Opinion

Campaign season starts with declaration deadline

We’ll know for sure next Wednesday at 4 p.m. – the deadline for candidacy declarations – who will and who won’t be running for local office. We already know some of those who won’t be …

Fathers and sons: On Father’s Day, it’s complicated

My Irishman father used to say, “A father is a father not by blood but by deed, it’s not who you are but what you do that makes you a father.” Being that my dad pretty much had a lyrical saying …

‘Medical tourist’ tells her R.I. story

To the Editor: On March 20, 2016, the Beacon published an article about a new development in an article titled “Development would mean 400 jobs” as well as a couple of others about this …

Free play recess

To the Editor: The Rhode Island General Assembly recently enacted legislation mandating public schools provide at least 20 minutes of “free play recess” to children from kindergarten through …

Letters

Gorton tribute

To the Editor: A big thank you to the staff and faculty – Principal Jeff Taylor, Secretary Peggy Fitzsimmons, Director Michelle Divine – and, of course, the kids of Gorton Junior High for a …
Columns

Fathers and sons: On Father’s Day, it’s complicated

My Irishman father used to say, “A father is a father not by blood but by deed, it’s not who you are but what you do that makes you a father.” Being that my dad pretty much had a lyrical saying …
Op-Ed

What's ahead for Pilgrim, understaffing, overcrowding?

Celeste Mullane, who will have three children attending Pilgrim High School this fall made the following comments at the School Committee meeting. I have come before the School Committee and I have written numerous emails regarding my