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To the Editor: There is a big difference between private and public money, although they both allow the user to purchase whatever is required or desired. So although both are used for the same purpose, the basis of both is very different, meaning each is more
By REP. K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Tax filing season has come to a close, and most Rhode Islanders have now seen the effects of the sweeping changes made to federal tax laws on their 2018 returns. Unfortunately, many small business owners are among those who more
The recent stretch of gray, rainy weather notwithstanding, we are in the midst of a season when the spirit of our communities shines perhaps most brightly. At colleges, universities and high schools across the Ocean State, graduates will soon mark a more
To the Editor: While I was pleased to see in the April 9 story by Ethan Hartley that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down, we know that there is much more work to be done. That's why I am so grateful to Elizabeth more
In the ongoing battle regarding the proposed storage facility that looks to be built near Sand Pond, we can't help but to be simultaneously impressed by the tenacity of the residents while also somewhat disappointed that such dedicated levels of civic more
To the Editor: Anyone that has paid attention to Warwick politics and city hall is certainly aware that the atmosphere can accurately be referred to as contentious and dysfunctional. It seems now that this dysfunctional atmosphere has risen to a new more
By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO During the month of May, the attention of the General Assembly necessarily turns to the passage of a balanced budget. It is an important undertaking and one that impacts nearly every citizen in Rhode Island. Next month I will update more
To the Editor: I recently had to contact Warwick Animal Control regarding a small, injured rabbit in my backyard. Within minutes, Officer Amy responded to my call for help. I was visibly shaken and more upset than may be usual. We started chatting about more
To the Editor: Once again the strength of Warwick's community was on full display this past weekend. So many exciting events and celebrations took place across the city. These events were successful because of all the volunteers who gave up their time more
To the Editor: I would like to thank Don Fowler's article (Beacon 4/18/19) on the Rhode Island Philharmonic's resident conductor, Francisco Noya. He is quite remarkable in performing all of his various responsibilities with acclaim and tremendous more
John Boiros removed his pin-studded cap to reveal, just as he said, that he doesn't have much hair. He does have a neatly trimmed salt and pepper beard, so that obviously was where he'd found enough hair to tie a fly that his fishing buddies claim is a more
For all the changes Rhode Island has experienced in recent decades, its overall population has remained roughly the same for some time. Indeed, since the 1970s, the Ocean State has been home to approximately 1 million people. That population has, more
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