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Recently, CNBC was once again ranked Rhode Island as having the worst business climate in the nation. CNBC referred to Rhode Island’s finances as in “poor shape,” its “tax and … more
How does one say farewell to a job that has meant so much, and to the people who have made that job so meaningful? I don’t really know, to be honest, so my hope is that this column will serve some … more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Twin River, Rhode Island's casino operator, has experienced a run of bad luck. With the opening of Encore Boston Harbor, Twin River suffered a 34 percent decline in table-game revenues and a 17 percent decline in video slot more
She's a VSCO girl, who uses Marco Polo to post a meme while catfishing. I don't blame you if you're confused at this point. I'd be lost, too, if it wasn't for an email that caught my attention. I've learned to steer clear of emails with the names of more
I wonder if times have changed. No question exponential developments in technology keep pushing us further and faster. Artificial intelligence and robots have eliminated jobs and invaded domains, such as writing stories, which seemingly are dependent on more
Boomers are on the way out. Millennials are stepping in. And in the wake of the last three weeks, I wonder what we’re in for. For those who follow these pages, you know that Ethan Hartley, who … more
“Rest in peace.” The words caught me by surprise. I have never thought of my father in those terms even though it’s been more than five years since he died. Rather, he has always been there. … more
I've been an independent voter since before I could even legally vote. In fact, I remember the exact moment that I realized I was an independent - well, now that I live in Rhode Island, I guess I remember the moment I became unaffiliated." I was in a" more
As long as Rhode Island pursues economic development policies designed to benefit a few businesses, rather than all businesses, its economy will trail behind other states. more
Name of column:Hart of the matter By ETHAN HARTLEY With over two years of experience at the Beacon, associate editor Ethan Hartley thought now would be a good time to weigh in personally on issues of importance to the community and beyond. This column more
Joe McNamara couldn't look happier Saturday morning. He had good reason to be as people streamed into State Democratic headquarters at 200 Metro Center Boulevard to sign sheets for the party's presidential candidates in order for them to run in the more
By HERB WEISS By April 1, every home across the nation will receive an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency, to participate in the 2020 Census. Once this invitation arrives, it's important for you to immediately answer more
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