Letters to the Editor
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To the editor: Since 2015 there have been no taxpayer funded increases to the school budget. None. In fact, total increases averaged only .6%, well below inflation. During that same time span, … more
To the editor: Tiverton’s Petitioner’s Budget #2 can turn the tide for all Tiverton taxpayers by lowering taxes and providing adequate funding for important town services. Under Budget #2, … more
To the editor: I physically sat through every Tiverton Budget Committee meeting and, despite a few heated discussions and a couple of disrespectful remarks, the Budget Committee worked together … more
To the editor: This was my first year as an elected Budget Committee member. I have seen accusations being hurled around by many people on social media. I would like to give the voters of Tiverton … more
To the editor This budget season Tiverton residents have an incredible opportunity to support our community and reduce our taxes by voting for budget 2. While other communities are raising … more
I think it fortuitous that the glowing article about Bristol, honored by being designated a Tree City USA, should be published this week. I understand the need for inspecting and determining which … more
I strongly urge the Bristol Zoning Board of Appeal to refuse all of the requested variances sought by petitioners for the proposed massive building designed for Thames Street behind the … more
As warm weather envelops the region, we must once again be wary of ticks infected with Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. Lyme Disease symptoms can present themselves just days after a tick … more
Tom and Marianne Bergenholtz wrote a lengthy letter in the May 2 Bristol Phoenix concerning the Belvedere at Thames Street project.  These authors made several good points. First, like … more
To the editor:  The Committee on Appropriations (COA) recently voted down a proposal by one of its members to reduce the proposed school budget by $250,000. This would lead one to conclude … more
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