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Following a somewhat familiar theme, the Barrington town government has again announced it is reducing a service to taxpayers (tax bills, of course, remain the same). The latest announcement came … more
To the editor: I was the kid without. Without new clothes, without name brands, without enough socks. We didn't always have heat or electricity. But my friends did. As did the majority of other … more
Dear School Committee members: Last month, as you know, the school committee sued the Department of Education and one of your students in an effort to overturn RIDE’s findings that a … more
I’m a former educator who is now in sales. I’m a big believer in the importance of great education early on. But, before anything else, I’m a Dad. Being a parent is arguably the … more
We fully support using smaller trash carts in Bristol, as described by Judy Anderson’s letter in the Bristol Phoenix on Nov. 14. Currently we never fill our 35-gallon trash can, nor have we … more
To the editor: Everyone is making plans for a festive Thanksgiving except Indians, many of whom will be in Plymouth at their 50th national day of mourning. They will walk for miles and talk … more
Are the (18,000?) 95-gallon bins already ordered? Does the town already own the 95-gallon bins? Do these bins have our Bristol town logo imprinted on them? If any of the preceding questions … more
With the din of negativity accompanying the impeachment hearings, I thought it would be a good idea to herald something good that was being done right here in our community. The Alan Shaun Feinstein … more
To the editor: On Saturday, Nov. 2, a large grand group of Barrington Boy Scouts, their troop leaders and some of their parents packed the halls of Tap-In with armloads of non-perishable food … more
To the editor: There was a small, terrifically ironic, news item in last week’s paper. It recounted 2.5 minutes of discussion at the Town Council’s November 4 meeting where Mike … more
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