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To the editor: Later this week, Rhode Island elected representatives will vote for their speaker, and all indications are that you, Mr. Matteillo, will be elected to that position, albeit with … more
Regardless of one’s position regarding the Belvedere development proposal, there is irrefutable fact. The administrative treatment of zoning and planning board applications, and especially of … more
When the majority tenants of the Byfield School — an ad hoc group of artists, writers, designers, composers, and non-profit arts organizations — organized as BADG (Byfield Arts and Design … more
The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the … more
The election and subsequent resignation of Laufton Ascencao should be an instructive example of democracy going off the rails. Mr. Asencao fabricated a narrative of a young Bristol native who … more
To the editor: The National Rifle Association was founded as a sporting and hunting association in 1871. In the 1920s and 30s, the NRA lobbied for gun control legislation in many states, as well … more
Bristol voters need to do better when choosing which candidates for political office they believe will most competently and honorably represent their best interests. Recent experience indicates more … more
We’ve had a lot of noise in our district since exposure of fraudulent acts committed by former state Representative-Elect Laufton Ascencao. The consequences of his deceit spread beyond his own … more
It was with great frustration that I read the article and editorial about the use of the Byfield and Reynolds buildings. I strongly disagree with the claim in a recent Phoenix issue that there was … more
To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts … more
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