Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she … more
To the editor: OK Arlene Violet, you are not over the top for Trump. (East Bay Life column, Jan. 10-11). Are/were you over the top for Barak Obama?   The eight years under that president … more
To the editor, The Trump administration recently announced its ecologically devastating plan to open offshore drilling up and down the East Coast.  Can you imagine the destruction an … more
I have heard a lot about the plan to make a third lane on Metacom Avenue in Bristol, and I am worried about the unintentional side effects of this idea. The third lane would reduce the size of the … more
I was disheartened to see that your Christmas wish list for Bristol included a call for “responsible growth at Roger Williams University,” implying either that we have had … more
Last February, I contacted my state representative, Susan Donovan, asking her to rethink her support on two bills, H-5343 and S-274, which would ensure that Planned Parenthood will stay in business … more
I still had five heavy books for my grandchildren and a few small items to mail on Dec. 23. As my favorite mail clerk finished stamping “Book Rate,” I reached into my purse but — no … more
A disturbing trend, in my opinion, is the frequent usage by the Bristol Town Council of “Request for Executive Session Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (5),” and sometimes more than once in a … more
As leaders of the organization representing the K-12 principals of Rhode Island, we are compelled to offer an alternative perspective on Arlene Violet’s commentary (“Child abuse reporting … more
In the Nov. 9 issue of the Bristol Phoenix, Pat McCarthy wrote, “for $100, get your new street sign.” If I offered $100 to the Bristol Department of Public Works or to any other town … more
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