Opinion

A sad goodbye to my complicated friend Buddy

This past week, Rhode Island lost a political colossus who had changed the landscape of our capital city forever. He was a charismatic retail politician who humorously used to say he “would go to …

The olive branch

Even before seeing the school budget, which Superintendent Philip Thornton and the School Committee are in the process of drafting, Mayor Scott Avedisian and City Council President Donna Travis have …

An act of kindness

To the Editor: It was Sunday, Jan. 17, after church when I decided to treat myself, an elderly widower, to French toast at IHOP at 10 a.m. I sat at a small table and across from me sat a couple …

He should have been a preacher

To the Editor: Recent stories in the Beacon reminded me of happy times I spent at Aldrich High. My favorite teachers were Eleanor Clark, who encouraged my writing, and Joe McKeon, whose sense of …

Letters

An act of kindness

To the Editor: It was Sunday, Jan. 17, after church when I decided to treat myself, an elderly widower, to French toast at IHOP at 10 a.m. I sat at a small table and across from me sat a couple …
Columns

A sad goodbye to my complicated friend Buddy

This past week, Rhode Island lost a political colossus who had changed the landscape of our capital city forever. He was a charismatic retail politician who humorously used to say he “would go to …
Op-Ed

Politics and the American Lottery Dream

By ROBERT J. GOULD I grew up in the first American Dream, where returning soldiers from World War II were greeted by new suburbs, with cute ranch-style homes on quiet cul-de-sacs, surrounded with …