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There is a fierce debate sweeping America and our local communities centered on whether America is a systemically racist country. This view is at odds with history and the past 60 … more
One hundred and sixty-six years ago, heavy trains loaded with industrial cargo began rumbling along railroad tracks from Bristol to Providence. They carried the products of enormous factories from an … more
As readers may know, there’s been a rash of “racially-incendiary” and “hate-filled” stickers in Warren — and now Bristol — which depict Nazism, the KKK and … more
We should all be proud of ourselves that, as a nation, we have set aside one day every year to celebrate the Earth and hopefully do a small thing to help keep it clean and livable. For … more
Perhaps this drama will have a happy ending, but the plot to pry the Bristol Theatre Company from its home in the former Reynolds School building feels unnecessarily dark. First, the theater … more
There exists in Bristol a pithy expression of truth: “What happens after the Fourth of July Parade?” The answer is “Winter.” Each year Rhode Island … more
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) of the Bristol Warren Regional School District has once again completed its annual springtime budget deliberations, with the usual results of both an increase in the … more
To the editor: As the likely legalization of recreational marijuana for residents over 21 years of age in Rhode Island is moving forward, I encourage parents to learn how this could impact their … more
To the editor: Several years ago, it occurred to me that I wanted to take greater responsibility for my safety and that of my family. I am a daughter, sister, mother, and a registered nurse. As a … more
When state governments need money, they often focus on familiar targets: personal sins (drinking, smoking and gambling), fossil fuels and the rich. In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing … more
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