November 5, 2021 e-EDITION

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  • In memory of Gianna

    2 days ago

    Danny Hall, creator of the annual Hall’s Asylum Halloween display on Warwick Neck Avenue that brought in more than $1,500 in donations for the Gianna Cirella Memorial Foundation dedicated to …

  • Life changing soccer

    3 days ago

    Football, well it’s soccer in this country, changed Mick Rooney’s life. It’s no wonder then for the last couple of weeks, Rooney’s life has revolved around the World Cup. He …

  • WE’VE GONE TO POT

    3 days ago

    Russ Matuszek sat behind the wheel of the Canna-Bus, a free-wheeling trolley parked outside the RISE dispensary. “If they need us, we’re here,” said the driver, leaning forward …

  • Chair to change

    3 days ago

    While state legislators and the City Council have chosen leaders for the upcoming sessions, the Warwick School Committee has yet to pick who will lead them as the department embarks on the singular …

  • If at first you don’t succeed…

    3 days ago

    A turnout estimated at 500 to 600 adults and children turned out Sunday for the city’s second annual Christmas tree lighting at Thayer Arena. Food trucks lined the field facing the rink and at …

  • Desecration

    3 days ago

    Plants have been uprooted, flags removed and a wreath taken from the 9-11 Memorial to Warwick victims of that terrorism attack built by volunteers with community donations in Oakland Beach. The …

  • What’s it take to be Santa?

    3 days ago

    Joe White was a natural for the job. He was the right height, stout and rotund. He wasn’t fat, but had a paunch. That’s not what made him a good Santa, however. No, he didn’t …

  • Matching grants aim to keep Warwick food pantries, soup kitchens stocked

    3 days ago

    The Rhode Island Foundation will match every donation the public makes to Trinity Repertory Company during its 2022 run of “A Christmas Carol” with an equal grant to the Rhode Island …

  • Leaf it to the wind

    3 days ago

    A few scattered rain drops and a strong southerly wind didn’t stop members of the Warwick Historic Cemetery Commission from turning out in numbers last Saturday for the fall cleanup of Brayton …

  • CCRI gets new Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships

    3 days ago

    Cranston’s Cody Fino has been named the Community College of Rhode Island’s Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships. Since 2019, Fino has served as the college’s Director of …

  • Walking to end hunger

    3 days ago

    The No More Hunger Walk, held this past fall, raised more than $11,000 for local food pantries and the Westbay Marketplace. Participating groups and churches included Boy Scout Troop 1 Conimicut, …

  • Breeze to add 6 destinations from Green including nonstop flights to West Coast

    3 days ago

    Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice™ low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, announced Wednesday  new and resuming service to six destinations to be added in 2023 …

  • RI Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts

    3 days ago

    The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra embraces the Holiday season’s festivities with two upcoming concerts. Amica Rush Hour Series The Four Seasons, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. TACO Classical Series …

  • 5 Warwick organizations receive nearly $600k in Champlin grants

    3 days ago

    Five Warwick non profit organizations  have been awarded Champlin Foundation grants totaling almost $600,000 it was announced last week. The five are among 95 organizations receiving $10.2 …

  • Oakland Beach playground, splash pad expected to exceed $1.2M estimate

    3 days ago

    Unveiled during the administration of Mayor Joseph Solomon, the city is moving ahead with plans for a new children’s playground and splash pad in Oakland Beach not far from Greenwich Bay and in …

  • It takes leadership

    3 days ago

    The SkillsUSA Leadership Team at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center sponsored it annual food drive for Westbay Community Action from November 4-15th. They collected 843 pounds of food from …

  • Police Log 12-08-22

    3 days ago

    DUI Around 8:59 p.m., Nov. 2, Warwick Police responded to the area of 3377 Post Road for the report of an “erratic operator in progress.” A witness reported a white Lincoln …

  • Twomey, Barker headed to DI programs

    3 days ago

    Two Pilgrim athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to compete in Division I sports at a recent ceremony, as softball standout Alyssa Twomey committed to nearby Providence College, and …

  • ‘My dream job’

    3 days ago

    The Bishop Hendricken lacrosse team recently announced that assistant coach and 2005 graduate Matt Clifford would be elevated to the head coach position next spring season. Clifford was one of the …

  • Familiar faces set to lead Hawks

    3 days ago

    Roster turnover is an annual headache for most high school sports teams. However, for the defending champion Bishop Hendricken basketball team, that won’t be an issue for the 2022-23 winter …

  • A holiday breakfast with the man in the red suit

    4 days ago

    The St. Mary’s Feast Society Ladies’ Auxiliary hosted Breakfast with Santa this past weekend at the St. Mary’s Feast Society on Phenix Avenue where 98 guests packed the building. …

  • What’s the right time for a tree?

    5 days ago

    Ten dollars. I shuttered. Was I going to pay $10 for a Christmas tree? No way. Fortunately, neither Carol nor the kids were with me when I made the stop at a lot filled with trees. The kids and Carol …

  • Warwick nonprofits win nearly $1 million for housing, hunger and behavioral health

    5 days ago

    Local nonprofits can still apply for $11.7 million in additional grants on first-come-first-served basis  Nine Warwick nonprofits working on food insecurity, housing instability and …

  • Show time

    5 days ago

    The Picozzi digital Christmas light show that has been known to have kids dancing in the street made its debut Thanksgiving eve and will be showing at the mayor’s home on Gristmill Road nightly …

  • Law enforcement agencies launch ‘Kids, Cops & Christmas’ campaign

    5 days ago

    The Rhode Island State Police (RISP), Rhode Island State Police Museum and Education Center, Department of Public Safety, the Rhode Island Troopers Association, the Office of the U.S. Attorney, the …

  • Holiday Tree Lighting

    Wednesday, November 30

    Join Mayor Picozzi and the Parks and Recreation Department on Sunday, Dec 4th at 5pm at Thayer Arena for a night of family festivities to include: free skating (w/donation of nonperishable food), …

  • ‘Black Friday really started Nov. 1’

    Wednesday, November 30

    Deals had shoppers waiting in lines outside some of the store at Warwick Mall on Black Friday. But stores didn’t open at midnight nor did people camp outside hoping to snag one of a limited …

  • More homeless housed in city hotels, mayor still hasn’t seen state plan

    Wednesday, November 30

    More homeless families have taken up residence in Warwick hotels even though Mayor Frank Picozzi said he remains in the dark over how either the governor or the Department of Housing and its director …

  • Can new high schools be built for $350M?

    Wednesday, November 30

    Now that voters have approved a bond to build new Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools, the biggest question facing some members of the City Council is whether the two schools can be built for $350 …

  • Getting to the heart of it…

    Wednesday, November 30

    Hoxsie School fourth graders who are studying the human heart as part of the School Department’s new ELA curriculum had the opportunity to examine functional engineering valve and chamber …

  • Tree time

    Wednesday, November 30

    With so many trees to pick from, Jonathan and Christina Croiano were surprised when their daughter Gracelyn instantly picked out her favorite from the wide selection at Confreda Farm on Scituate …

  • First to appear

    Wednesday, November 30

    The Coastal Nutcracker, the creation of Brenda Warnock, left, and Vicki Francesconi-Sullivan is the first of the Christmas characters to make their seasonable appearance in Conimicut Village. As was …

  • A reason for giving thanks

    Wednesday, November 30

    More than 700 canned goods, toiletries and nonperishables were collected in a month-long drive conducted during November by 13-year old Christopher Rodrigues at the Don Rodrigues Karate Academy. The …

  • December 1, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, November 30

  • Skating rink doesn’t make sense

    Wednesday, November 30

    To the Editor, Global warming is in all the news. Why would Warwick think about an outdoor ice rink? What value could this bring to the city? Warwick doesn’t have the money or the …

  • Turkeys to the starting line

    Wednesday, November 30

    When retired Warwick teacher and Warwick Rotary Club member Tom Sanford came up with the proposal that the service club conduct a 5K turkey trot early Thanksgiving morning, some club members …

  • Still kicking after 50 years

    Wednesday, November 30

    Every Thanksgiving morning a dedicated group of local soccer players have laced up their cleats without fail. The tradition started in 1972 at Lockwood Junior High School, marking this year as …

  • A Thanksgiving tradition of sharing & caring

    Wednesday, November 30

    It’s an ageless Thanksgiving tradition, one that Oakland Beach Firemen’s Club President Ron Manfredo will tell you, “Has been around for a long, long time and I’ve been here …

  • When small makes it big

    Wednesday, November 30

    Occupying most of the activity rooms at the Crowne Plaza there was nothing small about the Small Business Saturday sponsored by the Rhode Island Disabilities Council. The sixth annual event hosted …

  • Taking the Polar Plunge for ‘Wish Kids’ Rylie & Mark

    Wednesday, November 30

    The first day of 2023 will be special for many reasons. For one group of brave souls, they will head to the ocean for a great cause while helping two local kids who are battling life-threatening …

  • Stolen time

    Wednesday, November 30

    Arthur Defrance and his brother, Peter, who carry on the business their grandfather, Arthur (known as ‘Shorty’), started in 1936, were dismayed to discover a brick had been thrown through …

  • EG forum focused on impaired driving & call for action

    Wednesday, November 30

    East Greenwich will host “A Conversation about Impaired Driving, the Law, and a Call to Action” Thursday, Dec. 8, at Swift Auditorium, 121 Peirce Street, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This …

  • Donations lagging, but Neighbors Helping Neighbors looking to meet needs

    Wednesday, November 30

    Roberta Steinle, who works in the city’s human services department, has coordinated the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program since Maureen Volpe left the city 15 years ago. Not until now has she …

  • Police Log 12-01-22

    Wednesday, November 30

    DUI RIPTIDE At 1:07 a.m., Nov. 5, Warwick Police were “conducting a DUI RIPTIDE” detail in a marked police cruiser, driving northbound on Bald Hill Road, when officers observed a …

  • Marinelli twins cap off big careers at Toll Gate

    Wednesday, November 30

    The Toll Gate soccer teams wrapped up historic seasons for the school, as the Titan girls claimed their second state championship in three years and the boys reached the finals after an undefeated …

  • Pats win Beacon Bowl

    Wednesday, November 30

    The Pilgrim football team picked up a 32-14 Beacon Bowl win over rival Toll Gate on Thanksgiving last week. The Pats also grabbed the 3-2 series lead and have won three straight meetings between the …

  • Black Friday has a ring to it

    Tuesday, November 29

    Joe Rocco and Farah Kinsella were on a shopping mission Black Friday to express their love for each other. They weren’t exactly indiscrete about it either. Joe was rather loud. “We …

  • November 24, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, November 23

  • Motel 6 housing homeless, state lacks plan to meet shelter need

    Wednesday, November 23

    A Warwick hotel is serving as the winter shelter for homeless again, but this year Mayor Frank Picozzi learned about it in advance and doesn’t believe it will become an issue to …

  • No buzz for the fuzz

    Wednesday, November 23

    Every autumn for the past six years, members of the Warwick Police Department find themselves in a bit of a hairy situation. In 2017, former police chief Stephen McCartney shelved the standing …

  • White nationalist group appears to have targeted Black resident

    Wednesday, November 23

    Jody King, who grew up in Warwick, attended Pilgrim High School, served in the US Marine Corps and these days is most recognized for quahogging and his love of the Bay has encountered racism on …

  • Law on Airbnbs on hold for now

    Wednesday, November 23

    Some of the more than 30 landlords of short term home rentals of less than 30 days, which under city ordinances is not permitted, believed a proposal to regulate Airbnbs was a “done deal” …

  • Hoisting walls

    Wednesday, November 23

    Seemingly overnight after months of site preparations and the delivery of steel guiders, the nearly 500,000 square foot (that’s more than 10 acres) warehouse being built by North Point has …

  • Doing it with a smile, especially when it comes to Sancocho

    Wednesday, November 23

    This is a timeless story that never gets old. It’s a story of a young man who wanted to leave his country to immigrate to the United States to make a better life for his …

  • Harvest for hunger

    Wednesday, November 23

    HarborOne Bank’s Harvest for Hunger program raises awareness, provides financial support and generates non-perishable food donations for community-based organizations addressing the issue of …

  • Can new leadership deal with some of the familiar problems

    Wednesday, November 23

    STORY OF THE WEEK Every now and then, the tectonic plates of Rhode Island politics shift, as campaign season fades and a fresh batch of leaders takes on new roles. We’re seeing that to some …

  • Holiday spirit abounds at St. Barnabas bazaar

    Wednesday, November 23

    Family fun, friends, fine food and fellowship. Those were the ingredients that went into the St. Barnabas Church Christmas Bazaar held Saturday. For starters, Schweitzer Hall was aglow with …

  • Landmark birthday

    Wednesday, November 23

    Marilyn Robinson, who has lived at the Brookdale Centre of New England in Coventry since 2018, celebrated her 100th birthday November 15. An East Greenwich resident for 55 years, Marilyn was an …

  • Lucky chopsticks

    Wednesday, November 23

    After a pandemic hiatus, Volunteers of Warwick Schools, VOWS, held its traditional chopstick auction Saturday at the Pilgrim Senior Center. Those participating can buy white or gold chopsticks that …

  • On the drawing board

    Wednesday, November 23

    This rendering of the possible layout of an outdoor skating rink at the site of the former City Hall Annex – the dream of Mayor Frank Picozzi – was recently shared with the Appounag …

  • Teaming up for community

    Wednesday, November 23

    With the generous support of Stop & Shop, the Warwick Boys and Girls Clubs were able to provide turkeys and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner to 187 families last Saturday. Recipients …

  • Gas prices down 8 cents

    Wednesday, November 23

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 8 cents from last week, averaging $3.76 per gallon. Monday’s price is 22 cents higher than a month ago, and 34 cents higher than November 14, …

  • State Holiday Commission announces annual essay contest

    Wednesday, November 23

    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission announced last week the annual essay contest for the upcoming holiday event. “Every year, this essay contest tends to be one of the …

  • Swimming success

    Wednesday, November 23

    Performances of The Little Mermaid Jr. by St. Rose of Lima students in partnership with the Rhode Island Youth Theatre on Nov. 12 and Nov. 14 at the Warwick Veterans Middle School were a huge success …

  • Winter Holidays Decorate-A-Pole Contest

    Wednesday, November 23

    The Conimicut Village Association is hosting our annual Winter Holidays Decorate-A-Pole Contest in the village! The fun begins Nov. 26th so get your entry form submitted to be assigned a pole to …

  • Warwick’s loss is Narragansett’s gain

    Wednesday, November 23

    To the Editor, Tom Sanford is leaving Warwick. He and his wife are moving to Narragansett to be closer to their daughter and her family. Their dog, Kam, is going with them. Tom’s parents …

  • Go see high school performances

    Wednesday, November 23

    To the Editor, My wife and I are season ticket holders at the Providence Performing Arts Center and are used to seeing some truly great performances by nationally-known touring groups.  While …

  • His nose always leads to a story

    Wednesday, November 23

    It’s been some time since you’ve heard from Ollie, the spotted coon hound we adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League years ago. Ollie could have been the weekly topic …

  • Applications accepted through March 2023 for charter schools

    Wednesday, November 23

    The application period for charter public schools opened Tuesday, November 22 for the 2023-24 school-year. Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. All charter school …

  • BankNewport’s ‘Kind Heart Fresh Start’ to benefit underserved populations

    Wednesday, November 23

    As part of its All In Giving program, BankNewport has announced the return of the “Kind Heart Fresh Start” campaign. This year, to meet the most urgent need of community organizations …

  • RI economy continues to improve, but employment growth slows in Q3

    Wednesday, November 23

    Rhode Island’s economy improved across most major indicators in the third quarter of 2022, but employment growth slowed, according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing, …

  • Hurley Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wednesday, November 23

    CODAC Behavioral Healthcare President and CEO, Linda Hurley, has been awarded the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award by The Rhode Island Public Health Association for her efforts in developing and …

  • $20K in two Rotary grants to impact an estimated 7,000 Warwick kids

    Wednesday, November 23

    By JOHN HOWELL $2.85 doesn’t buy much these days, but that’s what the average per pupil expenditure works out to be for two Warwick Rotary Club $10,000 grants awarded organizations …

  • Police Log 11-24-22

    Wednesday, November 23

    CATALYCTIC CONVERTER THEFTS At 7:51 a.m., Oct. 31, Warwick Police Officer Evan E. Johnson, responded to an Easton Avenue address to take a report of a catalytic converter theft. Upon arrival, he …

  • Food Donation

    Wednesday, November 23

    The Warwick Police Department sent out a message of Thanksgiving this week. “We want to thank everyone who donated food to our Thanksgiving Food Drive over the past three weeks,” the …

