January 7, 2022 e-EDITION

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  • City considers beach fees successful during shortened season

    Yesterday at 11:17 AM

    When the Warwick Parks and Recreation Department ordered 500 beach parking stickers last spring, they thought they would have enough.  The City started selling the season passes on June 4 and …

  • Regina Tracy stepping down as Hendricken development director

    Yesterday at 11:16 AM

    At the end of January, Regina Tracy will retire as Senior Director of Advancement & Development and transition at Bishop Hendricken High School into a part-time consultancy for the office through April 30, 2022. Peter Thomas, a 1986 Hendricken grad, will

  • Knife-wielding man shot at Warwick Police Headquarters

    Yesterday at 11:13 AM

    Warwick Police shot a knife-wielding man in the police station lobby last Friday. At 4:20 p.m., Jan. 14, a group of patrol officers were entering the main lobby of Police Headquarters from the community room after a briefing and were

  • Police Log 01-20-22

    Yesterday at 11:10 AM

    Warwick Police Log DUI Following a traffic stop around 1:06 a.m., Jan. 1, Warwick Police arrested Christopher W. Dapont, 20, of 28 Elena St., North Providence. Dapont was charged with DUI of Liquor (BAC unknown, first offense), and received citations for

  • Municipal retirees cancel meeting

    Yesterday at 11:02 AM

    The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association meeting for January 26, , hasbeen cancelled as the Pilgrim Senior Center is closed until January 24th at which time a decision will be made on whether to …

  • Langevin not running, Shekarchi staying here

    Yesterday at 5:00 AM

    By ALEX MALM The day after Congressman Jim Langevin announced that he wouldn't seek a twelfth term in Congress, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi ended speculation that he would be the frontrunner to win the open seat. "Although I am humbled that

  • January 20, 2022 e-EDITION

    Yesterday at 1:00 AM

  • Process started on finalizing revaluation appraisals

    2 days ago

    By JOHN HOWELL Wondering what your house was worth on the last day of 2021? You should know what the company performing the revaluation thinks it could have sold for on Dec. 31, 2021 by the end of February. Those valuations, once the tax rolls are

  • Yet another storm

    2 days ago

    Yet another storm Heavy rain and southeast winds with gusts of 80 mph recorded at Block Island hammered the state early Monday, breaking the deep freeze that gripped the area over the weekend. After a respite Wednesday when temperatures climbed into

  • Rep. Vella-Wilkinson will be first female veteran to receive Verrazano Day Person of the Year Award

    2 days ago

    Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick)  will be the first female veteran to receive the Verrazano Day Person of the Year Award in 60 years. She will be honored at a …

  • Forums on proposed open space bond start Jan. 24 at library

    2 days ago

    The Warwick Land Trust announced its new schedule for forums they will be hosting regarding what they hope will be a $15 million bond measure on the ballot next November. The bond measure would ask voters to approve the City raising the funds to acquire

  • McNamara bills address mental health challenges in education because of pandemic

    2 days ago

     As schools begin to feel the mental health repercussions of COVID-19, Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) has introduced two bills that focus on the unique educational …

  • Don't panic, there's plenty of rapid tests

    2 days ago

    For the past couple of weeks there's been a rapid Covid test kit positioned at the center of the conference table in Mayor Frank Picozzi's office. It's a score from one of the forays staff members have made to area pharmacies and Walmart in search of the

  • End Rhode Island's abortion bans

    2 days ago

    Byline Name:By REP. LIANA CASSAR and SEN. BRIDGET VALVERDE Right now, there are tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders who are denied access to abortion through their health coverage. We're calling on Governor McKee to end these abortion coverage bans in

  • RI Marine Archaeology Projects offers training classes

    2 days ago

    The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) will hold "Introduction to Marine Archaeology" 9a.m. to 4p.m. on Saturday January 22, at its artifact management facility on the campus of the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Burnside St., Bristol, RI. The

  • Warwick boys co-op looks to bounce back

    2 days ago

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After a lengthy layoff due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the Warwick co-op boys hockey team would get back to the ice last week and go 0-1-1 against Cumberland and La Salle. Warwick hit the road and traveled to Pawtucket to take on

  • Rams stun Hawks

    2 days ago

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken boys basketball team dropped a 63-62 heartbreaker to visiting La Salle on Sunday night. Hendricken led the Rams 62-61 with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but La Salle would get a score from Kelvin

  • Roundup: Titans top St. Ray’s at home

    2 days ago

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Toll Gate boys basketball team picked up a 59-42 win over visiting St. Ray's on Tuesday night. Jude Booth and Shawn Nolette led the Titans with 12 points scored while Pharrell Soares hit double figures with 10. The Titans improved

  • Digging into the CNE numbers

    2 days ago

    Upon reviewing the CNE financials for fiscal year 2021 (Oct-Oct), Dr. Michael Dacey offered the following observations: 1. They do not list Boston as a major competitor. I found this fascinating. …

  • State Police issue reminder of 3G phaseout, impact on 911 calls

    2 days ago

    The Rhode Island State Police has reminded Rhode Islanders with 3G phones that they may not be able to connect to 911 in case of an emergency as mobile carriers phase out their 3G networks. …

  • Planning Board sends solar ordinance to Council

    2 days ago

    After being one vote away from passing a solar ordinance over the summer, the Warwick City Council will once again be voting on a proposed ordinance.  During last week’s Planning Board …

  • Public asked to vote on nonpfit video pitches for $5,000 grant

    2 days ago

    Following months of honing their innovative ideas to create positive social impact in our state, leaders of 6 nonprofits will make their pitch to Rhode Islanders via brief videos in hopes of winning the "Public Choice Award" of the Nonprofit Innovation

  • Winman Middle School posts 1st quarter honors

    2 days ago

    The following students have earned honors for the first quarter at Winman Middle School: 8th Grade High Honors  Kevin Barker, Gracelyn Cobb, Maia Costa, Jayden Cruz, Karleigh Ferraro, …

  • Push on for students to complete financial aid forms

    2 days ago

    To increase the completion rate of critical college financial aid forms, the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) has launched a comprehensive outreach campaign aimed at getting more financial aid to graduating seniors interested in attending

  • Communications director

    2 days ago

    Directs communications Kate MacDonald has been named Director of Communications at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Reporting to Chief Philanthropy Officer, Lisa Roth Blackman, MacDonald will drive the overall communications strategy for the Food

  • 'Hi neighbor! Have a 'Gansett Memory?'

    2 days ago

    Putting a twist on a familiar jingle, WSBE Rhode Island PBS asks, "Hi, Neighbor! Have a 'Gansett memory?" The public television station invites the community to share visual media of the Narragansett Brewing Company for its upcoming original one-hour

  • What’s your wish?

    2 days ago

    What's your wish? With the 4 to 6 grade book club at the Children's Room of the Warwick Public Library reading the Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, children's library Andrea Hutnak and youth services coordinator Pam Miech thought a wish tree

  • Weekend on ice

    2 days ago

    Weekend on ice While many remained indoors to avoid the single digit temperatures of the weekend, others took advantage of the natural ice found on area ponds. For some members of the Bishop Hendricken Hockey team, Sunday was virtually a day-long

  • Feb. 15 deadline for new high schools

    2 days ago

    By JOHN HOWELL The city is faced with a compressed schedule to get a question on the 2022 ballot asking voters if they support a bond to build new schools to replace Pilgrim and Toll Gate. The first of those deadlines is Feb. 15. Not only is February

  • Charting the course for ‘22

    2 days ago

    Last year U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo addressed legislators in what would be her last State of the State address as governor with an empty room due to the pandemic.  While the House …

  • Hawks respond

    2 days ago

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken hockey team rebounded after a tough loss to cruise past both Moses Brown and Mount St. Charles by 5-2 scores last week. Prior to the puck drop on Friday against visiting Mount, the two teams held a moment of

  • Cobden reelected school chair, Testa voted vice chair

    2 days ago

    The Warwick School Committee has a new vice chairperson after the Committee voted unanimously in favor of picking David Testa to the position.  Testa replaces Nathan Cornell who served as …

  • Cranston Public Library launches healthy family initiative

    Thursday, January 13

    The Cranston Public Library has annopunced the launch of "Healthy Families at the Cranston Public Library." Through a grant awarded by the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine, the Healthy Families Initiative aims to connect people with factual

  • NEIT offering free college courses to high school students

    Thursday, January 13

    New England Tech has been approved to offer more than a dozen college classes for Rhode Island high school students during the Winter and Spring 2022 terms. The ACN program affords high school students across Rhode Island the opportunity to experience a

  • Fresh look at D’Angelo

    Thursday, January 13

    Fresh look at D'Angelo In celebration of recent renovations D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches of Warwick, located at 1565 Warwick Ave, donated 20 percent of sales on December 14 to The Tomorrow Fund in support of children facing cancer and their families.

  • Lots of snow, but not much slide

    Thursday, January 13

    Lots of snow, but not much slide Flakes were still flying Friday when the first of dozens of kids and their parents showed up at the former Gorton Junior High School field with sleds, tubes, saucers and all sorts of devices for sliding down hill. The

  • Police Log 01-13-22

    Thursday, January 13

    NO TRESPASS ORDER A Cranston man was issued a No Trespass Order from a Warwick Chipotle after refusing to wear a mask. At 12:35 p.m., Dec. 27,Warwick Police responded to the Chipotle, 1800 Post …

  • Council meetings back to remote for now

    Thursday, January 13

    By ALEX MALM For weeks elected officials on social media and in City Council chambers have expressed their concerns about not having the option to meet remotely during the pandemic. Those calling for remote in addition to in-person meetings got their

  • District starts academies for students who have fallen behind

    Thursday, January 13

    By JOHN HOWELL Hour-long after school academies giving students who have had difficulty in math and English Language Arts (ELA) individualized instruction started this week in elementary schools and is slated to begin next week in secondary schools. The

  • Redistricting Commission reaches compromise on inmate counting

    Thursday, January 13

    By ALEX MALM Whether inmates at the ACI should be Cranston residents or considered residents of their home town when establishing voting districts is debated just about every decade. Last week the Special Legislative Commission on Reappointment

  • Gas prices drop, but still $1.10 higher than last year

    Thursday, January 13

    Rhode Island's average gas price is down 1 cent from last week , averaging $3.36 per gallon. Monday's price was 3 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.10 higher than January 10, 2021. Rhode Island's average gas price is 6 cents higher than the national

  • Men’s Wednesday Senior Softball League

    Thursday, January 13

    The Senior Softball League is looking for more players to join its Wednesday morning games There are six teams that play doubleheaders on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. The season starts on April 27th …

  • Mayor wasn't disappointed, he got the snow

    Thursday, January 13

    By JOHN HOWELL Everything was ready. The robo calls alerting residents of the storm, the parking ban and that Friday trash and recycling collections were still planned had been made. Plow vendors were on standby and city crews knew what to do. School

  • Job Lot partners with customers to keep veterans warm

    Wednesday, January 12

    Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) announced that its 2021 "Buy, Give, Get" program has resulted in the collection of 47,500 winter coats, an increase of 5,500 coats over the 2020 program, to be donated to veterans in need this winter. From late October through

  • Chilly patriot

    Wednesday, January 12

    Chilly patriot For more than a year a display at the corner of Buttonwoods Avenue and West Shore road has featured cutouts of current and former political leaders and celebrities. That changed with Friday's snow when a snowman made his debut at the

  • Bennett legislation would continue fire, police contracts

    Wednesday, January 12

    When a firefighter runs into a burning building, or a police officer finds himself in a dangerous situation there is a possibility that they aren’t working under a current …

  • Titans roll to 7-0

    Wednesday, January 12

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Toll Gate girls basketball team continued to impress this winter season when it topped Mount St. Charles 41-39 to improve to 7-0. Bri Simono led the Titans with 20 points scored while Adeline Areson added 16. Pilgrim 68, Times2 14

  • Late surge propels Tolman past Pats

    Wednesday, January 12

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim boys basketball team fell to visiting Tolman 58-46 on Monday evening. Although Pilgrim trailed just 24-18 at the halftime break, the Tolman offense would catch fire down the stretch to wear out the Pats. DJ Sollitto led

  • Toll Gate, Pilgrim girls swim meet ends in tie

    Wednesday, January 12

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate and Pilgrim girls swimming teams squared off at McDermott Pool on Monday evening and would swim to a 39-39 tie in the early season meet. Toll Gate's Grace Hamilton, Katelyn Watson, Oce Lowe and Brooke DiBenedetto won the

  • Park School TAs recognized for lifesaving response to choking student

    Wednesday, January 12

    For 20 years Kathy Cookson, a teacher assistant at Park Elementary School has been trained in first aid. For 20 years she never had to use her training.  That all changed Oct. …

  • Why pigtails are important

    Wednesday, January 12

    You never know when you might learn something new. It took a snowstorm and a pigtail to make me appreciate the surprises of life, although at the time the situation was troubling. With all the hype over last Friday's quick moving storm with prospects of

  • If compelled, people should speak up about Warwick ICE facility

    Wednesday, January 12

    To the Editor, A few months back, I got an email about a “facility” being built on behalf of ICE here in the great city of Warwick.  My initial reaction was “Oh, Hell …

  • United Way hosts MLK 'Community First Conversation'

    Wednesday, January 12

    This Friday, January 14, United Way of Rhode Island will host a special MLK Day "Community First Conversation," and invites all Rhode Islanders to join and attend the free, virtual event. The 30-minute session begins at noon, and will feature leading,

  • We can make Warwick a community where all races feel welcome

    Wednesday, January 12

    James Baldwin said, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."  I know the people of Warwick care about this community, but we need to face …

  • A city center

    Wednesday, January 12

    By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Frank Picozzi wants to give Warwick a center. Yesterday with the cleared site of the former City Annex as a backdrop and a blustery wind that kicked up dust, Picozzi disclosed his dream for "City Plaza" - a place for residents to

  • 2 new high schools on drawing board

    Wednesday, January 12

    The last time a new high school was built in Warwick was 51 years ago when Toll Gate High School was built.  Now the Warwick School Committee is hopeful that not one but two new high schools …

  • Schools struggle with staff, cancel midterms

    Wednesday, January 12

    What has been the biggest challenge(s) regarding COVID since coming back from Christmas break? Warwick School Department Supt. Lynn Dambruch said the answer to that question is the same challenge …

  • Boys Team Coach of the Year: Jim Doyle

    Wednesday, January 12

    It is always tough to coach a team to a win at the state championship at the high school level. Bishop Hendricken's Jim Doyle did that three times in 2021, earning him the Warwick Beacon's Boys Team Coach of the Year. Doyle led the Hawks to their third

  • Boys Team of the Year: Hendricken football

    Wednesday, January 12

    It was an unusual year for football in 2021, as teams were forced to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The typical 2020 fall season was pushed to the spring, forcing teams to adjust to a new preseason schedule, a crammed regular season schedule

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  • PAL launches telephone fundraising campaign

    Wednesday, January 5

    The Warwick Police Athletic League is conducting a telephone fundraising campaign. For the next few weeks, area businesses and residents will be contacted and asked to sponsor a business …

  • Virtual comment meetings planned Jan. 20 & Jan. 26 on proposed Lifespan, CNE merger

    Wednesday, January 5

    The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Attorney General will conduct virtual public comment meetings on the proposed merger of the state's largest health care systems, Lifespan and Care New England, on Thursday, January 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. and

  • Airport opens new primary taxi pickup area

    Wednesday, January 5

    To improve customer service at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) has relocated its primary taxi pickup area for quick and easy access for arriving travelers. The new primary taxi pickup area,

  • A second take on the news

    Wednesday, January 5

    There's no second take when reporting news, but that's not the way making a film about the news works. I discovered that after getting a call from Forensic Files, the TV and Netflix series that first aired in 1996 featuring stories of how the facts put

  • Conimicut Village recently held its 2nd annual Holiday Character Pole contest and received many great entries.

    Wednesday, January 5

    Through an online voting process, the votes were tallied and top three winners announced.  Coming in first place were Sandy and Melody Lavender with their Santa going down the chimney. The two …

  • Girls Team of the Year: Pilgrim softball

    Wednesday, January 5

    Warwick saw plenty of its girls teams have big years in 2021, but perhaps no team achieved more than the Pilgrim softball team which reached the state championship series against Coventry. For its big postseason run, it has been named the Warwick

  • Girls Team Coach of the Year: Tom Flanders

    Wednesday, January 5

    In 2020, the Pilgrim girls soccer team made the jump up to Division I and would immediately become a contender while reaching the state championship against La Salle Academy. In 2021, all eyes were on the Pats as the state wondered if they would once

  • Pats pick up first win

    Wednesday, January 5

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Pilgrim boys basketball team picked up a 61-58 win over visiting Tiverton on Tuesday night. It was the team's first victory as it improved to 1-2 in league play. DJ Sollitto led the Pats with 17 points scored while Colby Barker

  • Titans roll to 5-0

    Wednesday, January 5

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Lady Titans trailed much of Monday night but fought back and defeated the Lincoln Lions 36-33 during a Girls Division III Basketball battle of unbeaten teams at Toll Gate High School. Brianlys "Briana" Simono, a junior guard and

  • Hawks look to finish job

    Wednesday, January 5

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken hockey team has picked up where it left off last season, winning its first three league this winter and getting a 4-1 exhibition win over rival La Salle last week in Smithfield. Will Cavanagh led the Hawks with a

  • With Covid surge, indoor activities at Pilgrim Senior Center put on hold

    Wednesday, January 5

    By JOHN HOWELL With the number of Covid-19 cases on the rise and despite the fact that virtually all seniors who frequent the Pilgrim Senior Center have been fully vaccinated, the center has suspended all programs and activities held in the facility to

  • Lighting up the skies for 2022

    Wednesday, January 5

    Not since the early 1990s, and possibly even further back, have there been Rocky Point fireworks. But Warwick has a mayor who wanted to throw a family-oriented New Year's Eve party. That's just what happened Friday, although Mayor Frank Picozzi, who

  • Leaders reflect on first year: McAllister touts Council culture change

    Wednesday, January 5

    When Council President Steve McAllister lobbied his colleagues to vote for him to wield the gavel at Council meetings he said he wanted to change the culture of their meetings.  Now, one year …

  • Anything Goes for real Friday

    Wednesday, January 5

    By JOHN HOWELL Anything Goes. Well, actually as Pilgrim High School teacher and longtime drama club director Richard Denningham knows, not everything goes this year. The Pilgrim Players were ready to produce the musical that was a Broadway hit in 1934,

  • Council shoots down measure that would have future retirees co-pay health care

    Wednesday, January 5

    By JOHN HOWELL After years of saying the city needs to deal with the escalating cost of retiree health care benefits or be faced with fewer and fewer dollars to put into schools, police, fire and other municipal services, Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur

  • It will have you tapping

    Wednesday, January 5

    It will have you tapping The Pilgrim Players rehearse a dance from the musical Anything Goes that opens Friday at the school with additional performances on Saturday and Sunday. The Players will all be wearing masks and seating is limited to 200 with

  • Mother sentenced to 30 years for death of adopted daughter

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    A former Warwick woman was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court to serve 18 years at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) last week after pleading to manslaughter and child neglect …

  • Rachel’s pillows make for a brighter Christmas at Hasbro

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Rachel Dias set the bar high. She was going to raise $700 so kids in Hasbro Children’s Hospital would have a nice Christmas away from home. She felt bad for the kids who would spend …

  • Candidates react to initial redistricting maps

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Throughout the last few months Rep. Joe McNamara has lobbied to keep Pawtuxet Village, which is in Warwick and Cranston, in the same House district as the Special Legislative Commission on …

  • Toll Gate posts 1st quarter honor students

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    The following Toll Gate students have earned honors for the first quarter: Grade 9 High Honors: Trinity Angell, Samantha Barr, Riley Baxter, Kyle Bickham, Kira Bond, Alexander Bottella, Olivia …

  • Fewer trash collections?

