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To the Editor: It’s always a pleasure to read the Beacon! April 7 was better than ever with the positive ideas from Misters Walsh, Dress, Berwick and Shorr. These gentlemen should run for … more
(A Modern Day “Amazing Grace?”)   I need you Jesus and your love. I’m reaching out for all this stuff; This empty stuff, stuff, stuff. Heroin, alcohol, lust and mindless shows were … more
Perhaps the prevailing narrative in this year’s presidential campaign has been one of frustration with the “establishment.” Clearly, millions of Americans feel that our economic and political … more
In the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire,” Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., repeatedly shouted into the phone the now iconic phrase “Show me the money!” His … more
In the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire,” Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., repeatedly shouted into the phone the now iconic phrase “Show me the money!” His … more
The Legislature recently held hearings on several firearms related bills one of which would bar those with concealed carry permits from bringing guns into schools.  This includes school staff.  … more
With nearly 200 pages, the 22nd Annual Kids Count Factbook creates a statistical image of Rhode Island’s children. Following 71 indicators of child and family well-being, from parental employment, … more
“You wouldn’t do that even to a dog,” the mother of a mentally ill man in the state prison told a committee of the state Senate last month. Do what? Put him in a tiny room, alone, for weeks … more
The presidential candidacies of Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders attest to a widespread anger with our federal government. A similar sentiment pervades Rhode Island. One way to begin … more
I couldn’t believe it was happening, and it seemed like I couldn’t do anything to stop it. This isn’t the sort of confession a newspaper reporter makes, but then it occurred to me readers … more
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