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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: 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
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
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
To the Editor: I want to share my experience and discuss my support for Brigham Health's acquisition of Care New England. After feeling dizzy and experiencing chest pain, a cardiac catheterization at Kent Hospital revealed five blockages, requiring more
To the Editor: Recently, a postcard with a photo of my family started showing up in mailboxes around Warwick, specifically in Senate District 29. It was important for me to take action because activists have been working for decades to pass legislation more
To the Editor: The Beacon article (5/9/19) entitled Councilman dockets `no confidence' vote against school finance director" by 8th ward Councilman Anthony Sinapi is an absolute embarrassment. As a dedicated member of the Warwick School committee for" more
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