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    To the Editor, There seems to be a direct correlation between the amount of taxes we pay and the amount of money that theCity of Warwick wastes. When I was a teenager, I worked summers on a …

  • Rotary Club gift of $20K to help people find safe, stable housing

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    How can $20,000 help address homelessness in Warwick? The Rotary Club of Warwick believes it can do a lot in the hands of the House of Hope Community Development Corporation. On Dec. 9 Janis …

  • Restrain solar development

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    To the Editor: I applaud Jane Kenney Austin’s efforts to save Warwick from more God-awful ugly arrays of free-standing solar panel installations. Every Warwick resident who wants to …

  • Cost of participating in government

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    To the Editor, I was extremely pleased to read the December 16th Editorial, “Remote Participation Must Be Allowed”. I have been asking for many months for resumption of Zoom …

  • An omission Ollie won’t let us forget

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Ollie’s beseeching eyes didn’t leave us Christmas morning. While our kids now have kids of their own and have long left the house, we keep up the ritual of stockings. We don’t …

  • West Bay ‘boots on ground’ agencies awarded Covid relief grants

    Thursday, December 30, 2021

    Five local nonprofits are among the organizations that will share $5.4 million in COVID-19 relief grants through the Rhode Island Foundation. The federal CARES Act funding covers the cost of housing, …

  • Neon prototype open at busy intersection

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    Desiree DelGrosso lives in East Providence and flies frequently out of Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport so she’s been watching the transition at the intersection of Post and …

  • Forums planned on $15M open space proposal

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    The Warwick Land Trust has unanimously endorsed a plan that if successful would place a $15 million bond measure on the ballot next November. The bond measure would ask voters to approve the City …

  • Council asked to amend AAA lease

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    Mayor Frank Picozzi has been in the construction business long enough to know unexpected cost increases can send a budget into a tail spin. But in his experience, he hasn’t seen anything …

  • Warwick co-op ‘looking for identity’

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    The Warwick girls hockey co-op is getting ready to dive into the meat of its schedule as it picks up its regular season after the holiday break. Warwick sits at 1-2 to start the season. Ayla Paley …

  • Report: Pilgrim Homecoming Dance failed to follow Covid protocols

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    Almost two months after the PilgrimHomecoming Dance which ledto at least 45 positive Covid-19 cases,a school department investigationmade public last week finds multiplestate and school department …

  • NEIT offering free college courses to high school students

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    New England Tech has been approved to offer more than a dozen college classes for Rhode Island high school students during the Winter and Spring 2022 terms. The ACN program affords high school students across Rhode Island the opportunity to experience a

  • The Islander

    Tuesday, December 28, 2021

    Right now, while we contemplate what the new year will bring and while winter has settled in around us, we could all a little “taste of paradise” to ease the blues of these short days and …

  • David’s Greenwood Barber Shop

    Tuesday, December 28, 2021

    VWhen men of all ages get their hair cut at the same barber shop for all their adult lives, there must be something extra ordinary about that barber shop. There must be something about the service, …

  • Han Palace Chinese Restaurant

    Thursday, December 23, 2021

    Its 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve and you don’t have dinner plans? Call Han PalaceOn West Shore Road in WarwickHome to the finest in Cantonese, Szechuan, and Hunan Cuisine & Exotic …

  • Free shopping for those in need

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Free shopping for those in need The Norwood branch's Boys and Girls Clubs of Warwick on Frederick St. is surely spreading holiday cheer, as the staff is diligently gathering toys and other items for parents to give their children. With donations from

  • Food pantry donation

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Food pantry donation Senator Mike McCaffrey recently made his fifth annual $1,000 contribution just in time for the holidays to Mother Wrathall of St. Mark's Episcopal Church for the church's food pantry. Pictured are over 225 bags of groceries and

  • Police Logs 12-23-21

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Warwick Police Log DUI Around 11:48 p.m., Dec. 10, Warwick Police were dispatched to 1329 West Shore Road for a reported motor vehicle crash. Dispatch told officers that a vehicle struck a car that was parked on the side of the road at that location.

  • Wishing for the best in 2022

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Another New Year will soon be upon us, and with it comes another reason to assess the past 12 months and look ahead to what might come in the future. It has been a year rife with ups and downs. We have made progress against COVID only to see variants of

  • Christmas is on back order

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    The email hit me like Santa delivering a sack of coal. It was from the PBS Store where I had found an array of marvelous gifts. I went to PBS in search of the series "The Indian Doctor," the story of an Indian doctor and his wife arriving at a small

  • Best Thanksgiving dinner

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    To the Editor, A community Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by Iggy's Boardwalk and Bishop Hendricken High School. Partnering in the event were Mayor Frank Picozzi, the Warwick Beacon, Ocean State Job Lot, RIPTA and Antonio's Bakery. It was one of the best

  • Solar future up for grabs

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    To the Editor,  What would smart solar development look like in Warwick?  A recent article entitled “Why Putting Solar Canopies on Parking Lots is a Smart Green Move” …

  • Cheers for Sen. Manchin

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    To the Editor, Thank God this Christmas season for Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia who has said that he cannot support the Build Back Better Bill that was approved by the Democrat House including Langevin and Cicciline, and every Democrat Senator

  • Council approves ordinance giving tham 14-day preview of labor contracts

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    The Warwick City Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance requiring Council members to receive a copy of tentative agreements between the Mayor and a collective bargaining union at least 14 …

  • Plenty of cheer as Elks fill baskets for the needy

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    By PETE FONTAINE Dawn Kidd was checkin' her list, making sure kids who've been nice - not naughty - will have the merriest of Christmases Saturday. Likewise, Carol DeLory, Donna Breese, Diane Denoncour and Ann-Marie Clancy continuously checked their

  • Postal Service announces holiday schedule

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Post Office locations nationwide will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, and New Year’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. All Post Office locations will be open, and regular …

  • Minnows, sharks welcome plunge Jan. 1

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    A Wish Come True’s 18th annual Polar Plunge will be held on January 1st at Easton’s Beach (also known as First Beach) in Newport. This year, an estimated 5,000 people will return to …

  • House Speaker interview featured on Warwick Radio Online

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Hear Gloria Kennedy Fleck's exclusive interview with Warwick Representative and Speaker of the House K. Joseph Shekarchi on Warwick Radio Online: The Voice of Warwick, Rhode Island. Shekarchi …

  • Fiorito heating up

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    By BRENDEN SOARES Hendricken product Bobby Fiorito is suiting up for the Johnson & Wales men's basketball team this winter, and while the former Hawk has mainly come off the bench, he has been chipping in when his number has been called. The junior guard

  • Airport’s crosswindrunway reopens following upgrades

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    The giant illuminated X that has been visible from Airport Road since September 2020 has been removed and once again the shorter crosswind runway at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport is open to traffic. On Monday the Rhode Island Airport

  • Firefighters share holiday spirit

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    There are times when it is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world. It takes a certain type of person to answer the call knowing that it might be the last time you see your family. And, …

  • Mascot is here…finally

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Mascot is here.finally The Warwick Neck School PTA had planned on having the school's mascot - a wildcat - arrive earlier in the academic year, maybe even for Halloween. But like so many other things, the wildcat got caught in the supply chain. So,

  • The skill of giving

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    The skill of giving The Warwick Area Career & Technical Center's SkillsUSA Leadership Team recently held their annual "Giving Tree." Students decorated the tree with new hats, mittens, scarves, and gloves that were distributed to the students at

  • One of 2 in Rhode Island

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Computer science and politics are an unlikely mix, but that's what Pilgrim junior Griffin Taylor talked about when interviewed by the Rhode Island Department of Education as one of six finalists in the competition to meet one-on-one with

  • Retirees may boost city worker ranks

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL The tale of a former city employee who elected to retire when the late Mayor Joseph Solomon reduced staff so that a younger worker wouldn't be laid off has inspired Mayor Frank Picozzi to seek legislation enabling city retirees to work

  • Let’s dip into 2022

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    By ALEX MALM People who want to jump into the freezing cold water for a good cause on New Year's Day are in luck. Not one but two local organizations will be hosting plunge events that day. Take your pick, or try to make both without getting stopped for

  • Driving cruiser, firing rage highlights for Citizen Police Academy grads

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Warwick Police Officer Danny Maggiacomo didn't sugar coat his job for the newest 24 graduates of the Citizens Police Academy. At a graduation ceremony last Wednesday at the police community room, Maggiacomo who directs the 12-week long

  • Solar developers responds to proposed solar ordinance

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    On July 19 the Warwick City Council was one vote away from approving a City solar ordinance.  But because the title of the ordinance wasn’t worded correctly on the legal notice the …

  • Fireworks display to take place at Rocky Point on NYE

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    It's official, Warwick will have fireworks at Rocky Point Park on New Years Eve.  “Say goodbye to 2021 and ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display over the …

  • Warwick co-op earns point at Smithfield

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick co-op boys hockey team traveled north to Smithfield and tied the Sentinels 2-2 to open its season last Friday night. Smithfield scored just 11 seconds into play off a Warwick defensive breakdown and would carry a 2-0

  • Toll Gate boys fall to Johnston

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Titans were edged out by the Johnston Panthers 52-48 on Tuesday night during the boys Division II basketball season-opener in a packed Toll Gate gymnasium. Toll Gate was topped by Alex Usher, a senior, who contributed 18 points and

  • Tip off

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    The Pilgrim boys basketball team tipped off its regular season on Tuesday when it traveled to Pawtucket to take on the Shea Raiders. Shea would roll to the 71-41 victory to drop Pilgrim's record to 0-1 to start the season. Pilgrim reached the Division II

  • It’s about music & much more

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    It's about music & much more Justyn Charon, outreach program specialist at the Vet Center is constantly looking for activities to engage veterans. He's taken them fishing, set up guitar lessons and planned to expose them to outdoor activities such as

  • Police log 12-16-21

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Warwick Police Log DUI At 5:24 p.m., Nov. 27, Warwick Police officers were dispatched to the area of 1370 Post Road to investigate a report of a motor vehicle operating erratically. The reporting party told police that they were traveling behind a

  • Pilgrim's lifesaver pathway an instant success

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Six years ago Pilgrim High School physical education teacher Lisa Tamburini said she needed a new challenge.  With years of experience as an American Red Cross instructor she decided to start …

  • Urologists open office on Toll Gate Road

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Dr. Joseph Renzulli is no stranger to Warwick. He grew up in the Cowesett section of Warwick and graduated from Toll Gate High School.  Now the Toll Gate graduate is once again in Warwick …

  • Gregg's 'Giving Tree' program seeks monetary donations this year

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Gregg's Restaurants & Taverns, with locations in Warwick, Providence, East Providence, and North Kingstown, is hosting its 26th annual "Giving Tree" initiative to benefit the children, adults, and seniors at area nonprofit community organizations this

  • Clothing Donation Fundraiser at Pilgrim Senior Center

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Clean out your closet for a cause. Fifth Graders of Hoxsie Elementary are holding a drive-thru clothing donation drive fundraiser at the Pilgrim Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 …

  • Nonprofits are the big winners

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Nonprofits are the big winners The Eighth Annual Holiday Charity Blackjack Tournament at Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort was held Dec. 8 with $60,000 being donated to charities. Thirty-six players participated on behalf of their selected Rhode

  • Elks host Santa and lots of kids for lunch

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By PETE FONTAINE A year ago, Santa Claus made an appearance at the Tri-City Elks on West Shore Road but his visit was unfortunately restricted, as children could only wave to Jolly Ol' Saint Nick -- who stood inside a protected canopy covering -- from

  • For retired USAF colonel, service was 'a calling'

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL After a 32-year career in the US Air Force, retiring as a "full bird" colonel, William A. Neri says his enlistment was "the best decision I've made in my life." That's not to say his tour was without stress, the most acute being in his

  • Sporty opening

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Sporty opening Jessica Couto, manager of the BankNewport branch that recently opened at Wildes Corner picked the 2013 McLaren 12C as her favorite of the exotic cars in the spotlight Dec. 4 …

  • December 16, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

  • Fireworks display planned for Rocky Pt. on New Year’s Eve

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    It’s official, Warwick will have fireworks at Rocky Point Park on New Years Eve. “Say goodbye to 2021 and ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display over the Narragansett …

  • Still time to catch the Christmas spirit

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Are we suffering from a dearth of Christmas spirit? It's not a question I would have thought of asking a couple of weeks ago. After all it's not until after Thanksgiving that is seems appropriate to get a tree, put out the lights and shop for gifts. I

  • Remote participation must be allowed

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    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

  • Wards to get a say on fed funds

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By ALEX MALM Mayor Frank Picozzi pledged months ago he would allocate $7 million of the City's American Rescue Act funds to the Warwick Sewer Authority for infrastructure particularly for the Bayside Sewer Project. The resolution accepting the funds was

  • A solemn Christmas 2021

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    To the Editor, This year the celebration of Christmas may be subdued due to the many concerns our country is presently facing. The devastating tornadoes in the Midwest with its huge loss of life and property, the new strains of the virus pandemic which

  • Titans win opener

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate girls basketball team tipped off its winter season with a 46-33 win over visiting Central Falls on Monday evening. The Lady Titans took an early lead and never looked back, rolling to its first win of the season. Junior

  • 4 million clams

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Quahoggers returned Monday to harvest the mother lode of clams from a span of the Providence River stretching north 1,000 acres from Nyatt Point in Barrington to Conimicut Point in Warwick. "It was good, very good," said one quahogger who

  • Hotel may have new life as apartments

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL If all goes according to plan, Warwick will have one fewer hotel and about nine months later an additional 150 apartments. David Mitchell, a partner in the private firm of Landing Partners, LLC of New York City says this is a "perfect

  • Best Christmas gift in Vietnam

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    To the Editor,  I served with the 101st Airborne Division 1968 – 1969 in the northern part of Vietnam close to the DMZ.  The higher ups referred to the region as I Corp. We …

  • Vaccine mandates: A valuable policy for healthcare workers, general public

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    To the Editor, The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced in August 2021 that all employees, interns and volunteers in RIDOH-licensed healthcare facilities must receive their final by October 1, 2021. Unvaccinated workers will not be

  • Bridge signs, barriers and Monica Dickens

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    By DENISE PANICHAS By the time this article appears, The Samaritans of Rhode Island, a suicide prevention education and grief support program established in 1977, would have participated in its 9th annual "Cross the Bridge to Hope" at the 2021 Pell

  • Vets posts first quarter honor roll

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

    The following Veterans Memorial Middle School students have earned honors for the first quarter of the academic year: High HonorsGrade 6  Lily Ashton, Braydon Barlow, Kellan Barnes, Brooke …

  • Cranston West Senior in running for national scholarship

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    Out of the 68,000 seniors who applied for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, Cranston West High School’s Angela Marses is one of two students in Rhode Island selected as a …

  • Police Logs 12-09-21

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    CRASH At 5:51 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, Warwick Police responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Bald Hill Road and West Natick Road. Warwick Police officers arrived on scene and found two vehicles disabled with both operators still in the

  • Recruiter finds new home and who knows, maybe snow

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    On Sunday Jesús Garcia and his family walked out of mass at St. Patrick Church in Providence and for the first time in her life his five-year-old daughter Emiliana saw snow. She hopes to …

  • Warwick co-op moves to DI

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick co-op boys hockey team will have a big challenge this winter as it made the move up to the Division I ranks in its second year together. After reaching the playoffs in Division II, the team will look to make noise at the

  • When they reach the top level

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    When they reach the top level Christine Bannon-Rodrigues of Warwick and Alan D’Allessandro of Shrewsbury, MA  received their 10thDegree Black Belts at the Grand Master Black Belt …

  • Eagle and his mentors

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Eagle and his mentors Michael Pizzarelli Jr. was awarded his Eagle badge at an Eagle Court of Honor held Oct. 29 at Woodbury Union Church. The graduate of Pilgrim Michael coordinated a cleanup of Sand Pond as his Eagle service project. The son of

  • Warwick students earn honors at Bay View

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    The following Warwick students have earned honors for the first quarter at Bay View Academy: Caroline Barr, Grade 12, Honors Liliana Bastia, Grade 12, Honors Ava Brennan, Grade 11, Highest Honors Jacqueline Buffery, Grade 10, Highest Honors Shannon Byrne,

  • December 9, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

  • Surprise visitors

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Surprise visitors The Conimicut Village Association and Woodbury Union Church tree lighting was held Friday at Donovan Park in the village center. To the delight of kids who shared their wishes and had a chance to be photographed with the jolly elf,

  • Time to defend

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The defending Division I champion Bishop Hendricken basketball team is back to work as its practices began in late November. The Hawks are eyeing another title this time around, but will have to do it with not only a new lineup, but a

  • Time for the public to look at redistricting

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    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

  • Lighting up the season

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Lighting up the season Lights glowed and so did the spirit of the season Sunday with the lighting of the Warwick Christmas tree in front of Thayer Arena followed by an evening of free skating, hot chocolate and donuts, face painting, free reindeer food

  • Embracing all ages

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Embracing all ages Thanks to grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, the Pontiac Village playground will soon have a range of equipment designed for toddlers to adults seeking to keep fit. On Saturday the Pontiac Village Neighborhood Association

  • It takes generosity to build a community

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Barbara Corcoran called Monday morning to report that residents of Sparrow's Point 1 housing had collected toys for the Warwick Police Toy Drive and that officers would be coming later in the day to pick them up. Barbara didn't need to convince me that

  • Saying adieu, but not goodbye to Gerry

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL The spirit of Gerry Habershaw was present Saturday as more than 150 Pilgrim students lined the walk in front of St. Kevin Church and another 300 family and friends attended his Mass of Christian burial. Everyone had a Gerry story. He was

  • With snow coming? City could use more plow drivers

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    By ALEX MALM If you have a truck and like working alone during storms, it may be the season to plow in some cash. Some towns and cities in Rhode Island are having a hard time contracting outside vendors to plow streets. In Warwick, the City has promised

  • Feinstein grants expand backpack food program

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    During the 2018-2019 school year the food pantry at Oakland Beach School received almost 2,000 pounds of food from the Rhode Island Food Bank and was able to feed 14 students weekly through the …

  • Neighbors wary of use of hotel for homeless

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL One hundred and forty people, who would otherwise be living on the street, have rooms at the NYLO Hotel in Pontiac. They and possibly more are guaranteed a room until March 31, 2022. Neither the neighborhood nor the city had any say on

  • It takes a workshop to build a workshop

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    It takes a workshop to build a workshop Students in the Construction Trades program at the Warwick Area and Career Center are building the backdrop for Santa's visit Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oakland Beach branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs.

