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Lynne Taylor didn’t have to tell me she was concerned. Lynne has worked for the Beacon for more than 30 years and only a few times have I seen her look as troubled. Something had to be terribly … more
What would life be like without ice cream? Fortunately, I haven’t had to ponder that possibility for more than a day or two at a time, if that. When disaster strikes and the freezer is bare of … more
I did something the day after Christmas that I never would have dreamed possible – I planted tulips. I wasn’t waiting until Dec. 26 to work on a spring garden, but when I saw the bulbs on sale … more
Claude Bergeron bit off the end of the cigar, rolled it in his forefingers, and smelled it. He had been waiting for the moment. The cigar was the complement to what was turning out to be a perfect … more
With trials, travails, tumult, and tribulations, 2015 has been a year of great unrest. Internationally, the world seemed to be on a collision course with disaster. Nationally, a growing sense of … more
My daughter, Diana, has a gift for giving. You never know what to expect when a package arrives from Wyoming. Well, actually, you can expect to find some treats, usually something chocolate, and her … more
We looked at each other and laughed. Was this crazy or what? Carol had her bathing suit and sandals on. A towel was draped across her neck. “Well, are you going to get your suit … more
Some decisions have to be made in split seconds, such as when you’re doing 35 mph and the traffic signal turns yellow. Do you slam on the brakes, or pray you make it? No one choice fits every … more
Steadily and insidiously over time, Rhode Island’s roads and bridges have slid into a state of decrepitude. The reasons for this shameful reality are multifaceted. One can hoist blame on the … more
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