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Recently, CNBC was once again ranked Rhode Island as having the worst business climate in the nation. CNBC referred to Rhode Island’s finances as in “poor shape,” its “tax and … more
As long as Rhode Island pursues economic development policies designed to benefit a few businesses, rather than all businesses, its economy will trail behind other states. more
“Rest in peace.” The words caught me by surprise. I have never thought of my father in those terms even though it’s been more than five years since he died. Rather, he has always been there. … more
“Have you met Victor? You’ll have to meet him,” WPRI-TV reporter Kim Kalunian asked Saturday morning. It was early, 5:17 to be exact. She filled me in quickly. Victor Colella, 96, recently … more
By HERB WEISS The City of Pawtucket's Arts and Culture Commission hosts a major exhibit of the work of 90-year-old internationally acclaimed Artist, Mihail Simeonov, running from September 19 through December 31. An opening reception to meet Mihai will more
Name of column:Hart of the matter By ETHAN HARTLEY With over two years of experience at the Beacon, associate editor Ethan Hartley thought now would be a good time to weigh in personally on issues of importance to the community and beyond. This column more
I was on Sandy Lane headed for City Park Sunday morning when the barking from the van in front of me drowned out the radio. I could see one black head, ears flapping and jaw moving incessantly straining from the passenger window. Then in an instant there more
It was in a time before cell phones, the Internet and even the pager - remember those and how important people" had them clipped on their belts and abruptly stopped whatever they were doing when they buzzed? It was also a time when we used film and tape" more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Twin River, Rhode Island's casino operator, has experienced a run of bad luck. With the opening of Encore Boston Harbor, Twin River suffered a 34 percent decline in table-game revenues and a 17 percent decline in video slot more
Perhaps I'm too practical, because I look at cars primarily as a means of transportation. If it starts, has what I consider the basic amenities - a radio, air conditioning, handles well and doesn't drink a lot of gas - I'm happy. But obviously cars can more
The question wasn’t a surprise. “Is the city taking any measures to address a rise in the sea level?” Jonathan Nelson, who is studying community adaptation to flooding and sea-level rise … more
Stop right where you are if you're not into Gorilla Glue. You see, I don't have any choice but to write about it. Two of the three fingers I've typed with all these years (I regret to this day avoiding typing in high school) are coated with Gorilla. more
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