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To the Editor: One of my most interesting memories of my teenage years in Warwick Downs was the brave acts by Barbara Eden, a tall, well built young lady, who lived on Navashon Ave. across from my … more
To the Editor: “When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson The government does not fear the people. … more
To the Editor: In Jim Collin’s classic business book, From Good To Great, he notes that the difference between good and great leaders is when confronted with an important issue or problem they … more
Summer has arrived for state lawmakers. But several outstanding pieces of business will likely soon draw them back to Smith Hill. After swiftly approving the coming year’s $8.7 billion budget … more
For the past eight years, I have had the honor of serving on the Committee on Public Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Currently, I represent the Committee on … more
More than three years ago, former Marine and Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur took on what some considered a fool’s task. In the face of mounting distrust of the Warwick Sewer Authority and … more
GRANDMA GLORIA: Gloria Walker with James Russell …
I recognized the free flow of the handwriting immediately. Gloria Walker still sends written notes, not emails or text messages, although I imagine she could do that, too. Better yet, she has her own … more
To the Editor: This is in reply to Capt. Ian Bowles MNI, who wrote a letter to the Beacon asking for a “normal” 40-hour-a-week work week for firefighters, who wonders what firefighters have … more
To the Editor: For families across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, Hasbro Children’s Hospital is a critically important resource for our region – one that cares for the vast … more
There are times when one just doesn’t know what to do after hearing about or experiencing a tragedy. I wrote this a few days after a 21-year-old man killed nine people while they were attending a … more
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