  • Knights enjoy historic run

    Wednesday, November 23

    For the first time in school history, the Community College of Rhode Island’s men’s soccer team reached the NJCAA National Tournament after winning the Region XXI title last …

  • Rodrigues Karate captures 19 awards at nationals

    Wednesday, November 23

    The Don Rodrigues Karate Academy of Warwick captured 19 awards at the KRANE National Championships this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Ashley Sacrey captured first place in …

  • Rams end Hawks’ reign

    Wednesday, November 23

    The La Salle Academy football team pulled off a 38-29 upset win over the four-time defending state champion Bishop Hendricken Hawks on Sunday afternoon at Cranston Stadium. The Hawks jumped on the …

  • RIC falls to Clark

    Wednesday, November 23

    Junior Olivia DeLuca (Providence) took home two first place finishes as the Rhode Island College women’s swimming team fell at Clark, 108-72, on Saturday afternoon. DeLuca placed first in …

  • November 17, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, November 16

  • Short but meaningful

    Wednesday, November 16

    A brief service in recognition of Veterans Day was held Friday on the steps to City Hall. The observance was organized by retired Navy officer Rep. Camille Vella Wilkinson and attended by state and …

  • Veterans recognized

    Wednesday, November 16

    RI DAV Commander Sal Caiozzo and District 21 Representative and retired Naval Lt. Col. Camille Vella Wilkinson visited veterans at Greenwich Farms at Warwick assisted living on Veterans Day to …

  • Vet shares story of injury over breakfast at Iggy’s

    Wednesday, November 16

    Nick Oneppo is a Vietnam War veteran who was injured when struck by mortar flak. That wasn’t on his mind Friday morning, rather he was concentrating on a plate of scrambled eggs, hash …

  • Free turkeys at Boys & Girls Clubs

    Wednesday, November 16

    The Warwick Boys and Girls Clubs in partnership with Stop & Shop will hold a free drive-thru turkey basket pickup this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Norwood and Oakland Beach clubhouses. …

  • Police Log 11-17-22

    Wednesday, November 16

    SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES Warwick Police are looking into anti-Semitic “suspicious packages” discovered by residents in Warwick’s Oakland Beach neighborhood. “During the …

  • Heated up over wood

    Wednesday, November 16

    Beatrice “Cookie” Pelletier, 73, estimates she needs about six cords of wood to get through the winter. So far she’s stacked up two cords and she is questioning whether she can get …

  • Cathy ‘ran’ schools, now it’s time to enjoy retirement

    Wednesday, November 16

    When her husband Joe Bonang retired from his plumbing business, Cathy thought of all the things they could be doing together while they have the means to do them (from skiing, biking, bowling to …

  • Pilgrim Players rock night away

    Wednesday, November 16

    “Come on, feel the noise!” belts Ben Passarelli. “I want to know what love is” swoons Princess Johnson. “I’m wanted dead or alive” wails Jessica …

  • McAllister leads council; Fire pact looms

    Wednesday, November 16

    Steve McAllister is looking forward to further public participation in City Council meetings now that he is in line to serve a second term as Council President. Although the all-Democrat council …

  • Warwick Neck Elementary students learn the meaning of Veterans Day

    Wednesday, November 16

    When former Mayor and retired RI Supreme Court Justice Frank Flaherty was asked to attend a Veterans Day event at Warwick Neck School, he thought he was going to address a class and answer …

  • Building confidence on the run

    Wednesday, November 16

    It was a warm, almost hot, fall afternoon with the setting sun casting long shadows over the field behind the Norwood Boys and Girls Clubs. Twelve fifth grade girls jogged around the field in a …

  • 500 to go

    Wednesday, November 16

    Warwick Area Career and Technical culinary dove into the baking process Tuesday to fill orders for more 500 pies. They also will bake 100 dozen rolls plus an assortment of breads by for pick up at …

  • Recipe for a career

    Wednesday, November 16

    Austin Irons knows what goes into making a good charcuterie, his favorite dish. It takes a combination of meats, cheeses, nuts, olives, jams, vegetables and an assortment of other delectable nibbles. …

  • Courthouse event to spotlight National Adoption Day

    Wednesday, November 16

    Rhode Island Family Court Chief Judge Michael B. Forte and the Rhode Island Judiciary will sponsor a special event to celebrate the 19th National Adoption Day on November 19, 2022. The Rhode …

  • Elliott won’t seek Warwick political office again, urges younger generation to step forward

    Wednesday, November 16

    Following his unsuccessful third run for the District 20 House seat in the General Assembly, Dan Elliott announced this week he will not run for Warwick political office again.  “It has …

  • Man of the hour

    Wednesday, November 16

    In the whirl of elections and the outcome of the contest for power in Washington in the balance, which amazingly still remains out of focus, supporters of Congressman James Langevin honored him at a …

  • Dems unite behind Shekarchi in open caucus

    Wednesday, November 16

    Joseph Shekarchi didn’t get any argument when he told the House Democratic caucus Thursday evening that they “developed an agenda that was tremendously well received by …

  • Penalty kicks send Skippers past Hawks in semis

    Wednesday, November 16

    The North Kingstown boys soccer team beat Bishop Hendricken in penalty kicks last week in the Division I Semifinals to end the Hawks’ 2022 run. The Skippers would jump out to a quick 2-0 …

  • Hawks set to face Rams in state championship

    Wednesday, November 16

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Hawks squashed the Central Knights 41-13 on Friday night during the Rhode Island High School Football State Championship Division Semifinal at Bishop Hendricken High …

  • Toll Gate drops title game in PK’s

    Wednesday, November 16

    The Toll Gate boys soccer team fell in penalty kicks to Scituate in the Division IV State Championship on Sunday night at Cranston Stadium. Trailing 2-1 in the second half, …

  • Titans win DIII title

    Wednesday, November 16

    The Toll Gate Lady Titans hung on to defeat the Westerly Bulldogs 1-0 on Saturday evening and earned the Girls Division III Championship at Cranston Stadium.  Toll Gate Freshman Shinyu Vega …

  • St. Barnabas bazaar is back after pandemic hiatus

    Wednesday, November 16

    An announcement inside a recent St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Sunday bulletin read: “The Bazaar is back!” Ever since that day, excitement and enthusiasm have been building for the …

  • Therapy dogs and their human partners recognized at awards dinner

    Wednesday, November 16

    A few of the attendees barked, but they weren’t complaining. They just wanted to welcome some of the other canine guests and their partners. The recent event, the Paws From the Heart …

  • Elks, Library team up for ‘Warm Welcome’ coat giveaway

    Wednesday, November 16

    Being thrust into the spotlight is nothing new for the Tri-City Elks Lodge 14, located at 1915 West Shore Rd. The lodge has hosted a number of events to benefit veterans in need or children who …

  • Time to renew the holiday spirit

    Wednesday, November 16

    To the Editor, Elections are over and now we can prepare to renew old traditions and plan new ones so all can enjoy the coming holiday season. Be aware that the virus is still with us. Since …

  • Election nights have changed…for the better?

    Wednesday, November 16

    There’s nothing like the hype of election night. It wasn’t what it used to be last Tuesday as the media went through what seemed like an endless period for Allan Fung to appear at the …

  • A veteran at honoring vets

    Wednesday, November 9

    A chance encounter at the Baltimore/Washington Airport as George Farrell and his family were on their way home from a spring vacation in 2010 changed his live and the lives of about 800 …

  • Ten years of truly serving veterans

    Wednesday, November 9

    In a world where it seems we can hardly agree on anything – and particularly amidst a political season where our worst tribal qualities are on all too apparent display – it is nice to be …

  • Vets Day observance at City Hall is Friday

    Wednesday, November 9

    A Veterans Day observance will be held this Friday in front of Warwick City Hall beginning at 9 a.m. Rucking for Roofs Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Join us for a walk to raise funds to house …

  • Educators see hope, challenges in test scores

    Wednesday, November 9

    The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released the final results of the 2022 Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) tests Friday. Following the pandemic, school …

  • Miracle mile: road to pot?

    Wednesday, November 9

    Soon after big box stores, auto dealers and shopping plazas popped up on Route 2, the retail strip was dubbed Warwick’s “miracle mile.” It’s no wonder. The stretch, well more …

  • Dems prevail, but election had twists

    Wednesday, November 9

    Warwick Democrats showed on Election Day candidates don’t need a “D” beside their name to win, as they are credited with giving the only Republican to win on the Warwick ballot, …

  • Nov. 18 conference to focus on better care, better aging

    Wednesday, November 9

    Better Care, Better Aging is the theme of the Senior Agenda Coalition of RI 14th annual conference being held Nov. 18 at the Crowne Plaza. Conversations will focus on expanding programs that allow …

  • Titans shut out BVP, headed to title game

    Wednesday, November 9

    The Toll Gate boys soccer team shut out Blackstone Valley Prep 2-0 in the Division IV Semifinals on Tuesday evening to punch its ticket to this Sunday’s state championship game against …

  • Yelman hat trick sends Toll Gate to championship

    Wednesday, November 9

    The Toll Gate Lady Titans are headed to the Girls Division III Soccer Championship after defeating the Classical Purple 4-3 in thrilling fashion on Monday night during the semifinal round at Johnston …

  • Hawks run to No. 26

    Wednesday, November 9

    The Bishop Hendricken cross country team ran to its 26th state championship last weekend at Ponaganset High School. The Hawks will now head to the New England Championships this weekend with a chance …

  • Village visitors

    Wednesday, November 9

    The Conimicut Village Association recently announced the winners of the first annual Scarecrow Contest held in Conimicut Village. To the delight of all, there were a total of 9 creative scarecrows …

  • Display of affection

    Wednesday, November 9

    Those who have fond memories of Rocky Point as an amusement park and enjoy it today as a public park can now get plates to show off their attachment. The first 185 of the plates, which had been …

  • When cancer treatment cancels trick or treating, Sami’s comes through with sweet treat

    Wednesday, November 9

    With a chill in the air and rain falling, Halloween rolled in early this year for a 12-year-old boy battling pediatric sarcoma, thanks to a young lady’s heart of gold. Samantha Ronci, …

  • Insanity

    Wednesday, November 9

    To the Editor, I almost killed a mother and child. Decades ago I moved to the Namquid Drive area.  It was disturbing to see folks walking at night in the street with no reflectors or …

  • Clyde made for memorable moments

    Wednesday, November 9

    The last time I saw Clyde Bennett was a couple of days before he died at Hope Hospice Health in Providence. It is not how I will remember this kind man who did so much for Warwick and whose love for …

  • Vets students salute vets

    Wednesday, November 9

    Vets Middle School Principal Joe Coffey made the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration all the more special this year – he brought the ceremony inside and served breakfast. It was a …

  • Fung falls short

    Wednesday, November 9

    It was a roller coaster ride Election Night that didn’t end well for the man who led Cranston for 12 years and was ready to do even bigger things in Washington. As the votes started coming …

  • Gas prices up 4 cents, averaging $3.85 per gallon

    Wednesday, November 9

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 5 cents from last week, averaging $3.85 per gallon. Monday’s  price is 43 cents higher than a month ago, and 45 cents higher than November 7, …

  • Make way for Pontiac bridge replacement

    Wednesday, November 9

    Starting Friday night, Nov. 11, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will begin the process of sliding two bridge decks into place at the Pontiac Avenue interchange in Cranston. The …

  • RI Realtors Assn. reports slow down in house sales, increase in median price

    Wednesday, November 9

    A year ago, Rhode Island’s housing market began to wane amid news of rising mortgage rates and continued low inventory. One year later, sales are still declining, while the median price of …

  • Ladouceur looks to extend public comment at Council meetings

    Wednesday, November 9

    When do we ever get enough time? Those who follow the workings of government may complain that things move too slowly and getting anything done takes too much time. Or, there are those who say …

  • Plugging for Democrats

    Wednesday, November 9

    Former Mayor Joseph Walsh was among the scores of Democrats – most of them candidates on the ballot – to turn out Sunday for a rally at State Democratic Headquarters at Metro Center in …

  • Police Log 11-10-22

    Wednesday, November 9

    SEXUAL ASSAULT On Nov. 1, the Kent County Grand jury returned an indictment charging Blong Yang, 51, of Warwick, with one count of domestic first-degree sexual assault and one count of domestic …

  • November 10, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, November 9

  • Welcome to Oktoberfest

    Tuesday, November 8

    Pawtuxet Village’s Lucy Juicy and Doomed Records held its first Oktoberfest on Oct. 29 in their parking lot. With pumpkin painting for kids and cookie decorating, families had fun while …

  • Elect Wall for City Council Ward 6

    Monday, November 7

    To the Editor,  I am writing this letter to formally endorse Daniel Wall for Cranston City Council in Ward 6. Over the years I have come to know Dan as an experienced, hardworking and …

  • Dems rally to get out the vote

    Monday, November 7

  • Affordable answers to the age of energy innovation

    Wednesday, November 2

    Green Energy is the future. However, that future is not within the next 30 years, and it has little to do with the current policies that have been put forth by our sitting officials. Someday …

  • Vigil for victims, survivors of domestic violence

    Wednesday, November 2

    A vigil to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held Tuesday night at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center. Those attending were invited to …

  • Fall festival party sets stage for KW Coastal Warwick grand opening

    Wednesday, November 2

    Keller Williams Coastal Realty welcomed more than 125 partners, business associates and members of the community to their Grand Opening Fall Festival Friday evening at 501 Centerville Road in the …

  • What’s your favorite pumpkin?

    Wednesday, November 2

    Warwick Area Career and Technical Center students voted to pick the best of carved pumpkin creations by students in the graphic arts program and the painted pumpkins of students in the Business …

  • There’s no ‘grace’ when it comes to paying city taxes

    Wednesday, November 2

    By JOHN HOWELL “Grace” is not a word to be found on Warwick tax bills, although some taxpayers think there is a “grace period” when submitting their quarterly …

  • Police Log 11-03-22

    Wednesday, November 2

    MALICIOUS INJURY TO PROPERTY At 6:13 p.m., Oct. 13, Warwick Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at 2247 Warwick Ave. Upon arrival, police spoke with the driver of a white Sentra, …

  • Reed delivers $358K grant for school safety, security coordinator

    Wednesday, November 2

    Now that Warwick Schools have a director of school safety, it will get the money to pay him plus some more thanks to federal funding announced Tuesday by U.S. Senator Jack Reed. The $358,273 in …

  • Local food pantries to receive Scouting for Food donations

    Wednesday, November 2

    Hundreds of scouts were out and about Rhode Island neighborhoods Saturday in the first of two steps of this year’s Scouting for Food drive. On Saturday they placed door hangers informing people …

  • Open Juried Exhibit

    Wednesday, November 2

    The Warwick Center for the Arts is holding its 36th annual RI Open Juried Exhibit from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12 at 3259 Post Road, Warwick. The show consists of a variety of media and subject matter and is …

  • November 3, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, November 2

  • Hawks beat Townies in finale

    Wednesday, November 2

    The Hawks crushed the East Providence Townies 35-7 on Friday evening during a non-league football battle under the lights at Bishop Hendricken High School. It was senior night for the Hawks and …

  • Pilgrim earns No. 1 seed

    Wednesday, November 2

    The Pilgrim girls soccer team held off visiting Cranston West 2-1 in the teams’ regular season finale last week. Pilgrim would take a quick 2-0 lead in the first half on goals from Gillian …

  • Pats fall in quarters

    Wednesday, November 2

    The No. 5 Classical field hockey team won a 2-1 thriller over No. 4 Pilgrim last week in the Division II Quarterfinals. Down 1-0 at halftime, the Pats would rebound when Emily Newton scored on a …

  • Rev. Dr. Donnie Anderson shares her experience as a transgender woman

    Wednesday, November 2

    Rev. Dr. Donnie Anderson, 74, was nine years old when she knew something was something different about her. She couldn’t explain what and thought long and hard about how to approach …

  • Costumes & neighbors make for a fun parade

    Wednesday, November 2

    The Greenwood Halloween Parade is the place to be on October 31. That was the obvious conclusion as an estimated 400 adults and kids admired each others’ costumes, renewed acquaintances, did …

  • Be sure to get in your order

    Wednesday, November 2

    The Warwick Area Career and Technical Center culinary department Tides Restaurant is open for Thursday lunch and for orders of 10 inch-deep-dish pies in time for Thanksgiving. The Thursday luncheons …

  • Report: New schools would increase test scores, home values

    Wednesday, November 2

    A team of American University masters degree students concluded that building two new Warwick high schools would increase housing values, decrease teacher and student absenteeism and would increase …

  • Down to the wire

    Wednesday, November 2

    The pandemic has done more than ignite a supercharged housing market, inflicted a non recoverable loss in the education of our children and changed the workplace. It has also spawned a crop of …

  • Speaker named Audubon 2022 Legislator of Year

    Wednesday, November 2

    Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives K. Joseph Shekarchi was honored as Legislator of the Year by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island at the Society’s 125th Annual Meeting on …

  • Nothing moderate about this group of Republicans

    Wednesday, November 2

    To the Editor, I strongly disagree with your October 27th endorsement of Allan Fung for Congress. Despite his commendable record as mayor of Cranston, the adage that “all politics is …

  • A fake candidate in Ward 4?

