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To the Editor, The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 33 million people world-wide. (I can find no reference that describing the virus as "e;Spanish"e; as being racist.) Then there was no 24-hour news cycle on cable TV and the internet to fuel the more
To the Editor: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with The Light Foundation, is offering a Youth Wild Turkey Hunt in Rhode Island this spring and it is open to youths ages 12 to 15. The Rhode Island Division of Fish & more
To the Editor: Make no mistake about it, America, our nation is declining. Our country has been given special graces by God to be a shining example to the people of the world, but our shining example has been dimmed greatly by the flash of evil. Our more
Editor's note: Toll Gate senior Berit Olsson, who won a gold medal in the speech event of this year's Rhode Island Academic Decathlon, delivered her speech during the awards portion of the competition. This is what she said: By BERIT OLSSON Just the more
For weeks now, Rhode Islanders - like people across the globe - have warily monitored the spread of the novel coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19. It has been at times difficult to gauge the true seriousness or potential impact of the virus, which 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
To the Editor, Throughout the history of civilization, fear has always been a tool used by those in power to control and subjugate. It can be very effective if one chooses not to think for himself. Mercifully, there are those who are not taken in by the more
To the Editor: I am writing this letter on behalf of all my constituents who have called or emailed me with numerous complaints. Warwick needs to have their beaches back. This has been the worst year we ever had with overcrowding, parking everywhere, the more
To the Editor: Attention Warwick citizens; Laura Sullivan's letter to the Beacon (6/29/20) entitled "An Appeal to the Police" states that she is afraid of Warwick police. In my opinion, I respectfully ask her not to be afraid and that she should feel more
To the Editor: Joe Biden’s popularity is still due largely to his name recognition among voters who spend very little time following the news. The campaigns of Sen. Kamala Harris and … more
To the Editor, If you have been following the RIDOH website you might believe that you have an accurate picture of what is happening in Rhode Island relative to COVID-19. Although the data is useful, I find certain key elements missing or not easily more
To the Editor: The death knell may already have been sounding. President Trump certainly didn't hear it. And, just as important, most of his followers - especially the more rabid ones - refused to admit the frightful music had even been composed. That's more
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