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There is landmark legislation currently pending before the General Assembly that seeks to provide something most Rhode Islanders thought they already had: a remedy for violations of their state … more
Around kitchen tables in every community, people are talking about higher prices and fewer available services. Whether at the grocery store or the doctor’s office, whether through higher rent … more
You have to get to the Gaspee Day early to really catch the show…and better yet, learn what could put Rhode Island on the national stage. Well, or at least, the next viral sensation. As … more
Found within Governor Dan McKee’s nearly $14 billion budget were plenty of items and priorities to be encouraged by, including an unprecedented investment in the creation of housing and a … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: After an update of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights recently got close to the finish line, there was 0.0% chance that legislative leaders wouldn’t get it … more
Last Tuesday, June 4, the RI House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill (H 7165A) that’s a step toward decriminalizing prostitution. Lobbyists for decriminalized prostitution have … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: During a fiery speech Tuesday in the House of Representatives’ chamber at the State House, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha warned of the growing healthcare crisis … more
I’ve never been in a parade. Well, actually I have although not of my own planning. Saturday is parade day, the center piece to Gaspee Days. Now, if you don’t know what Gaspee is … more
Hi. This is my first full week as the new publisher of the Cranston Herald. In my wildest dreams, this is not a sentence I ever thought I would write. As Herald Editor Rory Schuler reported … more
To the Editor, The Herald’s May 30th editorial headlined, “A win for common sense gun laws,” displays a remarkable misunderstanding of the Second Amendment, while its … more
We are delighted to receive word that the Rhode Island House of Representatives will be moving forward a bill from Rep. Joseph McNamara during a vote this week to allow one member of the Rhode Island … more
To the Residents of Ward 6 It is with great sadness that I announce that I will not be running for re-election.  The last 30 years that I have served as your elected official on the City … more
To the Editor, To my friends and neighbors in Ward 3, thank you for the honor and privilege in representing you on the Warwick City Council the last eight years.   As I’ve said … more
To the Editor, I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to the professional, caring members of our local Fire Department.  This past week they assisted me into my home after I was … more
To the Editor, It used to be you could set your clock by it. The first jet took off at 6 a.m. from T. F. Green. Over the past few years the time has gradually crept backwards. One morning a … more
To the Editor: In a letter (published on) May 16 (“Dems trying to tip the scales”) AH Liddle pointedly asks what Beacon readers think of Democrats via “an endless series of … more
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