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On Monday morning, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released its 20th annual Factbook, which provides valuable data about Rhode Island’s children in the areas of education, safety, health, economic … more
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to respond to the Tuesday, April 8 letter to the editor entitled, “Calamari Quality Legislation.” The author of this letter asks … more
To the Editor: Just a glance at the nightly news and it’s official ... if you’re a law-abiding citizen, you’d better get out of the way of savages who have contempt for your right to live … more
Rhode Island government is constantly in search of a new revenue scheme that will miraculously solve our financial problems – problems, of course, which are the result of the state’s continued … more
To the Editor: My name is Amanda Patenaude and I’m writing regarding my father Kenneth Richter. Over the years, the Beacon has run several stories about my dad, who was affectionately known as … more
A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE FOR UNIONS AND TAXPAYERS: One of the six employee groups that had to approve pension reform chose to reject it. The next step was supposed to be that the matter would go to … more
That didn’t take long. On Monday came news that the proposed state pension settlement unveiled on Valentine’s Day has hit a seemingly major roadblock, with one of six groups of impacted workers … more
To the Editor: There’s a story about the man who prayed vociferously to God, asking that he win the lottery. God got tired of listening to him and finally said, ‘Fine. I’ll let you win. Just … more
To the Editor: Seems we have a House representative from Warwick that thinks that government needs to be involved in determining that the state of Rhode Island needs to have an appetizer that is … more
A spring day, like Sunday, can make everything seem so fresh. It makes sense, of course. We’ve had a long winter. It’s been a deep freeze and even the crocuses have been reluctant to push … more
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