Letter: Rest In Peace, Mr. Byrnes

Posted 1/19/23

To the editor:

I recently learned of the passing of well known Bristolian Mike Byrnes, and first and foremost I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mike's family and friends on his …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Not a subscriber?


Start a Subscription

Sign up to start a subscription today! Click here to see your options.

Purchase a day pass

Purchase 24 hours of website access for $2. Click here to continue

Day pass subscribers

Are you a day pass subscriber who needs to log in? Click here to continue.


Letter: Rest In Peace, Mr. Byrnes

Posted

To the editor:

I recently learned of the passing of well known Bristolian Mike Byrnes, and first and foremost I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mike's family and friends on his passing.

Mike and I debated on a regular basis in the opinion pages of the Phoenix, and while we were complete polar opposites in our political and social views, he was always a total gentleman in his rebuttals to my opinions. He conveyed his feelings in a professional and respectful manner and never resorted to personal or demeaning attacks, something that has become very rare in our society these days.

May he rest in peace.

Mike Proto
245 Chestnut St.

2023 by East Bay Media Group

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.