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Not to be outdone by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a chance to receive national recognition, our Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed a free public institution tuition program for Rhode Island students. The Rhode Island's Promise Scholarship Program more
To the Editor: Energize Rhode Island Act (H5369/S365) is a landmark bill that would apply a simple and transparent fee on carbon pollution in our state, in coordination with similar bills being … more
They can be seen down every road in Rhode Island, endangering the lives of those around them. No, not potholes. People who are texting and driving. It is amazing with all of the innovations that have been made to vehicles over the past century, a task more
After an involved and careful negotiating process between the City of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Red Sox Triple-A Baseball Team, a new stadium proposal has been presented. Unlike the original proposal for a Providence stadium in 2015, this version is more
Last Thursday, the City Council of Providence unanimously passed a new public safety ordinance called the “Community Safety Act (CSA).” After a an Attorney General review and a second council … more
To the Editor: The Beacon continues to parade the fear about impending sea rise, now as much as 9.8 feet by the end of the century. Three years ago the Beacon went on record to proclaim that the sea would rise by three feet by end of century, now they more
In one of his first official actions as President, Donald Trump signed an executive order that stated his administration would seek “prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as … more
To the Editor:I just wanted to point out that Tuesday night the mayor said the city “saved” $82,000 by closing the Buttonwoods Community Center. We have a budget of over $310,000,000. It … more
Like petulant kids, the leaders of the legislative branch of our state government have left the state without a budget and each blaming the other for the resulting confusion. In theory the fight comes down to a few words over a measure that would bring more
In the Old Dutch poem, Wynken, Blynken and Nod sailed off in a wooden shoe and, through their meandering, made all who heard their tale bored and tired. A similar tiresome tale is being told in the Ocean State currently. It is the tiring story of our more
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