Letters to the Editor
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The Bristol County Ash Street jail in New Bedford has the distinction of being the oldest continuously functioning jail in the United States. More significantly, however, the facility is a … more
Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer … more
To the editor: As you are aware, there have been a number of conversations between my office, Harbormaster Chris Leonard, Town Administrator Michael Sullivan, Senator Michael Rodrigues and … more
To the editor: Betty Ussach's letter of June 10th describing Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's financial abuses doesn't even scratch the surface of the sheriff's contempt for … more
In addition to the millions of dollars paid for legal representation of Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, in the many lawsuits brought against him and his personnel during the many years as sheriff of Bristol … more
Special kudos to Republican senators! They have instilled courage into every student in America. You see, as astute people know, there is no courage without vulnerability. And because the GOP is so … more
In light of the tragic event in Uvalde, Texas, the Westport School Committee allowed me to meet with Town Administrator Jim Hartnett and Police Chief Keith Pelletier. Out of an abundance of safety, … more
Five publicized developments occurred during the pandemic period in Bristol County that are worthy of reiteration and public attention. First and foremost the Department of … more
The priests, sheriffs, and politicians all gathered in prayer Practiced in the art of condolence, assuring survivors they care  Goodbye to the children, … more
To the editor: In the rural town in which I live, our road system is slowly failing. Little by little, stormwater is eroding “everything.”  To slow down/redirect the stormwater … more
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