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Free college tuition for Rhode Islanders is here. With Senate passage of the $9.6 billion state budget last week and its signature by Gov. Gina Raimondo, the governor's Rhode Island Promise is now law. Raimondo had hoped to give students at the state's more
The nonprofit organization Literacy Volunteers of Kent County, Inc. is looking for volunteers for the upcoming fall session. Anyone who is over 18 that can read and write English fluently and is willing to travel to the Kent County area is welcome to more
To the Editor: In a recent Beacon, Mr. Jim Morgan took issue with my article on the Apponaug Roundabout, asking where did I get my information, as he states his history of living in France and England argue against the differences. Well, I did get this more
Always Adopt, a not-for-profit organization that brings together community leaders, dog adoption agencies and volunteers to host “super-sized dog” adoption events, will hold its 10th “Super Dog … more
There is something disheartening about looking over the reaction to the rollout of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program and seeing a significant amount of kneejerk, negative feedback. Perhaps that's just human nature. There are nearly twice as more
To the Editor:I just wanted to point out that Tuesday night the mayor said the city “saved” $82,000 by closing the Buttonwoods Community Center. We have a budget of over $310,000,000. It … more
Remembering good times Teachers and the principal from the former Greene Elementary School gathered recently at Iggy's Boardwalk in Oakland Beach to enjoy lunch and reminisce of their days at the school that was closed as part of the consolidation of more
In the Old Dutch poem, Wynken, Blynken and Nod sailed off in a wooden shoe and, through their meandering, made all who heard their tale bored and tired. A similar tiresome tale is being told in the Ocean State currently. It is the tiring story of our more
Joseph E. Joly, 102, of Cranston died Friday at the Saint Elizabeth Home. He was the husband of the late Helen A. (Joseph) Joly and the late Lorraine Jones-Joly. Born in Providence, a son of the … more
NOTICE: For your convenience, you can e-mail your bulletin board notices to briang@rhodybeat.com as well as mail to 1944 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889, or fax to 732-3110. The Pilgrim Senior Enrichment Center, located at 27 Pilgrim Parkway, offers more
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