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To the Editor: I congratulate the Beacon on its fine coverage of the “shovel law” and the ensuing consternation. It is a fine mess we are in! And I applaud the willingness of Council President … more
OK, this borders on the absurd. But this winter has been absurd, and we need something outlandish to shake us all out of the perpetual cycle of snowstorms. You’ve heard it asked over and over: … more
NO SWIMMERS HERE: The beach at Bruce Bay in the …
It only seems appropriate to conclude this series about my visit to New Zealand with a story about two beaches. New Zealand has many beaches and I saw a few. One of the most memorable, because of … more
The editor and I have been discussing a writing project for this newspaper, and, in the meantime, I have been allotted this space for my thoughts on various state issues, of which there are … more
Sometimes you may just pick up a good book to read, especially during a storm when the Governor’s call for a State of Emergency three days ago because of the blizzard. Yes, being homebound because … more
To the Editor: During the recent blizzard, I, like a lot of people, stayed inside my warm, cozy home. However, there were those who weren’t as fortunate. I’m speaking of the plow drivers. I … more
To the Editor: I see that many schools have closed in Rhode Island due to snow so far this winter, and in Warwick, schools have been closed four days. Wonderful.  I’m so happy the kids can … more
We have been told many times that the Eskimos – or Inuit, if you prefer – have many words for “snow,” but we are willing to bet that most of them are of the four-letter variety and would be … more
In politics, the public’s lasting perception of a particular official can be forever changed by a spin of a weather vane and a politician’s reaction to it. Throughout American history, and more … more
There’s a big difference between a Chihuahua and a husky. For the former, 30 degrees Fahrenheit would be excruciating. For the latter, it would seem like a warm spring day. That’s why the … more
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