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In recent years, it has become common to walk out my front door near Newport's waterfront in the historic Point neighborhood during a storm and see several inches of water surging up the road. For some, the challenges caused by more
Throughout American history, police officers have stood as the barrier against societal anarchy. Most men and women who wear a shield do so to protect us and to stand for the law. And on a more primary basis, police seek to simply help others. Not more
My father-in-law was right: “People are funnier than anyone.” Carol called him “Pops,” and so did I. He enjoyed being with people, and even in his days in assisted living and then a … more
In 1968, at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Ill., the upheaval that the country witnessed over a four-night period on television was emblematic of the frayed social fabric that existed in the … more
To the Editor: Debbi McInteer’s letter (“Patient access to doctors threatened by proposed bill,” May 26) includes many inaccuracies and distortions about the proposed Interstate Medical … more
To the Editor: Today I read a letter in the Beacon from written by Democratic mayoral candidate Richard Corrente. He stated that since he filed to run for mayor of Warwick, his new property … more
To the Editor: In March of 2013, myself, wife and son miraculously survived seven times the lethal limit of carbon monoxide poisoning in our home. This near fatal experience has motivated me to … more
I’m not a golfer, and those who have talked me into playing with them usually regret the experience. Perhaps they gain some satisfaction from watching me crisscross a fairway leaving chunks of … more
Fear sells. It also is used by politicians to get votes. While using fear as part of a strategy is certainly not new, it is important for us all to step back and examine that which frightens us. … more
You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician whether running for office or trying to lead while … more
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