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What began as a fresh start filled with possibilities is rapidly souring into a display of intolerance for a situation that has been created by years of neglect and, unfortunately, can only be corrected by a huge outlay of capital from the taxpayers. more
“Safety” is the reason given for the panhandling legislation approved by the Cranston City Council last week and now signed into law by Mayor Allan Fung. But let’s get real. Indeed, … more
It's not the norm when the Diocese of Providence calls a town hall meeting." Town hall meetings are commonly events where people air their concerns and ideas before elected officials. But a town hall meeting is the forum Bishop Thomas Tobin has selected" more
Last week, concerns about weapons and violence shared via social media ignited concerns in two Rhode Island school communities. A parent at Burrillville High School contacted school administrators early Wednesday to report a post suggesting a student more
Libraries have come a long way. These public institutions date back millennia, with the Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt serving as one of the great lost wonders of the world after its construction in 283 BCE (before the common era that starts with more
Doing the impossible is nothing different to New England. Religious tolerance seemed improbable until the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean blue. Independence seemed astronomical until the guns were quieted at Yorktown and the British flew the white flag. more
The Great Flood of 2010 was a perfect storm. Conditions lined up ensuring that no matter how much precipitation we received that streams were going to overflow, as the ground was already a mushy sponge. Snowmelt supplemented by rain already filled more
In one of his first official actions as President, Donald Trump signed an executive order that stated his administration would seek “prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as … more
As you can read in today’s Beacon and may already know from the workplace or home, Rhode Island hasn’t escaped from the flu this year. The state Department of Health has categorized the flu as … more
As the saying goes, the devil is in the details. We have yet to see the devil in plans being advanced by Gov. Gina Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas Matteillo, but the ideas have captured the … more
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