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“What about the tree?” Carol’s question brought me to the reality that Christmas was upon us and there is yet so much to do. The tree was right on top of the list and I hadn’t even gotten … more
The words are the same, but the music the School Committee and Warwick Teachers Union are singing doesn't harmonize. Superintendent Philip Thornton is prepared to work on a contract agreement at any time. It could be weekends, for all we know Christmas more
The power of giving is no more evident than at this time of year. Stories of companies adopting families; giving trees at banks, restaurants and the senior center; churches and service clubs delivering food baskets; and toy drives, like the Marine more
To the Editor: In February of 2016, in the state of Rhode Island, there were 478 children who were not given the privilege of the comfort of a home. They are, instead, living in group homes or shelters. Children are removed from their homes as victims of more
To the Editor: I would like to answer the hate-filled “Liberal crybabies” letter published in Tuesday’s Beacon from the right side of the aisle. What bull, what exaggeration. To use terms … more
We here in the Ocean State are used to dealing with the inefficiencies of government. We know that we do not receive adequate goods and services for our taxpayer dollars. We also are aware that despite having a bloated government in regard to the more
In post-election America, young people, social activists, and municipal leaders across our nation are anticipating doom and see Donald J. Trump’s election to the presidency as a harbinger of an … more
To the Editor: Let me understand this. Now, the fire inspectors and officials want to investigate the California Warehouse building? Now, we are going to find out what might have caused a fire? What happened to inspecting the building before it is more
To the Editor: Thank you for having your reporter, Tessa Roy, come over to meet with Roberta and me last week. Her story reached far beyond what I thought possible. I received a telephone call this morning from a gentleman who once lived in Rhode Island. more
Whoever thinks dreaming is a uniquely human experience should get to know Ollie. I've caught him staring off into the distant nowhere. Initially, I thought he was catching the scent of some critter, processing and deciphering it like a chemist would more
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