    Wednesday, November 2

    To the Editor, We’ve all heard recently of “fake information,” “fake web sites,” and “fake advertisements.”  They’re all scams intended to get …

  • Green bond invests in best of Rhode Island

    Wednesday, November 2

    To the Editor, On Nov. 8, Rhode Islanders will have many important choices to make in the voting booths. I ask you to consider voting yes on referendum Question No. 3, the Green Bond. If approved, …

  • ‘Not building new schools comes at a greater cost’

    Wednesday, November 2

    To Warwick residents, On November 8, Warwick voters will have an unprecedented opportunity to change the educational future of our city.  The vision set forth is to create two completely new …

  • Mayor celebrates rights of long-term care residents

    Wednesday, November 2

    As the mayor, Frank Picozzi gets called on to recognize special events, such as Mary Gatta's 100th birthday that he helped celebrate with residents of Greenwood Terrace, the opening of new businesses and …

  • A broom stick bash

    Wednesday, November 2

    Lots of witches showed up Friday for the Halloween party staged at the Pilgrim Senior Center. There were also other characters although it some cases it was difficult to guess who/what they might be. …

  • Greek food fair, Christmas bazaar this weekend

    Wednesday, November 2

    One of the state’s most popular eateries will open this weekend at 165 Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston. The Taverna, as it’s known, will be located inside the Rev. Peter G. Mihailides Center …

  • BankRI invites community to brighten season for kids

    Tuesday, November 1

    Marking a generation of helping to brighten the season for children in need, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) kicks off its 25th annual Holiday Giving Tree program. The signature effort collects gifts for …

  • 11 Warwick candidates vie for state house seats

    Thursday, October 27

    The questions Warwick state Senate and Representative District candidates were asked the following questions: Now that a federal judge has ruled truck tolls unconstitutional as a means of …

  • Celebrating a century

    Wednesday, October 26

    Tenants at the Greenwood Terrace wouldn’t let their senior resident celebrate her 100th birthday without a party, or for that matter, a grand entrance with her wearing a crown once Mayor Frank …

  • 44-year military career hinged on high school diploma

    Wednesday, October 26

    It was 1978 and Tracy Garder remembers Pilgrim High School guidance counselor Tom Dolce asking her, ‘you’re so close (to graduating), what do we need to do?’ Dolce’s timing …

  • EG Art Club Meeting

    Wednesday, October 26

    The East Greenwich Art Club will meet at the East Greenwich United Methodist Church, 1558 South County Trail, East Greenwich, on Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Award-winning, Rhode Island Contemporary …

  • A tech boost for Warwick Neck School

    Wednesday, October 26

    Representatives from Intel and Best Buy along with the school mascot Rocky were surprise guests at Warwick Neck Elementary School Wednesday. They delivered the news the school is the Rhode Island …

  • Fernandez joins Centreville Bank’s leadership team

    Wednesday, October 26

    Paola Fernandez has been promoted to senior vice president, community development officer at Centreville Bank. In this role, Fernandez joins the bank’s leadership team and continues to lead …

  • Their views on Warwick schools

    Wednesday, October 26

    Warwick’s six candidates vying to represent the city’s three school districts introduced themselves and responded to questions during a 90-minute forum on Oct. 20 co-sponsored by the …

  • You never know what gifts will give back

    Wednesday, October 26

    Last week in this space I wrote about the challenge of giving an unexpected gift and the reward of receiving one. In my case, the unexpected birthday present was a ride in a float plane arranged by …

  • OSDRI launches holiday collection drive for grocery gift cards and food items

    Wednesday, October 26

    Operation Stand Down RI is putting out a call to action to the local community in the days leading up to Veterans Day. On Friday, Oct. 21, OSDRI began seeking support from the local community to …

  • A village favorite

    Wednesday, October 26

    It was a perfect night Saturday for a spooky Conimicut. Sponsored by the Woodbury Union Church Presbyterian and Conimicut Village Association along with help from Friends Way, the Riverview …

  • Myth, facts about new Warwick high schools

    Wednesday, October 26

    Dear Warwick Residents, Our goal from the start of this process was to ensure that the community was informed with the accurate information that they would need in order to make an informed …

  • Silly putty?

    Wednesday, October 26

    To the Editor, Congressional candidate Seth Magaziner is like political silly putty. He initially told us he was committed to becoming our next Governor. That was until Democratic Party bosses …

  • Remembering Bill Bernard

    Wednesday, October 26

    To the Editor, Bill Bernard was my father-figure dear, dear friend. If you saw the movie “Rocky”, Bill acted just like “Micky”, Rocky’s crusty trainer portrayed by …

  • Changing the dismal direction

    Wednesday, October 26

    To the Editor, As the November deadline for voting approaches many concerns have voters questioning their current choices. They are reviewing where the candidates stand on the  economy, …

  • Joe Shekarchi is a strong ally of the business community

    Wednesday, October 26

    To the Editor, We write in strong support of House Speaker Joe Shekarchi’s re-election. In his ten years as a State Representative, including the past two as Speaker of the House, Joe has …

  • Bogus explanation

    Wednesday, October 26

    To the Editor, Democrats running for office can’t be honest about the economy. That’s because Democrat policies are killing the economy. If Democrats were to tell the truth they would …

  • Hunter Biden’s laptop

    Wednesday, October 26

    To the Editor, Apr 2019, Hunter Biden dropped off his laptop to a Delaware computer repairman. Dec 9, 2019, FBI agents served a subpoena for the Hunter Biden laptop and it was promptly …

  • In support of Bill Foley

    Wednesday, October 26

    To the Editor, I am writing this letter to congratulate and thank the citizens of Warwick Ward One for choosing Councilman Bill Foley to represent them.  Bill is one of three members on the …

  • Alzheimer’s prevention study puts out call for additional 100 participants

    Wednesday, October 26

    The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital is putting out a “last call” for participation in the Alzheimer's Association U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle …

  • Report finds RI schools ‘in crisis’

    Wednesday, October 26

    Warwick schools are a disappointment to Michael DiBiase. The president and CEO of the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council made that clear following the agency’s release on the state of …

  • Festival of small businesses

    Wednesday, October 26

    Bethany Penardo is a special education teacher. She has a job but she’s not feeling good about the way things are going. “How much job security is there. It’s not a good thing …

  • Reed delivers good ‘up & down’ news for seniors

    Wednesday, October 26

    By JOHN HOWELL Senator Jack Reed had some up and down news as he visited the Pilgrim Senior last Wednesday to discuss the needs of senior citizens and ensure people know assistance is available …

  • ‘Job well done’

    Wednesday, October 26

    By J. MICHAEL LEVESQUE It was a proud day for the City of Warwick, and particularly the Warwick Fire Department. On Monday, October 24th, Station One’s 2nd floor conference room was …

  • Police Log October 27, 2022

    Wednesday, October 26

    BENCH WARRANTS Around 9 a.m., Oct. 5, Warwick Police Officer Aaron L. Steere saw a vehicle exit the UPS facility at 150 Plan Way, without a front registration plate. He conducted a traffic stop …

  • Pats back on track, roll past Panthers

    Wednesday, October 26

    The Patriots pummeled the Johnston Panthers 46-29 on Friday evening during a Division III-B battle and pink out, at Pilgrim High School. The Pats jumped out to an early 6-0 lead when junior Dylan …

  • Tigers edge Titans in play-in game

    Wednesday, October 26

    The Toll Gate field hockey team fell to Tiverton 2-1 in the Division II play-in game on Tuesday afternoon. Tiverton would take a 1-0 lead but Alina Jencks would take a pass from Allison Quinn to …

  • Surging Toll Gate ready to make playoff run

    Wednesday, October 26

    The Toll Gate boys soccer team has been one of the hottest teams in the state this season and is currently in a battle for the top seed in Division IV. The Titans have been dominant all season and …

  • Dorsey continues to shine for RIC

    Wednesday, October 26

    Sophomore Justin Dorsey (Warwick, R.I.) placed seventh as the Rhode Island College men’s cross country team competed at the Connecticut College Invitational, held at Harkness Park on Saturday …

  • October 27, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, October 26

  • Multi-family housing proposed for empty office space

    Tuesday, October 25

    Pontiac Avenue residents gathered outside an empty office building on Oct. 19 for a site walk where they heard Omni Group’s proposal for constructing multi-family housing units at 747 Pontiac …

  • RI police get $16 million in grants to fund 1,773 body-worn cameras

    Tuesday, October 25

    Smile the next time an Ocean State police officer approaches your driver’s side window. You may be on camera. The state’s top law enforcement officers, federal and local legislators …

  • ‘Job well done’

    Tuesday, October 25

    It was a proud day for the City of Warwick, and particularly the Warwick Fire Department. On Monday, October 24th, Station One’s 2nd floor conference room was filled with city officials, the …

  • Father with many hats always has a story

    Wednesday, October 19

    “Where’s the closet?” I asked when I entered his office at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. “What closet?” he asked. “The closet with all your …

  • Thunderbolt to Washington

    Wednesday, October 19

    By JOHN HOWELL Richard Esposito of Cranston said he couldn’t wait to get to Vietnam. That’s not what one expected to hear from an Army veteran who saw 25 percent of his company, …

  • Wide right

    Wednesday, October 19

    The Bishop Hendricken football team held on to beat rival La Salle 10-9 in the state’s biggest regular season game last Friday night. The Rams held a 9-3 lead heading into the fourth …

  • Pats riding win streak into playoffs

    Wednesday, October 19

    The Pilgrim field hockey team closed out it’s a regular season with a 3-1 win over visiting Smithfield on Tuesday afternoon. The two teams were scoreless through the first half, but the Pats …

  • Titans, Pats look to finish strong

    Wednesday, October 19

    The Toll Gate and Pilgrim girls tennis teams have been grinding through their regular seasons and are approaching the final matches with playoffs looming. Toll Gate has had a solid campaign to …

  • What it might look this morning

    Wednesday, October 19

    Rain earlier this week postponed the “dieting” of Main Avenue from Greenwich Avenue to the Greenwood Bridge with the reduction from four to two travel lanes. Charles St. Martin, spokesman …

  • Police Log 10-20-22

    Wednesday, October 19

    CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT A Warwick man, who worked as a correctional officer, has been found guilty of criminal sexual conduct with inmates. Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha …

  • RI gas prices 34 cents lower than national average

    Wednesday, October 19

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 6 cents from last week, averaging $3.54 per gallon. Monday’s price is 5 cents lower than a month ago, and 29 cents higher than October 17, 2021. …

  • Council grants 1st passage to Carvel zoning; approves license plate cameras

    Wednesday, October 19

    With two issues of high interest on the agenda, members of the City Council were prepared for a long meeting Monday night. The issues – a contract for the city to lease ten license plate …

  • Buy Nothing Coat Exchange returns November 25

    Wednesday, October 19

    After a record-setting 2021, the Buy Nothing Coat Exchange returns in person this year to continue ensuring everyone needs a coat this winter has one. Scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving on …

  • A trifecta

    Wednesday, October 19

    Home Loan Investment Bank held a ribbon cutting ceremony recently to celebrate the opening of its third full service branch located at 2381Post Road, Warwick. Mayor Frank Picozzi did the honors along …

  • City removes 34 names from suit against firefighters for overpayments

    Wednesday, October 19

    While the city filed for the removal of 34 individuals listed in its suit to recover $385,000 in excess over time payments to firefighters, the suit is moving forward Mayor Frank Picozzi indicated …

  • EG Art Club Exhibit

    Wednesday, October 19

    The East Greenwich Art Club will have its annual exhibit of members’ artwork at the Cranston Public Library (140 Sockanosset Cross Road) from Oct. 1 to Oct. 28. The exhibit is free and open to …

  • Candy Cane Bazaar 

    Wednesday, October 19

    St. Joseph Church will host a Candy Cane Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6. The Bazaar will feature a giant raffle, penny social, baked goods, jams & jellies, gifts in a jar, jewelry, gift …

  • Ladouceur to have ballot opponent, even though candidate never filed papers

    Wednesday, October 19

    Ed was seeing red on Friday. Ed Ladouceur, the incumbent Ward 5 councilman, had just heard from a friend that he had an opponent. Ladouceur thought that impossible. While Michael Koerner had taken …

  • Advocates for, against school bond approval

    Wednesday, October 19

    With early voting having started Wednesday and Election Day less than three weeks away, a group favoring the $350 million ballot question to build new Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools has stepped …

  • Special Citation

    Wednesday, October 19

    White Cane Day was held at Garden City Center on Oct. 15 and celebrated the independence of Rhode Islanders who are blind and visually impaired. There were family friendly activities including a free …

  • Spell out cost to the taxpayer

    Wednesday, October 19

    To the Editor, Ed Ladouceur provided the most honest and logical answer to the $350 million school bond issue (October 13 Beacon issue).  Of course, Warwick taxpayers need to know the details …

  • Enough of one party rule

    Wednesday, October 19

    Dear Editor, Warwick, it is time for a change. Residents of Warwick can no longer afford to vote for the Democratic policies that are pushed through each legislative year. Rhode Islanders have …

  • A birthday gift that took off

    Wednesday, October 19

    T he unexpected can make the best gifts. But finding the unexpected gift that the recipient truly appreciates can be daunting. And the older the recipient, the increasingly difficult the …

  • In support of this year’s ballot initiatives

    Wednesday, October 19

    Critics of state governmental spending are quick to point out when dollars are wasted, but they are less vocal to discuss initiatives worth the investment. The three measures asking for Rhode …

  • Commerce secretary aims to make doing business easier, says ‘blue economy’ state’s future

    Wednesday, October 19

    Elizabeth Tanner is focused on making it easier to do business in Rhode Island. The state’s secretary of commerce recently offered members of the Warwick Rotary Club a rosy picture of the …

  • Rhode to Halloween

    Wednesday, October 19

    The Beacon’s Ashley Medeiros loves Halloween. We asked her to name displays she thought people would enjoy. Here’s her list. And if you have additions, be sure to let Ashley know at …

  • Warwick Neck to unveil PTA School of Excellence banner

    Wednesday, October 19

    In recognition as its designation as a "PTA School of Excellence" by the National PTA,  the Warwick Neck School community will unveil the official banner on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 p.m. The …

  • It all started with a burst pipe

    Wednesday, October 19

    Mayor Frank Picozzi told the story of the long path to a new home for city offices Tuesday before  he snipped a ribbon celebrating the opening of the Saw Tooth building in Apponaug.  The …

  • Dist. 23 candidate Traversie calls on Shekarchi to drop appeal of toll ruling

    Wednesday, October 19

    Republican candidate for Representative District 23, Dana James Traversie, has called on House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi to scrap thoughts of appealing the recent federal court ruling that found …

  • Free CCRI dental hygiene clinics celebrate National Dental Hygiene month

    Wednesday, October 19

    In celebration of National Dental Hygiene Month in October, the Community College of Rhode Island is offering an array of free dental hygiene services at its Dental Hygiene Clinic located at the …

  • Live-stream School Committee forum this evening

    Wednesday, October 19

    The six candidates running for three district seats on the Warwick School Committee will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters and respond to questions in a live-streamed forum this …

  • AAA Northeast warns: Beware flood-damaged cars

    Wednesday, October 19

    Special to the Warwick Beacon   The devastation caused by Hurricane Ian may have an additional consequence that reaches all the way into New England – the presence of flooded …

  • Police ‘actively working’ thefts from parked cars

    Wednesday, October 19

    Last week in his weekly video address, Mayor Frank Picozzi reported a rash of thefts from automobiles and urged people to lock their cars whether parking at home or at a business. This week Major …

  • October 20, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, October 19

  • Council incumbents, challengers answer questions

    Wednesday, October 12

    With early voting starting Oct. 19, the Beacon has started running candidate forums. Today, we feature City Council candidates.  We asked candidates to provide a brief bio or self introduction …

  • Maple Syrup is a ‘Hero Ingredient’

    Wednesday, October 12

    Creating “better-for-you foods” that not only taste great but also pack a nutritional punch has been a major focus of research in the University of Rhode Island College of …

  • Gas prices up 19 cents from last week

    Wednesday, October 12

    A 16-week stretch of falling gas prices came to an end with Rhode Island’s average price up 19 cents from last week, averaging $3.50 per gallon. Tuesday’s price is 20 cents lower than a …

