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As life in a pandemic continues to progress with no real end in sight (outside of a vaccine becoming widely available in a very short period of time), it seems almost a force of cosmic irony that we are experiencing this unprecedented moment of more
In the ongoing battle between our society and a thoughtless, tireless virus, we are finding more and more as time goes on that human beings themselves may be a more formidable opponent than the actual disease we're fighting against. Recent incidents of more
If necessity is the mother of all innovation, we can't help but wonder how innovative our state's school districts will become by the end of this pandemic. School administrators are staring down a July 17 deadline to submit their hypothetical re-opening more
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
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