1 have endorsed the Constitution, democracy, the rule of law, and personal freedoms. more
On Nov. 14, my mother and I arrived at the Town Hall at 12:10 p.m...t wasn't until almost 1 p.m. that someone unlocked the doors. more
Reciting self-important, maternal shrills about the welfare of strangers oceans away is, apparently, an effective distraction from how poorly you’ve kept your own backyard. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: “At least I’m not boring” – as Attorney General Peter Neronha quipped this week on X, formerly known as Twitter – could be the theme of a 2026 run for … more
The members of our Bristol and Warren community stated unequivocally that our kids deserve better, and that they share our vision. more
Bristol Blooms is gearing up for another spectacular Christmas season. more
The popular definition of insanity is for a person to continue doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. more
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