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To the Editor:I’ve always viewed the word “community,” as the foundation of togetherness, regardless of opinion. As I sat through the latest School Committee meeting, it became very … more
By CLAIRE MCWILLIAMS Throughout my 30-year career, I have taught grades K-12 and I've seen how the conversation on how to keep our schools safe has changed. In 1999, when the Columbine students and teachers were murdered, those of us who go to work in more
Now that the media circus has moved on to the next hot topic of the day, those of us in Warwick left in the wake of the Great School Lunch Debt Debate of 2019 can now retrospectively and proactively analyze the situation with rational minds and cooler more
To the Editor: My sincere thanks to the Warwick Beacon and reporter Max Frazier for the piece on a recent honor I received from the Senior Agenda Coalition. In my remarks at that event, I noted that I share the honor from the Senior Agenda Coalition with more
By STEVEN FRIAS Every month, Rhode Islanders pay a 911 fee on their phone bills, but most of the funds raised by this fee do not go to the E-911 system. Instead, every year, millions in 911 fees are diverted to pay for other expenses in the budget. For more
To the Editor: Rhode Island's proposed ban on releasing helium balloons would help keep the state beautiful and protect wildlife. Balloon releases, which sometimes take place at weddings, graduations, memorials, and other events, send hundreds or more
To the Editor: After hours of testimony, debate and high emotion, the RI Senate Judiciary Committee declined to send abortion bill RHCA/S152A for a Senate floor vote. Pro-life supporters rejoiced and pro-choice advocates threw a temper tantrum. The more
You’ve heard the expression, “Home is your fortress.” Well, I strengthened the bulwarks this Sunday. I had to; they were showing real signs of coming apart. It’s not that I fear an attack … more
In March, on a 44-30 vote, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved legislation that would codify abortion rights in our state. Last week, however, the Judiciary Committee in the state Senate voted that measure down on a 5-4 vote. The more
To the Editor: This week is national infrastructure week. Anyone who has been struck in traffic, hit a pothole, had a flight delayed, or had spotty Internet service recognizes the need for more government investments in our infrastructure. As part of more
By DR. MICHAEL DACEY The United States is experiencing dramatic changes in healthcare and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Rhode Island in the debate over the acquisition of Care New England (CNE) by Partners Healthcare in Boston. I was more
Truth can come in shades of gray. Early Tuesday morning, GoLocalProv called to inquire whether it was true that Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon had instructed municipal department directors to pull all legal advertising from this paper. Indeed, I had more
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