Letters to the editor
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To the Editor: Thirty years ago when I started feeding birds, the price of a 50-pound bag of sunflower seeds was about $10. Because of drought, the price went up to $25. I guess there has been a … more
To the Editor: Enough is enough.  Over the past several legislative sessions, our representatives at the State House have inflicted significant financial pain on the local taxpayers. First, they … more
To the Editor: We all remember Leo Grenier in school (died Feb. 6, 2014). At Greenwood Grammar School and Lockwood High School, he was the best, as well as most popular, athlete. As a … more
To the Editor: It may surprise Rhode Islanders to learn that the plastic bag they used today for 15 minutes to transport their groceries will still be around in more than a thousand years – and … more
To the Editor: Many years ago while doing Santa at an Exeter Christmas store, a young girl of about 6 was presented to me in a wheelchair. This little girl had eyes that were so blue that they … more
To the Editor: Your story about Warwick Downs was extremely interesting to me. My newly widowed mother and I moved there in 1930. Our address was 3 Scandia Avenue. (That cottage is still … more
To the Editor: The CIA repeatedly warned President Reagan that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was using outlawed mustard gas and nerve agents against Iran. But Reagan continued providing Saddam Hussein … more
To the Editor: On Nov. 11, 2013, my son died. He did not make the front page of your newspaper or the local 6 o’clock news. But he was my son. I did not have a “My son is an Honor Roll … more
To the Editor: This is a follow-up to Matt Bower’s fine Beacon article (2/13/14) covering the 114 early senior project presentations in our three high schools (2/10/14). I was extremely … more
To the Editor:  The Rhode Island Medical Society commends and congratulates CVS Caremark for its voluntary plan to remove tobacco products from the shelves of its 7,600 retail stores nationwide. … more
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