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Following the one-time cancellation of Drag Queen Story Hour at Roger’s Free, the Bristol Democratic Town Committee issued a statement asserting that “[t]he library’s decision does … more
Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Bristol on Saturday in a celebration of “Pride Month,” but there’s not much to be proud of here. The whole affair has been a mild embarrassment for … more
I am writing in response to the letters written by Michael Byrnes and Peter Hewett in the June 6 edition of the Phoenix. They both used words like morality, virtues, but they don’t see that … more
Diversity and patriotism are not the same thing. We are not a diverse town, but that's okay because diversity takes work and it takes time. The people in favor of the Drag Queen Story Hour are … more
In response to the coverage of the off-again, on-again Drag Queen Story Hour at Rogers Free Library, and opinions penned by those who believe representation equals indoctrination, I feel compelled to … more
Our local government has let us down, big time. I am talking about the many local mom and pop businesses that are here, persevering as best we can, lacking support from the town officials that we … more
There are good solar locations, like the the one at the closed Westport dump that was dedicated Tuesday, or a bigger one at the former Westport Stone and Sand. Then there’s the sort off Main … more
To the editor: As pediatricians and scientists at Brown who have dedicated their careers to improving the health of Rhode Island’s children via both clinical care and research, we would like … more
To the editor: Cape Cod has managed to do school start time changes with much success. We can too! There is more than enough research to support later start times. Let’s look at some … more
To the editor: I have just learned that the Round Pond Association has decided that, starting from June 15, cyclists will be banned from using Round Pond Road. The only exception will be Round … more
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