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By the time Rhode Island voters have their say in the presidential primaries on April 26, it seems likely at least one of the major parties’ nominating contests will have been … more
For many of us elementary school is where we fall in love with learning for the first time, where we make our first lifelong friends, where we first begin to place ourselves in the world around … more
To the Editor: In response to Richard Corrente’s letter to the Beacon on 2/23/16, I will set the record straight and speak to the facts for him again.   In his letter, Mr. Corrente states … more
Fixing the state’s roads and bridges – and how to pay for it – has been at the forefront of debate at the State House for much of this year. Now, as the budget process for the coming fiscal … more
Governor Gina Raimondo and Education Commissioner Ken Wagner held an open forum earlier this week at Warwick Vets High School, and in general the audience, many of them teachers, school committee … more
It’s incredible what a coat of paint, new auditorium seats, lockers and gym flooring can do for a pair of old schools. As an entourage of news media discovered in a tour of Pilgrim High School and … more
Rhode Island has found itself back in the headlines, but not for a reason anyone who cares about the Ocean State would hope. CNBC last week released its list of 2016’s “Top States for … more
The next generation is where our society holds hope. We want to see the generations that follow us lead better lives, to learn that which we cannot fathom, and to experience opportunities never … more
Perhaps the prevailing narrative in this year’s presidential campaign has been one of frustration with the “establishment.” Clearly, millions of Americans feel that our economic and political … more
The right of Americans to bear arms is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Millions of our citizens own and use firearms responsibly, for hunting, sport, and self-protection. Both of these statements have been true for centuries, and will remain so. Far more
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