  • Enough of one party rule

    Wednesday, October 12

    Dear Editor, Warwick, it is time for a change. Residents of Warwick can no longer afford to vote for the Democratic policies that are pushed through each legislative year. Rhode Islanders have …

  • Let’s build new high schools

    Wednesday, October 12

    To the Editor, Once again our city faces some huge decisions. In my humble opinion, it is time to build two new high schools. Pilgrim High School is now 61 years old and in poor condition. The …

  • Roots in Warwick

    Wednesday, October 12

    To the Editor, I'm Anthony DeLuca and I'm running for State Senate (District 29).  I first want to acknowledge my appreciation for Leader McCaffrey's 20 years of service and commitment to our …

  • A DUI arrest should rank right up there with a weapon arrest

    Wednesday, October 12

    Retired Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police Col. Culhane delivered the following remarks Oct. 7, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Mothers …

  • A middle ground needed on early voting

    Wednesday, October 12

    The locked down election of 2020 provided a great proof of concept in regards to methods intended to make voting more accessible and convenient. Early voting and mail-in voting are valuable tools, …

  • Lively grandparents

    Wednesday, October 12

    After a pandemic hiatus St. Kevin School revived Grandparents Day last Friday and it was humming. Following Mass, students and their grandparents were treated to a variety of activities in the school …

  • October 13, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, October 12

  • So many to pick from

    Wednesday, October 12

    The pumpkin patch at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on West Shore Road in Hoxsie was back again this year with a wide variety of the gourds from little ones to big one and some of the most …

  • Rookie of year made 59 DUI arrests

    Wednesday, October 12

    By JOHN HOWELL Keara Enos was moved when she heard the stories of people maimed and killed on our highways by drunk drivers. At the time, she was a student at the Rhode Island Police Academy and …

  • National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare endorses Magaziner

    Wednesday, October 12

    Last Wednesday, the President of the National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare Political Action Committee (NCPSSM PAC) Max Richtman came to Rhode Island to announce the …

  • Vending selections at Hoxsie School

    Wednesday, October 12

    Gold coins have a way of getting Hoxsie School students excited about reading. The coins are rewards for doing something good in school. It could be as simple as helping a teacher pass out papers, …

  • Police Log 10-13-22

    Wednesday, October 12

    DUI At 5:07 p.m., Sept. 18, Warwick Police Officer Michael C. Bailey was on routine patrol on Post Road when he observed a grey Toyota Scion traveling north allegedly at a high rate of …

  • Hawks come back to edge Falcons

    Wednesday, October 12

    The Bishop Hendricken football team came back to pick up a 28-16 win over Cranston West in a non-league matchup last Friday night. West came out strong in the first half on each side of the ball …

  • Pats lose third straight

    Wednesday, October 12

    The Pilgrim football team dropped its third straight decision, this time in a 34-18 comeback loss to defending champion Narragansett last Friday night. The Pats would take an 18-13 lead into the …

  • Hendricken ties rival La Salle to remain unbeaten

    Wednesday, October 12

    The Hawks and the La Salle Academy Rams played to a 1-1 tie on Thursday night at Bishop Hendricken High School during a Division I soccer showdown. “It was fun,” Hendricken head coach …

  • ‘Next man up’

    Wednesday, October 12

    The Toll Gate girls soccer team picked up another win on Tuesday afternoon to continue its unlikely run in Division III. The Titans had a disastrous preseason, losing three key starters to injury …

  • Col. McCartney, Col. Culhane to be honored at awards breakfast

    Tuesday, October 11

    RI Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) will hold their annual awards recognition breakfast this Friday at the Crowne Plaza. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. RI MADD will recognize the …

  • Johnston man arrested after standoff, charged with buying booze and assaulting Warwick teens

    Tuesday, October 11

    A pair of underage Warwick girls drove to Johnston for nip bottles and were allegedly assaulted by the man who they told police bought them alcohol. Around 3:24 a.m., Aug. 13, Johnston Police …

  • Pats rolling in Division I race

    Wednesday, October 5

    The Pilgrim girls soccer team entered the fall season with championship aspirations in Division I, and to this point, has cemented its place among the state’s best with a 3-0-1 league …

  • Reeling Titans fall to Chariho

    Wednesday, October 5

    The Toll Gate Titans were blanked 41-0 by the Chariho Chargers on Friday night at Pilgrim High School during a Division III-A football matchup. All of the Chargers touchdowns came on the ground …

  • RIC shuts out Curry

    Wednesday, October 5

    Rhode Island College stayed undefeated and notched its fourth shutout win of the season as the Anchorwomen blanked Curry, 9-0, in collegiate women’s tennis action on Thursday afternoon. The …

  • ‘Cookie’ DeLory golf tourney raises over $13k

    Wednesday, October 5

    By PETE FONTAINE “This certainly is an excellent example of how much people loved Cookie,” said Harry Edwards, a member of the Tri-City Elks Lodge 14 who serves as Chaplin for the …

  • Thank you, teachers

    Wednesday, October 5

    The Toll Gate girls soccer team recently celebrated its Teacher Appreciation Day celebration prior to a game. Members of the Toll Gate squad chose their favorite teachers to come down to the field at …

  • Mariners pick up 3-1 win over Toll Gate

    Wednesday, October 5

    The Lady Titans were beaten 3-1 (25-6), (25-21), (15-25), (25-20) by Narragansett on last week in a Division III girls volleyball match at Toll Gate High School. Lucy Lajoie, a junior, got the …

  • Police Log

    Wednesday, October 5

    LOCKDOWN Warwick Police told Warwick Avenue citizens and businesses to lock their doors and stay inside for about 30 minutes around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. City police presence was heavy in the …

  • Holiday Craft Show

    Wednesday, October 5

    Have something that you want to “buzz” about? We are always open to submissions! Simply send them to: AshleyM@rhodybeat.com Holiday Craft Show Jingle all the way to the Holiday …

  • Fish are jumping

    Wednesday, October 5

    It’s been a feeding frenzy for seagulls and bluefish as schools of juvenile menhaden gather in the shallows off Conimicut Point. The action here was captured last Tuesday shortly after sunrise. …

  • 15 deceased Rhode Islanders to be inducted into the RI heritage Hall of Fame

    Wednesday, October 5

    The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame board of directors  announced this week it voted to induct 15 recently deceased Rhode Islanders in a special convocation. President  Dr. Patrick …

  • Did he know what was coming?

    Wednesday, October 5

    An American White Pelican was spotted  last week on one of the rocks in the Rock Island chain north of Gaspee Point. The bird was first reported to the Beacon by Bill Aldrich who forwarded this …

  • United Way honors slate of champions, invites all Rhode Islanders to Oct. 12 celebration

    Wednesday, October 5

    On Wednesday, October 12, United Way of Rhode Island will honor a slate of community champions during a free event at Farm Fresh RI in Providence, and welcomes all Rhode Islanders to attend. …

  • Library lecture series focuses on rise and fall of empires

    Wednesday, October 5

    Dr. Stanley Carpenter of the Naval War College will present a seven-part series on the rise and fall of empires on Wednesdays and Thursdays, October 19, 26 & 27 and November 2, 3, 9 & 16 at 7 …

  • District school candidates outline their positions

    Wednesday, October 5

    For a first time in recent memory this year all three incumbent Warwick School Committee district members chose not to seek reelection. As there are five committee members – the other two …

  • Arts and cultural organizations of color can apply for $30,000 capacity-building grants

    Wednesday, October 5

    Arts and cultural organizations of color can apply for capacity-building grants of $30,000 through the Expansion Arts Program. A partnership between the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the …

  • In a better place thanks to Shekarchi

    Wednesday, October 5

    To the Editor, As the President & CEO of the Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA), an association with 64-member nursing facilities representing 80% of the profession, I am writing to …

  • Unnatural government?

    Wednesday, October 5

    To the Editor, This past May the nation celebrated "National Police Week." Nowhere in the entire state of Rhode Island did I see one mention of that fact. These are the men and women who are our …

  • Leading the way to balanced policies to increase housing

    Wednesday, October 5

    To the Editor, If you’re trying to purchase a home, currently rent, or are looking to remodel your existing home to adjust to today’s new post-covid ways of living - with older parents …

  • Could it be karma?

    Wednesday, October 5

    I reached into the jar and pulled out a card. It read, “Do you believe in karma?” This had to be karma. How else could Ken Stearns have ended up in Warwick sitting across from me at …

  • A costly toll for RI’s roads, and reputation

    Wednesday, October 5

    With a federal judge ruling that Rhode Island’s truck tolling program — first switched on in 2018 and responsible for generating nearly $100 million in revenue to the state since — …

  • Kalus, McKee step up the cross fire in race for governor

    Wednesday, October 5

    STORY OF THE WEEK The fight for governor between Republican Ashley Kalus and Democrat Dan McKee has seemingly shifted into a new gear, with both campaigns aggressively going at each other amid an …

  • King of fundraisers brings in $270k for Family Service

    Wednesday, October 5

    Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi is considered a king when it comes to fundraisers. He has amassed hundreds of thousands in campaign funds, but no single event can top the one held Monday at the Crowne …

  • Remembering ‘a walking hug’

    Wednesday, October 5

    Usually when municipal employees gather at Council Chambers, they’re there to voice their support or opposition to an item on the agenda. They have filled seats to demonstrate their solidarity …

  • October 6, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, October 5

  • City sues to recover ‘overpayments’ to firefighters

    Wednesday, October 5

    Now that the city has brought suit against the Warwick Firefighters union to recover approximately $385,000 in overpayments to firefighters, both the city and union leaders have refused to make any …

  • Assessor sees housing market ‘stabilize’

    Wednesday, October 5

    With mortgage interest rates rising and fewer single-family homes selling for more than the asking price, City Assessor Neal Dupuis sees the housing market stabilizing. “It is definitely …

  • No contest

    Wednesday, October 5

    Mayor Frank Picozzi is running for reelection although unlike two years ago there aren’t signs at virtually every intersection and planted in the lawns of neighbors and friends.  As has …

  • Golf scramble proceeds benefit 3 animal rescue groups

    Wednesday, October 5

    The dogs were the hit Tuesday afternoon at the Warwick Animal Shelter, although giant checks were the marquis attraction. As representatives from three rescue organizations and legislators …

  • Travelers rank Green Airport 4th best in nation

    Wednesday, October 5

    Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards with Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport recognized as the “4th Best Airport in the …

  • Meet the candidates forum at Conimicut meeting Oct. 11

    Wednesday, October 5

    The Conimicut Village Association will hold a “Meet the Candidates” event Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Woodbury Union Church. The  CVA has invited the candidates for …

  • Conimicut waterfront property sells for $1,295,000

    Wednesday, October 5

    Residential Properties Ltd. recently announced the sale of 336 Shawomet Avenue in Conimicut for $1,295,000. RPL Sales Associate Jim DeRentis represented both the seller and the buyer in this …

  • City nonprofits win grants for LGBTQ community services

    Wednesday, September 28

    Two Warwick organizations serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities are among the nonprofits that will share $77,500 in grants through the Equity Action Fund at …

  • Hendricken renames football field in honor of Fracassa

    Wednesday, September 28

    By TERENCE FRACASSA Bishop Hendricken has named its field and stadium after its legendary and Hall of Fame former football coach Edward Fracassa. The ceremony was held last Friday night at …

  • Johnston native Joe Mazzulla named Celtics’ head coach

    Wednesday, September 28

    The Boston Celtics of the NBA announced last week that Johnston native Joe Mazzulla would be promoted to interim head coach for the upcoming season after the suspension of Ime Udoka. Mazzulla, 34, …

  • Wizards beat Pats

    Wednesday, September 28

    The Pilgrim football team fell to visiting West Warwick 19-7 in a Division III showdown last Friday night. The Pats led in the second quarter 7-6, but the Wizards would score in the final seconds …

  • Late goal lifts Pilgrim past East

    Wednesday, September 28

    The Pilgrim boys soccer team topped visiting Cranston East 3-2 on Monday afternoon in a thrilling Division II matchup. Pilgrim would get on the board twice in the first half to take a 2-0 lead …

  • Meet the Candidates forum at Conimicut meeting

    Wednesday, September 28

    The Conimicut Village Association will hold a “Meet the Candidates” event Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the lower level of Woodbury Union Church. The  CVA has invited the candidates for …

  • A new class

    Wednesday, September 28

    With an enrollment of 25 students, the  2022 Warwick Police Citizens Police Academy held its first meeting last Thursday. And at that initial meeting Daniel Maggiacomo, who has run the program …

  • Mazzulla latest from RI to reach the top

    Wednesday, September 28

    As most of you know by now, Johnston native and Bishop Hendricken alum Joe Mazzulla was promoted to interim coach of the Boston Celtics after Ime Udoka was suspended for the upcoming season due to a …

  • That’s Skelly

    Wednesday, September 28

    There’s no missing the giant skeleton overseeing this home on Warwick Neck Avenue.  The family has been decorating their home with skeletons and spiders for years, but this is a first for …

  • Woman found guilty of assaulting pregnant woman during West Warwick shooting

    Wednesday, September 28

    Earlier this week, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a Pawtucket woman was found guilty in Kent County Superior Court of multiple felony counts following her arrest in …

  • MENTOR RI awards $500,000 to support 21 mentoring programs

    Wednesday, September 28

    MENTOR Rhode Island is providing a total of $500,000 in funding support to 21 youth mentoring programs across the state through its new “Rhode to Success” initiative. The funds are part …

  • A huge capital campaign boost

    Wednesday, September 28

    The leadership team of Navigant Credit Union visited Women & Infants on Sept. 26 to present a $100,000 donation to the hospital's capital campaign. The donation comes on behalf of the Navigant …

  • Breaking Alzheimer’s disease barriers with images

    Wednesday, September 28

    I instantly, I knew what I was looking at: an elephant’s butt. That’s not usually the angle photographers choose to get an elephant photo. That’s part of what made the picture …

  • Part of the problem?

    Wednesday, September 28

    To the Editor, Should Warwick Public School students be taking inappropriate surveys that have nothing to do with academic achievement? Concerned parent Tara Levasseur doesn’t think …

  • In the tradition of Wilbur and Orville Wright

    Wednesday, September 28

    The sky’s finest By J. MICHAEL LEVESQUE [cqmedia layout="panel" …

  • Almost a dozen

    Wednesday, September 28

    Any day now the Martins will get back their dining room, which has been serving as the nursery for Isabelle and her litter of 11 labradoodle – Goldendoodle – puppies for the past eight …

  • Noah O’Donnell nominated for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

    Wednesday, September 28

    Noah O'Donnell, a Junior at Toll Gate High School of Warwick is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 21-23, 2023, just outside Boston, on the University of …

  • State student leader returns from D.C. with fresh ideas, confidence

    Wednesday, September 28

    Toll Gate Senior Sophia Pena returned from Washington D.C. where she was one of several hundred students from across the country with renewed confidence as a SkillsUSA state officer. Sophia …

  • Citizens renews partnership with Feeding America to fight hunger

    Wednesday, September 28

    For the fifth consecutive year, Citizens has joined forces with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, contributing more than $1 million as a …

  • September 29, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, September 28

  • License plate ordinance gets 1st passage, but concerns persist

    Wednesday, September 28

    Under an ordinance given first passage earlier this month and coming up for second passage on Oct. 17, the Warwick Police Department’s use of ALPR (automated license plate recognition …

  • Watching over Warwick students

    Wednesday, September 28

    The Warwick Police officer who has run the Citizen Police Academy for years, worked in community policing and has trained the Warwick Boys and Girls Clubs in security procedures earning it the …

  • Monthly food boxes a staple for many

    Wednesday, September 28

    Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is quick to say one box of food a month is not enough to live on. It’s a supplement and that it’s intended purpose, said …

  • Soup for the Soul Benefit Concert

    Wednesday, September 28

    Come together and enjoy an afternoon of live music to help raise funds for the homeless and those in need in our community.  Donations are gratefully accepted. The concert will be held at the …

  • A message worthy of award

    Wednesday, September 28

    Warwick Area Career and Technical Center graphics art student Samantha Laurent is a Natasha Love Foundation Love Youth Artists Awards winner. A senior, Laurent plans to pursue her education although …

  • Attorney, financial planner to outline strategies for estate planning

    Wednesday, September 28

    Attorney Tracy Loignon and financial planner Lisa Picillo will explore steps and strategies for estate planning at Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, October 4, at 7 p.m. Learn how to avoid …

  • 50 plus restaurants, drink businesses to participate in 2022 Taste of RI

    Wednesday, September 28

    After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the 2022 Taste of Rhode Island, a celebration of local food, drink and entertainment, to be held Thursday, October 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, …

  • Warwick residents among Citizens employees during ‘Credo WeeK’

