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To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston … more
As well illustrated by Senior Chief Salesi’s letter of last week (“The 11th Commandment?”), neither the Church or the Constitution conveys a “God given right” to bear … more
To the editor: The abrupt closing of the two East Bay Bike Path bridges in 2019 displaced hundreds of riders, walkers, runners, kids on their way to school, workers heading to their jobs, out onto … more
To the editor: Thank you to the Warren Fire Department and Warren Police Department and the many volunteers who conducted the Covid-19 vaccination distribution at St. Mary of the Bay Church. They … more
To the editor: We have so many people in this community that work tirelessly to teach our youth about the harmful effects of drugs. They include teachers, guidance counselors, police officers, … 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
The main notion behind the multi-trillion-dollar federal bailout was to pump aid directly and immediately to citizens who have suffered financial harm during the pandemic. That injection of cash will … more
I am also a gun owner, veteran and a naval war college graduate, but I disagree with Bill Bullard’s singular argument that the sole purpose for the 2nd Amendment was to ensure the nation had a … more
An article in last week’s Bristol Phoenix noted that local legislators Walter Felag, June Speakman, Jason Knight and Susan Donovan expressed their support for legalization of marijuana for … more
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