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During these recent months of the COVID-19 health pandemic, it is easy to lose track of important issues that affect the people in our community. One example is a recent bill (H 8123 – … more
At the Aug. 19 Bristol Town Council meeting, it was agreed an order will be placed for the smaller 35-gallon trash and recycle bins after a sign-up number approaching the minimum order of 100 is … more
To the editor: I am not sure where you are getting your data from but how do you know that 98 percent of people in Barrington are not racist? All white people benefit from a racist society even … more
To the editor: Mr. Trump's handling of the Goodyear incident lays bare his spurious claim that he supports America's blue collar workers.  This whole sad affair began with an unauthorized … more
State entities typically bend over backwards to avoid overruling local voters, but once in awhile they are left with little choice. Such was the case last week when the state Attorney General … more
This past Saturday (Aug. 15) my husband and I wanted to have a late lunch at an open air restaurant in Warren. While he was hunting a parking place, I made my way across Warren’s busy Main … more
To the editor: I am writing in response to the editorial from August 19 titled “We’re not racists.” This column admonished the growing number of residents and town officials … more
To the editor: The Barrington Cemetery Commission feels that it is imperative to clarify some things about the cemetery’s monument dedicated to slaves who lived in … more
There are many concerns about the upcoming school year. Many. But in Barrington, parents should feel a measure of confidence when it comes to their children's teachers. They should know that … more
To the editor: The writer of the August 19th editorial makes several claims without providing supporting evidence. One claim is that 98 percent of us do not condone racism, especially if it is … more
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