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Greetings, Rhode Island! Allow me to officially introduce myself. I am the new associate editor at the Beacon, Ethan Hartley. more
As a child growing up in the sixties and early seventies, the political affiliation of a voter had great significance. If someone said they were a Democrat or a Republican an observer would have certain presumptions about where their loyalties and more
The thought occurred to me as I stood on the roof during a break in Saturday's showers and reached to clear the gutters that were still spilling over. What could go wrong? The soles to my shoes are ribbed. I had good footing. The roof has a modest pitch. more
By HERB WEISSAuthor and life coach Linda Carvelli believes that everything in life has a purpose and that resilience will get you through any obstacle in your path. She succinctly illustrates this … more
On the president's recent trip abroad, the self-possessed Donald Trump was evident conveying a sense of self-importance and self-righteousness which alienated our European allies. On the contrary, a more thoughtful version of the president endeared more
In the 17th century “Italian Commedia” a clown character well known for alternating acts of boastfulness and cowardice is called “Scaramuccia” or “little skirmisher.” more
Want healthier kids? Get a pet If your kids have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters, you may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. Pets are added … more
One would think the publisher of a newspaper would know what's in that day's paper, no less that a paper is being printed. But that wasn't the case Thursday. Yes, a Beacon was printed and distributed Thursday morning as has happened for years. But then more
The 2017 legislative session is fast coming to a close. Once again, spending has increased into the stratosphere to more than $9 billion in the smallest state in the union. Adding insult to injury, the operating budget of our General Assembly in the most more
You won't find the Lake Monster Special playing locally or, for that matter, the trailer on the Internet. So I felt privileged to see a segment of the show last weekend featuring actors I immediately recognized as my grandchildren. What I saw had the more
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