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In light of recent numbers reported by the Rhode Island Department of Health, we unfortunately must dedicate this space of copy to something that most people really would rather not talk about at all. The rate of easily preventable sexually transmitted more
Prior to this editorial position, I had been a professional writer for a couple of decades. Having previously written business profiles, radio commercials, trade magazine articles and a graduate thesis, I had never fully realized the amount of discourse more
This past week, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza gave his third State of the City Address. The speech's resemblance to a governmental expositional was minimal. However, its similarity to a professional wrestling match was extraordinarily high. Mayor more
I could understand if the house was filled with kids, up at 5 a.m. and anxiously waiting to dig into their stockings. Any dog would pick up on the excitement and know, for sure, that something was different. Those days are long gone here and, while we more
To the Editor:Christopher Sirr sounded off (Feb. 20 Beacon) on a book review of “Nazis in Tinsel Town” and complained that reviewer Leslie Epstein shouldn’t have been allowed to … more
To the Editor: The process to begin the purchase of a firearm is filling out form ATF-E form 4473. This is a mandatory form and is perfect for those who fill them out correctly, but how about those who lie? Well, lying is a federal offense, but at the more
By JUDITH SWIFT and JOHN W. KING The unfortunate squelching of the October 23 participation of three EPA scientists who were to report on aspects of the state of Narragansett Bay - largely for other scientists, managers, and policymakers - made national more
As more cases of sexual harassment and assault are coming to light from a growing movement, some are wondering how they're supposed to know where the "line" is. If you're even asking, that's not a good sign. more
To the Editor: FIX NICS Act" is an outrageous attempt to strip the rights of states to regulate the safe and responsible use or weapons by its citizens. Republicans rail about abusive and oppressive federal mandates and laws. Until they collude with the" more
There was a palpable change in the atmosphere at the Warwick School Committee meeting Tuesday night - a change that seemed to settle things down back towards a direction of normality. There was still a huge crowd, sure. There was still noticeable more
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