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Some decisions have to be made in split seconds, such as when you’re doing 35 mph and the traffic signal turns yellow. Do you slam on the brakes, or pray you make it? No one choice fits every … more
To the Editor: When I was a high school student, a long time ago, I had an English teacher who at the time I dreaded, and over the years I have grown to respect and appreciate. Mr. Wasylean was a … more
To the Editor: On Friday, Dec. 11 the parents of Norwood School will be standing in solidarity with the Norwood teachers. It is unacceptable that almost halfway through the year there is still no … more
The Community College of Rhode Island will soon welcome its new president. Dr. Meghan Hughes, a former Tufts University faculty member and executive director of Year Up Providence, had been chosen … more
The people of Rhode Island have never been afraid to take action when they see a problem. We were the first of the original 13 colonies to declare our independence and were also the first to take … more
While the status quo continues to trumpet the economic progress they have made for Rhode Island, the realities are much starker. For example, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate would be 8.2 percent … more
To the Editor: In my recent Beacon letter, I inadvertently quoted Barbara Bazarnik’s wonderful Beacon letter (Nov. 1, 2015) as “Students facing future with positive outlook.” Her real letter … more
To the Editor: I sometimes host the State of the State cable TV news talk program. During the last election cycle, virtually every candidate I interviewed said they were in favor of consolidation … more
It’s become a familiar sight – teachers holding signs warning against larger classes and calling for a fair contract. They have taken their message to School Committee meetings, where they have … more
In what has been perhaps the craziest presidential primary season in American history, the improbable and the unlikely have led the polls. Whether one examines either the Democrat or the Republican … more
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