  • Champlin awards $13.2M in grants, $691,949 to 11 Warwick agencies

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    The Champlin Foundation announced this week the award of $13.2 million in capital funding to 126 nonprofit organizations serving a variety of priorities, …

  • It’s a canine Christmas show

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Canine Christmas show The Paws From The Heart certified therapy dogs are twirling, running, sitting, jumping and dancing to some classic turns along with their handlers for their live musical holiday show. The brainchild of Susan Parker of Dynamic Dog

  • The gift that keeps growing

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    The gift that keeps growing Thanks to the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce a live 14-foot blue spruce replaced the weathering pine outside the Thayer Arena in time for the city's Christmas tree lighting ceremony and celebration Sunday evening.

  • No quick fix to housing need, but we must continue working

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

     No quick fix to housing need, but we must continue working By SPEAKER K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI In my first year as House Speaker, I’m proud of the way we worked together as a chamber to …

  • No. 9 CCRI off to big start

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The CCRI men's basketball team is currently in the midst of a six-game winning streak to start the regular season 6-1 overall. The Knights return after missing last season due to the pandemic, but have not looked out of sorts as they

  • Lady Pats, Titans receive RIGSCA awards

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Rhode Island Girls Soccer Coaches Association recently unveiled its award winners for the 2021 fall season and many locals were recognized for their performances. Pilgrim's Alanna Coffie and Sarah Lynch were each named First Team

  • Police Logs 12-02-21

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    CRUISER CRASH At 3:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, a member of the Warwick Police Department Patrol Division was responding to a priority call in a marked cruiser in the area of Post Road and Greene Street when it was involved in a crash with another vehicle.

  • Exotic cars, raffle prizes, food truck at BankNewport opening celebration Saturday

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    BankNewport officially opened its 18th branch in Rhode Island, and first in Warwick, at 27 Strawberry Field Road with a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning. A community celebration from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th will feature the

  • Library film series features 3 Christmas romances

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Celebrate the season with three touching, funny, and heartwarming Christmas romances on the big screen at Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 7, 8 & 9 at 7 p.m. On December 7, see "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940),

  • Celebrating the season, new playground equipment in Pontiac

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    The Pontiac Village Association will celebrate the installation of new playground equipment Saturday at the village park with a ribbon cutting followed by hot chocolate, cookies and coffee in the …

  • Class of 2022 organizes candlelight vigil for beloved principal

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    By ALEX MALM It was Saturday night when Pilgrim High School Class of 2022 President Amelia Lamantia pressed send on an email to the Warwick School Committee and the District's Administration about how she and other classmates felt that their principal

  • DLT tests program to make filing for unemployment easier

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) is rolling out a new unemployment insurance platform, UI Online.   UI Online gives unemployment applicants greater transparency into their claims …

  • Turkey Day upset

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Johnston football team traveled south to Warwick and beat Pilgrim 29-12 in the 2021 Thanksgiving Beacon Bowl last week. It was a wild leadup to the game, as Toll Gate dropped out on Tuesday due to a roster conflict. Johnston

  • I'll miss those calls from Gerry

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    The school administration couldn't have made a better choice to be a high school principal than Gerry Habershaw. For starters he was big, not just in stature but in his presence. You knew Gerry was there. He was so much more. He listened. He was fair. He

  • Working together is key to success

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    To the Editor, Over the past few months I've been working with residents to support their efforts in bringing responsibly sited renewable solar energy to Warwick. This work has reignited my hope that we can govern with transparency, cooperation, and

  • Presentation of proceeds from Shekarchi Scramble planned Dec. 18 at Warwick Animal Shelter

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Rhode Island Speaker of the House K. Joseph Shekarchi (Dist. 23, Warwick) will present Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter (FOWAS) with a $15,795.41 donation at the Warwick Animal Shelter, 101 Arthur W. Devine Blvd., Warwick, Saturday, Dec. 18 at 10:30

  • Decorations inside and out

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Decorations inside and out As has become the tradition, Mayor Frank Picozzi gave a preview of his 2021 edition of the Picozzi Family Christmas digital light show Thanksgiving evening to friends. Then the hour-long show went live Friday night and will

  • History in the making

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

     To the Editor, On November 6, 2021 at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island the launching of our books "A Mother's Blessing, Family Comes First" and "Billy And Dad" along with Books …

  • Kids first

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Blake Simpson was a seventh grader at Aldrich Junior High School in 2002 when Gerald Habershaw was the vice principal. Simpson went on to Pilgrim High School and Habershaw moved on to become principal at Veterans High.

  • Ode to a Hurricane Patriot

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Ode to a Hurricane Patriot                      (a spiritual text from his students)          You covered …

  • Thanksgiving trot has 300 running off calories before turkey dinner

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL It was before sunrise on Thanksgiving morning, a clear and a seasonably warm day for this time of year was ahead. While many families up at such an hour made preparations for the big meal later in the day, Tom Sanford, cordless power

  • Gas prices nudge up another cent

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up 1 cent from last week, averaging $3.42 per gallon. Monday's price is 7 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.35 higher than November 22, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 2 cents higher than the national

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island moves donation center to Oaklawn Avenue

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island (BBBSRI) will open a new Donation Drop-Off Center at 993 Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston on Dec. 1. BBBSRI's main headquarters has been located on Pontiac Avenue for 12 years. With its headquarters moved to Providence

  • Marijuana cultivation a growing business

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    While there aren’t prominent signs to indicate their presence, almost half of the state’s 68 licensed marijuana cultivators operate out of Warwick. According to the Rhode Island …

  • Running off calories

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Shortly after 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day nearly 300 runners and walkers…and maybe 40 dogs (on leashes)…set off to cover the 5K Warwick Rotary Club Turkey Trot held at City Park. (Warwick …

  • Santa is back

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Santa Claus arrived in Garden City Center this past Saturday to the delight of the community. The wagon was from New Deal Farm and driven by Julie Kliever and pulled by horses, Eddie and Lenny. 

  • Christmas catalogues deliver the laughs

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    The mail can make you laugh at this time of year. We get tons of catalogues starting in September and not subsiding until after Christmas. It all ends up on the dining room table where occasionally it spills out on the floor if we're not careful. Even

  • 401Gives to return on with new features

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    After topping expectations in its second year, 401Gives is readying to return next April 1 with some new elements and even bigger goals that will help uplift Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector. …

  • Apponaug tree lighting

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    St. Barnabas Church in  Christmas Tree lighting ceremony that will include carols followed by warm cider and treats at Dorothy Mayor Park next to the church Sunday, Nov. 28 starting at 4 p.m. …

  • Sports tourism helps overcome covid doldrums, says Gibbons

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    “Sports is leading us out of the doldrums of Covid,” John Gibbons, executive director of the Rhode Island Sports Commission told the Warwick Rotary Club Thursday. The commission that …

  • Four-peat

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    The Bishop Hendricken football team won its fourth consecutive state championship on Sunday afternoon by topping rival La Salle 49-40 at Cranston Stadium. It was a shootout from start to finish and became the highest-scoring state championship in Rhode

  • Mayor, firefighters disagree over alleged over payments

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Should more than 80  firefighters pay back the unused sick time under an amendment to their contract that was never ratified? Mayor Frank Picozzi says yes, but the Warwick Fire Union feels …

  • Pilgrim rallies support for principal

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    By ALEX MALM Pilgrim High School has an acting principal until further notice according to Assistant Superintendent Bill McCaffrey. In an email Monday McCaffrey said Pamela Bernardi, a 20-year employee of the School District assumed the role of acting

  • Step toward a revitalized village

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL On Monday Mayor Frank Picozzi took the first bite of the former City Hall Annex that was deemed unsafe after a water pipe burst in early January 2018. The action launches his dream to revitalize the village. First bite? That was the case.

  • Warwick Police Logs 11-25-21

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Warwick Police Log DUI At 7:49 p.m., Nov. 8, a Warwick Police officer on routine patrol on Warwick Avenue spotted a vehicle take a right turn onto Post Road at a high rate of speed without a turn signal, according to the police incident report. The

  • Family at the Y

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    To the Editor, The YMCA has become my family. Yesterday was my 80th birthday. Henry passed away six months ago. The leisure learning singing group was cancelled. I went home with my lunch, ginger ale, PBJ sandwich, Chex mix and a brownie. My daughter was

  • Academies to ramp up student learning

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL In an effort to give third to fifth grade students who have slipped behind in math and English Language Arts a boost, the Warwick School Department will initiate one-hour academies in addition to the regular school day starting in

  • Best run of the evening

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Best run of the evening Usually a fire truck responds to a scene whether it is a call for medical assistance, an accident or a fire, but on Monday Lt. Christopher Sullivan and his crew went on a different mission - to deliver a turkey and all the

  • Open for business

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Open for business Wildes Corner third bank - Bank Newport - held a soft opening Monday. A formal ribbon cutting and celebration is planned from 9 a.m. to noon on December 4. This is the bank's 20th location and its first Warwick branch. The office,

  • It’s going to be smooth

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    It's going to be smooth Sandy Lane, perhaps the city's most traveled road other than Jefferson Boulevard (many roads like West Shore Road, Post Road and Warwick Avenue are state roads), will get a fresh two inch layer of asphalt as part of the city's

  • Christmas catalogues deliver the laughs

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    The mail can make you laugh at this time of year. We get tons of catalogues starting in September and not subsiding until after Christmas. It all ends up on the dining room table where occasionally it spills out on the floor if we're not careful. Even

  • Residents want saving trees objective of solar ordinance

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    By ALEX MALM It was a packed room once again at the Warwick Police Department's Community Room last Thursday as the Planning Board outlined possible amendments to the City's comprehensive plan encouraging solar in the built environment. The

  • A citrus tradition

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    A citrus tradition The East Greenwich Rotary Club held their annual citrus drive this year with delivery of the fruit being made earlier than customary from Paul Aprin in hopes of catching good weather. They lucked out Saturday as the service club

  • Fewer Warwick homes sold in October, median price increases

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    The  housing market continued to slow in October according to data released last week by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Single-family sales fell 22.3 percent from October 2020 but …

  • Recognizing Feinstein’s good deeds

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    When Warwick Neck School teachers Cathy Maguire and Dana Scolano thought of recognizing Alan Shawn Feinstein the  philanthropist who initiated the program that …

  • First responders honored for saving one of their own

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    For 30 years Miles Steere responded to emergency situations as a member of the Warwick Fire Department.  But on May 14 Steere was on the receiving end of help.  That night he …

  • Climate crisis con job?

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    To the Editor: What climate crisis? For the past fifty years, fear-mongering climate change fanatics have tried to scare us into believing that we are only one or two years away from total climate catastrophe. It hasn't happened. Weather wise, we have so

  • Ready for pickup

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Culinary arts students at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center and staff were prepared Tuesday for people to pick up their pie and dinner roll orders, opening at 7 at Tides Restaurant that is …

  • Man described as ‘suicidal’ shot dead after aiming rifle at police

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    What started out as a call to check on the well-being of 49-year old Frank Nappa Jr. who was described as being suicidal ended up with the Nappa dying after three incidents where he appeared with a …

  • Given tight supply, gas prices not expected to drop

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up 2 cents from last week, averaging $3.38 per gallon. Monday's price is 30 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.29 higher than November 1, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 2 cents lower than the national

  • A Visit with Santa

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Week of November 18, 2021

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • Deciccio Memorial VFW Post providing free turkeys to needy veterans

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Continuing his legacy of selfless service to Veterans and their families, the SGT Adam S. Deciccio Warwick Memorial Post 272, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be offering free turkeys and turkey breasts along with all the fixings to needy veterans and

  • House of Hope aims to raise $24,000 on Giving Tuesday

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    House of Hope CDC will launch their Giving Tuesday Campaign, Give 4 Hope on Tuesday, Nov. 30 with the goal of raising $24,000. As the staff at House of Hope points out, "Giving Tuesday is not only about raising funds for those we serve, but about raising

  • Realtors recognize Saccoccio with medallion of service

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    The Rhode Island Association of Realtors presented Michael Saccoccio of Coldwell Banker Realty in Warwick with the Omega Tau Rho Medallion of Service at the association's 73rd Installation and Awards Ceremony on November 3rd. Membership in the honorary

  • Mixner signs

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Pilgrim soccer goalie Janelle Mixner made her college decision official last week when she signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Division I Sacred Heart. After months of going through the motions, Mixner was relieved to

  • Hole in one

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Coventry resident Paul Counts, 78, made a hole in one at the East Greenwich Golf Course on Nov. 9 on the ninth hole. Counts is a longtime EG Golf Course member who served in the US Air Force and retired from UPS. He currently volunteers at his Elks Club

  • Chargers run past Pilgrim in semifinals

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The second-seeded Pilgrim football team fell to visiting Chariho 36-8 in the Division III Semifinals last weekend. Pilgrim earned a come from behind, 35-31 victory over the Chargers in the teams' regular season matchup, but this time

  • Three locals advance in Elks Hoop Shoot

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    By PETE FONTAINE For three area youngsters, the "Road to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame" began Saturday inside the Cranston YMCA's multi-use gymnasium. Sophia Pagliarini, Lucas Gomes-Sherman and Patrick Wingate emerged victorious during the

  • CCRI big men lead Knights over Warriors

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights basketball team traveled to Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA to play the Warriors for a Region XXI league game. The Knights defeated the Warriors …

  • Raising funds to build a library

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Raising funds to build a library Friends, family and supporters gathered for an afternoon of camaraderie and book signing Nov. 6 at the Radisson Hotel to benefit the Books of Pinoy Foundation and its goal to raise $250,000 to build a library in Tambis

  • Warwick Police Log 11/18/21

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    DUI At approximately 1:19 a.m. on Nov. 1, Officer Nicholas DeLuca was traveling south on Warwick Avenue when he observed a 2002 Dodge 1500 "serve outside its lane of travel multiple times in both directions." "I followed this vehicle, and observed [it]

  • We meet again

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER For the eighth time in the past 10 seasons, the Bishop Hendricken Hawks will square off against the rival La Salle Rams for the football state championship this weekend at Cranston Stadium. Hendricken has largely dominated the matchup,

  • RI Ethics Commission settles case with Merolla

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Former City Council President Steve Merolla is required to pay a $3,500 civil penalty after the Rhode Island Ethics Commission accepted a settlement agreement with the former City Council President …

  • Covid halts in-person Pilgrim classes

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    More than 70 students and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Pilgrim High School at the time of publication, according to Superintendent Lynn Dambruch. The outbreak …

  • Is there more to dreams than entertainment?