    Wednesday, September 28

    On Monday Citizens Financial Group CEO Bruce Van Saun congratulated 132 colleagues who have been with the bank for 25 years or more. These colleagues will have specially inscribed bricks bearing …

  • Cranston child struck by dislodged vehicle rim and tire

    Wednesday, September 28

    Around 3:30 p.m., Sept. 27, a pickup truck was traveling south on Dyer Avenue when the driver-side front tire and rim became dislodged from the vehicle, according to Cranston Police. “The …

  • Bringing the corn home

    Wednesday, September 28

    Rich Mourato wrestles to get a bundle of corn stalks – many with fresh corn – into the back of his car at the Morris Farm stand on Warwick Avenue. He said his wife plans to use the stalks …

  • City to switch Tuesday, Friday trash collections

    Wednesday, September 28

    The day after Halloween some homeowners are sure to think the city is playing tricks on them when sanitation and recycling trucks show up four days early. Yet others across town are going to be …

  • Police Log 09-29-22

    Wednesday, September 28

    DUI Around 7:50 p.m., Sept. 7, Warwick Police Officer David M. Gaulin responded to Ross-Simons Jewelry Store, at 136 Lambert Lind Highway, to investigate a reported motor vehicle crash. No …

  • Humans of Cranston

    Tuesday, September 27

    Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity and unique life perspectives. Nikki Nyne (she/her/hers) is a …

  • Oakers roll past struggling Titans

    Wednesday, September 21

    The Toll Gate football team fell to host Coventry 43-7 last week to fall to 0-2 this season. Despite a competitive first half, the Oakers would roll in the second to run away with the lopsided …

  • Tri-City Elks hold 2nd annual Albert ‘Cookie’ DeLory Memorial Golf outing

    Wednesday, September 21

    By PETE FONTAINE “This has to be a benefit event unlike any other,” people were saying last Friday at Harbor Lights Golf Course and later inside the Tri -City Elks Lodge on West Shore …

  • Hawks hold off NK in DI showdown

    Wednesday, September 21

    The Bishop Hendricken Hawks went to North Kingstown High School on Friday night and squeaked out a 28-21 victory over the Skippers in front of a sold out crowd. North Kingstown drew a 6-0 lead, …

  • Preuit, Titans off to hot start

    Wednesday, September 21

    The Toll Gate boys soccer team surged past visiting Paul Cuffee/Times2 Academy last week 11-2 to improve to 2-0 on the year. The Titans’ offense rolled throughout the contest and was led by …

  • College, university recruiters flock to Hendricken fair

    Wednesday, September 21

    Andrew Ruggiero has a good idea of what he wants to do in life – make films. The Hendricken senior is not sure what end of the business he’d like to be in. He’s interested in …

  • Panel by panel

    Wednesday, September 21

    After months of site work, the giant warehouse that will cover more than 10 acres on Commerce Drive off Airport Road, is quickly taking shape. North Point that builds warehouses has not revealed …

  • Free child seat safety checks Saturday at Warwick Mall

    Wednesday, September 21

    Certified child passenger safety technicians will offer free car seat safety checks and education to parents and caregivers this  Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 11a.m. at the Warwick Mall, 400 …

  • Friends of the WPL Book Sale

    Wednesday, September 21

    The Friends of the Warwick Public Library will hold its bi-annual book sale this weekend (Sept. 23 – 25). The sale kicks off with the book sale preview on Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the …

  • Average gas price dropped 13 cents in last week

    Wednesday, September 21

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 13 cents from last week, averaging $3.56 per gallon. Monday’s price is 55 cents lower than a month ago, and 48 cents higher than September 19, …

  • Police Log 09-22-22

    Wednesday, September 21

    MOTORCYCLE CRASH Around 7:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, the Warwick Police Department responded to the intersection of West Shore Road and Main Avenue for the report a motorcycle crash. Warwick …

  • Show dedicated in Joe’s memory, a man who loved fire trucks

    Wednesday, September 21

    “Joe would be very proud of what’s going on here today,” offered Richard Quetta, an official and dedicated member of the Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society. “He loved …

  • September 22, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, September 21

  • Don’t rush an end to summer

    Wednesday, September 21

    Summer ended too quickly. At least that’s the way it seems to me. It was only yesterday, or was that three weeks ago, that yellow buses returned to their morning commute and there was that …

  • PPL should help us out on utility rates

    Wednesday, September 21

    Perhaps it’s time to increase the cost of providing power in the Ocean State. Electric customers don’t have much of a choice in Rhode Island. Practically every utility customer pays …

  • Impact of sewer break on pond less than first feared

    Wednesday, September 21

    The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) had some good news for the otherwise catastrophic situation last week when a forced main sewer line ruptured on Lakeshore Drive. Contrary to …

  • Mother claims school Panorama program violates federal law

    Wednesday, September 21

    A Warwick mother is looking to have her daughter opt out of a school program slated to begin this fall that would provide personal information to the School Department that she claims is in violation …

  • Judge rules truck-only tolls a constitutional violation

    Wednesday, September 21

    In spite of the ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Judge William Smith that the state’s program of tolling trucks violates the U.S. Constitution, Speaker of the House Joseph Shekarchi said …

  • Marta Tellado discusses her book on ‘The New Story Is’ with Dave Ursillo

    Wednesday, September 21

    Locally produced podcast, The New Story Is, celebrates a recent interview with Marta Tellado, the president and CEO of Consumer Reports, on her new book, Buyer Aware: Harnessing Our Consumer Power …

  • Author to explore whether burning of Gaspee a plot at Sept. 27 lecture

    Wednesday, September 21

    On June 9, 1772, a group of men took control of, and burned to the waterline, the armed schooner HMS Gaspee, a British customs vessel that had run aground off Namquid Point in Warwick. The Gaspee …

  • Wearing U.S. Chamber hat, McAllister endorses Fung for Congress

    Wednesday, September 21

    Steve McAllister wears two hats. He is the City Council President and a Democrat. He is also a Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that puts in the position of covering 11 states for …

  • Would you believe, minor injuries?

    Wednesday, September 21

    Mayor Frank Picozzi credits the quick action of one of the city’s sanitation trucks – a rear packer used to collect furniture and other heavy trash – with reducing the injuries if …

  • Dr. Hebert named director of robotic surgery at Kent

    Wednesday, September 21

    Dr. Jordan Hebert joined Care New England’s leadership team as the Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Kent Hospital this week. Dr. Hebert, DO, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained …

  • Front seat to Conimicut Village

    Wednesday, September 21

    Former Mayor, Joseph Solomon, was honored Saturday by the Conimicut Village Association with the dedication of a park bench in Donovan Park. Solomon was recognized for his years of devotion as the …

  • Reviving Rocky Point memories

    Wednesday, September 14

    Like so many organizations, Covid threw a cold towel on the Warwick Historical Society. Meetings were held remotely if at all. The house on Roger Williams Circle adjacent to the Pawtuxet Memorial …

  • New fund helps nearly 90 students including 4 from Warwick with $470,000 in financial aid

    Wednesday, September 14

    A new scholarship fund at the Rhode Island Foundation is sending nearly 90 students off to college with more than $470,000 in financial aid for those attending local schools. Students from more than …

  • Thrive celebrates 30 years at state’s first certified clubhouse

    Wednesday, September 14

    Thrive Behavioral Health will celebrate a milestone achievement for one of its anchor programs this week. Established in 1991, Thrive’s Hillsgrove Clubhouse is Rhode Island's first Accredited …

  • Some sage advice from 1858

    Wednesday, September 14

    You never know what you might find when making a move. It’s not that I’ve moved, for surely from within all the boxes on shelves and in the attic, not to mention drawers rarely opened, I …

  • Police Log 09-15-22

    Wednesday, September 14

    DUI CRASH A Cranston woman suffered serious injuries after she was ejected from a car last weekend. Around 7:46 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Warwick Police responded to the intersection of Warwick …

  • Brown Football signs Aaden Bessette through Team IMPACT

    Wednesday, September 14

    Brown University head football coach James Perry '00 announced a new team member, signing 13-year-old Aaden Bessette through Team IMPACT.  Aaden, who has muscular dystrophy, was officially …

  • Prose read by 12 year old make for emotional 9/11 observance ceremony

    Wednesday, September 14

    By PETE FONTAINE It was 2010 and Barack Obama was in the White House as the 44th president of the United States. That same year, Donald Carcieri occupied the Executive Office at the Rhode …

  • Tom Sweeney named realtor of year by RICABOR

    Wednesday, September 14

    Thomas O. Sweeney, SIOR - Principal of Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal in Providence, has been selected as the 2022 REALTOR® of the Year of the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of …

  • Grinding into fall

    Wednesday, September 14

    Less than a week after the City Council approved $787,216 for the purchase of a grinder for use at the city’s compost station, the machine was delivered to Warwick. Mayor Frank Picozzi reasons …

  • Voters urged to reject school bond this time

    Wednesday, September 14

    Robert Cushman says Warwick needs new high schools. The city would thrive with them. But Cushman is urging voters to reject the $350 million bond referenda on the November for new Toll Gate and …

  • Shekarchi rolls to convincing win

    Wednesday, September 14

    By JOHN HOWELL “People were saying to me ‘you’re working too hard.’ There’s no such thing in politics,” Speaker of the House K. Joseph Shekarchi said with a …

  • How did Rhode Island vote?

    Wednesday, September 14

    Statewide Summary Congress District 1RepublicanAllen R. Waters* 6907 / 100.0% DemocratDavid N. Cicilline* 45302 / 100.0% Congress District 2Republican Allan W. Fung* 11909 / …

  • Ruptured pipe dumps sewage into pond

    Wednesday, September 14

    The Warwick Sewer Authority knew the aging forced main line carrying wastewater from the Cedar Swamp pumping station – a major pumping station for sewage collected from the south east section …

  • September 15, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, September 14

  • Hawks split non-league contests

    Wednesday, September 14

    The Bishop Hendricken football team split its two out-of-state contests to start the season 1-1. The Hawks fell to Monsignor Farrell of Staten Island, New York in a 31-27 decision, but would turn …

  • WFFSC wraps up summer of fun

    Wednesday, September 14

    The Warwick Fire Fighters Soccer Club wrapped up its summer programs and shifted to the fall recreational season last week up at Winslow Park. WFFSC continues to boast the state’s largest …

  • Pats shut out rival Titans in opener

    Wednesday, September 14

    The Pilgrim field hockey team would shut out cross town rival Toll Gate 3-0 in the teams’ season opener last week. The Pats took a 3-0 lead into the halftime break and would maintain it …

  • Pasta Dinner

    Wednesday, September 14

    There will be a pasta dinner at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (111 West Shore Rd., Warwick) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 17.  The menu includes pasta, homemade sauce, meatballs, sausage, …

  • Pilgrim hungry to rebound after tough 2021 finish

    Friday, September 9

    The Pilgrim football team got back to work this week as it is preparing for the 2022 fall season. After a down 2021 spring season, the Pats would rebound in the fall and finish with a 6-3 overall …

  • Legislative package, $250 million termed ‘historic investment’ in housing

    Friday, September 9

    By JOHN HOWELL It made perfect sense that the Meadowbrook Terrace housing complex was the site for an event last Thursday to highlight General Assembly passage of ten housing bills and allocation …

  • Cascella steps down as city GOP chairman

    Wednesday, September 7

    Following an inappropriate post on Facebook, which was quickly taken down, Richard Cascella has stepped down as chair of the Republican City Committee.  Vice chair Jeanne Trafford has been …

  • This Stone can swim

    Wednesday, September 7

    Ever since McDermott pool opened in 1976 Warwick native Doug Stone has been in the water swimming. In fact, Stone said he knew “Bubba” Paul McDermott a former teacher at Bishop …

  • Police Log 09-08-22

    Wednesday, September 7

    DUI Around 6:42 p.m., Aug. 19, Warwick Police Officer Joseph P. DiIorio was on patrol in the area of 2296 Post Road when he observed a blue vehicle “not maintaining its lane of …

  • Cleaner waters enable opening of additional 180 acres to shellfishing

    Wednesday, September 7

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has upgraded about 180 acres of shellfishing grounds in the Nausauket area of Greenwich Bay in Warwick from prohibited to conditionally …

  • AAA: Weather has helped reduce gas prices

    Wednesday, September 7

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 14 cents from last week, averaging $3.80 per gallon. Tuesday’s price was 52 cents lower than a month ago, and 73 cents higher than September 6, …

  • It was a scramble, but it opened

    Wednesday, September 7

    The opening of Winman Middle School that is undergoing extensive renovations including a HVAC system, new roof, windows and flooring in some sections, was delayed last week in order to complete the …

  • Primary challengers take few jabs at forerunners

    Wednesday, September 7

    STORY OF THE WEEK: Televised debates on WPRI and WJAR last week offered a window into the state of the Democratic primaries for governor and the 2nd Congressional District. Rivals tried piling on …

  • Touchscreen voting is here

    Wednesday, September 7

    I test drove the EV on Thursday. Well, actually it wasn’t a test drive. It was for real. I voted in the Democratic primary. And to be precise, I was the 15th Warwick voter to use the …

  • Whitehouse endorses Shekarchi for reelection

    Wednesday, September 7

    To the Editor, I have known Joe Shekarchi since our days working in Governor Bruce Sundlun’s administration, and I am proud to strongly endorse him for re-election.  Under Joe’s …

  • ‘Fear & smear’ belittles sincere candidates

    Wednesday, September 7

    To the Editor, Another campaign year and another year of hearing from candidates asking for your vote in order to serve the people of Rhode Island. It seems we’re in campaign mode much of …

  • Decide for RI next week

    Wednesday, September 7

    The 2022 Primary Election is coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 13, kicking off a full season of politics with plenty of interest among statewide and local offices. Every citizen of voting age should …

  • Community Meeting with Warwick Police

    Wednesday, September 7

    There will be a community meeting with Warwick Police at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 in City Council Chambers (3275 Post Road, Warwick). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss recent break-ins to vehicles …

  • Senate District 29 - Republicans

    Wednesday, September 7

    Editor’s Note: We failed to include the statements of Republican candidates running in Senate District 29 when featuring the remarks of Warwick primary candidates in last Thursday’s …

  • Cop’s career replete with stories

    Wednesday, September 7

    Mark Ullucci is good at telling stories. He brings an element of engagement to his narrative, leaving the listener anxious to learn what’s going to happen next. It’s no wonder police …

  • What’s buried could determine future of Mickey Stevens Complex

    Wednesday, September 7

    Pickleball anyone? Bev Wiley, City Director of Parks and Recreation, says pickleball courts are on the top of inquiries about the city’s athletic facilities. She places the interest in the …

  • ‘Tuttle tax’ flash point in Senate Dist. 31 race

    Wednesday, September 7

    The Democratic primary for Rhode Island State Senate District 31 will see Matt LaMountain, an endorsed Democrat and former prosecutor in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office, go …

  • Lots of local state candidates: But are voters focused on primary?

    Wednesday, September 7

    Not in recent years have Warwick voters – both Democrats and Republicans – had so many choices on the primary ballot. And for a first time in decades, all three district School …

  • September 8, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, September 7

  • Cranston West announces Q4 honor roll students

    Tuesday, September 6

    Grade 12 Highest Honors Dylan Almeida, Madison Alves, Abigail Alviti, Sanjana Ananthula, Kaitlyn Antonucci, Emily Bessette, Mackenzie Bessette, Isabel Blanco, Ariarna Brennan, Molly Brown, Mia …

  • Asian American history and culture teaching required in RI schools

    Tuesday, September 6

    Representative Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung  (R-Dist. 15, Cranston) and Senator Sandra Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) joined Governor Dan McKee and community leaders Saturday as McKee ceremonially …

  • Macera, Lisi lead RIC to win in opener

    Tuesday, September 6

    Junior Lauren Macera (Cranston) picked up a shutout win (6-0, 6-0) at No. 2 singles as the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team opened up the 2022 season with an 8-1 victory at Salve Regina …

  • Hawks ready to compete in crowded Division I

    Wednesday, August 31

    After a tough shootout loss in the playoffs last fall, the Bishop Hendricken soccer team is ready to return and make a deeper run this time around. The Hawks return a handful of impact players and …

  • PAL ready for kickoff

    Wednesday, August 31

    The Warwick PAL football teams have been back in action practicing in preparation for the upcoming fall season. Here is a look at some of the action. (Photos by Alex Sponseller)

  • Library’s first quiz show podcast is on cemeteries

    Wednesday, August 31

    Do you know how many historic cemeteries are in Warwick, or where John Wickes might be buried? Now, that’s a trick question, but we’ll get to that later. Expect to get those answers …

  • ‘Do nut’ pass up these donuts

    Wednesday, August 31

    Move over Dunkin, there’s a new kid on Rhode Island’s donut block. It’s called Rhode Island Homemade Donuts and has two locations — one at 1745 Main Street in West Warwick …

  • Full-scale emergency exercise planned Sept. 10 at Green Airport

    Wednesday, August 31

    The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) will be joined by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) and other state and federal agencies to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise …

  • Gas prices fall below $4 for first time since February

    Wednesday, August 31

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 13 cents from last week, averaging $3.95 per gallon. The state’s average hasn’t been below $4 a gallon since February of this year. …

  • BankRI sends $25k to food programs statewide

    Wednesday, August 31

    Bank provides funding to the RI Community Food Bank for food acquisition, and awards grants to 15 community-based food pantries, including Cranston and Warwick programs With the late summer …

  • Here’s your candidates in the Sept. 13th Primary

    Wednesday, August 31

    Council ward 1 [cqmedia layout="panel" …

  • RI Art Educators Exhibit

    Wednesday, August 31

    The Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit will run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 24 at the Warwick Center for the Arts (3259 Post Road, Warwick). This second annual Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit is an …

  • An all fumes, no flame proposal

    Wednesday, August 31

    Governor Dan McKee is tired of being quiet about inconsistent gas prices. It’s quite an interesting development, we think, coming on the precipice of an election where he is by no means …

  • Getting real can be tough if you don’t have a birth certificate

    Wednesday, August 31

    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. At least that’s what my parents told me. But how do I prove it? Proving I was born seems ridiculous. After all, I’m here isn’t that proof? But …

  • Where are all the courageous leaders when we need them most?

