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You never know when you might learn something new. It took a snowstorm and a pigtail to make me appreciate the surprises of life, although at the time the situation was troubling. With all the hype over last Friday's quick moving storm with prospects of more
There's no second take when reporting news, but that's not the way making a film about the news works. I discovered that after getting a call from Forensic Files, the TV and Netflix series that first aired in 1996 featuring stories of how the facts put more
The email hit me like Santa delivering a sack of coal. It was from the PBS Store where I had found an array of marvelous gifts. I went to PBS in search of the series "The Indian Doctor," the story of an Indian doctor and his wife arriving at a small more
Are we suffering from a dearth of Christmas spirit? It's not a question I would have thought of asking a couple of weeks ago. After all it's not until after Thanksgiving that is seems appropriate to get a tree, put out the lights and shop for gifts. I more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The jockeying for Rhode Island's 2022 election season is well under way, although it's impossible to know how much things may change by the primary next September. Gov. Dan McKee retains the benefits of incumbency -- something that more
The mail can make you laugh at this time of year. We get tons of catalogues starting in September and not subsiding until after Christmas. It all ends up on the dining room table where occasionally it spills out on the floor if we're not careful. Even more
The mail can make you laugh at this time of year. We get tons of catalogues starting in September and not subsiding until after Christmas. It all ends up on the dining room table where occasionally it spills out on the floor if we're not careful. Even more
Dreams are such a wonderful part of life. I'm not talking about hopes and aspirations that indeed enrich our lives, giving us goals and purpose. They could be big dreams like starting a business, learning how to play an instrument, sailing across the more
The lawn was frosted early Sunday morning and mist rose mystically from the bay, like a steaming pot. Only it was chilly. The sky was brightening and the southern horizon glowed orange. I had remembered to set the clocks back an hour the night before, more
Surely you've heard the motto that Scouts are prepared. I thought the Beacon was prepared for last week's storm that in terms of winds ranked it close to a hurricane. No sweat - a few downed branches, lots of puddles, and within a couple of hours it more
I knew from the steps on the stairs it was Ollie. He bounded into the room. Surely he had something important to say. He nudged my arm. I looked down from the computer screen into his brown … more
How district lines are drawn can decide an election. Currently, a commission composed of legislators and legislative appointees are developing a redistricting plan for the General Assembly. In redistricting, gerrymandering sometimes occurs. more
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