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Dreams are such a wonderful part of life. I'm not talking about hopes and aspirations that indeed enrich our lives, giving us goals and purpose. They could be big dreams like starting a business, learning how to play an instrument, sailing across the

  • Solomon's portrait joins gallery of mayors in City Hall

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL A portrait of late Mayor Joseph Solomon took its rightful place in the gallery of mayors outside the mayor's office Tuesday evening in a ceremony involving former mayors Joseph Walsh, Francis Flaherty and Scott Avedisian. "He would have

  • Proposed solar ordinance 'a win'

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    To the Editor: Last week the Warwick Planning Board held an important and well-attended meeting to review a proposed solar siting ordinance and related changes to the City's Comprehensive Plan. The proposed ordinance is a big win for Warwick with three

  • City Council makes Feb.9 Joseph Gallucci Day in Warwick

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    “Everybody has their own touching stories about Council President (Joseph) Gallucci,” Councilman Ed Ladouceur said during the Nov.15 City Council meeting.  During …

  • Best way to start the day

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Best way to start the day For years Bishop Hendricken High School has hosted a breakfast for veterans on Veterans Day and a Thanksgiving lunch for those who could use it on Thanksgiving Day. This year Iggy's Board Walk stepped up as a partner providing

  • 27 firefighters recognized at promotional ceremony

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Warwick Firefighters know how to throw a party. Promotional ceremonies, whether for police or fire personnel, have a certain protocol. Promotions are voted on by the Board of Public Safety based on the recommendations of the chief, with

  • Virtul Artists for The Bay sale to benefit Save the Bay

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Just in time for the holiday season, Save The Bay's virtual Artists for The Bay sale will run through December 31. In celebration of the beauty of Narragansett Bay, and in support of the nonprofit organization's mission to protect and improve it, more

  • Bally's office to bring high-paying jobs of future to Warwick

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL While sports betting, fantasy sports and iGaming are as close as our cell phones, iPads and computers, online gaming it is going to have an even greater presence in Rhode Island. Yesterday, Bally's Corporation, with corporate headquarters

  • Cold War veterans now recognized at city's Veterans Park

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    For many years Cold War Veterans haven’t received the recognition they deserve Mayor Frank Picozzi, Rep. Camille Vella-Wilkinson and others said on Veterans outside Warwick Veterans Middle …

  • Boys & Girls Clubs to distribute 200 free turkeys

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

     Stop & Shop is giving Warwick families another reason to be thankful. The grocery chain is once again generously donating 200 turkeys and all the sides to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick, …

  • Culinary students get their baking done early

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL After more than a year of distance learning, Warwick Career and Technology Center students have flour on their hands . and faces, too, when they adjust their masks. Not only is it back to hands-on baking, but students are making

  • A time for reaching out

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    To the Editor: Soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day 2021. A time for visiting with family and friends, attending a holiday football game or contributing to another's dinner through financial or physical presence. This year we are still going

  • Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund opens to offer heating assistance to households

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    With start of winter and colder weather right around the corner, United Way of Rhode Island announces the opening of the 2021-2022 Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund (GNEF). The Fund is now available to help local households experiencing financial

  • Ladouceur looks to set standars on city employee benefits

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Ward 5 City Councilman Ed Ladouceur has drafted an ordinance that he says if passed by the council could save the City millions of dollars a year on active municipal employee and retiree health …

  • First of redesigned restrooms open at airport

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) took another step forward with terminal modernizations as it opened the first of its newly renovated restrooms in the Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) North Concourse. Newly renovated

  • Rocky Hill Country Day’s Laurent named RI History Teacher of Year

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Charlie Laurent, a teacher at Rocky Hill Country Day School, has been named the 2021 Rhode Island History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the nations leading organization dedicated to

  • HealthSource RI's open enrollment period begins

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Open Enrollment through HealthSource RI, Rhode Island's health insurance marketplace, runs through Jan. 31, 2022, to help connect Rhode Island residents with high-quality, low-cost or no-cost coverage for 2022. Thanks to the federal American Rescue Plan

  • Capping off a ceremony

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Mayor Frank Picozzi takes a close look at the helmet he was presented by Lt. Michael Carreiro, president of Warwick Firefighters Local 2748 during promotional ceremonies held last Wednesday at the …

  • Apponaug tree lighting

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

    St. Barnabas Church in Apponaug will hold a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony that will include carols followed by warm cider and treats at Dorothy Mayor Park next to the church Sunday, Nov. 28 …

  • Week of November 11, 2021

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

  • City programs to provide small businesses impacted by pandemic grants up to $10K

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Warwick will provide small businesses impacted by the COVID- 19 pandemic up to $10,000 through a small business loan and grant program announced by the mayor's office this week. The two programs, each funded with $250,000 from the $1.1

  • Father Zadig honored for Sunday service

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL It was a triple celebration for the Rev. Alfred Thomas Kurt Zadig Sunday. It was the 30th anniversary of his ordination as an Episcopal priest, his 90th birthday and his retirement. It was only natural that such a trifecta should be

  • Let us go forward in peace

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    To the Editor: IF: everyone who should get vaccinated would do so, then we could all begin to safely move forward. It is free and it is safe. Let us practice our various faiths …

  • New Eagle

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    New Eagle On June 27, 2021, with the help of scouts from Troops 7 and 77 Buttonwoods, Maxwell Gleadow completed his Eagle Scout project. He led the restoration and revitalization the flower beds at Greenwood Elementary School. Max chose Greenwood

  • Test scores confirm challenges ahead

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    The release of RICAS standardized test scores across Rhode Island have demonstrated in a most shocking way that our worst fears regarding COVID's effect on education have proven true. With few exceptions, districts across the state saw significant

  • Fall takes flight, or does it?

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    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,

  • What the infrastructure act means to Warwick

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    To the Editor: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was a huge win for our country, state, and city. Through the passing of this legislation, Rhode Island will receive roughly $8.5 billion in federal funding over the next five years. Infrastructure

  • Guard's continuous activation required support of employers

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By MAJ. GEN. CHRIS CALLAHAN 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

  • Hawks edge Skippers in semifinals

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Hawks handled the North Kingstown Skippers 30-14 on Friday night during the State Football Semifinal. With the victory, Hendricken moves on to play in the State Championship against La Salle Academy on Sunday, November 21 at noon at

  • Pats cruise past Titans in quarters

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim football team cruised past rival Toll Gate 51-0 in the Division III Quarterfinals last week during the school's homecoming celebration. The Pats scored early and often to take a commanding 32-0 lead into the halftime break.

  • Pilgrim punches ticket to semis

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The top-seeded Pilgrim girls soccer team beat No. 8 Barrington 3-1 in the Division I Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at home. The Lady Pats would get on the board early and take a 2-0 lead into the halftime break. Although

  • Elks set for annual Hoop Shoot

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By PETE FONTAINE How'd you like to have your son and/or daughter's name and picture displayed in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma? If so, considering entering your son and your daughter into the oldest and most prestigious youth

  • It starts with a cut

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    It starts with a cut D'Ambra Construction has started work on the $17.5 million Bayside sewer project that will bring service to more than 900 properties currently dependent on septic systems and cesspools. The work being partially subsidized with

  • Police Log 11/11/21

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    DUI Shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, Officer Steven Moretti was conducting a patrol on Knight Street when a 2011 Toyota Camry "exited Miner Street onto Knight Street, nearly hitting my vehicle." "I had to stop short in order to avoid a collision,"

  • Just what they could use

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Just what they could use The Marine Trades program at Toll Gate High School received a welcome donation from AirGas, the company that provides shielding gas and materials such as stick rod and MIG wire for the welding program. The donation that program

  • Model Railroad Club Open House

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    The Providence Northern Model Railroad Club will be hosting their annual two days open house on Dec. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be taking place at 1175 …

  • State Champs

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken cross country team captured its 25th state championship last weekend at Ponaganset High School. Despite coming up short in the previous week's Class Championships, the Hawks would get a handful of big performances

  • Bill signing highlights Holliman School veterans ceremony

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By ALEX MALM After serving eight years in the Army, Lisa Berry Barbosa thought she would be entitled to a veterans tax exemption in her town of Narragansett. She quickly learned that those who served during the Cold War weren't eligible to receive an

  • Green for green

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Should the City of Warwick raise $15 million through a bond measure in order to purchase 459 acres of open space?  That's the question that the Warwick Land Trust hopes is on the ballot next …

  • All electronic tolling complete at Newport Bridge

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has announced that the open-road tolling lanes at the center of the Pell Bridge toll plaza will be expanded to two lanes in each direction starting today and the extreme outside lanes will then be

  • SALUTE TO VETERANS

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    AT VETERANS MIDDLE SCHOOL: Teachers Kurt Keaney and Jamie Kilday made the school's Veterans Day observance part of a project based learning experience. In addition to playing a role in Tuesday morning's ceremony the students collected food and

  • In place of lighthouse, Warwick Neck Veterans Day event held at school

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    “This is like a homecoming for me,” Mayor Frank Picozzi said Tuesday morning at Warwick Neck Elementary School during the Neck’s annual Veterans Day celebration.  Picozzi …

  • Schools get OK to revise bleachers to meet code

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    When Pilgrim High School kickoff their game against Chariho High School under the lights on Friday night there won’t be any fans in the bleachers for the second straight week. Last  …

  • What's in 'your' water?

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Brian DeLuca is in and out of the Warwick Country Club four days a week year round - even in the winter months when the club is closed. He heads for the kitchen and turns on the water. He's been doing it for about eight years. So, that

  • They danced on the grass

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL High school students are accustomed to tests, only the ones they have had to take in the last week won't affect their grade point averages or show up on their transcripts. That doesn't diminish their significance, as was evidenced Saturday

  • Spinning for a cause

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Spinning for a cause Mayor Frank Picozzi along with a group from City Hall got a workout Sunday morning at Infinity Fitness on Post Road to kickoff trainer and owner Jennifer Mello’s …

  • Saluting our veterans

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Following Sunday Mass the congregation at St. Rose and Clement Church  gathered on the church steps for a reading of more than 100 parishioners who have served or are …

  • Thanksgiving coat drive returns to Providence this year following 2020 cancelation

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    The Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange, Rhode Island's largest statewide coat drive, returns to the Ocean State this year for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to ensure everyone who needs a coat this winter has one. The event is

  • Treats on Halloween

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Treats on Halloween Reviving an event that was put on pause because of the pandemic, Hope Assembly of God Church on Sandy Lane held its "Light Up the Night" on Sunday. All were welcome to enjoy the music, play some games, have dinner and, naturally as

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  • Pumpkins at every house

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    Pumpkins at every house As it has done for years, Slocum Realty delivered 3,000 pumpkins to Warwick neighborhoods this Halloween season as a means of thanking the community for their trust and support. The pumpkins came from Morris Farm and were left

  • Time to push back?

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    To the Editor: The Biden administration's brutal assault on the American people continues unabated. It began with the abrupt cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline. That knee-jerk decision cost thousands of Americans their jobs and now costs us all a

  • Pats fall in finals

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls tennis team fell to Lincoln School 4-0 in the Division III Championship on Tuesday afternoon at Slater Park in Pawtucket. The Lady Pats shocked the state by upsetting No. 2 St. Ray's in the first round and then

  • Locals run at class meet

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Cross Country Class Championships were held this past weekend at Ponaganset High School and many locals made some noise in their last outing before the upcoming state meet this week. Here is a look at some of the

  • Chargers cruise past Titans in finale

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate football team fell to visiting Chariho 48-8 in the regular season finale on Saturday morning at home. Although the Titans scored early and held the score to 8-8 after a quarter of play, the Chargers would surge for 14

  • Toll Gate tennis falls in quarterfinals

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    The visiting Central Knights girls tennis team traveled to Warwick last week and pulled off a 4-3 upset to eliminate second-seeded Toll Gate. Svetlana Stepanova earned a first singles win for Toll Gate by beating Central's Chanelly Portorreal 6-1, 6-0.

  • Warwick

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    DRUG CHARGES At approximately 7:16 p.m. on Oct. 19, Detective John Toussaint received notification that a Flock Safety license plate reading camera in Cranston had detected a stolen 2019 Hyundai Sonata traveling on Broad Street in that city, heading

  • Veterans Day events planned in Warwick

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    Aspen Dental’s Day of Service       In recognition of Veterans Day, Aspen Dental locations nationwide will open their doors to provide free care to military …

  • When will it ever stop?

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    When will it ever stop? The ongoing replacement of natural gas mains on West Shore Road from Wilde's Corner west has narrowed traffic to a single lane on multiple occasions leaving motorists to question when the construction will end and when it does

  • Ordinance to prohibit simultaneous council, zoning, planning meetings

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    The Council unanimously gave first passage Monday to an ordinance introduced by Ward 3 Councilman Tim Howe to ban Warwick Planning Board or Zoning Board meetings from taking place on the same day as …

  • Model Railroad Club Open House

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    The Providence Northern Model Railroad Club will be hosting their annual two days open house on Dec. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be taking place at 1175 West Shore Road in Warwick and …

  • Conversion of Sawtooth Building to city offices in progress

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL A building that in many ways defines Apponaug is transitioning to a new purpose while another that also has a long association with the village is soon to be reduced to rubble. On Tuesday with city AAA Notheast officials gathered outside

  • Elks in the spirit of Halloween giving

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    There were two rather unique Halloween Happenings last weekend at the Tri-City Elks at 1915 West Shore Road in Warwick.      The first was Derek “Buzzlight Year” …

  • No More Hunger:

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    No More Hunger: Community and church groups stepped out in October to call attention to food insecurity in our community. A total of 135 walkers and their supporters raised more than $9,600 to support local food pantries and the Westbay Marketplace.

  • Prepared for the worst but not the unexpected

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    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

  • Time for annual property revaluations

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    To the Editor: In response to the article regarding re-evaluation and Councilman Rix's comments, may I say that Councilman Rix needs to represent the interest of his Ward but there are eight other wards that may or may not face issues as he claims. Any

  • Answers & smiles

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Go figure, Anna Giuliani, who just celebrated her 75th birthday, says it's the best job she's had. She doesn't get paid; of late she has spent a lot of time telling people where to find the restroom, and just last week she and her working

  • Pilgrim, Vets bleachers closed following complaint

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Where will spectators to Pilgrim's homecoming football game sit? It won't be in the bleachers. School crews were mounting sheets of plywood to close off the bleachers Wednesday morning in response to a complaint from a parent who is an

  • Greenwood parade was a treat

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    Stacy Capone can throw a Halloween party. She did just that Sunday afternoon and soon had the police, the Fire Department and every elected official representing Greenwood, plus some, outside her home on Champans Avenue. Capone had expected that. After

  • Agreement ends threat school buses won’t roll

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    For weeks parents and school officials fretted over whether buses would run as scheduled or if there would be some type of work stoppage.  With a possible strike looming as early as Monday …

  • Scores plummet; hopes soar

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL The numbers are terrible. Following the trend across the state, math and English test scores in Warwick schools for grades 3 through 8 fell in the past two years with Warwick lagging behind its neighbors. But far from being defeated,

  • McGuire honored by former players

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick coaching legend Francis "Mickey" McGuire was honored by a group of over 30 people made up of former players and their families last weekend at the Greenwood Inn. McGuire, 94, retired from coaching at the age of 78 and made an

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  • Answers and a smile

    Wednesday, November 3, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Go figure, Anna Giuliani, who just celebrated her 75th birthday, says it's the best job she's had. She doesn't get paid; of late she has spent a lot of time telling people where to find the restroom, and just last week she and her working

  • Locals shine at state meet

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    The Rhode Island middle school cross country state championships were held last weekend at Bryant University and many locals made the trip. Here are some of the local results from the …

  • Pats clinch playoff berth

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    The Pilgrim girls volleyball team has overcome some recent adversity to punch its ticket to the upcoming Division III playoffs. After losing four players to quarantine, the club went on to drop …

  • Fighting for Rowan

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    The Pilgrim girls soccer team celebrated its senior night last week prior to its game against Coventry. Not only did the team honor its seniors, but it also recognized another local. Rowan Shaw, a …

  • Police Log October 28, 2021

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    DUI At approximately 12:43 a.m. on Oct. 9, Officer David Gaulin was traveling west on Main Avenue when he observed a Jeep Wrangler repeatedly travel over lane lines. “It should be noted …

  • Warwick man convicted of federal firearms charges

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    A Warwick man has been convicted of illegally buying and selling 16 firearms without a federal license, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Ademola Kayode, Jr., 30, was found guilty of …

  • Neronha wants to see what Lifespan-CNE merger ‘looks like’

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    Attorney General Peter Neronha told the Warwick Rotary Club Thursday “I want to see what it’s going to look like,” before he acts on the application of the state’s two largest …

  • City closes on $6.5M master lease for vehicle, equipment purchases

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    Warwick has entered into a $6.5 million Tax-Exempt Master Lease to fund major equipment purchases for the Fire Department, Police Department, Public Works and Library, the mayor’s office …

  • Forced from apartment, donors rally to help mother & child

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    On June 20 Donna Wood was told by her new landlord that she had to move out come July 1. She had lived in her West Warwick apartment for over five years, without issue, she said, but after it was …

  • Write Rhode Island offering workshop at library

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    Write Rhode Island, the annual short fiction contest open to all Rhode Island students from 7th through 12th grade, is offering both virtual and in-person workshop opportunities this year. Special …

  • Gorton Luncheon

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    The Gorton classes of 1941-1955 will meet for lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 10 starting at 1 p.m. at the Crow’s Nest located at 288 Arnolds Neck Drive. The lunch choices are fried scallops, broiled …

  • He timed it just right

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    On Oct. 19 Dunkin’ hosted a series of instore Patriots ticket giveaways. At the 1678 Post Rd. Warwick Dunkin’ location, Richard Ryan was surprised with two Patriots home-game tickets. …

  • CCRI TRIO Program helps students succeed

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    When Warwick resident Katty Nichols lost her job in 2018 she did two things. She promised her kids and herself that she would never be out of work again and she enrolled at CCRI. During her time …

  • Demand continues to push gas prices up

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up ten cents from last week, averaging $3.36 per gallon. Monday’s price is 29 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.25 higher than October 25, 2020. …

  • High fives for firefighters

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Warwick Fire Department hosted its annual Fire Safety Day on Saturday. The hundreds of families and community members in attendance got …

  • Warwick Public Library services to be on the move soon

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    In March of 2020 staff at the Warwick Public Library were told they would be working temporarily from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The physical location was closed but it didn’t stop the …

  • Storming up a party

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    While the approaching nor’easter with its rain and building wind had some people staying at home, many seniors braved conditions to have fun at the pre-Halloween party Tuesday at the Pilgrim …

  • With merger, St. Benedict property expected to be sold

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    The closing of a parish can be a painful process involving the closing of a church that has been a part of the community for decades – a place where marriages, baptisms and first communions …

  • A tour through an old growth forest

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Planning Director Kravitz for joining us at the Canyon 1 and Canyon 2 Old Growth Forests in Warwick last week. Arborist Matt Largess was there as well and was …

  • What happens when you’re the same age as your dog?

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    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 …

  • City surplus tops $30M

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    Turn back the clock to the 2018 campaign for mayor. After 18 years of serving the community, Mayor Scott Avedisian left to become president and CEO of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. As …

  • Spooked in Conimicut

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    There were plenty of pumpkins and lots of adults and children as the Conimicut Pumpkin Spooktacular hosted by the Woodbury Union Church Presbyterian, Conimicut Village Association and the Riverview …

  • Power uprooted

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    Wednesday’s nor’easter delivered sustained winds to Warwick of 40 MPH with gusts exceeding 55. More than12,300 Warwick customers lost power at the height of the outages. National Grid …

  • Whacked

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    About 2,700 National Grid customers remained without power in Warwick on this morning according to Ted Kresse, spokesperson for National Grid. At one point more than 12,000 Warwick customers were …

  • 4 Pilgrim students selected for All-National Honor Ensembles

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    Out of the eight choir students from Rhode Island chosen to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s 2021 All-National Honor Ensembles virtual event this January, half are …

  • Shutout win

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    The Pilgrim football team traveled to Johnston and picked up a 14-0 win in a pivotal Division III matchup last Saturday afternoon. It was a defensive battle throughout with each squad making big …

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  • Testing finds number of children with lead poisoning up 22% in RI

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    In an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead and raise awareness about the threat of lead poisoning, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed joined with CCAP, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rhode Island Office, the Childhood Lead Action

  • College Notes: Milani stepping up for Blue Devils

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    By BRENDAN SOARES Cranston East product Lauren Milani's freshman campaign as a member of the Central Connecticut women's volleyball team is starting to hit the home stretch, with the ex-Thunderbolt taking an active role on the court for the Blue Devils.

