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To the Editor: A big thank you to the staff and faculty – Principal Jeff Taylor, Secretary Peggy Fitzsimmons, Director Michelle Divine – and, of course, the kids of Gorton Junior High for a … more
To the Editor: An open letter of thanks to Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi for his work on, and subsequent passage of, a bill to require Rhode Island health insurance providers to cover the … more
To the Editor: The Rhode Island General Assembly recently enacted legislation mandating public schools provide at least 20 minutes of “free play recess” to children from kindergarten through … more
To the Editor: On March 20, 2016, the Beacon published an article about a new development in an article titled “Development would mean 400 jobs” as well as a couple of others about this … more
We’ll know for sure next Wednesday at 4 p.m. – the deadline for candidacy declarations – who will and who won’t be running for local office. We already know some of those who won’t be … more
(Fun family cartoon sequel) We couldn’t believe it has been over a dozen years since Pixar delighted us with “Finding Nemo.” It was with great anticipation that we went to see the sequel, … more
My Irishman father used to say, “A father is a father not by blood but by deed, it’s not who you are but what you do that makes you a father.” Being that my dad pretty much had a lyrical saying … more
To the Editor: Elephants in circuses or other traveling shows lead a miserable existence. Not only do they spend the majority of their lives in chains, but they are also subjected to a cruel … more
To the Editor: Roger Williams called our city’s founder Samuel Gorton a “turbulent troublemaker.” Last Thursday, I had the honor and privilege of attending a celebration at Gorton Junior … more
To the Editor: Within the last couple of days, we have seen a number of new investments in our city. I had the honor of attending a ribbon cutting for Distinctive Dance on Post Road in Greenwood, … more
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