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There is an Old Persian Proverb that states: “A sword in the hands of a drunken slave is less dangerous than science in the hands of the unscrupulous.” This proverb was written in relation to new … more
I would like to respond to Richard Walsh’s letter appearing in the Beacon of March 19 concerning Iran. Iran is a country of 80 million mostly good people. The USA is a country of 320 million … more
It was Otto von Bismarck who is thought to have said, “If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.” For all those who have followed the process, Bismarck could … more
Last week, in a Providence courtroom, an agreement was formally announced that would settle the majority of legal challenges to the state’s landmark 2011 pension reform law and other pension system … more
Telemarketers, beware. Ollie is on to you. No kidding, this spotted coonhound rescued from North Carolina knows your ring. What’s more, he especially takes offense to your calls at dinnertime or … more
H. Philip West Jr., former director of Common Cause, delivered the following eulogy for Senator J. Michael Lenihan on March 5 at St. Francis de Sales Church, North Kingstown. Senator Lenihan … more
This past week at Twin River Casino Event Center, retired state workers cast a vote of approval on the latest proposed pension settlement offer. Those actually voting were a tiny sample of all the … more
The School Committee appears to be heading down the proper path in hiring Vincent Ragosta to investigate troubling concerns over the handling of an incident that occurred in 2013 concerning a Gorton … more
To the Editor: Some of our elective officials like former R.I. House Speaker Gordon Fox (D-Providence) have let the public down by their behavior and their use of campaign funds. Concern about it … more
I cannot understand all of the complaining regarding the PARCC Test, Common Core Standards and graduation requirements. I am especially concerned with some ideas promulgated by those who minimize the … more
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