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NO SWIMMERS HERE: The beach at Bruce Bay in the …
It only seems appropriate to conclude this series about my visit to New Zealand with a story about two beaches. New Zealand has many beaches and I saw a few. One of the most memorable, because of … more
The numbers tell a story. Last week the school administration proposed a $166.6 million budget to the School Committee. It’s a number supported by a raft of other numbers that basically fall into … more
To the Editor: The recent actions of public officials regarding the issue of Gorton teacher Mario Atoyan and the school administration are very troubling to me. All we know is what’s been … more
To the Editor: This is in response to Jane Kenney Austin’s long and vitriolic letter to the Beacon (April 16, 2015) concerning Sewer Enabling Legislation. Her haughty diatribe concerns money … more
To the Editor: I would like to see more Rhode Islanders run for office in 2016.  With an insignificant amount of money, no name recognition, I managed to bring in almost 40 percent of the … more
$263 million is a lot of money. It’s a scary number when you consider that’s what the city would need going forward to meet the cost of retiree benefits other than pensions. Those benefits, … more
There are times when one just doesn’t know what to do after hearing about or experiencing a tragedy. I wrote this a few days after a 21-year-old man killed nine people while they were attending a … more
To the Editor: Now just what have the firemen of this state in general, done to deserve our…animosity? Heroes to a “T” everyone one of them, and yet here they are the bad guys. I mean, … more
To the Editor: For families across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, Hasbro Children’s Hospital is a critically important resource for our region – one that cares for the vast … more
This week, the Rhode Island General Assembly will complete the legislative process and offer an $8.7 billion state budget for Gov. Gina Riamondo’s signature. The size of this budget is almost … more
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