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To the editor: People across the country are protesting, some peacefully, some not, ostensibly, because Black Americans are being hunted down and killed by police. Lebron James talks of how he is … more
To the editor: Thank you for writing the article regarding my building permit. I was disappointed to see so many misrepresentations and half-truths told by the neighbors who have recently … more
Dear Navy Man,I usually do not respond to criticism, implied or actual, but when I received an anonymous letter from you, a 27- year Navy retiree, and you asked me to respond to a variety of points … more
To the editor: What qualities do we look for in a candidate running for a seat on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee? I will list a few examples of behaviors one candidate, Daryl … more
The Providence Water Supply Board wants to raise water rates 20 percent. The Bristol County Water Authority wants to end a century-old contract for water. Are they related? Yes. Does anyone care? Not … more
It’s time to state what should be obvious to all. It is time for Bristol’s voters who value tradition and common sense to wake up and make the effort needed to know your candidates and … more
That statement could be proud and optimistic or shameful and deeply worrying.  This is our question in a divided America.  Are we in this game pulling together, or are we … more
To the editor: September 6, 1967 – 50 some-odd years ago today – my Marine company was overrun by elements of the entire North Vietnamese (NVA) 324B Division, sucking us into a maw of … more
To the editor: I would like to thank the voters of Middletown and Portsmouth for their patience with our signs, door knocks, e-mails and dog alerts ;-). The majority of primary voters have spoken … more
To the editor: The town's apparent decision to "wing it" with respect to the flying of private flags on the town's public flagpole is destined to suffer the same fate as its ill-considered, … more
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