Letters to the Editor
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In response to Peter Hewett’s letter of March 25, “The 2nd amendment - a different perspective,” I offer the following for your consideration. I am not a gun owner, but a Navy … more
As I’ve been following progress on the Bristol Bicycle Connector, the question I hear repeatedly is, “Why should we let people bike through our town? They have the whole East Bay Bike … more
To the editor: The de-leveling of classes at Barrington High School has devolved into a pro-or-con, all-or-nothing, state of affairs.  I find this approach to be wrong-headed. While I … more
I would like to respond to the misleading letter from last week by Michael Byrnes about marijuana legalization. Mr. Byrnes selected six bullet points from “an article that appeared in the … more
To the editor: Mahatma Gandhi famously tossed his second sandal off the train to meet the one he lost while he was climbing on board and chose to travel barefoot. When asked by a passenger what … more
To the editor: As you may have read in this paper last week, BHS is not participating in unified volleyball right now. When asked why, the reasons from the district are that it was up to the … more
To the editor: Legalizing recreational marijuana (RM) is now on the plate of our governor and legislature. The projection is that in as little as a year RM will be in our state, and in a … more
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
To the editor: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you do know that just ain’t so.”  The above quote has been ascribed to … more
To the editor: I feel compelled to respond to the concerns over de-leveling at Barrington High School. I am troubled in writing this letter because so much of the opposition to this change comes … more
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