November 23, 2014
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“You’re cutting the grass?” Betty Keefe asked from across her fence. Indeed, it must have looked strange to have the mower out when my “lawn” of crab grass and other weeds pretty much … more
It’s that time of year to put things away for the winter. In these parts that means hauling the boat and, if you have an engine, winterizing it. And if you have a vegetable garden, it means … more
THIS COLUMN’S FINAL EDITION: Several months ago, after more than three years writing this column, I told the Beacon’s publisher, John Howell, that after the November elections I intended to move … more
To the Editor: Proponents of a Constitutional Convention say our Constitution needs a tune-up to make Rhode Island work better. They also suggest that the only people opposing this measure are the … more
Did you wake up wondering what time it was? I did. The hands on the electric clock read 4:30. Was it really 3:30 or was it 5:30? I was sure I hadn’t changed the clock, but that’s where … more
Father Robert Marciano came to the screen door. He was wearing a freshly pressed white shirt and looked ready to slip on his priestly garments. He was getting ready to officiate at a wedding. He … more
THE IRONY OF POLITICAL PAYBACK: Just four short years ago, public service unions - especially teachers’ unions - were backing Lincoln Chafee’s quest to be elected governor. They didn’t have a … more
EBOLA PREPAREDNESS: With almost every problem this country faces, our leaders are a day late and a dollar short addressing the problem. It’s happening again with the West African Ebola epidemic … more
MARIE BADESSA
The Thursday afternoon call seemed to be routine. The caller wanted information about submitting a letter to the editor. Was there a limit to the number of words? How soon after submission could … more
PREPARATORY COMMISSION REPORT EARNS “F” GRADE: After months of effort and untold taxpayer dollars spent, the Constitutional Convention Preparatory Commission issued its report. The report is so … more
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