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The nightmare started just as I was about to leave the house for the office. I just wish I had been dreaming. It was blowing. Whitecaps were cresting and foam was being thrown over the seawall. This was Jose's doing, and he was extending his visit far more
For a couple of years now, I have been writing about different proposals regarding a new Paw Sox stadium. Few Rhode Islanders support any kind of taxpayer insured development whatsoever. The latest idea is to build a grandiose sports park complex in the more
One would think the publisher of a newspaper would know what's in that day's paper, no less that a paper is being printed. But that wasn't the case Thursday. Yes, a Beacon was printed and distributed Thursday morning as has happened for years. But then more
We are without question a nation of immigrants. Whether you descend from the settlers in New Amsterdam in the 1600s (now called New York), or whether you are descended from the Mayflower voyagers, or from the teeming hoards from various European more
Once again America's school children are back in the classroom, and what were once normal expectations about the prospective educational experience of any given student are no longer guaranteed. Modern education is far afield from the plans of teaching more
“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas JeffersonWith the dust settling after the … more
I got to sit at the kids' table. Now that may not sound like the desired location when you're eating out for breakfast. There wasn't all that much of a choice. There were four seats at the adult table, just enough for my daughter, Diana, son Ted, my more
By LONNIE BARHAM -- In mid-August nine Gold Star Teens, who have all lost a loved one in the wars in the Middle East, boarded U.S. Coast Guard Ship Cutter Eagle in New York City. What they learned was invaluable. more
Arguably the most troubled country in world history is the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Recently, the President of the United States Donald Trump delivered a clear statement of an aspired foreign policy concerning this Southern and Central Asian more
It’s difficult to describe pain. I tried. “It’s somewhere near there,” I said pushing my hand on my back below the belt line, “it’s constant, although it’s not as bad sometimes as … more
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