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Rhode Islanders have reason to be apprehensive about the state’s future. Major projected budget shortfalls loom. Our economic recovery continues to proceed sluggishly, and the unemployment rate … more
According to famed Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, another six weeks of winter lie ahead. If he’s right, and if the coming weeks are to bear any resemblance to the last one, Rhode … more
‘Twas the eve of Christmas And all through the night, Every Wise Man & woman had been drawn by his light. They had followed a Star in search of a King, While innkeepers tarried, … more
In January of 2015, our 75th governor of the State of Rhode Island will be inaugurated. Leaving office will be the often enigmatic and always idiosyncratic Lincoln Davenport Chafee. Entering office … more
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus, the King of Ephyra (Cornith), was punished by the god Zeus for making false promises to the subjects of his kingdom. As Sisyphus amassed wealth and spent little on the … more
There is an Old Persian Proverb that states: “A sword in the hands of a drunken slave is less dangerous than science in the hands of the unscrupulous.” This proverb was written in relation to new … more
To the Editor: It’s been said that a new broom sweeps clean. However, that certainly is not the case regarding Governor Gina Raimondo’s budget proposal, which eliminates state funding … more
This past week at Twin River Casino Event Center, retired state workers cast a vote of approval on the latest proposed pension settlement offer. Those actually voting were a tiny sample of all the … more
An open letter to Stacia Petri Huyler: I am writing this to you through the Beacon due to the fact I can no longer contact you on Facebook. Many of my friends and associates have been blocked … more
New Haven, Connecticut is a city rich in history and New England heritage, home to the Ivy League Yale, the arts, and some of the country’s most renowned pizza. All that being true, homelessness … more
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