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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
By REP. JULIE A. CASIMIRO On Saturday, Oct. 30, a large crowd gathered at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in the early morning hours. We were not there to catch flights to locations across the country or to pick up loved ones from 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
By BRANDON POTTER and JOHN DONEGAN The proposed retail development on the former site of the Narragansett Brewery recently brought many Cranston officials out to tour the location. The plan includes an AutoZone, fast-food restaurant, a retail shopping more
By MARK A. INCZE Since COVID-19 took hold in the United States in March 2020, the term "unprecedented" has been used countless times to describe never-before-seen events and challenges. To add to the applications of the term, we apply a number: 595. This more
By SENS. ALANA DIMARIO and SANDRA CANO As we continue to struggle our way out of a pandemic and decide how to best invest money to provide for our future, we should focus our attention squarely on child care. It's no secret that many families face 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
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
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