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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
H. Philip West Jr., former director of Common Cause, delivered the following eulogy for Senator J. Michael Lenihan on March 5 at St. Francis de Sales Church, North Kingstown. Senator Lenihan … more
I cannot understand all of the complaining regarding the PARCC Test, Common Core Standards and graduation requirements. I am especially concerned with some ideas promulgated by those who minimize the … more
When Roger Wil-liams first set forth his “lively experiment” to create a state that guaranteed “full liberty in religious concernments,” it set a chain of events into motion that would … 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
Regarding abortion, gay rights  and contraception: “It is not  necessary to talk about  these issues all the time.” Pope Francis I have written over 300 … more
In 2013 I searched for something that would be of special interest to me, since I retired in 2011, and felt that I needed something to peak my interests and offer me something in return. Upon … more
For many working families, dropping their children off at daycare is a daily ritual. Daycare provides wonderful opportunities for education and social interaction, preparing children for … more
A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that around one in five women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. That … more
PETER AND HIS MENTEES: Peter Koch is flanked by …
By NICK GIFFORD I am beyond saddened by the passing of one of my biggest role models in life, Peter A. Koch. I first met Peter in 1997, when I was only 10. I had lost my father that year and … more
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