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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
As Rhode Island lawmakers take a serious look at reforming our marijuana laws this legislative session, it is crucial that we keep in mind an important fact. Whether you love it or hate it, whether … 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
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
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
It is time for bold new goals and dramatic changes in the way we deliver healthcare in Rhode Island. Today, while the vast majority of Rhode Island residents have healthcare coverage the combined … 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
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
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
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
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