  • Council puts solar developments on pause

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    When the Warwick City Council City Council gave first passage earlier this summer to an solar ordinance drafted by the previous administration, they thought that like most ordinances on the floor …

  • Pilgrim gets back on track

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls soccer team is once again one of the top contenders in the competitive Division I group and is looking to make a deep run in next month's playoffs. After winning their first nine league games, including a 1-0 decision

  • Police Log 10/21/21

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    DUI Just before 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, Officer Connor Bemis was traveling north on Post Road near Airport Road when dispatch advised of a possibly erratic operator heading west on Airport Road. Bemis observed the vehicle in question, a gray Honda, as it

  • Redistricting Commission meets today at CCRI student center in Warwick

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    The Special Commission on Reapportionment will meet Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.  in the student center of the Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus, 400 East Avenue. in …

  • Thrive awarded $4.28M grant to expand mental health services due to impact of pandemic

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Thrive Behavioral Health has been awarded $4,280,248 in grant funding to expand behavioral health practices and address the needs of individuals living with behavioral health conditions in Kent and Washington counties, including minority populations and

  • $250k RI Foundation grant to fund 3,000 Narcan lifesaving kits

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to purchase thousands of Narcan opioid overdose prevention kits for community-based recovery and harm reduction organizations across the state. A record 384 Rhode Islanders died of a drug overdose

  • Back in the spotlight

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Back in the spotlight The Pilgrim Theater Group known for writing and producing their own plays to entertain those at the Pilgrim Senior Center are back to meeting in person at the center. They're planning to produce a play highlighting center programs

  • Business leader Kydd elected trustee of Festival Ballet Providence

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Phillip Kydd has been elected to the Festival Ballet Providence Board of Trustees. Kydd, of Warwick brings years of executive leadership in government, finance, and nonprofit engagement to the company. He has served in leadership roles with Lifespan,

  • Seasonal mixer

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Seasonal mixer Choice is always good as the Plummer kids can attest. Their Buttonwoods stand offered popular summer lemonade or the autumn favorite, cider. Pictured is Caroline Plummer at center her staff of two, older siblings Siena and Jack Plummer.

  • Personal trainer to provide movement, balance vision training at library

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Personal trainer Shane Saurer is offering movement, balance and vision training at the Warwick Public Library on Tuesdays, October 26 and November 2, 9 & 16 at 2 p.m. Using the latest principles of neuroscience Sauer, a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

  • Back in-person & rebuilding

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Back in-person & rebuilding The vital music ministry of Greenwood Church has returned to its full slate of programs for all ages after over a year of virtual offerings due to pandemic restrictions. The adult choir of 30 current members seeks

  • Mayor is speaker at Norwood meeting

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Mayor Frank Picozzi has been invited to attend the Norwood Neighborhood Association meeting on Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00 pm, at the Norwood Boys & Girls Club on 43 Frederick Street. The …

  • Technology All-Star

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Technology All-Star Warwick resident Shany Rajagopalan, senior solutions architect at Johnston-based FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers, will be honored as a 'Technology All-Star' by the 2021 Women of Color STEM

  • Prepared for an emergency

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Prepared for an emergency In 2019 plans were developed for federal, state and local agencies to cooperatively conduct search and emergency rescue operations on the water, in urban areas and in wilderness areas throughout the state. Then the pandemic

  • An 11 on the Macoun Apple Scale

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    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

  • Learning from the walk with Rix

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    To the Editor: Once I heard current candidate for Governor Seth Magaziner say at a past fundraiser for Warwick's Ward 2 Councilman Jeremy Rix that he learned about use of social media, accessibility to his constituents and prompt responsiveness from Rix.

  • Honoring Columbus

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    To the Editor: What has happened to Christopher Columbus? In the 1960s, my teachers at Pontiac Elementary School understood the greatness of Columbus, the Admiral of the Ocean Sea. And they knew the importance of imparting that cultural heritage to their

  • Treated with compassion, respect

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    To the Editor: My friend and colleague, Rep. Teresa Tanzi, recently shared a story with me that highlights the exceptional caliber of Warwick's public safety professionals. On Oct. 3, Rep. Tanzi and her husband were driving on West Shore Road when they

  • CCRI shuts out MassBay

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Lady Knights Volleyball Team travelled to MassBay Community College in Wellesley, MA to play the Buccaneers for their final regular season Region XXI matchup. The Lady Knights defeated MassBay 3-0: 25-13, 25-15 and 25-9.With

  • Titans peaking as postseason approaches

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After getting off to a bumpy start in its new division, the Toll Gate girls soccer team has turned things around and rattled off five straight wins to put itself in playoff position late this regular season. The Titans have emerged as

  • Playoff ready

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    The Toll Gate girls tennis team has been one of the state's best kept secrets this fall, as it is riding a six-match win streak and boasting an overall record of 12-3. The Lady Titans sat in third place in the Division III standings as of Wednesday

  • October 21, 2021 e-Edition

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • More to the story

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    It was Feb. 20, 2003, a little after 11 p.m. when Jody King got a call from his brother Tracy’s wife who asked that he go check on Tracy at the Station Club where he was working. She heard …

  • Fire Safety Day a go once again

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    The Warwick Fire Department will host their annual Fire Safety Day Open House Saturday at Station 8 located at 1651 Post Road  from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Fire Chief Peter McMichael …

  • Hawks stun Knights

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken football team edged visiting Central 14-8 on a last-minute drive by quarterback David Lynch and the offense to remain unbeaten in league play this fall. Central's Judah Varfley would score a touchdown as well as a

  • Police, chamber do a bit of community hocus pocus

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL With a bit of hocus pocus on the part of the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and Warwick Police, Confreda Fields was transformed into a community pre-Halloween party Friday night for an estimated 500 children and adults. "I worked

  • New director of elections geared up for 2022

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Kerry Nardolillo loved getting mail. "I just loved getting mail. I was a mail person," she said from her new office in Warwick City Hall. How she got from opening mail to the city's director of elections is a story that starts in 2018.

  • Might high home values affect taxes?

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL While the red-hot real estate market has rocketed home values, Ward 2 Councilman Jeremy Rix fears with the revaluation some residents will get pushed out of their home by taxes. In a recent interview he said he is looking into increasing

  • Here's this week's buzz, October 14, 2021

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    For 26 years the DeNuccio family has done the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk at all its changing locations. Out of an abundance of caution they are doing a neighborhood walk as they did last …

  • College Notes: Local freshman making noise

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By BRENDEN SOARES It has been another season of struggle for the Rhode Island College women's soccer team, but Pilgrim alumna Gabrielle McGowan has given the Anchorwomen a boost despite the mounting losses. The freshman midfielder wasted little time in

  • Mayor to mayor

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Mayor to mayor Mayor Frank Picozzi held his second fundraiser since winning election at Chelo's last Thursday, raising more than $20,000. Picozzi was delighted to have former Warwick Mayor and Governor Philip Noel attend as Noel had plenty of tales to

  • RISPCA reopens shelter following feline quarantine

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    The RISPCA will reopen its shelter to the public today, after closing on Oct. 9 due to the discovery of a zoonotic illness within the shelter.   At the time that the infection (commonly …

  • Police Log 10/14/21

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    DUI Just before 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, Officer Keara Enos responded to the intersection of East Avenue and Bald Hill Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. At the scene, Enos found Warwick Fire personnel assisting people who had

  • A new class

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    A new class The Citizens Police Academy fall session got under way Sept. 30 at headquarters with a class of more than 20. Under the direction of Officer Dan Maggiacomo, the academy that meets weekly with a graduation on Dec. 16. The class will get an

  • Green named 5th Best Airport in US by Condé Nast Traveler readers

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport recognized as “5th Best Airport in the …

  • Rix walks marathon in Ward 2

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    While thousands participated in the annual Boston Marathon over the holiday weekend, Warwick City Councilman Jeremy Rix held a marathon of his own, walking 26.2 miles across Ward 2 on …

  • A store for all Seasons

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By RORY SCHULER Gas station attendant and Korean War veteran Mario Coletta saved his pennies and eventually opened his own gas station on the Brown University campus in 1962. The full service station had a cigarette vending machine in one corner. Sixty

  • Now 102

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Now 102 William C. Diman, WW2 Army Air Corps, P47 fighter pilot celebrated his 102nd birthday with his one of his two son's and their extended families Sept. 18 at Brentwood by the Bay Assisted Living where he lives. Diman in the U.S. Army on Monday,

  • Warwick parents cite effects in mask mandate lawsuit

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By ALEX MALM In an attempt to end the state mask mandate for public schools 35 parents and guardians across Rhode Island have signed onto a lawsuit against Gov. Dan McKee, in his official capacity as Governor, and Rhode Island Department of Health

  • Fish stories

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Fish stories Mike Martineau and Dave Glaude make for a fishing team on Friday, which offered perfect conditions to launch their boat from the ramp at Passeonkquis Cove. They steer for the "boils" of feeding blues accompanied by diving gulls feeding off

  • A sticky project for a fun evening

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    A sticky project In preparation for the lantern and jack-o-lantern night Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Winman Middle School grounds, students have been making lanterns by submersing strands of yarn in glue and applying them to an inflated

  • CCRI now accepting applicants to its free maritime career training program

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    CCRI's Division of Workforce Partnerships, in partnership with the Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island and the United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC), is now accepting applications for its 20-day free training program that looks to provide basic

  • Virtual workshop for first-time homebuyers

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Prospective first-time homebuyers are invited to attend a no-cost, virtual workshop titled "Preparing for Homeownership" on Monday, Oct. 18. The session will be held via Zoom beginning at 5:30 p.m. and is being hosted by Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) and

  • Righting wrongful imprisonment

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    To the Editor: Nineteen years ago, I was released from 6½ years of a life sentence wrongfully imprisoned in Rhode Island for a murder I didn’t commit, with nothing more than what I …

  • Making it easier to follow city government

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    To the Editor: Members of the City Council along with the Mayor continue to look for ways to improve communications with the residents of Warwick. We have made a commitment to change the way traditional Council meetings run. Over my first four years on

  • Take the time to do it right

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    To the Editor: Mayor Picozzi deserves a big thank you for his actions on solar development in Warwick. He has pulled back support for a proposed ordinance (PCO-6-20 sub B) which opens all of Warwick's open space and residential land to utility scale

  • A mother to many

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    I had an idea of what to expect when I pulled up to the Courtyard Marriott Saturday shortly after 5 p.m. Dale said she would meet me in the lounge. She said there's a Starbucks, but it would be closed, however, we could find a place in which to speak.

  • Media has turned into propaganda machine

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    To the Editor: This is a rebuttal to your very slanted and misleading editorial "Freedom of choice, but not from consequences" appearing in the September, 30, 2021 edition, on page 11. I was extremely concerned that you, a hometown newspaper editor, and

  • Hawks fall to Moses Brown

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken soccer team dropped a tough 2-1 match to host Moses Brown last Friday night. Despite getting a goal in the opening minute of action and taking the 1-0 lead into the halftime break, the Hawks were unable to hold on

  • Titans look to build on big win

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate football team earned its first win of the season last Saturday when it beat visiting Central Falls/Blackstone Valley Prep 24-8. Zach DeCorpo had a huge game for the Titans, hauling in touchdown receptions in the second

  • Knights improve to 7-3 with 4-0 shutout win

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights Men' s Soccer team welcomed the Blue Knights of Northern Essex Community College from Haverhill, MA to the CCRI Soccer Complex in Lincoln, RI Tuesday for a 3:30pm …

  • Friday school bus service uncertain

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By ALEX MALM On the eve of a contract negotiation meeting between Amalgamated Transit Union Local 618 and First Student, both Union officials and First Student didn't rule out the possibility of a possible strike or work stoppage depending the outcome

  • Mayor favors solar moratorium pending passage of ordinance

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By ALEX MALM An ordinance to set standards for solar developments in Warwick won't likely be considered by the City Council for at least another two weeks and quite possibly for several months. Earlier this summer the City Council gave first passage to

  • Toll Gate field hockey

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate field hockey team picked up its first win on Tuesday afternoon when it cruised past Woonsocket 4-1. The Titans scored a pair of goals in each half to set the tone and control the pace throughout the four quarters. Toll

  • Paul’s pumpkins

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Paul's pumpkins Paul Sullivan, who worked at Morris Farm for more than 30 year and lost his fight against cancer on Aug. 22, loved yellow pumpkins. Morris Farm usually has a few yellow pumpkins, but when their shipment showed up this year, nearly 80

  • City now looking to repair, not replace, water tanks

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Intuition and a phone call appear to have saved taxpayers millions of dollars while ensuring residents have a dependable reservoir of water for the next 20 years if not longer. After inspection of the city's two water tanks in May with a

  • Week of October 7, 2021

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • Pawtuxet River Trail cleanup is today

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Cub Scout Pack 4 (Gaspee Plateau) is hosting a clean up of the Warwick side of the Pawtuxet River Trail today from 6:00 p.m. until dark. We will be meeting adjacent to the woods in the Shaw’s …

  • Warwick PD hosts outdoor movie night Oct. 15

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By ALEX MALM Last year the Warwick Police Department held a 'drive by' trick or treat event at the police department's headquarters as a way to give back to the community in a safe way during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sgt. Matthew Moretti, with the

  • Police Logs 10/07/21

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    PEDESTRIAN STRUCK A 62-year-old man was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Sunday on West Shore Road, according to Warwick Police. Officers found the man in the middle of the roadway near 2677 West Shore Road after responding to reports of the

  • Celebrating Paul, fighting for Rowan

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Celebrating Paul, fighting for Rowan A celebration of life for Paul Sullivan, who worked at Morris Farm for 30 years, will be held on Oct.15 at 7 p.m. at the Tri-City Elk Lodge. Sullivan lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 22. Tickets can be purchased

  • Clarification

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Sherman School teacher assistant Amy Harnedy was not properly quoted in the Sept. 30 edition of the Warwick Beacon. The remarks attributed to her were made by a teacher. The quotes have been deleted from the online version of the paper. The Beacon

  • Council rule changes aimed at making agendas more transparent

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Out of the 11 items on the agenda for the Oct.4 Warwick City Council meeting over half of them weren’t “drafted” meaning that the Council couldn’t have any debate or …

  • Brandy new…well, almost

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Brandy new.well, almost The first of two sanitation trucks the city found for sale in Ohio arrived here Wednesday to the delight of Mayor Frank Picozzi and the department of public works that have been faced with an aging fleet of 15 trucks. Yesterday

  • Lack of drivers labeled cause of interruption in school bus service

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    When many parents and guardians got their children ready for school on Friday morning they were expecting that they would take the bus to school like normal.  That wasn’t the case in …

  • RIAC issues report

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    In conjunction with the 90th anniversary celebration of Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) released its first-ever Annual Report, which focuses on the agency's recent activities throughout the

  • Putting people above politics

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Eleven months ago, Warwick voters elected an independent as mayor, the first to hold the city's top elective post in decades. Frank Picozzi was true to his chosen political label. He deliberately didn't court endorsements from unions nor from those in

  • Big Brother is here and he is watching our every move

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By LONNIE BARHAM I'm a retired Army officer who spent seven years in his twenties as a local police officer. You would think that I would favor any legislation or government policy that enhances law enforcement or that makes more difficult the legal

  • Gene's lessons in diplomacy

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    To the Editor: Gene Nadeau was my friend. I deeply respected him and I believe he felt the same about me. What makes that so unique is that he and I seldom, if ever, agreed on anything. We debated sometimes for as long as two hours, trying to convince

  • Take steps to stop the smut

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    To the Editor: The intersection of Post Road and Airport Road had its usual heavy traffic last Monday when I drove by a cluster of demonstrators, near the IHOP, brandishing an "F--- Biden" banner. We can only speculate how many primary school students in

  • Betraying moral principles?

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    To the Editor: Congressman Jim Langevin knows what it's like to be helpless. As a young man he sustained a devastating injury that nearly took his life. For a time, his injuries rendered him as helpless as an unborn baby. Mercifully, he survived the

  • Do away with Old Warwick Ave.

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    To the Editor: Why do we need Old Warwick Ave. to be a through street? Why do we need to spend the money to put a bridge over the brook at Old Warwick Ave.? There are no houses on …

  • 7 Toll Gate students charged following Sept. 29 fight

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Seven Toll Gate students were suspended for five days following a fight that broke out during a change in classes Sept. 29 near school offices. The incident left a student with minor injuries and resulted in stepped-up police presence at

  • A boost after class

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    A boost after class A $5,250 grant from the AT&T Foundation will go a long way in supporting Project Learn at the Warwick Boys and Girls Clubs, club director Lara D'Antuono said Tuesday following a presentation outside the Norwood Branch. Joining her

  • Showcase Cinemas upgrade to include XPlus auditorium

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Showcase Cinemas, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, recenty announced a multi-million-dollar renovation to its landmark Showcase Cinemas de Lux Warwick on Quaker Lane. The theater is expected to launch its XPlus premium large

  • Crossing the stage a year later

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Crossing the stage a year later After graduation was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic about 800 students as part of the University of Rhode Island Class of 2020 walked across the stage at the Ryan Center last weekend. Warwick resident

  • The importance of appreciation

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    There appears to be a depressed social atmosphere during these tough COVID times. Regular social interactions are laced with confusion and distraction. Customers may still hold the door open for incoming customers, but at a 6-foot length. The new

  • Gilbert Stuart Road bridge open for season’s final weekend

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Gilbert Stuart Road bridge open for season's final weekend Join the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum for the closing weekend of its 2021 season on Oct. 8-10. With the opening of the new Gilbert Stuart Road Bridge to single-lane traffic, the museum

  • New exhibits open in the art galleries at Block Island, Green airports

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has announced new art exhibitions have opened in the galleries at Block Island and Rhode Island T.F. Green International airports. The galleries are a partnership between RISCA and the RI Airport

  • 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' launching tour at PPAC this fall

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    The producers of "Pretty Woman: The Musical" and J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, president and CEO of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), are pleased to announce that the smash hit musical will launch its North American tour at PPAC in Providence from

  • Knights drop home opener to CMCC

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Men' s Soccer team hosted the Mustangs of Central Maine Community College for the Knights home Opener on Sunday afternoon at the CCRI Soccer Complex in Lincoln, …

  • Pats picking up steam

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim boys soccer team has jumped out to a strong start this season, holding a record of 4-1-2 as it gets set to make a playoff push in the back half of the regular season schedule. The Pats have been dominant on the defensive

  • Kyle Taylor Parker returns to PPAC stage in 'Pretty Woman'

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By DON FOWLER Broadway musicals are back at PPAC, and nobody is happier than Kyle Taylor Parker, who plays the role of Happy Man in the popular movie-turned-musical "Pretty Woman." Kyle wowed the PPAC audience seven years ago when he played Lola in

  • Kyle Taylor Parker returns to PPAC stage in 'Pretty Woman'

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By DON FOWLER Broadway musicals are back at PPAC, and nobody is happier than Kyle Taylor Parker, who plays the role of Happy Man in the popular movie-turned-musical "Pretty Woman." Kyle wowed the PPAC audience seven years ago when he played Lola in

  • Pilgrim stays hot, rolls past NS/MSC

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The undefeated Pilgrim football team improved its overall record to 4-0 this fall by rolling past visiting North Smithfield/Mount St. Charles 55-13 last week. Pilgrim quarterback Connor Widmer is in the middle of a breakout campaign

  • Should politics pay a role in Mayor's appointments?

