Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: In response to Mr. Rimoshytus, I absolutely disagree that cutting the school budget would make any sense given the uncertainties and costs of reopening the schools. We do not yet … more
To the editor: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is considering dropping the “and Providence Plantations” part of its name. I grew up in Barrington, an almost … more
Peter Hewett’s letter in the June 18 Phoenix (“Of Course black lives matter ….”), and other recent related events, compel a rational, factual response. Mr. Hewett … more
In response to the Black Lives Matter march and flag flying over Town Hall, a new group, Bristol County Concerned Citizens (BCCC), has petitioned to march to promote “traditional American … more
To the editor: I’ve lived in Barrington for 19 years and I’ve never understood why all the streets in neighborhoods closest to beach access have No Parking signs on every utility pole. … more
My son is a paramedic/firefighter and my nephews are also first-responders, so I am all for acknowledging the good works and life-saving actions of this group of public servants with the flying of a … more
I read with great interest in last week’s Phoenix about a new organization called “Bristol County Concerned Citizens” and then paused in astonishment at the blatant … more
I read with both admiration and dismay about the new group calling themselves, “Bristol County Concerned Citizens.” I admire their passion and desire to honor first-responders with a … more
To the members of the Barrington Town Council and Committee on Appropriations: This note is to request that the Committee on Appropriations (“COA”) put back the nearly $74,000 that was … more
To the editor: For the past month, I have thoroughly enjoyed driving through town and seeing the vibrant colors of the Pride flag flying along with our nation’s flag. During a time when even … more
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