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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
To the Editor: Let me introduce you to my cousin and good friend, one that’ll stand by you to the end, through the good and bad, through thick and thin. I’m proud to have her as one of my … more
I remember winding clocks was a Sunday ritual for my grandfather. As a boy, I’d follow him from clock to clock, marveling at how they varied. Some were wound with flat keys that looked like … more
It’s been said that trends move from west to east – that what’s the rage in California will eventually work its way east, and as Rhode Island is as far east as you can go before the Atlantic, … more
Whenever you read something about how “our infrastructure is falling apart,” you probably picture potholes in the road, rundown sidewalks or rusted out bridges that are in need of repair. But, … more
To the Editor: I read the article written by Jennifer Ahearn, chairperson of the Warwick School Department, and I agree and applaud most of it. In it, she carefully pointed out the sensitive … more
The “zone of proximal development” is the difference between a student’s  developmental level and his or her potential growth after a period of instruction. Every teacher should understand … more
Open letter to R.I.’s Congressional delegation concerning Mrs. Clinton’s rather cavalier attitude when dealing with classified material: This woman has violated the law and should be … more
Editor’s Note: A resident of Shalom Apartments, Patricia Mitola grew up in the Midwest, receiving her undergraduate degree in health and physical education from Illinois State University and her … more
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