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The current nationally divisive controversy over statues and monuments - - here in Rhode Island over Columbus and Commodore Esek Hopkins - - has forced me to confess that I took down Rhode … more
“Time to return the milk and bread,” said “Arizona Pete” as he and his wife Wendy walked the dock at Pleasure Marina in Oakland Beach Friday afternoon. They were headed to the … more
To the  Editor: How ironic that on one page of today’s (September 7)  Warwick Beacon there is an article where a resident is objecting to having a police officer present during … more
To the Editor, It was disappointing to come home from vacation last week and read that the new mayor of Johnston, Joseph Polisena Jr., had decided to spend tens of thousands of extra taxpayer … more
STORY OF THE WEEK : Democratic primary voters had their say and now Gabe Amo is the new rising star in Rhode Island politics. While former state representative Aaron Regunberg was widely perceived as … more
To the editor, On Monday, September 18th the Warwick City Council will be meeting to discuss and possibly vote on a generational project that will have an impact on all current and future … more
Much of the mayor’s posts last week pertained to the Traveling Vietnam Wall. We selected this post to feature: Sept. 9 This photo was just sent to me, and it says it all. This man … more
“How are you going to find your way?” I looked in the direction of the shore shrouded in fog and spotted the outline of the Beach Avenue overlook in Conimicut. I made out two figures … more
Another anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks has come and gone; this year commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in American history. There has never … more
On Aug. 30 an article appeared in the Boston Globe about the unusual state of politics here in Johnston (“In a small Rhode Island town, a big issue about the First Amendment: Legal ads bring a … more
To the Editor The Mayor has announced a "Workshop" of the Harbor Management Commission  for Tuesday, September 12th at the Sawtooth Building. 6:00 p.m. The Commission will open up its … more
To the Editor, My wife and I just spotted our 1st Bald Eagle soaring majestically above our backyard.  It took 70 years, but it was worth the wait.  We all breathe the … more
To the Editor, Parents are thinking the summer is over and its time for school supplies and new clothes. Kids are thinking where did the summer go, but excited to see old friends. Our … more
Jim, who I’ve known for years, and I stood in the warmth of the morning sun about 240 miles away from Warwick, which I suspect from his perspective is a crowded section of New England. … more
Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of the late Jimmy Buffett, who passed away at age 76 this weekend from a very rare form of skin cancer, it is worthwhile to point out when the loss of … more
As back to school season kicks off, it’s a good time to remember the forward thinking of residents throughout our coverage area who saw the need to invest in our local schools through bond … more
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