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Ask the non-hunters from Prudence Island, Block Island, S. Kingstown, Burrillville, etc., if it solved the problem of overpopulation of deer. The answer is a resounding no. more
If voters decide to approve the bond, it remains to be seen how a new school alone will improve the quality of educational achievement by Bristol and Warren students. more
Why take six years to do the job wrong? more
While I remain opposed to the construction of the new high school at its present location, I was disappointed to read of the criticism by certain residents leveled at school committee members regarding their advocacy for approval of the bond. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha has championed the cause of government transparency, often saying that the state’s public records law should be a floor and not a … more
Bravo to Joe Brito and his team for transforming the industrial complex on Wood Street into the award winning Unity Park, something all Bristol can be proud of. more
If you can’t step up and dedicate your life to protect the public, that’s okay, but don’t blame them for doing the job we both expect and need them to do. more
I simply cannot overstate the gratitude for the Town of Bristol’s friendship and partnership with Minneapolis-St. Paul and the United States Navy. more
I would just like to correct the caption under a picture taken at the St. Elizabeth’s Bazaar, which was in last week’s Phoenix. more
Vote ‘No’, on the sole reason the bond is not what I and I hope others were expecting (a bond for a new high school, and a high school alone). more
By voting ‘Yes’ on Question 1 on Nov. 7, voters in Bristol and Warren will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring BWRSD’s school buildings into the 21st century. more
Can we count on our local Bristol Warren School Board leadership, mostly all products of a mediocre Bristol educational system to keep our Town solvent? My advice as we vote on this question is, don’t bet your house on it. more
From what has been reported, the new Mt. Hope High School will offer ... a sound investment in our future whether or not it is our children who will benefit. more
NOAA Fisheries has released a comprehensive population viability analysis for North Atlantic right whales, along with 2023 population estimate. The analysis allows users to project how the total … more
If I hear one more feckless politician express sympathy for gun victims after he/she voted against sensible gun regulation, I am going to barf. Take the recent hand-wringing by Maine’s U.S. … more
On bond skepticism, one reader ponders, should only people who have cars pay for the building and upkeep of roads and bridges? more
It would be disastrously short sighted for Bristol-Warren students to get left behind in outdated and inadequate facilities.I encourage every voter to do their research and make an informed decision to support this investment in our future. more
The communities of Bristol and Warren have almost everything going for them. They are home to beautiful coastlines, world-class sailing, historic downtowns, working farms, booming manufacturers, … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Organized labor has made a lot of headlines of late, what with strikes by writers in Hollywood and auto workers in Michigan. The common thread is how technology is extending the … more
If you take a close look at a glass of seawater or even Westport River water, you will find it is full of tiny particles. Seawater isn't just plain water; it contains dissolved salts, proteins, fats, … more
I am asking all Bristol and Warren voters to vote YES for the school construction bond. Our futures depend on it. more
While the district leaders, architects, and engineers attempted to paint a rosy picture of the new high school and the building procedure, they completely failed to assuage the fears and concerns of myself and my neighbors who have been suffering from flooded yards and basements for decades. more
I recommend that the Bristol Warren Regional School District raise the local funds for the school construction program by having Bristol and Warren share it in proportion to their taxable property wealth as they would if the school district were issuing the bond. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: In 1997, when Jack Reed first joined the U.S. Senate, the Cold War had ended and 9/11 had not yet happened. A quarter-century later, the world is a very different place, with a … more
As one of those Baby Boomers tired of getting beat up about the bad things I supposedly did, I am happy to put my support behind an important project like this. Sure my taxes will go up a little, but won’t it be worth it? more
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