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To the editor: Thursday, April 1 is the 400th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the Pokanoket Massasoit Ousamequin and Plymouth Colony Governor John Carver. Their initial meeting … more
The main notion behind the multi-trillion-dollar federal bailout was to pump aid directly and immediately to citizens who have suffered financial harm during the pandemic. That injection of cash will … more
I am also a gun owner, veteran and a naval war college graduate, but I disagree with Bill Bullard’s singular argument that the sole purpose for the 2nd Amendment was to ensure the nation had a … more
I am writing in support of the proposed Bristol Bicycle Connector. It will provide a safe, attractive multi-use path for walkers, runners and casual bikers who live south of the current East Bay Bike … more
Some weeks ago I brought my 10-year-old grandson to Mt Hope Farm to continue our exploration of the history and lives of the Indigenous peoples who once inhabited the very land where we live … more
My wife Gail and I have walked in Colt State Park with a small group of other health-conscious Bristolians for nearly three decades. Our trip through this beautiful park takes us by the massive Colt … more
An article in last week’s Bristol Phoenix noted that local legislators Walter Felag, June Speakman, Jason Knight and Susan Donovan expressed their support for legalization of marijuana for … more
To the editor: Some weeks ago I brought my 10 year old grandson to Mt Hope Farm to continue our exploration of the history and lives of the Indigenous peoples who once inhabited the very land … more
As a gun owner, veteran, and a former Naval War College instructor, I agree the Founding Fathers saw the value in an armed citizenry. However, we need to take into account vast changes in the world … more
In the March 4 Phoenix, State Rep. Susan Donovan and Kelly Nevins (who?) urged us to leap for the nearest phone and ask our legislators to support the Fair Pay Act. I cannot find a bill on the … more
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