The numbers tell a story. Last week the school administration proposed a $166.6 million budget to the School Committee. It’s a number supported by a raft of other numbers that basically fall into two categories: revenues and expenses. Those numbers in the two categories add up to the same to make for a balanced …

For decades, the Pawtucket Red Sox have been a summer staple in the Ocean State. The … More
Governor Gina Raimondo chose Dooby Dooby Moo as the book she would read to the first … More
It says much about Lincoln Chafee’s chances in the 2016 presidential race – and his … More
It was Otto von Bismarck who is thought to have said, “If you like laws and sausages, … More
Last week, in a Providence courtroom, an agreement was formally announced that would … More
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Governor Gina Raimondo believes keeping Rhode Island’s state-based health benefits … More
By JANE KENNEY AUSTIN On Tuesday, April 7, changes needed to extend much needed, and … More
I would like to respond to Richard Walsh’s letter appearing in the Beacon of March … More
As Rhode Island lawmakers take a serious look at reforming our marijuana laws this … More
H. Philip West Jr., former director of Common Cause, delivered the following eulogy for … More
Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

I would like to see more Rhode Islanders run for office in 2016. 

With an insignificant amount of money, no name recognition, I managed to bring in almost 40 percent of the vote against U.S. Rep. David Cicilline in 2014. The campaign was difficult, especially because we had so few resources, but …

To the Editor: This is in response to Jane Kenney Austin’s long and vitriolic … More
To the Editor: The recent actions of public officials regarding the issue of Gorton … More
Yesterday, April 16, the house my kids grew up in was taken down by the Airport. Krista … More
To the Editor: It’s been said that a new broom sweeps clean. However, that certainly … More
To the Editor: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” When you … More
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