September 2, 2014
Opinion
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In a commentary published recently in this and other newspapers, Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, “told the truth” about high-stakes testing … more
We cannot continue to ignore the costs of climate change; doing so would further exacerbate its toll on the Rhode Island economy and compromise the welfare of all Rhode Islanders. We are already … more
To the Editor: ”When will they ever learn?” asks the old the song. Two of the things I have learned in my 89 years are “violence begets violence” and presidents can make mistakes. … more
To the Editor: So I went on to Facebook to see about the people who are running for mayor. And what I saw is Stacia Petri ask where the developers were for Rocky Point. And I thought how sad … more
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is doing all he can to bring awareness and take action against climate change, and as Rhode Islanders, we should be proud. He may represent the smallest state, but … more
To the Editor: It absolutely baffles me – the Providence Journal Express tells me that the Warwick audit shows a $2.4 million surplus, yet the “powers that be” in Warwick cannot seem to feel … more
To the Editor: I read F.B. Sarno’s letter to the Beacon recently. Thanks. F.B., ytou got me thinking and wanted to add in some of my own thoughts. I was lucky enough to be assigned many times … more
To the Editor: It was disheartening to read about how it appears that many incumbents will be running unopposed in the upcoming election. The people in office need to be held accountable to … more
To the Editor: I read the editorial on fireworks and how they should be only lit on the Fourth of July. I agree with that, but I would, if possible, only allow them to be lit by licensed people … more
Legacy costs” is often used to describe the burden taxpayers will be saddled with to meet the future costs of pension and municipal retiree health care. And it fits. The benefits that have been … more
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