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Once upon a Time the Bristol Phoenix lamented the poor school kids whose parents could not afford to pay for school lunches...Now this same School Board is greasing the wheels to force the good taxpayers of Bristol and Warren to shoulder the costs of $200 million dollar education bond. more
These facts are hugely important to the most common objection voiced to the Chestnut Street site. From what I now understand, not only shouldn’t wetlands impact be a primary concern there, the proposed mitigation should be considered a positive.  more
Bristol and Warren voters are set to make perhaps the most significant financial decision in their combined history in just over a month, so why is there so little apparent interest in the topic? more
Retirement is not one-size-fits-all.   It can mean different things to different people. Perhaps you have not applied for Social Security retirement benefits because you're still … more
By now you know whether the Republican House got its act together and continued the funding to run the government. To think that these do-nothings continue to receive a whopping salary while our … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Redlining is widely thought of as the practice that prevailed in a lot of American cities in the mid-20 th century, imposing racial segregation and depriving worthy borrowers of … more
All three are now charged with returning with polished proposals for the Memorial sculpture with drawings, a budget of costs, and a 3D model, each receiving an honorarium of $1,000 to support their time and further creative work. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: New Bedford’s half-billion-dollar commercial fishing catch is one of the economic bright spots in southern New England. But the underside of the seafood business includes … more
There is a resource available in hundreds of languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that provides immediate help for those experiencing substance use disorder, thoughts of suicide, mental health crises, and emotional distress – the 988 Lifeline. more
As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, … more
We would like to thank the members of The Bristol Warren School Building Committee for your tireless efforts and the personal sacrifices you have been making to help our students and community. more
Colt is being turned into a desert, with acres of mowed grass that does not support wildlife. more
You have the opportunity to be a part of this community endeavor to erect this important Memorial in acknowledgment of Bristol’s history. more
At times we take this beautiful town we call home for granted. more
The bottom line here is that the members of the school building committee need to start paying attention to the numerous citizens who have valid concerns about the plan to build a new high school. more
If we are putting the pressure of a curriculum on children in kindergarten, I fear for their mental health. more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you were driving around North Providence, parts of Providence or other local communities during torrential downpours early last week, you may have felt like an extra in … more
Bristolians are indeed fortunate to have residents like Pete Hewett, who exercises sound judgment in his Letter to the Editor from Sept. 2. more
I wonder if the town, DEM, and the powers-that-be have truly considered the ramifications of disrupting an already fragile ecosystem, such as this. more
While myself and thousands of runners are going to sorely miss the Finish For A Guinness, we thank the Kee sisters for 15 years of fun and great memories! more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Democratic primary voters had their say and now Gabe Amo is the new rising star in Rhode Island politics. While former state representative Aaron Regunberg was widely perceived as … more
To the editor: By your receipt of my letter, the 1st Congressional District special primary will still be underway. Presumably, the glut of Democrat candidates scrambling for a special election … more
I am writing to express my concerns about the proposal to build a Mainstay Extended Stay/Sleep Inn on Gooding Avenue. The developer has filled out a DEM Wetland Application … more
To the editor: The Bristol Warren Regional School District (BRWSD) is in the process of seeking approval of a $200 million bond issue for the construction of a new high school and for making … more
During the summer months, many local news stories fly under the radar, and one that received little feedback is a new program in Bristol allowing bow and arrow deer hunting on … more
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