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Richard V. Simpson died on July 4, 2017 as he prepared to participate in Bristol’s famous Fourth of July Parade. The timing of his death at age 81 was an amazing coincidence, because he wrote … more
Let it never be said that Gerald Mederos was afraid to go to battle. Even when the odds were stacked against him, he always found a way to survive. He had great trust in God. Despite numerous … more
To the editor, Allow me to congratulate Peter Kilmartin on continuing the fine tradition of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office of stonewalling, obfuscation and the denial … more
Once among the most abundant and lovely of backyard summertime visitors, the monarch butterfly is vanishing at a disturbing rate. Easy as it is to blame habitat abuse in the species' Mexican … more
To the editor, Vandalism in Bristol has reached a new low. Thieves stealing both the Bristol Sails signs on Thames Street and the Bristol Blooms baskets on Hope Street is an affront to all of … more
To the editor: Unless we require their services, most of us rarely pause to consider the sacrifices made by our local first responders. This is especially true of Bristol's volunteer firefighters … more
To the editor, The Bristol Veterans Council helps veterans and their families in all different ways. Steve Skuba had an idea for a memorial for P. Andrew McKenna, and BVC President Joseph Diniz … more
To the editor: Dear friends, I invite you to a constituents meeting to discuss your issues and topics of interest from the 2017 General Assembly session. Needless to say, some major pieces … more
To the editor: Like most Bristolians, I love to boast that I have not missed a Parade in my entire life. Regardless of my location around the globe, I always made it to Bristol for July 4. What I … more
To the editor, Allow me to congratulate Peter Kilmartin on continuing the fine tradition of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office of stonewalling, obfuscation and the denial … more
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