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    On Monday night the Warwick City Council approved three appointments to the Zoning Board of Review.  But the appointments didn’t come without debate on how the procedure should work …

  • A year, lots of layers go into upgrading Runway 16-34

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Ever wonder what you're landing on when you feel the wheels touch down followed by the roar of the reverse thrust of jets? Duc Nguyen, chief infrastructure officer at the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, knows exactly what goes into

  • Police Chief weighs license plate reader cameras

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By ALEX MALM When a new automated license plate reader pilot program was piloted in Cranston, one of the cameras was accidentally installed on Warwick's side of Pawtuxet Village. This led many community members to become curious about them. The Warwick

  • Sherman sharks swim at Gorton

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Sooner than first thought possible, Sherman Elementary School students - more than 300 of them - started their first day of in-person classes at the former Gorton Junior High School on Thursday. The transition wasn't without issues,

  • A couple that C's the Days

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    When Elizabeth Dunton submitted a photo to commemorate the 65th wedding anniversary of her parents it was accompanied by a couple of lines detailing the number of children and grandchildren. Surely, there was much more to the story. We asked and this is

  • Displays that have a life of their own

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    "Opening night for the Halloween Display is this Friday at 6:30 p.m. We will once again be raising funds for the Gianna Cirella Memorial Fund," read the text. I knew immediately that Danny Hall and his wife, Bethany, weren't just putting a few pumpkins

  • Kyle Taylor Parker returns to PPAC stage in 'Pretty Woman'

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    By DON FOWLER Broadway musicals are back at PPAC, and nobody is happier than Kyle Taylor Parker, who plays the role of Happy Man in the popular movie-turned-musical "Pretty Woman." Kyle wowed the PPAC audience seven years ago when he played Lola in

  • September 30, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • Age never defined Gene Nadeau

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    I knew something was on his mind when I heard my name uttered from the front counter. He could see me, so he knew I was there, but Gene Nadeau never just walked into the newsroom without being invited. I'd wave him to come over from my chair and Gene

  • Where’s the treasure?

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Where's the treasure? That could have well been the question posed by Oakland Beach students if they got to visit the school library earlier this week for there was a 4 to five foot deep trench running across the room and a mountain of earth. The

  • Police Log 09/23/21

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    DUI At approximately 2 a.m. on Sept. 12, Officer Jake Reddy responded to the Centerville Road underpass on Bald Hill Road for a report of a motor vehicle accident. At the scene, another officer was speaking with the operator of the vehicle involved,

  • Almost kid ready

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Almost kid ready Classrooms that once housed high school students and than junior high school students will soon become the temporarily home for Sherman School. Seventeen rooms that were converted to administrative offices when Gorton Junior High

  • Targeting basic needs, education and health, BankRI grants $64,150 to nonprofits

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Twenty-two local nonprofits have been awarded a total of $64,150 in charitable grants by Bank Rhode Island (BankRI). The funding, which focuses on supporting human services, education, and health initiatives will impact residents statewide with grants

  • CCAP buys Buttonwoods building, aims to expand Wilcox health center

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL From the day that Comprehensive Community Action opened the Everett C. Wilcox Family Health Center in 2005, CCAP executive Director Joanne McGunagle believed they would be squeezed for space. She was right, and now with the acquisition of

  • Beacon Buzz 09-23-21

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Annual Conimicut Village yard sale The Annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday, Sept 25 from 8:30-3 p.m. (rain date Sept 26). Over 30 homes are participating throughout the village. Maps will be available to print on Thursday at

  • Political season begins again

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    With the state gubernatorial primaries about a year away, political season in Rhode Island has officially begun. We know that the Democratic candidates include State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, and former Secretary of

  • Age never defined Gene Nadeau

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    I knew something was on his mind when I heard my name uttered from the front counter. He could see me, so he knew I was there, but Gene Nadeau never just walked into the newsroom without being invited. I'd wave him to come over from my chair and Gene

  • In support of Bayside sewers

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    To the Editor: We would like to express our support for the Bayside Sewer project. We have been waiting many years to be able to tie-in to the city sewer system and we are glad that this project will finally get started. We appreciate the efforts of our

  • On deaf ears

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    To the Editor: I went to the meeting concerning the sewers Thursday night, Sept 16. This meeting was a sham. Our mayor should have called this meeting before he signed the OK to go ahead. When I said that to him his reply was that he did. If he did we

  • Don't blame Mayor Picozzi, blame me

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    To the Editor: If anyone is to blame for the Bayside sewer construction, it is me. While serving on the Warwick City Council I proposed the $130 million bond issue in 1994, cosponsored by Councilman Al Gemma. At the time every year a bond was proposed to

  • Pet walk, animal blessing, custome contest to benefit homeless animals

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host its 14th Annual Pet Walk with Blessing of the Animals and Costume Contest on Saturday October 2 at the beach in Warwick City Park, Asylum Avenue, …

  • Genesis of a group

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Genesis of a group Friends of Gorton Pond held their inaugural event Saturday with a cleanup, registration and survey. Organizer Christine Kellerman was encouraged by the turnout, reporting that all those taking the survey favored reopening the pond

  • City Park hosts filming of "Out of the Blue"

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    For over 30 years Warwick resident David Romano has worked in the film and television industry, most recently working as a key grip. But this week something happened that he’s not …

  • Panthers cruise past Titans

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Johnston football team cruised past visiting Toll Gate 32-8 last week to win its second game in a row after coming back to beat Lincoln the previous contest. The Johnston offense rolled in the win, scoring five touchdowns from five

  • Elks honor DeLory with memorial golf tournament

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By PETE FONTAINE To say the Tri-City Elks took a page out of the famous Masters Golf Tournament would be an understatement of huge proportions. For starters, a 15-member, all-volunteer committee made up of members from Warwick-based Lodge 14, worked

  • Retired cop is first volunteer Council Sergeant of Arms

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By ALEX MALM When Steve McAllister was picked by his colleagues to be the City Council President earlier this year he challenged them to "make the chambers more welcoming to the citizens and find ways to increase community involvement," City Councilor

  • Antique fire trucks to put on a show Sunday in Buttonwoods

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By PETE FONTAINE One of the state's most historic non-profits - the Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus - has two missions for this Sunday's annual Fire Truck Show. First, there will be many, many fire apparatus from yesteryear on display at

  • Warwick organizations awarded CHARG grants

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Five Warwick organizations have been named recipients of awards from the RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program, a historic collaborative partnership between the State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Council

  • Bebop jazz concert by Greg Abate at library Oct. 3

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    A concert by internationally-acclaimed bop virtuoso Greg Abate will be held at Warwick Public Library on Sunday, October 3, at 2 p.m. The performance will feature bebop classics and jazz standards with Greg Abate on saxophone and flute, Kent Hewitt on

  • Take your pick

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Take your pick Without leaving the school campus, Hendricken students were able to gather information and meet with representatives from 112 college and universities from across the country last Friday. Canceled last year because of the pandemic, both

  • Putting on the polish

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Putting on the polish On Saturday five volunteers from the Conimicut Village Association met at the corner of West Shore Road and Beach Avenue to provide some much needed TLC to Donovan Park. Armed with rakes, weeding tools, sheers, and brooms they

  • Delayed by pandemic, Rev. Chesser installation is Sunday

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By ALEX MALM Rev. Sam Chesser began his role as the pastor of Warwick Central Baptist Church on Feb.1, but like most things during the pandemic his installation service was put on hold. He said that under normal circumstances it would've taken place

  • Help is on the way

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By ALEX MALM The reserves are on the way and they could be here next week. On Monday the City Council approved the expenditure of $579,200 for the purchase of two sanitation trucks from Ohio. This will increase the city's fleet of operable trucks to

  • Police, city worker contracts would cost additional $862,092 this year

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL The City Council will consider contracts giving police and municipal employees raises over the next three years at a special meeting starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers. Both police and municipal employee contracts expired on

  • Hawks roll to win

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken football team cruised past visiting Cranston East 45-0 in the team's home opener last Friday. Hendricken's special teams unit stole the show in the win, getting return touchdowns from Peter Bibby and Joel Felix

  • School solar lease could generate $124K

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    For the last few months members of the Warwick Public Schools administration have been working with Balanced Rock Energy as they explore the feasibility of leasing space on school property to a solar …

  • Forever green

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Vincent Gebhart isn't put off by the phone call 10 minutes into Sunday's Patriots-Jets game. Sure, he says, he has time to visit the Dawley Farm property the city acquired for open space in 1999. "How about meeting at 2:30?" He calls back

  • Mayor takes flak from Bayside residents, steadfast with $16,900 sewer assessment

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Frank Picozzi refused to tell about 60 Bayside residents what they wanted to hear last Thursday: that he would put a halt to plans to bring sewers to 935 residential properties after 20 years of delays. In what was surely the most

  • City's only National Merit Scholarship semifinalist surprised by selection

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    By ALEX MALM Out of the 16,000 semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, only one is from Warwick. Sydney Randall, a senior at Toll Gate High School said she was "very surprised," when called to the principal's office last week and

  • September 23, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Week of September 16, 2021

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Pats cruise past Spartans

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    The Pilgrim girls tennis team is off to a strong start this fall and rolled to a 5-1 win over visiting Scituate last week. Mia Gustafson, Grace Schenck and Hailey Link all wrapped up singles victories for Pilgrim. Pilgrim's doubles pairings of Madison

  • Cut out from participating in city government

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    To the Editor: I was extremely disappointed to learn recently that the City Council (and the mayor?) has decided not to allow public participation in Council meetings via Zoom anymore. I naively believed that our public officials would welcome public

  • Police Log 09/16/21

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    DUI Just before 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 6, Officer David Babcock and other officers responded to the Taco Bell at 877 Bald Hill Road for a report of two men asleep in a vehicle in the drive-thru line. Officer Tyler Luiz arrived at the scene and found both

  • Council expected to consider revised solar ordinance next month

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    At the mayor's request, the City Council is not expected to consider an amended solar ordinance when it meets Monday. City Council President Steve McAllister said Wednesday he would move to hold the ordinance until the second meeting in October so as to

  • Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Harvest Festival

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Harvest Festival On Sunday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 .m., Rhodes on the Pawtuxet will host the 2021 Harvest Festival. The event will feature local artisans and vendors, live music, kids activities, Penny Socials, raffles,

  • Former principal planner reflects on Warwick tenure

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Images are powerful. Lucas Murray knows that. When you see something, it's easier to understand. That's part of what makes Murray a planner. Soon after being named one of Warwick's principal planners in 2018, Murray was tasked with

  • DOT project aimed at improving stormwater runoff into Buckeye Brook

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has started a project to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff from Warwick Avenue into Buckeye Brook, an important tributary to Narragansett …

  • Some tremor?

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Some tremor? Church Avenue resident Robert Baggesen has no other explanation than the tremor that gently rocked some portions on the state on Sept. 1 for the hole that suddenly appeared in his backyard. Baggesen said he had some yard work done the

  • Travel + Leisure 2021 readers list Green as one of 3 best airports in nation

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) has been selected as one of the Top Three Domestic Airports in the Travel + Leisure 2021 World's Best Awards readers' survey https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/airports-domestic. This is the

  • Honoring first responders

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    In recognition of first responders In advance to the 20th anniversary of 9-11 and in recognition of first responders, Hoxsie School fourth and fifth graders paid tribute to Warwick police and firefighters on Friday. Following a summation of what

  • Gorton Pond cleanup set Saturday, group hopes to reopen beach to swimming

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Christine Kellerman has lived across the street from Gorton Pond since 2006. Since then she said that the area has been “let go,” physically, especially since swimming …

  • A part of Rocky Point

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    A part of Rocky Point What was formerly the house of the Rocky Point Amusement Park caretaker was leveled Monday morning. "DEM has been planning for this demolition since the previous caretaker vacated the house because it has outlived its lifespan and

  • Couple opening free music school at Methodist Church

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Carlos Capacho and his wife, Hanna Noh, aim to build community through music. He is from Venezuela. She is from Korea. They met nine years ago in Boston at Berklee College of Music, where they earned their undergraduate and master's

  • Coffee always goes well with Sunday morning stories

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Animals make for some of the best of stories. I wasn't thinking of that Sunday morning. I checked the kitchen clock. It was after 6 and not too early to visit Bill and Irene Donahay, who live in Cole Farm. Usually I arrive via the bay once or twice a

  • Teeing up for Leo

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Teeing up for Leo The Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) Chip for Charity golf tournament, renamed for the late Leo Beliveau this year, was held Wednesday at Harbor View, raising more than $70,000 for the agency. Leo, who died in April at the

  • Patriotic display

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Patriotic display Mayor Frank Picozzi transformed the section of Post Road that runs in front of City Hall into an avenue of flags on the days leading up to 9-11. Picozzi bought the flags and the material to display them from each of the village's

  • Titans moving up

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate football team is getting ready to kick off its regular season against Johnston this week, and looks to make some noise in a new division. As part of the statewide realignment, the Titans were bumped up from Division IV to

  • Lady Titans fall to Johnston

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Johnston volleyball team rolled past visiting Toll Gate in three sets last week to bounce back from a tough opening day loss. The Panthers won by scores of 25-15, 25-15 and 25-17. Johnston fell to Exeter-West Greenwich 3-1 in the

  • Teacher of year ready for anything

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By ALEX MALM With her family in attendance Holliman Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jessica Bonneau was recognized as teacher of the year for the Warwick School Department during its Tuesday School Committee meeting. Each year school districts

  • Revision in recycling policy aimed at improving collections

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Expect to see fewer green and blue recycling bins at street side as part of the city's effort to deal with an aging fleet of sanitation trucks and a lack of parts to repair them. In robocalls, emails and social media posts, Mayor Frank

  • Sherman School is on the move

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Parents, teachers and even a couple of students turned out to a Sept. 8 meeting at Veterans Middle School to learn of plans for Sherman School, which failed to open because of the presence of mold. Concerns focused on how long it might be

  • Bayside sewers a go, so why tonight's meeting?

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Those who know the neighborhood forecast a large turnout of mostly objectors as the Warwick Sewer Authority conducts a public hearing on the Bayside sewer project staring this evening at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Yet, Ward 5 Councilman Ed

  • 20 years ago remembered as clearly as yesterday

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Twenty years ago, when American Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Gregory Charette was sitting in a dentist chair. Former Mayor Scott Avedisian was attending a Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns board meeting.

  • September 16, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • 9-11 service at Oakland Beach

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • Remembering 9/11

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    To the Editor: With the 20th anniversary of that horrific day this coming Saturday, I think many of us would like to do something personal to memorialize all those who perished. I remember vividly, in those days that followed, the outpouring of

  • Breakfast with books is Sept. 16 at library

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Discover great reads while enjoying pastries and coffee at Warwick Public Library on Thursday, September 16 at 10 a.m. Breakfast with Books looks at new and noteworthy titles that you may not know about but will definitely want to pick up. Join

  • 'New movie experience' coming to Warwick Mall theater

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Warwick Mall and Apple Cinemas announced Wednesday the future opening of "a new and unmatched movie experience" at the mall coming this fall. The state-of-the-art movie theater will provide Rhode Islanders and Southern New Englanders with luxury

  • Fed grant to underwrite new fire ladder truck

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Some things are unexpected and very welcome. That can be said of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant giving the Fire Department $899,392 for an aerial ladder truck and $100,606.61 for

  • 4 student vaccination clinics planned this month

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    RIDOH, The Wellness Company and Warwick Public Schools will provide four COVID-19 vaccination clinics for people of 16 and older as well as adolescents aged 12 to 15 accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or other individual age 16 or older. Insurance

  • Water, water everywhere

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Water, water everywhere Heavy rains early last Thursday, the remnants of Hurricane Ida, dumped upwards of 9.8 inches of rain on some parts of the state. Flooding in Warwick was comparatively minor. Park School was forced to close because of a flooded

  • Thank you for your service

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    To the Editor: I just read the one-hundredth article about the Warwick Firefighters use or alleged misuse of their employment contracts. Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill! This issue has been blown WAY out of proportion, in my opinion. The

  • Speaker is friend of small business

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    To the Editor: It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on Rhode Island small businesses. As Sam's NY System and our other friends in the small business community begin the long process of recovery, I want to thank Rhode

  • Alternatives to sewers fallen in deaf ears

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    To the Editor: I live on Cady Avenue in Riverview and am one of several hundred homeowners who is vehemently opposed to the sewers. First of all, we were told that if any Indian artifacts were found as a result of the digging, they would cease to

  • ‘Drawn by Heart’ as told from the heart

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Wilhelmus van Haaren was 10 at the beginning of World War II when the Japanese took control of the Netherlands East Indies and the city of Bandung, “The Paris of the East,” on the island …

  • Labor Day labor of love

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Labor Day labor of love Kevin Banach, who doesn't live all that far from Conimicut Point visits the beach three or four times a week with his canine companion Gigi where they scout out trash. He said he fills at least one plastic shopping bag each

  • Johnston rehab center argument goes to Superior Court

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    The legal struggle to open a for-profit rehabilitation center in Johnston continues. Encompass Health has appealed a decision by a state hearing officer that rejected a Department of Health-issued Certificate of Need (CON) for the

  • RIServes network offers support for veterans, service members, families

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Throughout the history of our country, Rhode Islanders have been called to defend the principles upon which our great nation was founded. They have done so honorably and bravely, most recently ensuring the United States homeland remains safe from

  • Something special about his delivery

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA For 30 years, mail carrier Charlie Donovan has delivered birthday cards, bills, car payments, and newspapers to homes and businesses in the Hillsgrove neighborhood, just off Post Road. But Donovan has delivered so much more than

  • How will Amazon benefit Johnston?

