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To the Editor, Lonnie Barham has done a great service for the taxpayers of Rhode Island. He has exposed what appears to be Governor McKee’s plan to convert monies allocated to help the … more
What would happen in the world if everyone pledged to help just one person outside of their family or circle of friends? I don't mean a life long commitment like Leah Ann Touhy, who took in a … more
“Okay, let’s see if it works.” Dan Holmes, whose byline is appearing frequently in the Beacon these days, pulled out his smart phone. He tapped away and then looked … more
Chances are likely that you’ve at least heard about ChatGPT — the artificial intelligence chatbot that has whipped the world into a frenzy of extreme reactions; from advocates promising … more
To the Editor, I have always described Robert Cushman as “one of” the smartest people in Warwick. From now on, I am removing the “one of” part of that sincere … more
To the Editor, You can imagine how surprised I was to read John J. Goodman’s 1/26 letter to the editor asserting that my husband is an odious, attention-seeking liar! Our 49 years of … more
Housing is one of the most important, time-sensitive issues on the table right now. It impacts us all – our families, our neighborhoods, and our economy. Glance at any home rental or sale … more
You know there’s something ahead when the honking begins. The first warnings are a couple of isolated squawks, but I know from experience what to expect after that. Soon four or five more … more
It has only become more apparent in recent years how important the open availability of reliable information is to maintaining a healthy democracy. For this reason, among the hundreds of priorities … more
Once upon some decades ago I can remember sitting outside of the principal’s office contemplating my fate. Being a stubborn learner, occasions like these were far too frequent for my … more
To the Editor, Most Rhode Islanders agree that homelessness, or “the unhoused,” as some politically correct folks prefer to call the homeless, is indeed a problem in the Ocean … more
To the Editor: In response to another Letter to the Editor submitted by Richard Langseth containing a litany of disinformation related to the proposed replacement and relocation of cargo … more
To the Editor, This time, Warwick Firefighter Contract needs to be properly vetted. With the revelation that language that violated federal guidelines was allowed in the last contract, council … more
To the Editor, President Joe Biden is handing our country over to illegal immigrants. He is doing it on purpose.Biden is allowing illegals to cross the border by the hundreds of thousands(250,000 … more
It had to be in the 80s, before the Crowne Plaza was built and the battle was raging over the plan to build a jewelry trade center and when that fizzled, a hotel. Al Gemma led the charge to protect … more
Judging by recent news reports, Rhode Island has a few issues with appointing judges as most vividly illustrated by the retirement of Providence Judge Frank Caprio of Caught in Providence.  … more
I watched with frustration as Josh Saal stepped down after only a year as Rhode Island’s first-ever housing secretary. Gov. Dan McKee’s office announced last Wednesday that it had … more
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