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Few words have been more reviled by students, parents and some elected officials in the last couple of years than consolidation." Consolidation of secondary schools has been made out as the root of why students aren't getting sufficient teacher" more
To the Editor:As a lifelong Rhode Islander, I was shocked to read the headline in a recent Beacon, “Wieners out, beer in,” on May 23. My wife and I are seniors and well acquainted with … more
When the agency renowned for long waits tells you not to stop in during the month of July, it's a good idea to listen. That's just what the Department of Motor Vehicles did last week when it announced it would launch a long overdue new computer system on more
By PATRICIA JACOB As we approach the busy summer travel months, it's important to remember that our efforts to make our roads and highways safer must continue. AT&T launched its It Can Wait distracted driving campaign back in 2010. Through our more
To the Editor:“Cut taxes – cut spending.”This was the mission statement for my mayoral campaign. This is the mission statement of the 13,278 taxpayers that voted for me. This is the … more
“How about a doughnut-muffin,” said Irene Donahay, holding out a plate with two bite-sized muffins. Bill looked intrigued leaning forward in his porch chair and took one. I didn’t need a second … more
To The Editor: I just finished reading William Emmet's letter to the editor in the Providence Journal (June 1, 2017), which posits his support for the proposition that Rhode Island taxpayers should contribute towards the construction of a new baseball more
By JOHN HOWELL Nineteen World War II veterans and another 29 from the Korean War were welcomed home for a second time Saturday. This time people they don't know were cheering, waving flags and running up to shake their hands, take their picture and thank more
High school graduations are here. Bishop Hendricken's students will go first this Wednesday, June 7. Rocky Hill comes next - 34 of that school's students will graduate June 7. At Pilgrim, 299 seniors will graduate on June 13. Lastly, 288 at Toll Gate more
To the Editor: Apparently, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello favors passage of H5510 that would prohibit those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence or subject to a restraining order from owning a firearm. I hope he takes the time to watch Rep. more
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