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For those of you who don’t know me, I am Doug Gablinske’s wife; we have been married for 37 years. I couldn’t be happier that we reside in Bristol. As a Providence girl, I was … more
One late night, a woman with a tired voice had just answered my call. I began with the usual script, half expecting the woman to snap at me and hang up suddenly. However, she responded, so I asked … more
To the editor: State ballot question one is a school bond measure that will allow the state to issue $250 million in bonds to help school districts across the state address critical infrastructure … more
I have recently become concerned about the skills gap affecting our construction trades. Since the recent boom in construction, it has become even more apparent that we need skilled workers to fill … more
I am appalled at the behavior of several of the school committee officials, behavior that I witnessed firsthand at during the meeting held on Monday, Oct. 22. I have been a member of the Bristol/ … more
There have been a few letters to the Phoenix expressing support for allowing certain town functions to be conducted over the Internet. I thought I would write to offer my thoughts on what this might … more
As we head into this very important midterm election, I am pleased to see so many new faces in Bristol’s political landscape who are offering fresh approaches and new ideas. The voters of … more
To the editor: Libertarian candidate Daryl Gould pledges to vote ‘no’ on state question 1 which asks voters to approve a $250 million bond for school repairs and construction. He … more
To the editor: We as residents and municipal workers are asking residents to vote no on town question 6 on Nov. 6, on the issue of charter change. The reason why the charter is written the way … more
To the editor I am writing about the Charter Amendments proposed by the Town Council. For the sake of brevity, I am limiting my comments to the two that are most egregious. Question 10-Casino … more
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