    Wednesday, August 31

    To the Editor, There is a reason Rhode Islanders have lost faith in politicians. Many lack the integrity and courage to stand-up for what is right. They are more focused on getting elected or …

  • Speaker Shekarchi has been a champion for dogs, cats

    Wednesday, August 31

    To the Editor, Rhode Island House Speaker Joe Shekarchi loves his dog and your pet as well. He has been a steadfast advocate for pets and people. Speaker Shekarchi championed the Rhode Island …

  • House needs to act now

    Wednesday, August 31

    To the Editor, Currently the U.S. House has not joined the Senate in passing their version of honoring first responders. The Senate passed their resolution in June 2019 and their date for this …

  • Hospitality industry on the way back

    Wednesday, August 31

    To the Editor, I am a Warwick resident and own several restaurants in Rhode Island. It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic devastated Rhode Island’s hospitality industry – …

  • 16 Warwick police outfitted with body cameras in pilot program

    Wednesday, August 31

    Local law enforcement agencies have taken a pledge of transparency, and the layers between the police and the public are about to become as clear as video. A program aimed at equipping Ocean State …

  • RI Art Educators Exhibit now open at Warwick Center for the Arts

    Wednesday, August 31

    Rhode Island Art Educators Exhibit returns to The Warwick Center for the Arts for its second consecutive year from August 31st through September 24th. The show  recognizes and celebrates Rhode …

  • Annual cost of owning new car tops $10K, AAA

    Wednesday, August 31

    For over 70 years, AAA's Your Driving Costs has provided members, consumers, and the media with information on the average costs of owning and operating a new automobile. According to the latest …

  • Scramble to open Winman

    Wednesday, August 31

    Warwick schools opened yesterday with the exception of Winman Middle School which has been delayed until Tuesday because of a sprinkler code violation that was not discovered until near completion of …

  • September 1, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, August 31

  • September 1, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, August 31

  • New high schools, but at what cost?

    Wednesday, August 31

    Heard of the Warwick Affordable School Act? Probably not and for good reason. The City Council hasn’t approved such an act. It hasn’t been introduced and for that matter it …

  • Starting this week, city offices return to Apponaug

    Wednesday, August 31

    Thinking of getting a jump on paying your taxes, visiting the City Hall Annex to get a building permit or checking assessment records? Well, you’d best check where to go first. Yesterday was …

  • Rhode Island’s largest labor federation endorses Shekarchi

    Wednesday, August 24

    The Executive Board of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO has  endorsed  K.  Joseph Shekarchi for State Representative in District 23 in the Democratic Primary election to be held on September …

  • New-look Hawks ready to defend title

    Wednesday, August 24

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The state champion Bishop Hendricken football team began training camp last week as it gets prepared to defend its title once again. The Hawks will have a number of new faces …

  • Clean slate

    Wednesday, August 24

    By RYAN D. MURRAY Toll Gate football has a new coaching staff in place for the first time in eight years, and they are rearing up for the 2022 season. The program’s new head coach will be …

  • Sears drafted by Royals

    Wednesday, August 24

    Former Community College of Rhode Island pitcher, Class of 2020 graduate, and East Providence, RI, native Ben Sears was selected in the 14th round with the 415th overall pick by the Kansas City …

  • Early Voting Starts

    Wednesday, August 24

    Kerry Nardolillo, Warwick Director of Elections, became the first person to cast her ballot in Warwick as early voting in the Sept. 13 primary elections started yesterday at Warwick City Hall. …

  • Lots of ideas for neighborhood projects

    Wednesday, August 24

    City Council President Steve McAllister was both surprised and pleased when, within a few days of posting an invitation for neighborhood projects, he received more than 50 proposals from across the …

  • No vacancy

    Wednesday, August 24

    No vacancy Warwick hotel occupancy soars to 82.4% By JOHN HOWELL Warwick’s 16 hotels with a total of 2,160 rooms recorded some of the best occupancy and average room rates in years, a …

  • Kids drove her to driving

    Wednesday, August 24

    Forty years ago Carol Minear applied to be a Warwick School bus driver because it enabled her to babysit her grandchildren at the same time. Carol is still behind the wheel of a Warwick School …

  • Warwick was the best

    Wednesday, August 24

    Tom Laferriere the only Rhode Island team in this year’s Great Race hosted by Hemmings Motor News, returned from Fargo, ND with an award for the city. Laferriere completed the race that started …

  • 3 URI professors win $735,000 grant to study methane from rocks common to Earth, Mars

    Wednesday, August 24

    Methane is a potential biosignature of life in the subsurface of Mars Over the next three years, three University of Rhode Island researchers hope to broaden the scientific understanding of …

  • Supports reelection of Bill Foley

    Wednesday, August 24

    To the Editor, During his first term representing Ward 1 on the city council, Councilman Bill Foley has led numerous initiatives that have benefited Warwick residents. I have seen firsthand how …

  • Deaf to the falling tree

    Wednesday, August 24

    To the Editor, If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound? According to the official website of US Customs & Border protection, in fiscal year from Oct 01, …

  • Gun activists misinterpret 2nd Amendment

    Wednesday, August 24

    To the Editor, When the U.S. Congress was drafting, debating and ratifying the Second Amendment back in the late 1700s, they could have never imagined the advances in technology, weaponry and …

  • New schools to better prepare our kids

    Wednesday, August 24

    To the Editor, I keep looking at the bigger picture and get the sense the voting public which pays attention is sick and tired of connected members of the School Committee beholden to their …

  • Take care, COVID is still out there

    Wednesday, August 24

    A couple of words can be used to describe what it’s like to get COVID, but as a rule, we don’t print them in hometown newspapers. Turn back the clock to April 2020. The shutdown was in …

  • Don’t become a super spreader

    Wednesday, August 24

    Too many months of dealing with Covid has brought many people to the same conclusion: We can’t do anything about its place in our lives, so therefore it’s not worth worrying about …

  • Library looking for podcast geeks

    Wednesday, August 24

    Are you a fan of listening to podcasts? Do you have a lot of technical skills you would like to apply to a great community resource? The library has its own weekly podcast, Warwick Radio Online, and …

  • Mayor breaks own rule, makes political endorsement

    Wednesday, August 24

    Mayor Frank Picozzi made a point earlier this year that as an independent he wouldn’t be endorsing any candidates this year. But then Picozzi made an exception to his own rule. Picozzi has …

  • No Gaspee bones emerge from the silt

    Wednesday, August 24

    Keith Strickland of Conimicut may have hit what remains of the HMS Gaspee just offshore from his home on Royal Avenue. That’s highly unlikely, seeing that colonists burned the British ship …

  • ‘Radio personality’ allegedly assaulted during Warwick missing person livestream

    Wednesday, August 24

    Warwick Police arrested a city man Wednesday, Aug. 17, following a livestreamed melee with a local “radio personality.” Around 7 p.m., Wednesday Aug. 17, Warwick Police officers …

  • State Police investigating allegation candidate forged wife’s signature

    Wednesday, August 24

    Citing “several conflicts of interest,” Col. Bradford Connor has turned over a complaint alleging Senate District 29 endorsed Democratic candidate Michael Carreiro forged the signature of …

  • Celebrating a century today

    Wednesday, August 24

    Alice Davidson turns 100 years young today. Now a resident at All American Assisted Living on Toll Gate Road in Warwick, Alice grew up mostly in Wakefield, Rhode Island and graduated from South …

  • You couldn’t miss them 

    Wednesday, August 24

    Spiderman and Ariel caught the attention of motorists Sunday afternoon with their lemonade stand in front of Gel’s Kitchen at the intersection of West Shore Road and Buttonwoods …

  • RI gas prices down, still 18 cents higher than national average

    Wednesday, August 24

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 11 cents from last week, averaging $4.08 per gallon. Monday’s price is 45 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.03 higher than August 22, 2021. …

  • ‘Magical’ moments on 22nd anniversary of Nicole’s death

    Wednesday, August 24

    Magical, or was it something more? Laura Logan couldn’t help but wonder as she stood in the dappled sunlight looking over the park and play area that was a part of daughter’s life nearly …

  • Getting around the bridge

    Wednesday, August 24

    While there’s no going over the West Natick Bridge until at least this October, motorists can still make the connection to Route 2 at the Warwick Mall thanks to a detour to the reopening of the …

  • Dressed for the occasion

    Wednesday, August 24

    Joseph A. Prisco of Warwick retired recently after a historic career 50 years as a teacher and counselor in the Providence School Department (PSD). He is the longest tenured teacher in the PSD as he …

  • Police Log 08-25-22

    Wednesday, August 24

    DUI Around 2:41 p.m., Aug. 7, Warwick Police were dispatched to 100 Transit St. for the report of an erratic operator. Police were told that a blue minivan was “all over the road and ran …

  • URI’s Plant Protection Clinic available for plant consultations

    Wednesday, August 24

    This summer’s dry conditions are leading many of to look nervously out the window at stressed-out shrubs, and perhaps even the plants found inside our home. Care and advice from the University …

  • 16 Warwick police officers first to wear body worn cameras

    Wednesday, August 17

    The Warwick Police Department is participating in a body worn camera pilot program. Sixteen patrol officers started wearing Axon body cameras during their patrols. These officers represent each of …

  • Making connections

    Wednesday, August 17

    It’s Rhode Island, so it’s not surprising if you’re meeting someone for a first time that within a few moments of conversation you discover you have mutual acquaintances or even a …

  • Vets top speller

    Wednesday, August 17

    Yes, the era of spell check has long been here, but it hasn’t eclipsed the spelling bee. Well, not at Veterans Middle School anyhow. School winners this year were Reeve Rapson, grade 8; Cienna …

  • Tito’s & Treats at the Trap

    Wednesday, August 17

    Dogs were welcomed Sunday at the Trap at 195 Old Forge Road on the way to Goddard Park for a promotion for Tito’s Vodka and a benefit for the Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter. Dave …

  • A family affair

    Wednesday, August 17

    When the votes are counted in November and a new School Committee is elected the majority of the Committee could be directly related to active school district employees or in one case an employee …

  • Creative outlet

    Wednesday, August 17

    Whether a seasoned artist or a youngster discovering the joy of experimenting with colors and shapes The Warwick Center for the Arts summer program offers an opportunity to celebrate creativity. …

  • Hiring in our own backyard

    Wednesday, August 17

    The prospect of an internship with the city’s Building Department motivated Madison Dalton to get her high school diploma, has landed her a job with the city and now has her dreaming of owning …

  • A ‘scramble’ to benefit animal rescue organizations

    Wednesday, August 17

    Surely enough, legislators showed up last Monday at the Quidnessett Golf Club for General Assembly leaders to convene. But this wasn’t a day to debate legislation, confirm an important …

  • Teaching is not a job of punching a time clock

    Wednesday, August 17

    To the Editor, Thank you Mr. Crowley for your realistic editorial about whether we should be strengthening schools or eliminating the threats of the shootings (8/11/22). You were actually my …

  • Why RI needs Joy Fox in Congress

    Wednesday, August 17

    To the Editor, How do you vote? I trust a candidate who’s been around long enough to know the score. So given our mutual values she knows what counts. But she also needs to know the …

  • ‘Shucks,’ how do you open a clam?

    Wednesday, August 17

    “Clam chowder?” Carol asked as I came into the kitchen. I expected her to hold up a Campbell’s can that she would open with a bit of help from a cranky can opener and set to …

  • One lesson learned, one ignored

    Wednesday, August 17

    Another summer is flying by and parents are surely already looking ahead to the start of school a few weeks from now. Compared to last autumn and the spring of 2020, there is certainly a more …

  • Drive-thru Food Pantry

    Wednesday, August 17

    Spring Green Memorial Church will hold its monthly drive-thru food pantry on Aug. 20. Grocery bags of food will be distributed at 11 a.m. in the parking lot in the back of the church. If you have any …

  • Warwick native completes distinguished 29-year military career

    Wednesday, August 17

    One day after flying over Elizabeth City, NC, Commander William F. Coty III witnessed one of his Coast Guard buddies being interviewed about their current mission. When asked what mission they were …

  • ‘I trust police,’ Picozzi says in support of plate cameras

    Wednesday, August 17

    By JOHN HOWELL Col. Braford Connor believes Flock Safety Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPRs), commonly referred to as license plate cameras, would dramatically enhance the department’s …

  • Early primary voting starts August 24

    Wednesday, August 17

    With a trip to City Hall, you can cast your ballot in the primary election as soon as Aug. 24.  That’s when early voting for the Sept. 13 primary starts in cities and towns throughout …

  • Flood Ford falls in title series

    Wednesday, August 17

    Flood Auto Body fell two games to one, to the Narragansett/South Kingstown Lions in its best-of-three R.I. Connie Mack Baseball Championship Series on Saturday morning at McCarthy …

  • City gets $600,0000 bid for former Buttonwoods Center

    Wednesday, August 17

    With a high bid of $600,000 for the former Buttonwoods Community Center and temporarily the City Hall Annex and sale of the former John Wickes School for $2.1 million, City Planner Tom Kratviz is …

  • Taking the helm to provide community support

    Wednesday, August 17

    The GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) Warwick Women’s Club recently elected new officers for the 2022-2024 term at a dinner banquet at the Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille in …

  • Police Log 07-17-22

    Wednesday, August 17

    CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT Around 6:26 p.m., July 18, Warwick Police responded to 37 Cedar Pond Drive, Apt. 2, after a man reported his catalytic converter had been stolen. The man told police …

  • EG stroll is today, portion of Main St. closed to vehicles

    Wednesday, August 17

    The East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Main Street Stroll known as a Taste of East Greenwich today. The event features a number of restaurants on Main Street using a blocked off section …

  • David Segal is ‘willing to push back’

    Tuesday, August 16

    When David Segal moved from Maryland to Rhode Island at 21, his reason for coming to the state was to figure out what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. A graduate of Columbia University with …

  • Police Log 08-11-22

    Wednesday, August 10

    CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT Around 6:26 p.m., July 18, Warwick Police responded to 37 Cedar Pond Drive, Apt. 2, after a man reported his catalytic converter had been stolen. The man told police …

  • Flood Ford Auto headed to title series

    Wednesday, August 10

     After rolling to a sweep over Warwick PAL in the RI Connie Mack Quarterfinals last week, Flood Ford Auto turned around and swept West Warwick in the semis to punch its ticket to this …

  • Live Like Russ Foundation set for second annual golf outing

    Wednesday, August 10

    The second annual Live Like Russ Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 19th at Cranston Country Club, and will be even bigger than last year’s inaugural outing. The Live Like Russ …

  • PAL falls in quarters

    Wednesday, August 10

    The Flood Ford Auto Connie Mack baseball team topped Warwick PAL in two games to advance to the semifinals and end PAL’s season. Flood took Game 1 by a score of 9-4 and then would roll to an …

  • Local hoops coaches leaving big shoes to fill

    Wednesday, August 10

    A pair of local basketball coaches announced that they would be leaving their respective posts, as CCRI men’s coach Rick Harris and Cranston East girls coach Jhamal Diggs resigned …

  • Cote pursues complaint against Carreiro

    Wednesday, August 10

    By NOAH BOWSER With the Board of Canvassers refusing to consider the residency qualifications of Senate District 29 Democratic candidate Michael C. Carreiro on procedural grounds, citizen activist …

  • New highs in spotlight

    Wednesday, August 10

    Can Warwick afford two new high schools, or can Warwick not afford the new schools? Both views were presented Tuesday at a forum co-sponsored by the Warwick Beacon, Warwick Rotary Club and the …

  • Betty’s birthday breakfast bash

    Wednesday, August 10

    Betty Law insisted she didn’t want a party. She said that for her 90th birthday, too, but her daughter Dianne Dunsmore knew better. So, when it came time for Betty’s 100th celebration, …

  • Gas prices head down, but still 84 cents higher than last August

    Wednesday, August 10

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 14 cents from last week, averaging $4.27 per gallon. Tuesday’s price is 46 cents lower than a month ago ($4.73), and $1.21 higher than August 9, …

  • Christina Johnk is senior VP at BankFive

    Wednesday, August 10

    BankFive, a community bank with locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has hired Christina D. Johnk as Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources. In her role, the Warwick resident …

  • Toll Gate 4th quarter honors posted

    Wednesday, August 10

    The following students earned honors for the fourth quarter at Toll Gate High: Grade 12 High Honors Ashley Abad, Anisah Abdul-Rashid, Brianna Adams, Elizabeth Adeyefa, Ama Akoto, Tekreeti AI, …

  • No More Hunger Walk

    Wednesday, August 10

    A walk to call attention to food insecurity will be held Oct. 15. Last year, over $10,000 was raised. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (111 West Shore Road, …

  • August 11, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, August 10

  • 3 take on heat of a primary

    Wednesday, August 10

    House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi pulled up the corner of his T-shirt and wiped the sweat from his brow. He was about to approach another house on Villa Avenue in his quest for reelection to the …

  • Be careful what you picture, your dog could be watching

    Wednesday, August 10

    This is weird, unbelievably weird. So with that as a warning, you may want to read one of the letters on this page, which could also be weird, or look at a Charlie Hall cartoon that can be …

  • EMT care to injured police dogs

    Wednesday, August 10

    The Providence County Kennel Club recently honored Rep. David A. Bennett for his sponsorship of legislation enacted this year providing emergency first aid from EMTs and ambulance transport to police …

  • A climate change con job

    Wednesday, August 10

    To the Editor, Electric cars run on coal and natural gas. Green energy advocates don’t tell you that, but it’s true.Here in Rhode Island, 80% of our electricity is generated by burning …

  • Strengthening schools, or should we be eliminating threat of shootings?

