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To the editor: Let me ask a stupid question. Would you take your family out boating in the same cove that is also being used by hunters to shoot water fowl? Of course not, but that's exactly … more
It seems a bit xenophobic to focus on the future of America since, after all, we are part of a global environment.  Yet, many political events are shaped and influenced by American values or … more
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were close friends back in 1965. They shared the dream that our nation should be “a place where civil and human rights … more
Newspapers are dying. I hear it all the time; on the news, from strangers, acquaintances, even from some customers. To be sure, it’s hard to hear … every single time. Not because this is … more
The Jan. 2, 2020, Bristol Phoenix had an admirable series of letters by Kickemuit Middle School students who were engaged in civics projects.  This student activity, which involves the … more
Eight-grade students at Kickemuit Middle School are working on a project called “Generation Citizen,” where the students identify an area to improve their community and state, and then … more
In the spirit of Columbus Day 2010, 2015 and 2017, one or more moonbats continued the new Elmwood tradition last year — bloodying the explorer’s likeness — and chained to its base a … more
To the editor: Barrington deserves better than this. Last year, Mr. Minardi, our tax assessor, covertly concocted a crazy new rule increasing property valuations on a select few properties that … more
Caroll Spinney, the whole body puppeteer who brought Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, died Sunday at age 85 in Connecticut. Big Bird, like most six-year-olds, would … more
The Lock Box Program has been a great success in our community. I wanted to reach out and share this free program with others who may benefit from it. Police, fire and rescue personnel … more
To the editor: This is soooo much drivel! Both the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the National Labor Relations Board honor the labor law and regulation of "Status Quo Ante". Which means … more
To the editor: After reading the “ One man’s trash is another man’s $$$ ” letter to the editor in the Barrington Times, I thought about pulling on a pair of green yoga … more
To the editor: Why would anyone in their right mind want to tear down the gas station/garage that has served this town in so many helpful ways to put up a drive through Starbucks? Really! … more
To the editor: Rhode Island law grants broad authority and discretion to tax assessors to make real property valuations and set tax assessments. That authority, however, cannot be exercised via a … more
To the editor: “I am confident that the tax assessor will re-evaluate the process based on all the facts…It’s important to consider how this has impacted the community” … more
To the editor: I went by the BP garage here in Barrington to see Armando and express my sorrow about what the town has done to the Wajdas. The place was all closed up, cold and dark. No … more
To the editor: Now, I'm not one to gossip so you didn't hear it from me but there's a dirty little secret lurking in the shadows of the fair town of Barrington that needs to be brought out into … more
To the editor: Am I the only person who hates the blue “Holiday” lights at the Barrington Town Hall?  I cringe every year when I drive by and see that town hall building dark and … more
There are certain recurring things in life that you can always set your clock by, such as long lines at the mall on Black Friday, hot and humid weather in July, and of course a regular bashing of … more
As a former municipal employee, now retired, I want to respond to the Bristol Phoenix editorial, entitled ”The end of contract give-and-take.” The editorial paints such a bleak picture … more
To the editor: It’s disappointing to see that Verizon continues to waste trees on obsolete Yellow Pages. And it’s irritating as heck that they see fit to toss these relics into our … more
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 … 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 … more
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