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To the editor: In 1919 the Volstead Act was passed, which was a nationwide mandate to make the manufacture and sale of alcohol illegal. It failed, and was repealed. We still, nonetheless, have … more
The continuing missteps of our Bristol/Warren School Board are troubling. When looked at as part of a pattern of behavior and divisive discussion in our community and our nation, they are even more … more
Based on recent discussions in Bristol Warren school board meetings and subsequent letters to the editor, misconceptions remain in our community regarding the benefits of culturally responsive … more
Student voice and distrust were communicated forcefully Monday night during the public comment section of the Bristol Warren Region School Committee meeting. It is a brave thing to stand up in front … more
On Oct.18, former Lt. Gov. Dan McKee ceremonially signed into law the Student Success Act which, promising in-state tuition to every alien, pits illegals and refugees against our native-born … more
Bristol Warren’s schools aren’t racist … Worse, they are not succeeding at teaching math and science to the majority of children of any color or religion. The real problem with … more
Today is profound. It is the first Veterans Day post-Afghanistan, the longest sustained conflict in U.S. history. The aftermath bears an eerie similarity to that of our second longest, the war in … more
Last Saturday night, in a jam-packed banquet room, a couple hundred people squeezed elbow to soup bowl for a three-hour celebration of community. The occasion was the Bristol Sports Club’s … more
This is in reference to the Afgans being brought into this country by the Biden administration. Once again our government picks and chooses who they will help. As a Vietnam veteran, I watched this … more
“A veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The USA for an amount of up to and including my life.’ ” The above … more
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