    Wednesday, August 10

    By JOSEPH H. CROWLEY The RI Department of Education recently completed All Hazards Site Safety Survey Reports for all schools in the State.  A number of recommendations were made for each …

  • Odd duck on the Bay

    Wednesday, August 10

    A white duck in a flock of Mallards that is frequently found patrolling the waters north of Conimicut Point caught our attention and was eventually pictured with some of its companions while on …

  • Remembering Michaela and passing along a message

    Wednesday, August 3

    Michaela Lynch, a former cosmetology student at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, who lost her life as a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver is remembered by her instructor Jill …

  • Police Log 08-04-22

    Wednesday, August 3

    ANIMAL CONFINEMENT IN VEHICLE A West Warwick woman is facing charges after an incident outside the Minions movie led police to her vehicle, where she had allegedly locked two dogs in her …

  • Board to hear plan to repurpose Ann & Hope store as U-Haul 

    Wednesday, August 3

    Warwick’s Ann & Hope, once a magnet for shoppers and a forerunner to big box stores across the country, will transform into a corporate U-Haul facility for the rental of equipment, …

  • Recital is harmonious dedication of harpsichord

    Wednesday, August 3

    Decades ago, Dr. Paul Abrahams was working with computers. He was in the process of building a compiler for the highly complex PL1 program when he was given a sabbatical. He learned that computer …

  • August 4, 2022 e-Edition

    Wednesday, August 3

  • Surging PAL gets playoff win over LaSalle

    Wednesday, August 3

    The Warwick PAL Connie Mack baseball team swept La Salle in two games to advance to the quarterfinals in this week’s state playoffs. PAL won Game 2 by a score of 2-1 on Monday night. Bobby …

  • Avoiding the problem is not the solution

    Wednesday, August 3

    Just when you thought that I could not find more to complain about regarding the Warwick School Committee and its approach to athletics, you were wrong, another incident emerged in the past couple of …

  • Warwick Fire, Police raise funds for Pilgrim football player

    Wednesday, August 3

    The Warwick Police and Fire Departments lent a helping hand to Pilgrim junior football player Chace Roberts last weekend when they held a charity flag football game on his behalf. Roberts recently …

  • Free Yoga

    Wednesday, August 3

    There will be a free yoga class at the Warwick Public Library (600 Sandy Lane) on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. The class is for all levels. The class will begin with a light warmup and gradually move into …

  • Stealth sewers

    Wednesday, August 3

    It’s been more than 25 years since the Warwick Sewer Authority started talking about and then designing sewers for what has become known as the Bayside project. And now that that it’s …

  • Complaint clouds Carreiro’s candidacy in senate race

    Wednesday, August 3

    Lt. Michael Carreiro, president of the Warwick Firefighters union, hit one rough patch in his quest to succeed Michael McCaffrey as the District 29 senator when it was revealed last month that he …

  • ‘Only shot’, says group supporting new schools

    Wednesday, August 3

    Building Warwick’s Future, a group formed to raise funds in support of building new Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools, announced its platform Monday afternoon at Pilgrim with the group …

  • Reminiscent of those good ‘olde’ days at Rocky Point

    Wednesday, August 3

    The Rocky Point Midway made a return Tuesday afternoon. More that 100 tents lined the park walkway as vendors sold a variety of goods from clothing to collectibles and non-profits and municipal …

  • Reminiscent of those good ‘olde’ days at Rocky Point

    Wednesday, August 3

    The Rocky Point Midway made a return Tuesday afternoon. More that 100 tents lined the park walkway as vendors sold a variety of goods from clothing to collectibles and non-profits and municipal …

  • Toll Gate grad named Director of Arts at Hendricken

    Wednesday, August 3

    Julia Paolino has been named Director of Arts at Bishop Hendricken High School. She becomes the third person to hold the position and the first female to lead the program. She succeeds Richard Sylvia …

  • ‘Caution: Bus is Turning’ T-shirts benefit House of Hope

    Wednesday, August 3

    You’ve heard the warning, now you can wear it. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and local small business Frog & Toad has announced a t-shirt collaboration that will …

  • Leadership at a critical juncture

    Wednesday, August 3

    To the Editor, Hospitals across the country are facing significant financial challenges due to a perfect storm of chronic staffing shortages resulting in a reduction in available inpatient beds, a …

  • ‘In reality high performing schools increase property values’

    Wednesday, August 3

    To the Editor, I attended the Warwick School Department informational presentation on the benefits of building two new high schools to replace Pilgrim and Tollgate. The superintendent disclosed …

  • Top Gun on my porch

    Wednesday, August 3

    Bandit at twelve noon.  There it was flying directly out of the sun, wings angled back like an F-15. It was screaming, flying straight at my face. Its cries rattled like staccato machine gun …

  • Council seeks input on how to spend $200k per ward on infrastructure projects

    Wednesday, August 3

    Got an idea for a project to better your neighborhood? Members of the City Council want to hear from you and beginning Monday the city website will have an application form giving residents the …

  • State Police launch recruitment drive

    Wednesday, August 3

    The Rhode Island State Police has launched its recruitment drive and is accepting applications for the 2024 Rhode Island State Police Training Academy Class. “A career with the Rhode Island …

  • While down, RI gas prices 20 cents higher than national average

    Wednesday, August 3

     Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 7 cents from last week, averaging $4.41 per gallon. Monday’s price is 44 cents lower than a month ago ($4.85), and $1.37 …

  • A career of helping others

    Wednesday, August 3

    Karen Butler, daughter of Anthony and Patricia Cunha, recently retired as a nurse at Miriam Hospital after a 42-year career. She is the mother of three sons, Brian, Eric and Mark. Karen grew up in …

  • Amazon selects CCRI as education partner for career choice program

    Wednesday, August 3

    The Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to the …

  • Following the yellow brick road

    Wednesday, August 3

    Calista Aguinaldo of Warwick, plays Dorothy, along with Zelda Davis as Toto in the Rhode Island Youth Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz: Young Performer’s Edition this Friday, August 5th, and …

  • Animal Rescue League celebrates RI pets with photo contest, calendar

    Wednesday, July 27

    Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL) will run its popular photo calendar and contest from July 15th  to August 14th. PARL invites everyone to honor and celebrate their furry (or feathered) …

  • Warwick residents invited to share their thoughts at free community dinner Aug. 10

    Wednesday, July 27

    The Rhode Island Foundation is inviting Warwick residents to share their thoughts about the issues that are important to them at a free community dinner Aug. 10. The get-together is a re-boot of its …

  • Keeps a village blooming 

    Wednesday, July 27

    It’s been at least five years since Matt Tremblay assumed the role of ensuring Conimicut basket and ground planters get the water they need to brighten the village. In all, there are 15 …

  • North 10’s wrap up summer

    Wednesday, July 27

    The Warwick North Little League 10-year-old softball All-Stars reached the state championship tournament and fell in the finals to Cranston Western. North fell to CWLL 11-1 in the first game but …

  • Topgolf swings into construction

    Wednesday, July 27

    Phase one of site work construction for the new 68,000 square foot Topgolf facility at 100 Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston began July 27 with a ceremonial groundbreaking. Gov. Dan Mckee, Mayor …

  • WCA 10’s fall in state tournament

    Wednesday, July 27

    The District 3 champion Warwick Continental American 10-year-old All-Stars fell in each of their games in the state tournament at Chariho last weekend, ending their summer run. WCA fell to …

  • Warwick expands mobile concessions for city parks

    Wednesday, July 27

    Warwick Parks and Recreation Director Bev Willey told the City Council Monday night that the bidding process last year allowing vendors to have a mobile concession cart at city owned properties was a …

  • Tee up on an exclusive course for a great cause on Sept. 19

    Wednesday, July 27

    Those who love golf will have the opportunity to play an outstanding and exclusive course – and help area children and families. Limited slots mean it’s going to be a sellout again, so, …

  • July 28, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, July 27

  • City to explore feasibility of transfer station

    Wednesday, July 27

    One of the biggest issues facing the City the past couple of years has been trash and recycling collections.  On Monday the Council took a first step to potentially address the issue, voting …

  • Forums to outline features, cost of 2 new high schools

    Wednesday, July 27

    In November Warwick will be asked whether the City should issue $350 million in bonds to build new Pilgrim and Toll Gate High Schools. But before then at least three forums are planned with the …

  • Water usage spikes despite appeal to conserve

    Wednesday, July 27

    Despite an appeal for residents to limit outdoor water uses, the consumption of water in the city is running about twice what it usually is for this time of year, averaging more than 1 million …

  • From pool to President

    Wednesday, July 27

    July 20 was not the kind of day Mayor Frank Picozzi could have planned. It started with a text about McDermott Pool having to close and continued with a chat with the President over wearing a tie. In …

  • Gas prices continue slide but far from last year’s $3.04

    Wednesday, July 27

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 11 cents from last week, averaging $4.60 per gallon. Monday’s price is 38 cents lower than a month ago and $1.56 higher than July 18, 2021 …

  • Demonizing guns is a diversion

    Wednesday, July 27

    To the Editor, Margaret Porter makes perfect sense. In her recent letter, she points out a simple fact about violence in our society: “Weapons don’t kill people. People …

  • Putting the office of the Lt. governor to work for older adults

    Wednesday, July 27

    It’s time for our older citizens to come out of the shadows and have a voice at the State House. Now more than ever, we need aging policy that addresses the needs of older citizens to age in …

  • ‘Your call is important to us…’

    Wednesday, July 27

    It seemed to be simple enough. That should have been warning enough, however, I went ahead and told my daughter Diana to put the Verizon account in her name – it was in my sister’s name …

  • Pilgrim announces fourth quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, July 27

    The following Pilgrim High School students have earned honors for the fourth quarter. SENIORS HIGH HONORS: Azael Alvarez, Justin D. Ayala, Janelle Marie Bianchi, Anthony Blade, Julia L. Bock, …

  • Cooling bubbles

    Wednesday, July 27

    Kids didn’t need much water when there were so many bubbles to play in at Building Blocks Child Care Center in Apponaug. Maddie Tyrell at the center said the center used to rent a foam machine …

  • United to beat the heat 

    Wednesday, July 27

    Jim Boyajian, left, isn’t considered the ring leader for nothing. After all, he’s the retired president of the Rhode Island Teamsters. Boyajian is one of the early morning regulars at …

  • Police Log 07-28-22

    Wednesday, July 27

    GHOST GUNS Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced this week that a North Kingstown man was convicted in Washington County Superior Court of multiple counts of manufacturing ghost …

  • NAMI-RI: Registration open for Family-to Family course

    Wednesday, July 27

    NAMI-RI: Registration open for Family-to Family course The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for its next virtual Family-to-Family …

  • Come dance at the library

    Wednesday, July 27

    Join a performance of the Nelken Line, the famous line dance by German choreographer Pina Bausch, at Warwick Public Library on Tuesdays, August 2, 9 & 16 at 7 p.m. The Nelken Line has been …

  • Center expands to accommodate growing need for Autism treatment

    Wednesday, July 27

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the more than doubling in size of the Autism Care Partners center at 275 West Natick Rd. The center now has more than 11,000 square …

  • National Night Out at Rocky Point this year

    Wednesday, July 27

    Next Tuesday thousands of people are expected to make their way to Rocky Point. It’s not because the amusement park has reopened as many would wish but for a first time the property will host …

  • The Joe cams catch the “Joe Jam”

    Wednesday, July 20

    Jake Fernandes, 13, of New Bedford, gripped his camera and heavy, long telephoto lens as he jockeyed for position along Airport Road. “I just love aviation,” he said, pressing the …

  • The end of the American Beech forests?

    Wednesday, July 20

    To the Editor, Right now, Rhode Island is facing a pandemic. However, I am not talking about Covid, but a pandemic affecting Rhode Island’s American Beech trees that could lead to the near …

  • Walking in the steps of history

    Wednesday, July 20

    I'’ve walked the Gaspee Point beach on many occasions, on blustery winter days when the footprints of others, if indeed anyone else ventured out there, were washed away and on summer days to …

  • Mental health institutions needed

    Wednesday, July 20

    To the Editor, Michael Carbone's article about bringing back mental health institutions was very insightful. As someone who worked in mental health centers for 10 years as a case manager …

  • Why close the gate at all?

    Wednesday, July 20

    To the Editor, Why is the gate to Conimicut Point closed at 8 or 9 am? Why is it closed at all? The signs say the park is closed sunset to sunrise… if you have to close the gates …

  • What does Gorbea think?

    Wednesday, July 20

    To the Editor, If gubernatorial candidate Nellie Gorbea’s actions as governor reflect what she is espousing as a candidate, Rhode Island is in deep trouble should she be elected. When …

  • Trial by fine

    Wednesday, July 20

    To the Editor, It all started with a woodpecker.  You know the kind of bird that likes to peck-a-way on the siding of your windows.  Noisy and loves to make the big holes in the wood. …

  • Art Educator Showcase

    Wednesday, July 20

    Warwick Center for the Arts (WFCA) is seeking original works for its upcoming RI Art Educator’s Showcase, an exhibition featuring artwork from those individuals who teach art to others. This …

  • Carvel Plaza plan gets initial board approval

    Wednesday, July 20

    For years it was the place to get Fudgie the Whale, Cookie Puss or an ice cream cake. And even when it transitioned into a lounge and late night hangout for motorcyclists or a burger joint, it was …

  • $12.9M landscaping, road resurfacing program set this year for Airport Connector, Post Road

    Wednesday, July 20

    The Airport Connector, often the first impression visitors get after landing at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, is going to get greener as well as smoother under at $12.9 million …

  • Council vote on firefighters not disclosed

    Wednesday, July 20

    Shortly after convening Monday, the City Council left chambers to hold an executive session in the City Hall basement conference room. Details about what the issue discussed were …

  • Taking off

    Wednesday, July 20

    Conditions were perfect on Sunday for confirmed kite surfer Tom Hewitt. The Providence podiatrist can be found maneuvering his kite and jumping the waves just about anywhere in the upper bay. On …

  • Picozzi explains rational for water conservation

    Wednesday, July 20

    After having a voluntary odd/ even water schedule last week Mayor Frank Picozzi took to Facebook Monday to give an update. “Last week the Kent County Water Authority issued a directive on …

  • Hendricken top 10 reflect diversity of achievements, skills

    Wednesday, July 20

    Hendricken’s graduating Class of 2022 faced their fair share of obstacles. They meet those challenges head-on with both strength and compassion, says the school’s Principal Mark DeCiccio. …

  • New digs for city workers

    Wednesday, July 20

    Although later than they were thought to be ready, city offices at the saw tooth building in Apponaug, owned by AAA Northeast and site of their Warwick service office are nearing completion. The city …

  • Veteran Home Loan employees named senior VPs

    Wednesday, July 20

    Home Loan Investment Bank has promoted two long time employees to senior vice president positions. “We are so pleased to continue to grow and importantly, diversify our leadership team to …

  • Budget gives extra state aid to schools… but do they get to keep it?

