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Bristol's District 1 Race Focuses On Schools, Taxes

BRISTOL — Republicans in the District 1 council race say the municipal budget should be kept flat or increased only slightly, while Democrats say the most pressing need is more aid for schools. The two parties each hold a seat in District 1 and are looking to pick up the other in the Nov. 3 election. Voters in the city's northeastern section will choose among Democratic incumbent Calvin Brown, Republican incumbent Eric Carlson, first-time Republican candidate Anthony D'Amato and Democrat Mayra Berrios-Sampson, a former council member. District 1 is the largest of the three council districts. As of this week, just under 12,000 District 1 residents were registered to vote,...