November 24, 2014
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If you like how the General Assembly operates, you’ll love a constitutional convention. On the other hand, if you’re concerned about legislative shenanigans, you should reject Question 3 on … more
Rose gave me one of her contagious smiles. You have to smile no matter how you really feel but, in this case, there was good reason to be happy. “Oh,” she reported, “she’s doing fine. … more
Two decades ago, Boston Harbor was widely considered the dirtiest harbor in America. Sewage and pollution from local industry made it unsafe to fish or swim in the harbor or the Charles River. But … more
To the Editor: Recently the citizens of Aquidneck Island asked the state legislation body to return $60,000 of tolls that were collected. The toll of 10 cents was installed while the debate of a … more
To the Editor: The Beacon’s “Plane Truth” editorial of Oct. 2 might more accurately have been titled “The Partial Truth,” as it suggests that those opposed to aggressive airport … more
Ebola and enterovirus have captured the public’s attention of late, and rightfully so. The infection of a Rhode Island man with the former, and the death of a local 10-year-old girl who was found … more
The White House recently announced a $600 million investment in apprenticeship programs. The administration hopes to strengthen ties between community colleges and private companies – and equip … more
On Sunday, I participated in the 6th Annual Preserve Rhode Island Celebration sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission and Preserve Rhode Island. Not only was I … more
We recently got to see a somewhat restored print of the classic science fiction film Metropolis by German director Fritz Lang. The film was made in 1927 and it was Lang and his writers’ vision of … more
OBAMA REDEFINES “BOOTS ON THE GROUND”: News that President Obama is now sending more troops to Iraq, to include a headquarters element from the 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red One, he has had … more
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