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Even before seeing the school budget, which Superintendent Philip Thornton and the School Committee are in the process of drafting, Mayor Scott Avedisian and City Council President Donna Travis have … more
To the Editor: It was Sunday, Jan. 17, after church when I decided to treat myself, an elderly widower, to French toast at IHOP at 10 a.m. I sat at a small table and across from me sat a couple … more
To the Editor: Recent stories in the Beacon reminded me of happy times I spent at Aldrich High. My favorite teachers were Eleanor Clark, who encouraged my writing, and Joe McKeon, whose sense of … more
I grew up in the first American Dream, where returning soldiers from World War II were greeted by new suburbs, with cute ranch-style homes on quiet cul-de-sacs, surrounded with … more
To the Editor: I have come to the conclusion that the America I grew up with, no longer exists! Everything that I was taught and learned growing up does not seem to apply today. My father was … more
This past week, Rhode Island lost a political colossus who had changed the landscape of our capital city forever. He was a charismatic retail politician who humorously used to say he “would go to … more
When Ray Di Pasquale started work as the Community College of Rhode Island’s president in 2006, he faced a number of challenges. Dissatisfaction levels among faculty had been high, with a vote … more
“It’s apocryphal, but it’s a good story,” Joe said, settling into a chair. Ever the reporter, although now retired, Joe Kernan cautioned, “It could be true; it sounds like … more
To the Editor: Common sense has always been valued in our country. In 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense” to speak plainly to America about the issues of the times. The ability to … more
We see it in movies with Liam Neeson as he rescues his “taken” daughter. We see it on TV from reruns of Law & Order Special Victims with Olivia Benson consoling a young boy, but rarely do we … more
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