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To the Editor: I congratulate the Beacon on its fine coverage of the “shovel law” and the ensuing consternation. It is a fine mess we are in! And I applaud the willingness of Council President … more
To the Editor: Last week, my 90-plus-year-old dad was backing out of his driveway and got stuck in the snow. A fire truck happened to be on its way back to the station. The firemen were nice … more
OK, this borders on the absurd. But this winter has been absurd, and we need something outlandish to shake us all out of the perpetual cycle of snowstorms. You’ve heard it asked over and over: … more
To the Editor: My dad had a wonderful 30-year career with the Internal Revenue Service from 1950 to 1980. During that period the I.R.S. was a well run, respected and very powerful agency in all of … more
The editor and I have been discussing a writing project for this newspaper, and, in the meantime, I have been allotted this space for my thoughts on various state issues, of which there are … more
To the Editor: If the coldest weather on the planet outside of Siberia does not make the reader a climate change denier, then nothing will and he can suffer without the benefits of fossil fuels. … more
To the Editor: During the recent blizzard, I, like a lot of people, stayed inside my warm, cozy home. However, there were those who weren’t as fortunate. I’m speaking of the plow drivers. I … more
We have been told many times that the Eskimos – or Inuit, if you prefer – have many words for “snow,” but we are willing to bet that most of them are of the four-letter variety and would be … more
As the state and its various school districts continue to grapple with hot-button issues such as curriculum, high-stakes testing and school choice, some significant changes are in store in terms of … more
To the Editor: I see that many schools have closed in Rhode Island due to snow so far this winter, and in Warwick, schools have been closed four days. Wonderful.  I’m so happy the kids can … more
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