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Rich and poor. Old and young. Brilliant and simple. Mighty and meek. All manner of people share the same ultimate fate.  As a lifelong bedside Registered Nurse, I have seen the emotional and … more
To the editor: Food for thought: Total cost (principal and fees and interest) of the recently approved seven state bonds: $642 million. 2021 total Rhode Island bond obligations is … more
To the editor: As an adjunct to the letter from John McDaid (March 11, 2021) about the lack of reliable internet service, I wonder why the East Bay has been bypassed by Verizon for FIOS internet … more
A generation ago, many would finish that sentence by saying Bristol is a great place to raise a family. Would they still today? We ask because of what we discovered while researching population … more
My wife and I have been hiking and biking our entire lives. Hearing about the bike plan extension sounds good. I truly believe it will be dangerous — especially around the Hope and High Street … more
I have followed articles in the Phoenix about proposed additional gun control bills in Rhode Island. It seems to me the people behind this have no idea what a responsible gun owner is. The emphasis … more
Having lived on Fesser Avenue for 40 years (parallel to Ferry Road), I am well aware of the foot, car and cycling traffic in the area proposed for the bike path along the west side of Ferry Road. In … more
In early February you published an article about the rise of gun ownership in Rhode Island, the potential dangers associated with this rise and the upcoming gun safety legislation being proposed at … more
I relocated to Bristol three years ago after years coming here to visit my daughter’s family. Whether as a visitor or a new resident, I have always been in awe of how this small, highly … more
In the Speakout section of the March 4 Phoenix, a writer takes objection to facts stated in the previous week’s letters that there were 0 mass killings in Canada in 2020. Yes, unfortunately … more
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