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To the Editor: Like many Rhode Islanders, I'm no stranger to hard work. I've been a farmer, small business owner, artist and art teacher, and as a mom, I work hard every day to create a brighter world for my daughters. It's been a particular kind of joy more
To the Editor:The excellent Beacon article, “Ethics commission finds Travis violated law, issues $1,200 fine,” was right on target. Her attorney, Robert Flaherty, has likened his client, … more
I can still hear my father when I asked him about Father’s Day. “What do you think of Father’s Day?” I inquired. His answer was instantaneous. “It’s gimmick to make money,” he … more
By HERB WEISS With America's baby boomers beginning to turn age 80 in 2026, days ago the Washington, D.C.-based AARP released Scorecards detailing how each state spends its dollars on long-term services and supports (LTSS) to assist older adults and more
To the Editor: Saturday, June 3 the City Council passed a budget that, for the first time in at least 17 years, will not have a tax increase. Holding the line on taxes not only benefits taxpayers, it also sends a clear message that Warwick is open for more
The 2017 legislative session is fast coming to a close. Once again, spending has increased into the stratosphere to more than $9 billion in the smallest state in the union. Adding insult to injury, the operating budget of our General Assembly in the most more
To the Editor:On June 14, THE Providence Journal published an editorial entitled “Mr. Montanaro’s $50,000 perk.” The piece was a refresher on why Rhode Island has languished at the … more
The only way to get out of the darkness is to follow the light. Sometimes it's just a very faint light. Often you have to be in the darkness long enough to refocus your eyes so that you can look for a glimmer of light to follow out more
As you may have heard, the R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles is transitioning to a new computer system throughout July. This new system is called “RIMS.” As I’ve shared the RIMS news, one of the … more
By HERB WEISS The Respect a Caregivers Time Coalition (ReACT) released a report detailing innovative practices and policies of 14 organizations to support their employees with caregiver responsibilities. With the graying of America, supporting caregiver more
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