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Last week, concerns about weapons and violence shared via social media ignited concerns in two Rhode Island school communities. A parent at Burrillville High School contacted school administrators early Wednesday to report a post suggesting a student more
Libraries have come a long way. These public institutions date back millennia, with the Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt serving as one of the great lost wonders of the world after its construction in 283 BCE (before the common era that starts with more
Doing the impossible is nothing different to New England. Religious tolerance seemed improbable until the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean blue. Independence seemed astronomical until the guns were quieted at Yorktown and the British flew the white flag. more
The Great Flood of 2010 was a perfect storm. Conditions lined up ensuring that no matter how much precipitation we received that streams were going to overflow, as the ground was already a mushy sponge. Snowmelt supplemented by rain already filled more
In one of his first official actions as President, Donald Trump signed an executive order that stated his administration would seek “prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as … more
As you can read in today’s Beacon and may already know from the workplace or home, Rhode Island hasn’t escaped from the flu this year. The state Department of Health has categorized the flu as … more
As the saying goes, the devil is in the details. We have yet to see the devil in plans being advanced by Gov. Gina Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas Matteillo, but the ideas have captured the … more
The administration and the City Council took a step in 2011 to contain the escalating costs of municipal pensions, passing an ordinance that significantly altered the benefits of employees hired after July 1, 2012. One change requires firefighters hired more
The cost of a basic municipal service - disposal of trash - is about to go up for all Rhode Island cities and towns with the exception of Johnston and Tiverton. Johnston won't see an increase in tipping fees at the state landfill because it is home to more
Both Mayor Scott Avedisian and City Council President Joseph Solomon sounded upbeat notes in addresses during inaugural ceremonies. The mayor highlighted municipal achievements with particular focus on developments proposed for City Centre. From his more
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