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To the Editor:As a lifelong Rhode Islander, I was shocked to read the headline in a recent Beacon, “Wieners out, beer in,” on May 23. My wife and I are seniors and well acquainted with … more
To The Editor: I just finished reading William Emmet's letter to the editor in the Providence Journal (June 1, 2017), which posits his support for the proposition that Rhode Island taxpayers should contribute towards the construction of a new baseball more
“How about a doughnut-muffin,” said Irene Donahay, holding out a plate with two bite-sized muffins. Bill looked intrigued leaning forward in his porch chair and took one. I didn’t need a second … more
To the Editor:“Cut taxes – cut spending.”This was the mission statement for my mayoral campaign. This is the mission statement of the 13,278 taxpayers that voted for me. This is the … more
When the agency renowned for long waits tells you not to stop in during the month of July, it's a good idea to listen. That's just what the Department of Motor Vehicles did last week when it announced it would launch a long overdue new computer system on more
To the Editor:Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) wrote “The Prince,” his cynical criticism of political leaders and the political system of his time.  What Machiavelli wrote … more
To the Editor: Where's the outcry against nuclear weapons? While many of us have marched for science, climate change, human rights, homelessness and jobs, one of the most serious problems we face is seemingly being ignored. The threat of nuclear war has more
While the Warwick City Council touts its no tax increase budget, which surely is a relief to taxpayers, it might be better off labeling it the “now you see it, now you don’t” budget. In a … more
This past week, the President of the United States Donald J. Trump, followed through on his often repeated campaign promise and unilaterally withdrew America's participation in the landmark Paris Climate Change Accords. Environmentalists were chagrined more
By JOHN HOWELL Nineteen World War II veterans and another 29 from the Korean War were welcomed home for a second time Saturday. This time people they don't know were cheering, waving flags and running up to shake their hands, take their picture and thank more
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