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Greetings, Rhode Island! Allow me to officially introduce myself. I am the new associate editor at the Beacon, Ethan Hartley. more
My late Irish grandmother felt that if her grandsons were to grow up to be gentlemen, she had to engrain manners and morals in them. Elbows off the table, always hold the door open for a lady, do not speak with your mouth full, say please and thank you, more
The distant thunder was troubling, but then it had become part of the July Fourth weekend. It didn't stop us from swimming, walking, paddle boarding and an evening campfire, although it was a challenge with everything so wet from repeated soaking. In" more
Once again another legislative season is edging to a close, and once again the nothing of substance has been accomplished. No change in government operating paradigms was instituted, and no attempt at lowering the state's outstanding debt was discussed. more
From Frying Pan to Fire:Many Warwick voters in house district 21 tired of former State Representative Eileen Naughton for her many years of disregarding constituents. Her failure to ever attend … more
This is the tale of Ollie’s great escape; the very thing we feared could happen on one of our visits to upstate New York. Carol had taken measures to ensure the day would never come. Last … more
The ongoing investigation into Russian influence pertaining to the 2016 general election, the firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey, the supposed breaching of the emoluments statutes by the Trump family or organization, and the president's more
By HERB WEISS With America's baby boomers beginning to turn age 80 in 2026, days ago the Washington, D.C.-based AARP released Scorecards detailing how each state spends its dollars on long-term services and supports (LTSS) to assist older adults and more
I can still hear my father when I asked him about Father’s Day. “What do you think of Father’s Day?” I inquired. His answer was instantaneous. “It’s gimmick to make money,” he … more
The 2017 legislative session is fast coming to a close. Once again, spending has increased into the stratosphere to more than $9 billion in the smallest state in the union. Adding insult to injury, the operating budget of our General Assembly in the most more
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