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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
STORY OF THE WEEK: November is almost here, signaling the approach of the holiday season and a general lull in the growing drumbeat of Rhode Island's 2022 campaign season. That makes this a good time to take the temperature of a few key indicators on the more
In a world divided over a thousand different arguments related to government oversight and regulation, we should all be thankful for the fact that it is no longer - officially worldwide as of September of this year - legal for leaded gasoline to be more
By JOSEPH REAGAN For the first time in 20 years, we celebrate Veterans Day in relative peace. On Nov. 11, 1918, Ralph Lindsey wrote from his hospital bed in France: "Armistice signed at 11 o'clock. Grand celebration all over France. War is at last over more
To the Editor: Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's recent revelation that the corporation intentionally "amplifies division, extremism, and polarization" is deeply disturbing. It underscores the danger of social media corporations possessing First more
It’s now time to stamp out Antisemitism – Herb Weiss   By Herb Weiss   The American Jewish Committee (AJC), one of the oldest nation’s Jewish advocacy groups … 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
By REPS. JULIE A. CASIMIRO and THOMAS E. NORET In July, the General Assembly recognized that the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) was suffering from a staffing crisis. We knew this crisis was severely negatively impacting our state's more
It was hard to know where to bite. It was no bigger than a tennis ball, yet there were too many hues of red, yellow and green to name - a veritable globe that fit perfectly in my hand. The skin reflected light. I rubbed the orb on my shirt. It now more
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