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An exceptional group of public servants live and work in this town, and the past week brought reminders of how good they are. When Ida, a former Category 4 hurricane, rolled across town last … more
I am troubled and do not understand the emerging existence of groups in our area known as “Diversity Committees,” who are seeking an overseeing role in the functions of … more
As the summer of 2021 comes to a close, activity on the Common continues to be the heartbeat of Bristol. The multi-generational and multi-use gem of the center of Town is abuzz with parents … more
To the editor: I was in complete agreement with a recent opinion written by Mr. G. Burman concerning the exit of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That is, until his comparison of the Taliban with the … more
In 18 months we’ve gone from two weeks to flatten the curve, to where are your papers.  How did we get from there to here? It turns out that there’s nothing like a respiratory … more
I’m writing in response to George Burman and his comparing the Taliban to MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters. Mr. Burman, I will not have you insulting my friends, equating them with the … more
Anthony Silva, chief of staff to Governor Dan McKee, earns $187,421 plus benefits. That’s why I thought it was curious when he recently resigned from his $7500 yearly post as Cumberland’s … more
Advice in the Phoenix from Nov. 4, 1892: “How to Avoid Wrinkles. If you have any desire to avoid wrinkles, care not only for your skin, but your nerves; control your temper and do not try to … more
To the editor: It is time for 02871 to step up and rebuild the Stone Bridge abutment in Island Park. It is time for 02871 to step up and take control of Teddy’s Beach in Island Park. To … more
The Barrington Town Council deserves a gold star for its decision to approve a composting program at its recent meeting, although we can’t help from wondering if it was really necessary to fund … more
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