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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo's leadership in the fight against COVID-19 got national exposure via a story in Politico Magazine last week: "e;How the Smallest State Engineered a Big Covid Comeback."e; The story by veteran reporter Michael Grunwald pointed more
By MERI R. KENNEDY RI Dream Center seeking donations of water The Rhode Island Dream Center is collecting cases of bottled water to give to people experiencing homelessness. The center's food truck is headed back out on the streets to serve food and 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
To the Editor: As we approach the celebration of our independence from Great Britain I have noticed a number of American flags with a blue or red stripe replacing a white one. One EMT is flying a flag with a combination red and blue stripe. I assume the more
In the past three months, Rhode Island has experienced what's possible when we work together across sectors to face dual pandemics - a public health crisis that arose suddenly and a moral crisis that has lasted for hundreds of years, the more
This madness has to stop. Any normal human being watching the life slip out of George Floyd while a Police Officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes would get sick to their … 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
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