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Last week the City of Warwick was bathed in the sunlight of a gorgeous summer day and the spotlight of positive press attention when the new Rocky Point Pier finally opened to the public after years of conceptualizing and delayed construction. Not even a more
As states across the country continue to see troubling increases in the number of COVID-19 cases - and the country as a whole experiences the highest number of daily infection increases since the virus first began spreading at alarming rates this spring more
The Rhode Island General Assembly is a change-averse institution. This has been a year of big and unexpected change in America, first with the COVID-19 pandemic and then the ongoing reaction sparked by the death of George Floyd. What happens when the more
To the Editor, In last week’s Beacon, Joshua Kohler decried the “#CancelAllies crowd” for being upset that the popular North Kingstown donut shop announced it was ending … more
By JOHN MARION Depending on your perspective, the presidential preference primary held in Rhode Island on June 2nd was either a smashing success or an utter failure. The truth, however, lies somewhere in between these two extremes, and can teach us an more
If there's any doubt that we have a long road ahead of us in terms of getting "e;back to normal"e; from the disastrous detour forced upon our society by COVID-19, simply look to the Rubik's Cube of complexity that is the state's ongoing process regarding how more
More than 40 of the 73 state representatives present for the supplemental budget debate last week didn't utter a single word during that discussion. Whether that's a good way to approve almost $12 billion in spending depends on your viewpoint (more about more
An open letter to a police officer I am a white woman, with a brother in uniform. Yet now, when I see you, I am afraid. Are you complicit in acts of police brutality? Are you a violent offender protected by a uniform, a culture, and a system so more
My Facebook feed has become an interesting blend of voices over the years. Making friends through my work and travels, it covers a broad spectrum of people, places and opinions. Toward the end of the evening on Saturday, June 6, multiple users from the more
By DANIEL WALL The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown people's lives into upheaval in every possible way. Both health and economic concerns have brought unrest to our people and our institutions. Consequently, when the Cranston City Council passed the city more
The fate of a fractured country hangs in the balance - with those on either side of the fissure pointing fingers at the other side and espousing them responsible for the rift. Bad blood that has simmered for decades once again boils over into widespread more
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