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The proposed Bristol Bike Path Connector is receiving much attention from Bristol residents, which suggests that Bristolians are invested in the future of their town. A desire to make some areas of … more
To the editor: I question the validity of the ordinance recently passed by Barrington’s Town Council. I believe that the intent of the open meeting law has been violated by limiting the … more
To the editor: I am sorry that the Breen family was targeted by their neighbor for displaying Biden and Black Lives Matter signs in their yard. As a community, we need to share the responsibility … more
The saga of severance payments to retired town employees continues, as evidenced by the extensive coverage of the subject in last week’s Phoenix. And while the article was very detailed, there … more
There are many reasons to support the proposed extension of the East Bay Bike Path to the Mt. Hope Bridge. It will bring more visitors to town to help our local businesses. It will encourage … more
Opposition to parts of the proposed Bristol Bike Path Connector is completely understandable. It is very reminiscent, however, of the opposition which started in 1981 to proposals for the East Bay … more
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) was probably doomed well before the Jan. 20 Town Council meeting. Bristol County Concerned Citizens (BCCC) and their supporters did an effective … more
The overwhelming stupidity of the letter by Nathanael Cooper of Narragansett (“Do you like living in the Land of the Masked?” Feb. 4) is surpassed only by the Bristol Phoenix printixng … more
To the editor: A big congratulations to Westport Council on Aging (WCOA), Westport Board of Health, Dartmouth Board of Health and the many volunteers who organized and coordinated a Covid 19 … more
To the editor: I would like to thank Josh Bickford and the Barrington Times for doing something that used to be second nature in journalism, but rarely exists today. He and they are willing to … more
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