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I have my son-in-law Scott O’Brien to blame for my obsession with snow blowers. Scott, my daughter Diana, and their daughter Natalie live in Wilson, Wyoming, just outside Jackson. It’s … more
To the Editor: I congratulate the Warwick Beacon on its recent coverage of proposed changes to the school district (1/21/16). But I doubt that I’m alone in wondering just what these … more
To the Editor: Take a look at the RoadWorks website. How could anyone who lives, works or travels through Rhode Island dispute the fact that our infrastructure is in deplorable condition? The … more
There’s a great deal of uncertainty surrounding numbers in Rhode Island of late – and not just in terms of projected snow accumulation totals. A revised version of the governor’s RhodeWorks … more
Even before seeing the school budget, which Superintendent Philip Thornton and the School Committee are in the process of drafting, Mayor Scott Avedisian and City Council President Donna Travis have … more
To the Editor: Recent stories in the Beacon reminded me of happy times I spent at Aldrich High. My favorite teachers were Eleanor Clark, who encouraged my writing, and Joe McKeon, whose sense of … more
By ROBERT J. GOULD I grew up in the first American Dream, where returning soldiers from World War II were greeted by new suburbs, with cute ranch-style homes on quiet cul-de-sacs, surrounded with … more
To the Editor: It was Sunday, Jan. 17, after church when I decided to treat myself, an elderly widower, to French toast at IHOP at 10 a.m. I sat at a small table and across from me sat a couple … more
This past week, Rhode Island lost a political colossus who had changed the landscape of our capital city forever. He was a charismatic retail politician who humorously used to say he “would go to … more
When Ray Di Pasquale started work as the Community College of Rhode Island’s president in 2006, he faced a number of challenges. Dissatisfaction levels among faculty had been high, with a vote … more
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