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“Shoveling is the worst thing for you.” I didn’t say anything, knowing the explanation was to follow. “It doesn’t matter if it’s snow or dirt, people make the mistake of taking big … more
Last week, concerns about weapons and violence shared via social media ignited concerns in two Rhode Island school communities. A parent at Burrillville High School contacted school administrators early Wednesday to report a post suggesting a student more
Libraries have come a long way. These public institutions date back millennia, with the Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt serving as one of the great lost wonders of the world after its construction in 283 BCE (before the common era that starts with more
Not to be outdone by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a chance to receive national recognition, our Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed a free public institution tuition program for Rhode Island students. The Rhode Island's Promise Scholarship Program more
To the Editor:The article by Sophie Hagen in Thursday’s Beacon entitled “Enzyme deficiency target of autism study” is excellent and well-researched, there is, however, another side … more
The following is an open letter to URI President David Dooley and the exchange that followed: Dear President Dooley: It is absolutely outrageous that you have announced that you will not enforce President Trump's immigration order! This is absolutely more
I fished for my phone, digging deep into my pants pocket. I expected it was Carol inquiring when I would be home and was surprised to find it was my son, Ted. “We’re going for a W-A-L-K,” he … more
Doing the impossible is nothing different to New England. Religious tolerance seemed improbable until the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean blue. Independence seemed astronomical until the guns were quieted at Yorktown and the British flew the white flag. more
By TOM HASTINGS Donald J. Trump has been inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. If you are a xenophobic isolationist nationalist, this is such great news. If you want climate chaos to worsen - more rising seas, more massive forest fires, more
To the Editor: This is how I feel after hearing the president's inaugural speech. I agree with him on some issues but disagree on others. I do not like how Donald Trump doesn't seem to appreciate other countries. We need allies, and we need trade. more
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