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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
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
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
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
There's no easy way to divvy up a $1 billion pie. There will always be complaints about someone getting a larger piece than someone else, or some getting none at all. However, in terms of problems to have, it's for sure better to argue over how to spend more
The toll of COVID-19 on the health side of things has been endlessly covered, and intimately experienced by the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost loved ones to the virus. Thankfully, the Delta variant that has become the basis of so much more
Where does the right to personal choice end, and the burden of personal responsibility to protect your fellow beings begin? How far is someone willing to go to preserve the former at the expense of the latter? Rhode Island will find out in the coming more
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