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To the Editor: The Providence Teachers Union president Maribeth Calabro, who is also a Providence teacher, publicly and viciously stated, "e;Our Warwick's beautiful Pilgrim High School basketball team girls were abhorrent, disgusting racists during their more
By LAURA JAWORSKI With our holiday decorations safely stored away for another year, we've settled in for the winter and returned to our routines of work, school and hobbies. It already seems like so long ago that we were caught up in the frenzy of more
You may have heard this one before. Stories deep within the Beacon Communications archives, some years old, discuss a measure that Rhode Island has bounced around for one legislative session after another. Former Cranston candidate for state more
By OSCAR K. SHELTON As a former personnel director for the City of Warwick, I read with great interest Ken Block's commentary on the ratification and adoption of union contracts in Warwick that appeared in the Providence Journal on January 5, 2020. For more
It's hard to get your work done when Ollie is around. It hasn't always been like this. Our adopted spotted coonhound from North Carolina, via the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, has always had an aloof side. He only hears his name when it is more
To the Editor: In a recent literary article, the following was cited, "e;Woe to THOSE who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness."e; The reader probably has no idea of the source of that citation but it is certain more
It can be easy for an abstract concept - like time - to become lost on people. As we enter the third decade of the 2000s, this can become increasingly disorientating. How could it already be 20 years ago that we watched the ball drop on a new millennium? more
Close to seven years ago, Bob Houghtaling wrote this article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington. We reprint it today in recognition of King's upcoming birthday and more
To the Editor: I believe most supporters of the Second Amendment agree with Attorney General Peter Nehrona that mentally disturbed individuals should not be able to buy or possess a firearm. The recent tragic shooting at an assisted living facility in more
By ERIN O'BRIEN It must be closely ranked with the days before the deadline for filing income taxes, the day to take down the Christmas tree. It has filled an empty space and our senses with its presence. It's been a hiding place (and source of constant more
By LIANA CASSAR and TERRI CORTVRIEND A good education should be a right for Rhode Island's children. And while our state has a checkered record of delivering on this responsibility, we firmly believe that Rhode Island has what it takes to identify the more
Locally, the new year began with a chilling story - one involving the murder of a Pawtucket woman with a weapon rarely encountered by law enforcement. Cheryl Smith, 54, was rushed to the hospital Jan. 1 after being shot multiple times at her home. Soon more
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