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By the time Rhode Island voters have their say in the presidential primaries on April 26, it seems likely at least one of the major parties’ nominating contests will have been … more
For many of us elementary school is where we fall in love with learning for the first time, where we make our first lifelong friends, where we first begin to place ourselves in the world around … more
To the Editor: In response to Richard Corrente’s letter to the Beacon on 2/23/16, I will set the record straight and speak to the facts for him again.   In his letter, Mr. Corrente states … more
Fixing the state’s roads and bridges – and how to pay for it – has been at the forefront of debate at the State House for much of this year. Now, as the budget process for the coming fiscal … more
Governor Gina Raimondo and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner held an open forum earlier this week at Warwick Vets High School, and in general the audience, many of them teachers, school committee … more
The next generation is where our society holds hope. We want to see the generations that follow us lead better lives, to learn that which we cannot fathom, and to experience opportunities never … more
Perhaps the prevailing narrative in this year’s presidential campaign has been one of frustration with the “establishment.” Clearly, millions of Americans feel that our economic and political … more
The right of Americans to bear arms is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Millions of our citizens own and use firearms responsibly, for hunting, sport, and self-protection. Both of these statements have been true for centuries, and will remain so. Far more
When people are behind a keyboard, some evidently feel they have a sort of shield. There is a sense, however false, of anonymity, that because things aren’t said in person or out loud that they … more
We see it in movies with Liam Neeson as he rescues his “taken” daughter. We see it on TV from reruns of Law & Order Special Victims with Olivia Benson consoling a young boy, but rarely do we … more
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