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$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
Since I had arrived in the Ocean State some 36 years ago, I have been confounded and frustrated by the bloated character and inefficient manner in which our government has operated. According to … 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: During this “Ticketgate saga” due to Allan Fung’s fumbling in the Cranston Police Department, effectively putting it into receivership and first surrendering his management … 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
To the Editor: This is in reply to Capt. Ian Bowles MNI, who wrote a letter to the Beacon asking for a “normal” 40-hour-a-week work week for firefighters, who wonders what firefighters have … more
The Ocean State’s roads – and the agency tasked with overseeing them – are frequently a source of consternation for Rhode Islanders. The emergency closure of the Park Avenue railroad bridge … more
To the Editor: I find the recent article “Councilman eyes doing away with elective school committee” in the September 17 edition of the Beacon to be very concerning. I also find the recent … more
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