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Fear sells. It also is used by politicians to get votes. While using fear as part of a strategy is certainly not new, it is important for us all to step back and examine that which frightens us. … more
We all learned in school that our system of government involves three separate branches – the legislative, executive and judicial – each with the ability to keep the others from becoming too … more
Rhode Island has struggled to emerge from the Great Recession. Yet, through sustained efforts to improve our business climate, invest in education and raise the quality of life for our residents, we are putting Rhode more
To the Editor: Whatever happened to the good old days when our worst worries on the 4th of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks? A well-warranted worry, according to the Department of … more
Monday night's City Council meeting was sure to take the bloom off the rose for those dreaming of serving the public. The performance might also go a long way in explaining why some incumbents aren't seeking re-election. There was a larger than customary more
To the Editor: In response to a recent letter to the editor (What guarantee that it was shredded? Warwick Beacon, May 10, 2016), I wanted to provide assurance to consumers and provide an explanation of the process we employ as part of the shred-a-thons more
To the Editor: Cancer will claim an estimated 2,090 lives in Rhode Island this year alone. Yet, research shows that we could prevent roughly half of those cancer deaths if everyone were to stop using tobacco products, eat well, exercise regularly and get more
After a week of controversy has come a bit of news that should have Rhode Islanders truly feeling a bit cooler and warmer. Narragansett beer, a local icon for decades, has announced it will return … more
To the Editor: I have been coming to the Buttonwoods Community Center for over a year as a disabled senior. The ceiling in the ladies room leaks every time there is precipitation, just above the … more
To the Editor: For his eloquent letter of August 18, I must applaud the courage of Mr. John St. Lawrence to say the things that need to be said about U.S. wars of the last 50 years.  I … more
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