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To the Editor:Having been a regular attendee at city council meetings for many years now, I can remember what sparked my interest in local civics, or should I say, “my concern.” Prior to … more
Editor's note: The following letter was sent to the Beacon by Mayor Scott Avedisian in response to the letter from Carol Carr appearing in Thursday's paper. Open letter to Carol Carr: I am in receipt of your recent letter regarding the ongoing contract more
To the Editor: A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter to the mayor in response to his appearance on The Rhode Show." My initial letter to Mayor Avedisian was to express surprise that he felt that Dr. Thornton had no culpability in the current situation" more
In a quick vote that went undetected by those not attuned to School Committee procedures, the committee approved Tuesday night what could be a path to a teachers contract. The 4 to 1 vote was to accept the proposal offering teachers 3 percent wage more
This past week, the House of Representatives in Washington DC passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Afterward in the White House Rose Garden, a Republican orgy of more
To the Editor: In the last two decades, we have seen a 25 percent drop in the cancer death rate. But our work is not complete. Research suggests that roughly half of all cancer deaths can be prevented if we avoid tobacco, get physical activity, eat a more
We are without question a nation of immigrants. Whether you descend from the settlers in New Amsterdam in the 1600s (now called New York), or whether you are descended from the Mayflower voyagers, or from the teeming hoards from various European more
To the Editor: Hillary Clinton represents everything that is wrong with the political class. "The Donald" represents everything that is wrong with American society. The Washington war party of corrupt and babbling fools represents the moneyed interests. more
The 45th President of the United States Donald John Trump has experienced little success thus far in his first 100 days in office. That reality is reflected in the president's sad approval rating statistics. Of course, one might argue that the one more
To the Editor: It's been a few years since I was honored by being elected President of The Pontiac Village Association (PVA). This experience has given me more knowledge of the diverse folks in our neighborhood as well as a better understanding of how more
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