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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
To the Editor: Governor Gina Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas Matiello and Senator Teresa Paiva Weed have banded together to convince us that the culprit of decaying roads and bridges is the heavy … more
To the Editor: That was one great steak dinner! I went to the Warwick Democratic City Committee steak dinner last Wednesday night. For a very reasonably priced $15 we feasted on a charcoal … more
To the Editor: We the citizens of Warwick would like to thank Mayor Avedisian and the Warwick city council for giving us all a 3 percent tax increase on real estate. This is on top of a similar … more
Sometimes you get lucky, but it’s rare that it happens three times in a row all in the same afternoon. I found myself thinking of that Thursday after placing third in two sailboat races. It … 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
OK, this borders on the absurd. But this winter has been absurd, and we need something outlandish to shake us all out of the gloomy grind that accompanies a perpetual cycle of snowstorms. You’ve … more
H. Philip West Jr., former director of Common Cause, delivered the following eulogy for Senator J. Michael Lenihan on March 5 at St. Francis de Sales Church, North Kingstown. Senator Lenihan … more
Telemarketers, beware. Ollie is on to you. No kidding, this spotted coonhound rescued from North Carolina knows your ring. What’s more, he especially takes offense to your calls at dinnertime or … more
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