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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
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
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 for … more
This September, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, otherwise known as Pope Francis, will visit the Unites States. Part Confucius, part socialist, part psychologist, part sociologist, part diplomat and always … more
To the Editor: Today our law enforcement is under duress caused by a series of horrific incidents to both the suspects and patrol officers on duty. There is a need to support all members of our … more
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