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Following Monday’s declaration by Dr. Jonathan Brice, superintendent of schools, the current screwup by our School Board members seems to be settled, at least for now. Meanwhile our schools … more
I grew up on Hope Street in Bristol, and while I now live outside of town, I proudly consider myself a “Bristolian.” In 43 years, I missed our parade only once. In the 1960s, my late … more
This has always been a special space in the local newspaper. Whether thoughtfully crafted after hours of research or thrown together on hectic deadline, the editorial is a revered tradition that … more
“May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine … more
The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee’s handling of the 2021-22 school calendar is of the more embarrassing episodes you’ll see from a local government body. It’s difficult … more
“We’re showing who we are,” were the frustrated words of School Committee member Nicky Piper (Warren) on June 14, as a majority of the School Committee blocked discussion of … more
It appears the formerly hot button issue in Bristol of Critical Race Theory has taken a back seat to the new flavor of the week — scheduling the first day of school on the first day of Rosh … more
On Monday, July 5, I stood on the parade route of Bristol’s Oldest Fourth of July Celebration. The parade was taking place on Monday as it does when July 4 lands on a Sunday — to … more
Harlow Pond, in central Maine, measures approximately 640 acres and is bisected by a causeway of approximately 750 feet in length. A dam contains the pond at its furthest end. Harlow Pond Road … more
“Let’s Play Pickleball” is the theme of this year’s free public pickleball beginners’ clinic and demonstration that is being held on Saturday, July 17, at the Bristol … more
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