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Undeveloped, the section of forest where Amazon plans to build a facility in Johnston generates $60,084 in annual tax revenue for the town. After a "new, state-of-the-art Amazon Robotics Sortable Fulfillment Center" is built and opened,

  • All the way from Arkansas

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    All the way from Arkansas Bella was just a puppy when she arrived at 12:17 a.m. on a dark February morning at Cardi's on Route 2. She and a number of other dogs had made the long trip from Arkansas arranged by Arkapaws Rescue. The dogs that had all

  • VFW Post to be dedicated in memory of Sgt. Adam DeCiccio

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    VFW Post to be dedicated in memory of Sgt. Adam DeCiccio The public is invited to attend the rededication of the VFW Post 272 on West Shore Road in the heart of Conimicut as the Sgt. Adam S. DeCiccio Warwick Memorial Post 272 this Saturday at 1 p.m.

  • All those years ago ...

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    By BROOKE LAWRENCE All those years ago . my teammates and I played a small part in responding to our nation's darkest hour. We were deployed to Manhattan to provide field hospitals at various points around "the pile." Although we all have many, many

  • Lady Pats eyeing deep run in 2021

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls soccer team was one of the biggest surprises last fall when it reached the state championship game against La Salle after moving up from Division II. Although the Lady Pats have lost some key pieces to their team last

  • Pats, Titans ready to make noise

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim and Toll Gate boys soccer teams kicked off their seasons this week and squared off last week in the Injury Fund exhibition, with the Pats taking home the victory. Pilgrim is coming off another playoff run, as it reached the

  • 2018 brief finding firefighter payments were 'violation' comes to light

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Michael Correiro, president of the Warwick Firefighters Union, says none of the Fire Department's members received excess unused sick leave payments and it's time to move on. Mayor Frank Picozzi is turning the matter over to the city

  • Non-stop landscapers

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Non-stop landscapers As soon as Minnie's Goat Coach pulled up to a vacant lot on Terrace Avenue in Conimicut, its 17 four-legged riders went to work munching just about everything they could sink their teeth into. Wayne Pitman, who lives on the bus with

  • Comeback win

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim football team pulled off a 28-27 comeback victory over visiting East Greenwich in the teams' Injury Fund exhibition last Friday evening. The Avengers would jump out to an early 13-0 lead, but Pilgrim would get two rushing

  • Breaking the mold

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL While tests found efforts to clean Sherman School of mold were successful, the school administration is taking no chances and hopes to have all 320 students, faculty and staff relocated to the former Gorton Junior High School on Draper

  • 9/11 service is Saturday at Oakland Beach memorial

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    The public is invited to attend a memorial service at the 9-11 Memorial Garden at the Oakland Beach Commons in Warwick to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "On this, the 20th anniversary, we still feel the sting from the

  • Goats chop Conimicut lot

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

  • September 3, 2021 e-EDITION

    Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Week of September 1, 2021

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

  • School ready

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    School ready With donations from Greenwood Credit Union, Capital Wealth Management and Ocean State Job Lot, Thrive Behavioral Health was able to distribute backpacks chock full of school supplies to the children, teens and adults within its Youth &

  • Wholeheartedly endorsed

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Wholeheartedly endorsed The City Council gave unanimous first passage Monday night to a zone change enabling Centerville Builders of Warwick to proceed with plans for ten duplex-style single story condos on 3.3 acres at 686 Sandy Lane. Each of the 20

  • Providence Animal Rescue League launches Progress for Paws fundraiser

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    This fall, Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL) is launching a month-long peer-to-peer fundraiser to encourage supporters to make progress on their goals for a paw-sitive cause: Progress for Paws! Funds raised go directly toward fulfilling PARL's

  • Police Log 09/02/21

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    DUI Just before 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 14, officers Joseph DiIorio and Michael Bailey were conducting an impaired driving enforcement patrol on Post Road near Lincoln Avenue when they observed a 2015 Nissan Versa. "We observed the vehicle to almost strike the

  • Hearing leaves Save Sand Pond group wondering what comes next

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL While studies show that Sand Pond water is among the cleanest of ponds in the state, the outcome of Monday's Zoning Board of Review meeting remained muddy. That's because on the advice of City Solicitor David Petrarca, the board voted to

  • Council to consider police, municipal contracts Sept. 28

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    City Council President Steve McAllister has scheduled a special City Council meeting for Sept. 28 starting at 5 p.m. in Council Chambers to act on the tentative contract agreements with the Warwick Fraternal Order of Police and the Municipal Employees

  • Citizen preparation classes to be held at library

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Citizen Preparation classes for U.S. Naturalization will be held at the Warwick Public Library starting Sept. 25. Participants will practice vocabulary, learn the necessary civics content, and work on interview skills using the N-400 application form.

  • Hendricken enrollment larger than projected

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL It didn't go as planned at Hendricken, and that is good news. The school projected a freshman class of 140 and 30 eighth-graders this year. But as of Monday, the freshman class had grown to 150 and there were 42 eighth-graders. Principal

  • Not like most school cafeterias

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Not like most school cafeterias No, they're not planning a lounge for middle school students at Veterans Memorial even though the cafeteria will have high table chairs in addition to new regular chairs. "We will have plenty of chairs and tables,"

  • Public must stay informed of political redistricting

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Although the average voter may not spend much time thinking about redistricting - the process by which legislative districts are drawn and re-drawn based on things like population fluctuations and the changing demographics of communities - they remain an

  • When patience is a virtue

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Sometimes there's no choice but to be patient. The guy behind me thought otherwise. He started with a couple of polite beeps. I looked in the rearview mirror. He was driving a late model sedan. The paint was weathered. His bumper was close to touching

  • A devastating burden

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    To the Editor: No, I do not think $16,900 is fair to put on the backs of hardworking people who just want to live in their homes and be left alone ("Contractor given go-ahead on $17.9M Bayside sewer project," Page 1). Nothing they are doing with this is

  • School Committee's 'best decision'

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    To the Editor: After three decades of working in the school system I recognize this moment. A School Committee meeting for the ages? Who knew? The absolute best decision …

  • Splashing for a cause

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Splashing for a cause Delayed by Tropical Storm Henri for a week, Save Sand Pond held their Pond Palooza Sunday in support of their cause to prevent construction of a 630-unit self-storage facility at Pond Plaza on Post Road overlooking the pond. Chloe,

  • RI Foundation offers more than $100K in grants to nonprofits serving state's Black community

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    The Rhode Island Foundation is offering more than $100,000 in grants to nonprofits that serve the Black community, particularly organizations that have significant Black representation among their staff and board of directors. The deadline to apply for

  • Mold busters

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Mold busters The opening of Sherman School has been delayed to Sept. 8 to allow crews to rid the school of mold that built up when a ventilating system failed to open during this unusually moist summer. The cleanup, performed by Alliance and Single

  • Running it back

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After a rocky start to the 2020 season, the Toll Gate girls soccer team would catch fire and win its final five games and take home the Division III State Championship with a 3-1 win over Narragansett. The Titans are back in action and

  • Clampitt inducted to HOF

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Local boxing legend Jaime "Hurricane" Clampitt was recently inducted into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Clampitt, who is originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, finished her professional career with a record

  • Great plates but can you get them?

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Rhode Islanders love to show off their sports teams, their special causes, state locations and their colleges, so it's no wonder legislators have approved the issuance of "charity plates" to groups ranging from the Boy Scouts to

  • September 2, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

  • Marcum Report: Firefighters paid excess, but was it legal?

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL The big reveal is happening. More than three years after being commissioned by the Warwick City Council, the audit of firefighter sick pay and claims firefighters were using it to defraud the city of thousands of dollars is being made

  • Back to class in masks

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Back to class in masks With the exception of six schools still undergoing renovations or in the case of Sherman School being cleaned of mold, it was back to class for Warwick students yesterday. Mayor Frank Picozzi who was joined by School Committee

  • City opens transfer station to expedite recyclable collections

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL With seven sanitation trucks out of commission and two to three months before the delivery of two new trucks, Mayor Frank Picozzi is faced with one of the biggest challenges of his administration - how to maintain weekly collections of

  • Hawks set to defend title

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken football team pulled off a comeback victory against La Salle in the spring to claim its 10th title in 11 years. The Hawks got back to work recently and will be squaring off in a championship rematch this week in

  • Contractor given go-ahead on $17.9M Bayside sewer project

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Frank Picozzi notified 935 property owners in what has been collectively called Bayside on Monday that construction of sewers, which was promised decades ago, would start this year. What's more, Picozzi locked in the assessment for a

  • Amenity Aid tackles hygeine poverty

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA In 2013, Liz Duggan found herself with an excess of hotel toiletries and amenities after a series of business trips. Unsure of what to do with the extra shampoos and body washes, she donated the amenities to shelters and discovered the

  • Pilgrim Senior Center Events

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Pilgrim Senior Center Events In-person events are back at the Pilgrim Senior Center! See below schedule for classes, workshops, and more. For detailed descriptions of classes, visit

  • RI Senior Softball league nearing playoffs

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Senior Softball League is back at it this summer and has enjoyed another season of play as it works its way back to normalcy. The league got off to a late start last season due to the pandemic and had to cram its

  • WFFSC wraps up summer

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Fire Fighters Soccer Club wrapped up a summer of fun and is getting ready for its fall recreational program which is set to begin in a few short weeks. It was a busy August for the club, as it sent multiple teams to

  • Police Log 08/19/21

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    STOLEN VEHICLE At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, Officer Connor Bemis and other officers responded to the area of Post Road and Natick Avenue for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. Bemis reports the owner of the vehicle was tracking its location

  • Responding to market demands

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Responding to market demands Attorney K. Joseph Shekarchi put it in simple terms. "There's a glut of office space and a shortage of housing." Evidently the Planning Board agreed with Shekarchi's assessment. On Aug. 11 the board granted master plan

  • Paul Bayne didn't just live with the odds, he beat them

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA "I am not Glioblastoma. My name is Paul Bayne and I have Glioblastoma. I won't let this disease define me." Paul Bayne lived an extraordinary life. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in 2017, Bayne refused to be defined by

  • Weather can't deter Elks from hosting outing for those with special needs

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By PETE FONTAINE Old Man Weather wasn't the least bit cooperative for the Rhode Island Association of Elks last Thursday, however, the morning's rain - which continued into the afternoon - didn't dampen the spirits of countless volunteers and force

  • Presto: Dreams comes true for Cases

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Eleven years of hard work has finally paid off for Rhode Island natives Jay and Jessica Case. In June they opened the Presto Strange O café right in their own neighborhood of Warwick Neck, …

  • Celebrating 60 years

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Celebrating 60 years Peter and Judith Dietrich of Warwick celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 26. They were married at Central Presbyterian Church in the beautiful village of, NJ. Their two children, Marta and Jonathan (Tisha), four

  • With schools reopening, Mentor RI seeks to volunteers

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By ERICA MacKNIGHT Mentor RI is looking for volunteer mentors for the 2021-2022 school year. Started in 1990, the program is designed to match Warwick students with volunteers from the community, who are screened and trained to serve as mentors. Jo-Ann

  • Insights from Henri

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    "It's really calmed down. I'm going to take Ollie out for a walk," Carol announced. She was right. The sun was trying to come out, the day was brightening. "It could be the eye of the storm," I cautioned. "I knew you would say that," she answered. She

  • Supporting college-bound children

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By MICHAEL LEACH Many Americans are choosing to move past the fear of COVID but still take precautions as the Delta Variant spreads. College campuses are going back to on-campus learning, and COVID will be a concern for some. However, what should worry

  • Watching over us

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    To the Editor: Living in the Northeast I have learned a few things. One of them is when there is a storm alert you buy bread, milk, and eggs. (Does everyone make French toast for breakfast?) Gas in the car, propane in the tank, groceries in the fridge,

  • August 26, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • Shooting Star

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick native and recent La Salle Academy graduate Elayna Comella had an impressive outing at this month's A Shot For Life challenge in Newport. A Shot For Life is a fundraising company that raises money toward brain cancer research,

  • Ethics Commission finding triggers release of WFD report

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Will a forensic audit of firefighter sick pay reveal a "conspiracy to defraud the city," as Rob Cote contends, or will it show numerous firefighters collected payments within the terms of their contract? On Tuesday, Mayor Frank Picozzi

  • Henri petered out

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Nobody is complaining, but Henri ran out of breath when he came knocking Sunday. He was a Category 1 hurricane when he targeted Block Island with a projected path that would take his eye up Narragansett Bay. As sustained winds of 70 mph

  • Pond fight all over again?

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Massasoit Terrace residents know better than to defy Mother Nature, but when it comes to saving Sand Pond there's no backing down. Taking heed of Hurricane Henri, the Save Sand Pond team postponed Sunday's pond palooza, an aquatic and

  • Schools to open with lots of rules

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA As parents, teachers, and students prepare for a new school year, Superintendent Lynn Dambruch and Assistant Superintendent William McCaffrey shared details on the 2021-2022 school year ahead of the school committee meeting on Wednesday.

  • Gloria Kennedy returns to 'air waves' with podcast

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By JARED GUSTAFSON From mother of two children, to first Deputy Majority Leader of Rhode Island State Senate, to adopting a Korean dog, long time Warwick resident Gloria Kennedy is now the host of a podcast on Warwick Radio, presented by the Warwick

  • At 8 years old, Liam is a cut above the rest

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Ever since he could walk, Liam Trudeau has loved landscaping. Combining community service and his love of lawn care, Liam is taking part in the 50 Yard Challenge, a program from Raising Men & Women Lawn Care Service that encourages kids

  • August 20, 2021 e-EDITION

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  • Police Log 08/19/21

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Police Log Warwick man sentenced to 4 years for domestic felony assault   Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced last week that a Warwick man was sentenced in Kent County Superior …

  • Registration open for Ben Boyle & Ron Kostyla Golf Classic

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Registration for the 38th Annual Ben Boyle & Ron Kostyla Golf Classic for SHARE is now open. The event will be held at the Richmond Country Club on Sunday, August 29, with tee-off at 8 a.m. …

  • Sells for $1.4 million

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the sale of 293 Grand View Drive for $1,400,000. The seller was represented by Amy I. Doorley-Lucas, …

  • Shoreline access study commission appointed

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi recently announced the appointment of the members of a special legislative committee that will study the issue of public access to the shoreline under legislation sponsored by Rep. Terri Cortvriend and passed by the

  • Thursday job fairs in Cranston

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    We Make RI, an organization that provides free manufacturing training, is hosting a series of job fairs every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their offices at 200 First Avenue in Cranston. The …

  • I'm a sucker for vacuums

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    I have a new friend. I just haven't named her yet. It's got to be a she. She has a mind of her own. She's a quadruped; although I'm not sure wheels qualify as feet. She's about the size of a pillow, but not cuddly and can't float or swim. Yet there are

  • Community support of police highlighted at promotional ceremony

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Col. Bradford Connor spoke to a friendly audience Aug. 10 for a promotional ceremony at Warwick City Hall that saw the pinning of six officers and five probationary officers. That's not surprising, but Connor also addressed the larger

  • It takes advertising

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    It takes advertising How do you hold a car wash in the middle of the Apponaug Circulator? By the time motorists spot the wash, they are beyond the turnoff and returning requires going through a couple of roundabouts to get back. The Toll Gate Girls

  • Leading Lady

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Leading Lady On Monday, Aug. 16, new Eagle Scout Morgan Nathan led the City Council meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. Nathan, of Troop 77 Buttonwoods, is among only a handful of young women nationwide who make up the Inaugural Class of female Eagle

  • Chaotic community meeting leads HOH to reconsider tiny village project

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA The House of Hope ECHO Village, a project that was in the works for a year, is back to square one after elected officials and South Providence residents vocally opposed the project during a community meeting on July 22. Laura Jaworski,

  • At the colleges

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    French, Buchanan earn JWU honors Johnson & Wales University (JWU) students, Ian French of Warwick, an Advertising & Marketing Communications major in the College of Business, and Haley Buchanan of Warwick, a Criminal Justice major in the John Hazen White

  • Signs that Picozzi cares

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    To the Editor,  I would like to commend and thank Mayor Picozzi for the action he has taken by implementing the large and appropriate English-Spanish signs at Conimicut Point. As a lifelong …

  • Silent Sheehan

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    To the Editor, Where is James C. Sheehan when we need him? As you will recall, it was during the second Trump impeachment that then state Sen. James C. Sheehan wrote passionately about the need to preserve our Constitution. Regarding Mr. Trump, he

  • Safe alternative

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    To the Editor, There is an issue most people are unfamiliar with, but that, if ignored, can have serious negative consequences for our community. That issue is the ubiquitous use of wireless devices. People might be under the common assumption that

  • Beacon Buzz

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Food truck Fridays at Roger Williams Park Kick off the weekend with food trucks at Carousel Village at Roger Williams Park on Friday, Aug. 20. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. enjoy over 15 locally owned food trucks while listening to live music.

