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By JANE KENNEY AUSTIN On Tuesday, April 7, changes needed to extend much needed, and in some cases desperately needed, sewer lines were held hostage to satisfy the demands of a small group of … more
When Senator Diane Feinstein, Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence decided to release the 500-page summary report on so called “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” she … more
I love old movies. One of my favorites is “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” It’s the story of an idealistic young man, Jimmy Stewart, who goes to Washington, D.C., as a new legislator. He’s a … more
There’s a big difference between a Chihuahua and a husky. For the former, 30 degrees Fahrenheit would be excruciating. For the latter, it would seem like a warm spring day. That’s why the … more
The issue of legalizing marijuana will soon be heard, once again, at the RI State House. This controversial concern has initiated a number of conversations involving leaders in the medical, legal, … more
I would like to respond to Richard Walsh’s letter appearing in the Beacon of March 19 concerning Iran. Iran is a country of 80 million mostly good people. The USA is a country of 320 million … more
On May 15, 2015, convicted Boston Bombing perpetrator Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a jury of his peers under federal law. Almost all opinions regarding his imminent trip to the gallows … more
It is essential that the United States, the most important defender of the free world, not cripple itself through misguided energy choices. Many nations follow the U.S. on energy policy, so even … more
Many Rhode Islanders value their local lakes, ponds, and streams, but many may not know about the silent threat that has invaded these freshwater bodies and how they could be potentially … more
There’s more to celebrate this month than just the holidays. This month also marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We all rely – and have come to expect – that … more
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