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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
To the Editor: I have come to the conclusion that the America I grew up with, no longer exists! Everything that I was taught and learned growing up does not seem to apply today. My father was … more
To the Editor: Common sense has always been valued in our country. In 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense” to speak plainly to America about the issues of the times. The ability to … more
“It’s apocryphal, but it’s a good story,” Joe said, settling into a chair. Ever the reporter, although now retired, Joe Kernan cautioned, “It could be true; it sounds like … more
We see it in movies with Liam Neeson as he rescues his “taken” daughter. We see it on TV from reruns of Law & Order Special Victims with Olivia Benson consoling a young boy, but rarely do we … more
On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade ensured that women have the right to reproductive freedom. This opinion was reaffirmed in 1992 when the Court ruled that … more
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