Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Following the natural gas outage that left Aquidneck Island in the cold for a week in 2019, National Grid proposed the liquefied natural gas storage facility on Old Mill Lane in … more
To the editor: Even with all the fall foliage dropping leaves all around us, the compost team at BFS (Barrington Farm School) is out of them.   We have recently exhausted the stockpile … 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
Here is why the Town Council needs to say no to the proposal to ban your lawnmowers, leaf blowers and construction equipment. The Barrington Resilience and … more
On Nov. 7, the voters of Barrington will be asked to approve a bond of up to $250 million dollars to make critical repairs and improvements to our schools. We should vote … more
I am planning to vote for the school bond next week. In spite of our elementary and high school facilities, Barrington Schools are the envy of every community in the state. But … more
To the editor: On Oct. 23, I attended the 3 ½-hour meeting of the Portsmouth Town Council. The subject matter was the clarification of the proposal by the council (approved in May) for an … more
To the editor: I would like to encourage Barrington voters to VOTE NO on the proposed $250 million bond issue on the Nov. 7 ballot. Borrowing that amount of money in the current long term … more
To the editor: Last week, Scott Fuller referred to the school bond as a “shiny object,” presenting opinion as fact to sway people away from this overdue investment in our schools. … more
I fervently urge the Town Council to task the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee (PEDC) to conduct a “revenue generation think tank” to generate some creative … more
To the editor: Sowams Elementary School is so thankful for the support of our community who made our Octoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 14 a huge success. Octoberfest is the largest fundraiser … more
On bond skepticism, one reader ponders, should only people who have cars pay for the building and upkeep of roads and bridges? more
If recent building project proposals have shown us anything, it is that financial gain often outweighs common sense. more
Kudos and many thanks to everyone who pitched in to make the Little Compton Community Center Fall Fest dinners such a humongous success this past Saturday night. First of all Diane MacGregor, … 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
To the editor: Contrary to how it is being positioned by some, the vote on the current “not to exceed $250 million” bond is not a binary choice between “for” or … more
To the editor: Recent census data states that 2,635 seniors live in Barrington (65+). Among this demographic, it's difficult to find anyone who has ever opposed the betterment of our cherished … 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
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