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Blood - much like other things we take for granted until we don't have them, such as functioning plumbing and heating - is one of those great equalizing factors in life that transcends all other societal labels. If you need blood, and you can't get any, more
Politics as a profession may be described as being reliant on mastering the difficult duality between offering lofty promises of positive change with the harsh reality of understanding what can feasibly be accomplished by any one person or government more
As the clock ticks down on 2021, there are reasons to be optimistic and reasons to be cautious regarding a return to “normalcy” in the New Year, whatever that even means anymore in this … more
This sick situation has provided far more questions than answers. Do you feel that phlegm in the back of your throat? Did you just sneeze? Or was that a cough? Are you suffering from an annual case of the seasonal sniffles? Or are you infected with the more
Remote participation must be allowed There have been very few silver linings throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but realizing the potential of remote participation in municipal meetings has been one of significance. During the statewide lockdowns of more
Time for the public to look at redistricting One thing can be said for sure about the redistricting process that occurs once every decade in Rhode Island - it's going to ruffle feathers one way or another. Ongoing questions about the objectivity of the more
A common thread of darkness has suspended over the country in recent years, highlighted by tangible health concerns due to COVID-19 and more abstract fears related to our growing sense of ideological division within our states, smaller communities and more
This week ushers in the official beginning of every consumer's favorite time of year - holiday shopping season. Beginning with Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday specials this week, which has already expanded into a weeks-long affair on internet-based more
Although it can be tempting to dwell in the doom and gloom associated with our ever-present lingering in a pandemic-stricken world, there is value to taking a moment to recognize how far we have come as a state in fighting off this destructive disease. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Herald Editor Almost eight years ago, in December 2013, I walked into the Warwick Beacon's offices for the first time as editor of the Cranston Herald. It was a homecoming for me after more than seven years working at the Gardner more
The lawn was frosted early Sunday morning and mist rose mystically from the bay, like a steaming pot. Only it was chilly. The sky was brightening and the southern horizon glowed orange. I had remembered to set the clocks back an hour the night before, more
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
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