  • Bus policy updated in response to parent concerns

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA In response to parent outrage and concerns of student safety, the School Committee voted last Tuesday to lower the walking distances for Warwick students. With the new policy, students in kindergarten through grade 5 must be farther than

  • Warwick BGC golf tournament sure to be a hit

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA The Warwick Boys and Girls Club returns to the green with their 43rd Annual Golf Tournament, taking place this year on Monday, September 20 at the Warwick Country Club. In an interview Tuesday, development director Eleanor Acton shared

  • Flood Ford falls in semis

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Flood Ford Auto Connie Mack baseball team fell in three games to South Kingstown-Narragansett in the state semifinals last week. Flood Ford took Game 1 by a score of 8-2. Chris Manzo got the win on the mound while Keith Daigneau

  • North softball competes at regionals

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick North Little League Softball 12's made the trip to Bristol, CT to compete in the Little League regional tournament after winning last month's state championship. The girls fell in their first two games of the double

  • City’s water tanks need replacement

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL In Dec. 18, 2018, a 30-inch pipe, a major supply to city water, ruptured under Route 95 where it intersects with Route 37. Since then the city has relied on a by-pass that engineers had the foresight to install for such an event. Now the

  • Gaspee Days festival returns next month

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By ANNELISE DEMERS A five-month delay has not stopped the Gaspee Days Committee; their annual Arts and Craft Festival will return on September 11th and 12th. In January 2021 the committee was not sure if they could even host the festival but they looked

  • Cops aim to put dent in accidents

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Based on the number of automobile accidents as of yesterday - 1,814 - Warwick can expect more than 3,500 accidents by the end of the year for an average of about 10 per day. Warwick Police aim to put a dent in the numbers. The severity of

  • August 19, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

  • 12-year old averts disaster at sea

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL It was to be an escape from Saturday's heat on Greenwich Bay, a time to enjoy family and cool off. It could have been a disaster with the possible loss of multiple lives. Instead, the quick actions of a 12-year old and the response of

  • Cancer-free Cole celebrates with special Enzo’s Escort parade

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA It's not everyday a limo gives you a lift home from the hospital, but Cole Robinson rode home in style Thursday. Cole was escorted to Hasbro Children's Hospital Thursday for his very last treatment, after battling acute lymphoblastic

  • Police Log 08-12-21

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    DUI Just after 9:30 p.m. on July 29, officers Nathaniel Gray and Randy Bell responded to the area of 1350 Bald Hill Road for a report of a possibly intoxicated driver. The reporting party described the vehicle involved as a 2020 Cadillac with New York

  • Increased home sales to out-of-state buyers fuel market

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By JARED GUSTAFSON Rhode Island has become a hot spot for out-of-state home buyers. Rhode Island's four seasons and waterfront properties are attractions for many out-of-state buyers. "The secret is out. Rhode Island has been discovered in the past year

  • Survey finds gas prices averaging $3.06 per gallon

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up 1 cent from last week, averaging $3.06 per gallon. Tuesday's price is 3 cents higher than a month ago and 92 cents higher than August 10, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is 12 cents lower than the national

  • Oakland Beach Association meets tonight

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Oakland Beach Association meets tonight The Oakland Beach Association will meet this evening, August 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave (side entrance). The guest will be Warwick Police Chief Brad Conner.

  • COVID rates low in Warwick, yet city ranks 4th highest for deaths

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By JARED GUSTAFSON Although it is the state's third largest city, Warwick ranks 20th in the state with the number of COVID cases per 100,000 people since the beginning of the pandemic. Yet, according to Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) data,

  • City environmental issues on tap for FOWPS meeting

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By JARED GUSTAFSON Friends of Warwick Ponds (FOWPS) will be a meeting at Warwick Public Library on August 18th at 6 p.m. in the small meeting room. FOWPS coordinator Phil D'Ercole said, "You won't be able to miss it, there will be a FOWPS banner hanging

  • Summer graduation ceremony set for Aug. 25

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    Warwick schools will conduct a 2021 summer graduation ceremony on Wednesday, August 25 at 9:00 a.m. at the Robert J. Shapiro Cultural Arts Center, Toll Gate High School, 575 Centerville Road, Warwick. This ceremony will recognize all students who have

  • Excess food? 'We Share Hope' can help

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA We Share Hope, a new nonprofit, is changing the way food donations are collected, thanks to local volunteers like Warwick's Gena Gambuto. We Share Hope launched a new program in early July, making it possible for local residents to

  • Students with disabilities transition at OSCIL camp

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By LINDA HUGHES This past week, nine students with disabilities participated in a program designed to ease their transition to adulthood. Mireille Sayaf, the new Executive Director of the Ocean State Center for Independent Living, recently established

  • RIPEC seeks nominations for public service awards

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    The Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council, or RIPEC, is seeking nominees for its upcoming public service awards. The Robert M. Goodrich Distinguished Public Service Award ill recognize an outstanding local employee, while the Gary S. Sasse

  • Playhouse first of AARP fieldtrips

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    The 210 chapter of AARP is hosting a series of field trips. The first is on Thursday, September 16 to the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant for a buffet lunch followed by a performance of …

  • A feeling of being watched

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    At some point I imagine we have all had the feeling of being watched, of somebody out there following our every movement although they aren't visible. I've felt it walking in the woods and out on the water. In both cases it's likely that I'm being

  • Think globally, act locally on climate - Warwick has its chance

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By JANE KENNEY AUSTIN The effects of climate change are all around us - sweltering days, skies made hazy by distant wildfires, eroding beaches, and tides creeping higher. Deluges alternate with droughts, straining stormwater and drinking water systems.

  • Accepting the challenge

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    To the Editor: Currently our daily life is being affected by deadly shootings, random beatings, unruly passengers, road rage, rude public behavior and resentment of our nation's flag and heritage. We are now trending to a lower standard of living, which

  • Protect the city and all its residents, not the select few

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    To the Editor: Warwick residents, I ask you a question. What elevates your blood pressure? What raises it 20 to 30 points where you have trouble focusing your eyesight and your body temperature rises 10 degrees? Could it be looking out your window and

  • 4th quarter honors posted at Pilgrim High

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    Pilgrim High School has posted honors for the 4th quarter. The following students have earned honors: FRESHMAN HIGH HONORS: Avery Adams, Ariana Ayriyan, Ryan Kenneth Barlow, Nicole E. Blanton, Madison Lynn Boscia, Braxton Logan Bragg, Dante Antonio

  • Free CCRI dental hygiene clinics scheduled to reopen to the public in September

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    The Community College of Rhode Island is reopening its free Dental Hygiene Clinics to the public for the fall 2021 semester beginning Sept. 1. Held at CCRI's Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, the Dental Hygiene Clinic is a learning environment for dental

  • PAL impresses at regionals

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After winning the Rhode Island state championship last month, the Warwick PAL 13 year old Babe Ruth baseball team headed north to Westfield, Mass to compete at regionals. The team had a solid outing, going 3-2 against some of the best

  • Flood Ford headed to semifinals

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Flood Ford Auto Connie Mack baseball team picked up its 10th and 11th wins in a row as it beat East Greenwich in two games to advance to this week's state semifinals against Narragansett-South Kingstown. Flood Ford took Game 1 of

  • August 12, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Warwick Tree Post juniors fall in semis

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After getting an opening round win over R&R Construction in three games, the top-seeded Warwick Tree Post junior American Legion team fell to Upper Deck in two games of the semifinals to be eliminated from the playoffs. "It was a very

  • Parents want masks a ‘choice’

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA With the start of school just a few weeks away, Warwick parents are urging the School Committee and administrators to make facemasks for students a parental choice. The district policy, which has not changed since being adopted in the

  • Police, authorities respond to Neck 'tent city'

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Ged Carbone of Warwick Neck decided to extend his neighborhood walk last week to include some wooded trails off the Meadow View bike and walking path in hopes of finding a lost dog. Instead, he came across an encampment consisting of a

  • Out-of-state buyers like RI prices, quality of life

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By JARED GUSTAFSON Former Maine resident, Pete Mertz is one of many who have been lured here by the quality of life. Mertz and his wife moved to Buttonwoods in June of 2019 due to job relocation. They formerly lived just north of Portland Maine for

  • Planning to upset the status quo

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL What was your major accomplishment as planner for the town of North Smithfield, Tom Kravitz was asked Friday afternoon in Mayor Frank Picozzi's office? It was a question he relished. Without hesitation, he cited work with the state on the

  • City pursues two new high schools

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA After the latest meeting with the Rhode Island Department of Education on Tuesday, Warwick is considering building two new high schools, instead of renovating Pilgrim and Toll Gate High Schools. "We looked at the original visioning and

  • High yields raise concerns over area opened to shellfishermen

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL The Promised Land for commercial fishermen is about 1,900 acres between Conimicut and Bullock's points. The area was opened to quahogging for a first time in 75 years on May 26. It's highly productive, enabling most fully licensed

  • Week of August 5, 2021

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

  • A night out

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    A night out After being canceled last year because of the pandemic, organizers of this year's Warwick National Night Out didn't know what to expect. Might there be a larger crowd than usual or could people still be concerned about Covid, recalls Ward 6

  • It's personal

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    To the Editor: This letter is addressed to all people who choose not to be vaccinated against Covid-19. I spent the last year and a half following all the instructions given to us by people in the health field. I wore my mask (still do), avoided crowds

  • 2 new high schools?

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL After all the debate over the future of Warwick's high schools and the decision to renovate Pilgrim and Toll Gate for an estimated cost of $302 million, the city could be on the path for two new schools. The school administration is

  • Warwick Police Log 08/05/21

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    FATAL CRASH A city resident was killed in a head-on collision between two vehicles on Main Avenue last week, according to Warwick Police. Michael A. Paliotti, 60, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition once responders arrived at

  • RI gas a penny higher, averging $3.04

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up 1 cent from last week, averaging $3.04 per gallon. Monday's price is 4 cents higher than a month ago and 90 cents higher than August 2, 2020 . Rhode Island's average gas price is 13 cents lower than the national

  • Share your book club experiences for a chance to win

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Share your book club experiences for a chance to win If you belong to a reading group, Robin Kall of Reading with Robin would like to talk to you! Tell Robin how your club got started, how long you've been meeting, and how you select the

  • In-person youth theatre a 'Dream' come true

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By JARED GUSTAFSON The Rhode Island Youth Theatre is back and in person. Auditions for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which will be staged Friday, Aug. 13, at Toll Gate High School, were held Monday at the school. After a year and a half hiatus due to

  • Ceiling damage at Vets won't delay school opening

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA On July 29 it felt as though the sky was falling at Warwick Veterans Middle School. About six ceiling tiles came loose and fell, abruptly ending the extended school year program, but Superintendent Lynn Dambruch assures parents and

  • Speaker tees up funds for animal rescue

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi doesn't play golf, nor do Judy Salvadore or Steve and Audrey Snow. Yet all four of them were on the deck of the Quidnessett Country Club Monday evening surrounded by golfers, many of who are legislators.

  • City addressing lifeguard shortage, aims to restore pool hours

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By JARED GUSTAFSON Warwick could use some more lifeguards, and Beverly Wiley, director of Parks and Recreation, is hopeful that with a lifeguard certification class that started Monday and the closure of city beaches at the end of the summer, the city

  • Am I my brother's keeper?

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    To the Editor: I recently learned I can take a small action that may avert serious harm to those around me. Sounds easy. Still, I don't want to do it. The small action is wearing a mask again. Ugh. It's not that I object because my freedom to shun a mask

  • Speaker Shekrachi speaks out about housing needs

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    The following is a reprint of an interview with House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) published in the July 2021 issue of The Rhode Island Builder, a monthly magazine published by the Rhode Island Builders Association since 1951. THE BUILDER:

  • Look before we leap

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    To the Editor: Paul A. Beaudette is a believer in man-made climate change. He is convinced that solar generated power is a critical, viable, and effective tool to offset the impacts of increasing CO2 emissions and their impact on climate change ("Let's

  • Thoughts on nuclear threats

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    To the Editor: I'm not sure if hypersonic missiles or Iran's drones have a chance of first strike capability. If so, or if some countries will think so, and/or don't fear a second strike, then we need to take preventative steps. The same applies to

  • Flood Ford gets playoff victory

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After falling to 0-6 to begin the season, the Flood Ford Connie Mack baseball team has since been the hottest team in the state, winning its final seven regular season games and defeating Warwick PAL in two games in the first round of

  • Warwick Tree Post juniors eyeing regionals

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Tree Post junior American Legion team has been one of the top clubs in the state this summer, finishing the regular season with a 9-2 record and claiming the top seed in this week's state playoffs. Warwick dropped the first

  • Locals sail in Beetle Cat Championships

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    On Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1, eight boats from Edgewood Yacht Club participated in the Leo J. Telesmanick Beetle Cat Championships in Chatham, Massachusetts, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Beetle Cat boat class. The all-wood

  • August 5, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

  • Scholarship founded in memory of shooting victim

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Despite the unanswered questions surrounding her shooting, the family of Miya Brophy-Baermann is focused on "all the good she brought to the world," said her mother Michelle. "I knew the kind of person she was," she said. "She was so

  • High yields raise concerns over area opened to shellfishermen

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL The Promised Land for commercial fishermen is about 1,900 acres between Conimicut and Bullock's points. The area was opened to quahogging for a first time in 75 years on May 26. It's highly productive, enabling most fully licensed

  • WCA falls short in title games

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The District I champions Warwick Continental American 12's fell in the state final 4-2 to North Providence last week to end their summer. WCA got off to a rocky start in the state tournament, falling behind 5-0 in the first inning to

  • Giving medical equipment a second life and those who need it dignity & indepedence

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By TARA MONASTESSE While everyday life for many has seemingly returned to normal in the wake of the pandemic, the increased demand for medical equipment hasn't slowed down. That's why the Robert J. Allen Masonic Medical Distribution Center, located on

  • Rocking for a good cause

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA If anyone knows how to put the "fun" in fundraising, it's the Rock N Jock Charities, a nonprofit organization that raises money for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Each year, the organization hosts two fundraising events, a

  • Police Log 07-29-2021

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    DUI Shortly after 2 a.m. on July 17, Officer Evan Brown received a report from dispatch that a Toyota Corolla traveling on Interstate 95 south had struck a guardrail. Reports indicated the vehicle had accelerated after the collision and was "now all over

  • Council to reconsider solar ordinance Aug. 16

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Those favoring, those opposed and those who agree with some but not all of an ordinance that would give the city the tools to regulate solar developments will have the opportunity to voice their points of view Aug. 16. (The Beacon

  • Increasing number of Rhode Islanders diagnosed with Legionnaire's Disease

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By RORY SCHULER Rhode Island health officials have announced a 300 percent increase in reported cases of Legionnaire's Disease (LD) in the state. "Between 2014 and 2020, there was an average of 10 cases during the months of June and July each year,

  • Former Beacon intern wins $60,000 RIPBS journalism scholarship

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Tara Monastesse of Warwick has been selected to receive a Rhode Island PBS Scholarship for high school seniors or college students pursuing a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism. The award - up to $60,000 - is renewable for up to four

  • Bonds beyond the dents

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    This hasn't happened to me before . I'm being hit on by women. Annie and Alice, fictitious names so as to absolve them of anything more than not paying greater attention, are lovely people. Both are artists in their own way. One is a dance instructor.

  • God has dominion

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    To the Editor: Regarding your July 15 editorial on climate change, you write: "This is what the advancing state of manmade climate change looks like . wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, unrelenting rainfall and other abnormal weather patterns will continue

  • Let's do solar ordinance intelligently

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    To the Editor: Can't ignore the big picture of climate change The proposed solar ordinance before the City Council fails to address the issue of climate change and how it is impacting our city and state. Climate change is real and happening faster than

  • Jump right in

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Jump right in More than 18 months after it closed and having undergone $150,000 of deferred maintenance and repairs, McDermott Pool reopened Monday to some very happy swimmers. The swimmers started arriving a couple of hours prior to a formal reopening

  • Warwick Tree Post falls in playoffs

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Tree Post American Legion baseball team fell in two games to Gershkoff to fall in the opening round of the playoffs. Gershkoff came from behind to win Game 1, 6-5, then would roll to take Game 2, 8-2. Despite leading 4-2 in

  • WCA grinding in state tournaments

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Continental American All-Star teams are continuing to grind through the state tournaments this week. The 12's fell to Smithfield 9-3 in the opening round, but rebounded to beat Riverside 6-1 in the first leg of the loser's

  • Young chefs have recipe to cook up wishes

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Even though he was just four years old, Blake Costa loved his family, cooking, and bringing people together. "He just loved being in the kitchen, cooking whatever," said his father Nick Costa. "Pizza, doughnuts, whatever. He would even

  • Camped out

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Camped out The first of three one-week Youth Leadership Camps sponsored by Warwick Police got under way this week with a series of activities that includes tours of the Police and Fire Department headquarters, games and projects. Today the 23 campers

  • Cornerstone's Kim Morris retires after 35 years

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL Thirty-five years ago, Roberta Merkle was looking to hire a case manager for the Warwick Central Geriatric Day Care Center based at the Warwick Central Baptist Church in Apponaug. The center, which went on to become Cornerstone Adult

  • July 29, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

  • ‘We’re back’

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After missing last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual CJ Buckley Regatta was back in action earlier this week in East Greenwich Bay. CJ Buckley was a local sailor that was described as a fierce competitor and the ultimate

  • Finally, city looking to sell 4 vacant school properties

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By JOHN HOWELL When he entered the corner office at City Hall, Frank Picozzi made the sale of vacant school properties one of his priorities. He imagined it wouldn't take too long to advertise the four properties and to receive offers from developers

  • $900K grant expands OSCIL goal to help disabled

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Thanks to $900,000 in funding from the CARES Act, the Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) has launched a home access program, allowing those with disabilities to live more independently through adaptive and accessibly

  • SOAKED FOR A CAUSE

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    By ARDEN BASTIA Warwick resident Robin Ramos says she doesn't want anyone else to deal with "[the] horrific disease" that is ALS. An ALS patient and community advocate with the ALS Association of Rhode Island, Ramos isn't letting the disease stop her.

  • Week of July 22, 2021

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • July 22, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • July 15, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, July 15, 2021

  • Week of July 1, 2021

    Thursday, July 1, 2021

  • Mausoleum dedication

    Saturday, June 26, 2021

    Bishop Thomas Tobin dedicates and blesses the $12.5 million mausoleum at Saint Ann Cemetery to Saints Peter & Paul.

  • June 24, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

  • June 17, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • June 10, 2021 e-Edition

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • June 3 e-EDITION

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

  • May 27, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • May 21, 2021 e-EDITION

    Friday, May 21, 2021

  • May 20, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • Week of May 15, 2021

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • May 13, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Week of May 6, 2021

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • May 6, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • April 29, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • April 22, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Warwick Christian Fellowship

    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Warwick Christian Fellowship 358 Warwick Neck AvenuePastor Steve Reickett739-26606

  • Trinity Episcopal Church

    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Trinity Episcopal Church 139 Ocean Ave., Pawtuxet(Pawtuxet Village)Cranston, RI 02905Rev. Mitchell Lindeman941-4324www.trinitypaw@gmail.com

  • April 15, 2021 e-Edition

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • April 1, 2021

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • March 25, 2021 - e-EDITION

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • Mayor Frank Picozzi - March 17, 2021

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    March 17, 2021

  • February 18, 2021 - e-EDITION

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • February 11, 2021 - e-EDITION

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • January 28, 2021 - e-EDITION

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • January 21, 2021 - e-EDITION

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Read it before you can buy it.

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    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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  • Warwick Beacon - October 29, 2020

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