Letters to the Editor
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I am asking all Bristol and Warren voters to vote YES for the school construction bond. Our futures depend on it. more
While the district leaders, architects, and engineers attempted to paint a rosy picture of the new high school and the building procedure, they completely failed to assuage the fears and concerns of myself and my neighbors who have been suffering from flooded yards and basements for decades. more
I recommend that the Bristol Warren Regional School District raise the local funds for the school construction program by having Bristol and Warren share it in proportion to their taxable property wealth as they would if the school district were issuing the bond. more
On Nov. 7, Barrington voters will decide whether we invest in critical school infrastructure. This decision will impact our community for decades to come.   more
To the editor: It was heartening that so many people were interested in the Cultural Center proposed for Hunt’s Mills! A lively, articulate crowd gathered at Council chambers on Monday evening. … more
I was struck by the article by one of your writers called “ Resident walks down County Road in protest " in this week's Barrington Times. The writer clearly missed an … more
To the editor: I grew up in Portsmouth. I recall that in 1962-63 when I was 8 or 9 years old, I would accompany my father to the old Island Park dump. My father would go in wingtip shoes, dress … more
At a recent Board of Directors meeting of the Veterans Association of Bristol County (VABC) the passing of Charles Auclair (October 5, 2023) was noted. Charles was a champion and friend of veterans … more
To the editor: We are writing to express our strong support for the town’s move to curbside pickup of trash and recyclables.   Over our 56 years of marriage, we have lived in … more
Before my house was built I wandered around the neighborhood and met a couple who had just moved into their new house. I asked them what they wished they had done differently, if anything. Their … more
I was disappointed at the outcome of the override and am not surprised at the severe challenges the town is facing as a result. The town and schools seem to be in denial that the defeat of the … more
As one of those Baby Boomers tired of getting beat up about the bad things I supposedly did, I am happy to put my support behind an important project like this. Sure my taxes will go up a little, but won’t it be worth it? more
After we raze it, do we really need to build another high school? more
My point is simply this: The building problems and environmental problems of the existing High School can probably be completely resolved for an investment of about $30 million to $40 million. more
To the editor: From time immemorial, the Jewish people have endured countless atrocities - from the oppressive rule of Pharaoh, the wickedness of Haman, the horrors perpetrated by Hitler, and … more
To the editor: It is quite clear how the Barrington Times’ editor feels about open space, and yes, we can agree that it was a generous family donation of land off Sowams Road. However, all … more
To the editor: Many of you know me from the “Save Sowams School” campaign. I’m writing today to formally suspend this campaign and throw my personal support behind approving … more
To the editor: Barrington’s school district earned praise for transparency and communication of November’s bond referendum. There are multiple ways to view the School Committee (SC) … more
To the editor: According to official DPW figures, transfer station (TS) usage is not declining, and revenue is increasing. For the last four years, roughly 3,150 stickers were sold each year. … more
To the editor: Horrified doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt after reading the front-page article in The Portsmouth Times (Oct. 5, 2023) entitled “Portsmouth man charged with … more
To the editor, For unknown reasons, the Portsmouth Town Council is trying to close the transfer station. This closure will deny residents the ability to remove trash from their homes in a … more
The Barrington Town Council is confronted with a decision concerning a noise ordinance that was put into effect back in 2003. The pivotal question at hand revolves around whether … more
To the editor: Last week I was nervously watching the Saturday forecast worried that the impending rain would drive away much-needed volunteers to help unload the pumpkins at St. John’s. … more
To the editor: Defamation is defined as the act of making false statements about another in order to harm their reputation. When those statements are put into writing, they are known as libel. … more
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
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