    Wednesday, July 20

    As the administration drafted the budget for the upcoming fiscal year,  Mayor Frank Picozzi and school administrators made a verbal agreement that any state aid in addition to the amount …

  • Day before hearing, appeal to stop giant warehouse withdrawn

    Wednesday, July 20

    Chances that an appeal could halt construction a 491,496 square foot warehouse and distribution center off Commerce Drive near the airport evaporated last Monday, when the day before the appeal was …

  • Speaker lauded for helping Kent Hospital ‘stand alone’

    Wednesday, July 20

    By JOHN HOWELL Legislative action enabling Kent Hospital and its larger entity, Care New England, to remain sustainable non profit institutions came down to two considerations for House Speaker K. …

  • Winman posts 4th quarter honors

    Wednesday, July 20

    The following Winman Middle School students have made high honors and honors for the fourth quarter:  High Honors 6 Bronx Arnold, Gianna Blazier, Noah Bouley, Reese Bradford, Aiden …

  • They’re off

    Wednesday, July 20

  • North softball headed to regionals

    Wednesday, July 20

    The Warwick North softball junior All-Star team is headed to Connecticut this week to compete at regionals for the second straight season. The team fell early in last year’s double …

  • WCA 10’s beat EG to advance to states

    Wednesday, July 20

    The Warwick Continental American 10-year-old All-Star team topped East Greenwich 9-4 to win the District I Championship on Sunday night. WCA went 3-0 in its district tournament run and would top …

  • PAL 15’s fall in final

    Wednesday, July 20

    The Warwick PAL 15-year-old team fell in the state championship last week in a 10-2 decision to North Providence. Austin Wheeler scored the team’s first run in the bottom of the first on a …

  • State Champs

    Wednesday, July 20

    The Warwick PAL 14-year-old Babe Ruth team won the state championship over North Providence last week in two games. This was the team’s second state title as a unit, as it won last year’s …

  • Police Log 07-21-22

    Wednesday, July 20

    BREAKING &  ENTERING On July 11, a Breaking & Entering was discovered at the Sherman School located at 120 Killey Ave. in Warwick. According to Warwick Police, “entry was …

  • New to the beat

    Wednesday, July 20

    Aaron Coutu, former Assistant Library Director for the Cumberland Public Library assumed the post of Warwick Library Director on July 11. Coutu, who succeeds Jana Stevenson, said he received a …

  • July 21, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, July 20

  • Medal winning performance

    Wednesday, July 13

    The Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle Select Band of 35 members and the Choir, a group of 50 members performed on June 3rd at the Great East Festival at Springfield College in Springfield, …

  • More than stamps are forever

    Wednesday, July 13

    The spring-operated screen door slammed behind me on entering the post office in Springfield Center in upstate New York about 10 miles away from the baseball Mecca, Cooperstown. On either side of …

  • A grip on summer

    Wednesday, July 13

    A snow shovel outside a barn at Morris Farm has been adopted by a vine as if to emphasize the change in seasons. (Warwick Beacon photo)

  • Speaker challenged from right and left

    Wednesday, July 13

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  • Drive-thru Pantry

    Wednesday, July 13

    Spring Green Memorial Church will hold its monthly drive-thru food pantry on July 16. Grocery bags of food will be distributed at 11 a.m. in the parking lot in the back of the church. If you have any …

  • Police Log 07-14-22

    Wednesday, July 13

    ROLLOVER CRASH Around 9:55 a.m., on Monday, July 11, members of the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) Wickford Barracks, the State Police Commercial Enforcement Unit, the Department of …

  • PAL has game called off in 7th

    Wednesday, July 13

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick PAL and Coventry Connie Mack baseball game was forfeited after umpires called an end to play in the bottom of the seventh inning due to unsportsmanlike conduct last …

  • Chariho edges North in losers bracket

    Wednesday, July 13

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick North Little League 12U All-Star team fell to Chariho 5-3 in the losers bracket of the District 3 tournament, ending their summer run. North won its first game …

  • Committee to appeal ADA bleacher requirements

    Wednesday, July 13

    By ALEX MALM Last fall the School District received a code violation for the bleachers at Pilgrim High and Veterans Memorial Middle Schools. In place of the bleachers fans had to sit in lawn …

  • Tandum team at C&L Stables

    Wednesday, July 13

    By J. MICHAEL LEVESQUE ‘There’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.’ President Ronald Reagan I agree. And so does a heck of a lot of people …

  • New I-95 exit numbers to be keyed to mile markers

    Wednesday, July 13

    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start its next highway renumbering project on or about Sunday night, July 31, changing exit numbers on I-95 from the Massachusetts border in …

  • A sorry sight

    Wednesday, July 13

    To the Editor, It was decided to take a little ride to Conimicut last night to check out the kite surfers. Shock. Once again, who is minding the store…landscaping? Towering trunks …

  • Gas prices drop 10 cents, $1.68 higher than last year

    Wednesday, July 13

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 10 cents from last week, averaging $4.71 per gallon. Monday’s price is 30 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.68 higher than July 11, 2021. Rhode …

  • Greenwich Farms at Warwick recognized by U.S. News & World Report

    Wednesday, July 13

    Greenwich Farms at Warwick, a Benchmark independent living, assisted living and Mind & Memory Care community, has been selected as one of the best in the state by U.S. News & World …

  • Uvalde victims remembered with Norwood Library display

    Wednesday, July 13

    By ALEX MALM On May 24 19 children and two teachers were killed tragically during a school shooting at  Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas. That day Tina Travis, manager of the …

  • 5 young adults believed responsible for malicious damage at Sherman School

    Wednesday, July 13

    For two consecutive Mondays, crews working to complete renovations to Sherman School so that it might reopen this fall entered to building to find someone had been there over the weekend. The …

  • There’s no delay…fresh corn is here

    Wednesday, July 13

    By JOHN HOWELL Victoria Sullivan says this is going to be a great year for corn. She should know. Sullivan has worked at Morris Farm on Warwick Avenue through the droughts and years when the …

  • Senate race heats up

    Wednesday, July 13

    By ALEX MALM Senate District 29 candidate Jennifer Rourke is calling for her Democratic opponent Michael Carreiro to drop out of the race and to resign from his position as President of Local IAFF …

  • Point of insurrection

    Wednesday, July 13

    By JOHN HOWELL Turn the clock back 250 years and the locals, if they dared risk being accused of the deed, would know exactly where the HMS Gaspee ran aground off Namquid Point. They could point …

  • Committee approves new substitute teacher rates

    Wednesday, July 13

    By ALEX MALM The School Committee approved the FY 23 substitute pay rates Tuesday night, which will cut the pay for most positions. Human Resources Director Kim Ruggieri polled other districts …

  • Brandi Project grant supports research of canine eye disease

    Wednesday, July 13

    The Brandi Project, a Warwick-based not-for-profit that provides grants to animal-focused organizations and rescue efforts, has donated $2,500 to the ACVO Vision Animal Foundation (VAF) in support of …

  • Vets posts 4th quarter honors

    Wednesday, July 13

    The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter at Veterans Meddle School: High Honors Grade 6 Christopher Achille, Lily Ashton, Tyler Blake, Lila Blanco, Camryn Bromage, …

  • Open Meeting legislation held in House again

    Wednesday, July 13

    By ALEX MALM In May residents, legislators, and lobbyists spoke before the City Council it opposition to Automatic License Plate Cameras in Warwick. The proposed measure was held until August …

  • $13K expenditure boosts state reimbursement for new high schools by $7.8 million

    Wednesday, July 13

    By JOHN HOWELL A tour of Pilgrim High School expected to take two days, but ending up being no more than five hours and costing $13,000, could result in an additional $7.8 million reimbursement to …

  • July 13, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, July 13

  • Westerly drops WCA in thriller

    Wednesday, July 13

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Warwick Continental American Little League 12U All-stars fell 10-9 to Westerly on Monday during the District 3 Semifinal at D’Abrosca Field. Kenny George, started on …

  • Pilgrim top ten leave chaos of past 3 years to pursue success, ambition

    Wednesday, July 6

    By CASEY BISETTI For the first time in two years, high school seniors were able to experience the traditional graduation ceremony and activities that prior generations had held. It marked a bright …

  • Recruiting efforts enable Warwick to staff all beaches this summer

    Wednesday, July 6

    By ALEX MALM Last year due to staff shortages not all Warwick beaches were able to have lifeguards every day. This year Bev Wiley, the Director of Parks and Recreation said that the City Park …

  • Police Log 07-07-22

    Wednesday, July 6

    RISP ENFORCEMENT The Rhode Island State Police (RISP) reported a busy weekend during the July Fourth Holiday. State Troopers made 25 arrests for Driving Under the Influence, 28 arrests for other …

  • By early 2000 standards, a quieter 4th

    Wednesday, July 6

    By JOHN HOWELL As a patrolman in the early 2000s, Major Andrew Sullivan remembers being on the beat in Oakland Beach on the Fourth of July. “It was like every street, every house,” …

  • Ukraine refugee welcomed to Warwick City Council Chambers

    Wednesday, July 6

    By ALEX MALM When Bohdanna “Dana” Fedan came to Newport as an exchange student she thought she would be in the United States for a short time. Then the war in her home country of …

  • Fiddle N’ Fun

    Wednesday, July 6

    Fiddle N' Fun will be at Pontiac Free Library on July 12 at 11 a.m. This is a fun way for young children to learn about music! Plein Air Art The East Greenwich Art Club will hold a Plein Air …

  • Warwick Neck waterfront home fetches $2,260,400

    Wednesday, July 6

    Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the waterfront home at 2 Briarcliff Avenue has sold for $2,260,400. Janet Kermes, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace …

  • Edgewood Church partners with Project Undercover

    Wednesday, July 6

    By REV. WILLIAM STERRETT For the month of July, Edgewood Congregational Church UCC is partnering with Project Undercover to provide needy families with new, unopened diapers (all sizes), new …

  • Jennifer Lee to serve as interim VNA director

    Wednesday, July 6

    Jennifer Lee, MS PT, will serve as interim president and executive director of the VNA of Care New England, following Kathy Peirce’s retirement and final day on August 9, 2022. “With …

  • Maynard twins behind historic win for Warwick

    Wednesday, July 6

    By ANNILESE DEMERS John and Joshua Maynard from Toll Gate High School placed 2nd Nationally in the Senior Group Exhibit Division on the topic of The Compromise of 1877 in the National History Day …

  • LaPointe named CCRI Vice President for student affairs, chief outcomes officer

    Wednesday, July 6

    Greg LaPointe  has been named as Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Outcomes Officer. At the Community College of Rhode Island. LaPointe, a Wakefield, RI, resident, previously …

  • Winman student says: ‘stay true to yourself’

    Wednesday, July 6

    By ALEX MALM When Jaylene Le got the list of topics she was allowed to write about for her National Junior Honor Society application essay she instantly knew what she would write about. Her …

  • Foley touts accomplishments in bid for re-election

    Wednesday, July 6

    By ALEX MALM In 2000 Bill Foley beat Ward 6 Councilwoman Donna Travis in a Democratic primary.  Travis regained her seat two years later. After an almost 20 year hiatus Foley defeated the …

  • July 7, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, July 6

  • Patriotism on the march

    Wednesday, July 6

    Warwick Beacon photos by Kathy Eisemann What a group of friends started as a fun thing to do on July 4th 27 years ago has become a neighborhood event that continues to bring out the red, white and …

  • Career & Tech Center helps keep 1930 Hudson rolling in Great Race

    Wednesday, July 6

    This year, Warwick had the privilege of hosting The Great Race start at Rocky Point Park. More than 160 teams left June 19 for Fargo, North Dakota. The Great Race is an antique, vintage and …

  • Cargo facilities planned at Green

    Wednesday, July 6

    To the Editor, It’s unfortunate that Mr. Langseth’s Letter to the Editor is spreading misinformation regarding a proposal to replace the Rhode Island T.F. Green International …

  • Small world yet smaller

    Wednesday, July 6

    To the Editor, This is an anecdote in the spirit of John Howell’s recent column and reader Lonnie Barham’s subsequent letter. Some years ago my wife, Martha, received a nearly …

  • You’ll never know when you might have company

    Wednesday, July 6

    It’s not often that I have company mowing the lawn. It’s perfectly understandable. Who in their right mind wants to go back and forth across a weed flecked yard for an hour just to keep …

  • Hope Alzheimer’s Center holds 10th annual golf outing

    Wednesday, July 6

    By PETE FONTAINE The Hope Alzheimer’s Center, which many people will attest is one of Cranston’s most cherished and important facilities, once again entered Rhode Island’s sports …

  • Hendricken middle school team enjoys big first year

    Wednesday, July 6

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken eighth grade middle school baseball team enjoyed a solid season this spring in its first year as a program. After years of consideration, the school …

  • North 10’s fall to Coventry

    Wednesday, July 6

    The Warwick Little League North 10 year old All-Star team fell to visiting Coventry 10-0 last week at the pit to start the summer tournament. The loss bumped the team to the losers bracket. North …

  • No car tax bill? Don’t worry

    Wednesday, July 6

    By JOHN HOWELL So, you didn’t get a tax bill for your car. Did the city screw up, was it the Post Office or did the dog eat it? None of the above. There are no car tax bills this year and …

  • Staying with the home team

    Wednesday, July 6

    By JOHN HOWELL “Since the Lifespan merger ended, I sort of had in the back of my mind what we needed to do,” Dr. James Fanale, president and COO of Care New England, said yesterday in …

  • Mayor Picozzi uncontested, despite last minute drama

    Wednesday, July 6

    By ALEX MALM For the first time as best can be determined in the city's history the mayoral race will go uncontested.  The only candidate on the November ballot will be Mayor Frank Picozzi …

  • PUBLIC HEARING

    Tuesday, July 5

    Notice is given pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 45- 24-53 that a Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, 3275 Post Road, Warwick RI 02886 on July 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The …

  • PUBLIC HEARING

    Tuesday, July 5

    Notice is given pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 45- 24-53 that a Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, 3275 Post Road, Warwick RI 02886 on July 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The …

  • City of Cranston NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Friday, July 1

    Pursuant to Section 5.02 of the Cranston City Charter and Sec. 2.08.110 of the City Code, The City Council Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on   Thursday, July 14, 2022 at …

  • CITY OF CRANSTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Thursday, June 30

    Proposed Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan (0 Comstock Parkway,  2184 Plainfield Pike, and 2174 Plainfield Pike) There will be a Public Hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 5-22-03 to …

  • CITY OF CRANSTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Thursday, June 30

    “Trolley Barn Plaza” Preliminary Plan – Major Land Development      You are hereby notified that the Cranston City Plan Commission will meet to review …

  • Once an ‘oust,’ now a leader, McCaffrey won’t seek reelection

    Thursday, June 30

    By ALEX MALM |For the past 28 years Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey has represented District 29 in Warwick. On Monday he announced he wouldn’t be going for a 30th …

  • 73 years and counting

    Thursday, June 30

    The Warwick Club of Warwick held its Charter Night and installation of officers for the next fiscal year last Wednesday at Harbor Lights on Warwick Neck. Scott Seaback, president of RI Temps Inc., …

  • Warwick Police team up with Boys & Girls Clubs for leadership camp

    Thursday, June 30

    By ANNELISE DEMERS This year the Warwick Police Department Leadership Camp has a new location - the Oakland Beach branch of the Warwick Boys and Girls Clubs. The camp started Monday and runs …

  • Third lane aims to make driving Cranston Canyon rapid

    Thursday, June 30

    By JOHN HOWELL Navigating “The Canyon” is nothing like running the rapids. In fact, it’s almost a daily occurrence to be far from “The Canyon” when traffic comes to a …

  • Achievements recognized

    Thursday, June 30

    The Cedar Hill PTO was welcomed recently by the City Council where outgoing PTO president Danielle Gardiner was presented with a Resolution of Congratulations for all of her hard work over …

  • Classic Car Show

    Thursday, June 30

    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will sponsor its fifth annual Classic Car Show on July 16 (rain date July 23), from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at sponsored along with West Shore Health Center (111 West …

  • Still standing

    Thursday, June 30

    In recognition of CNA week and the theme “I’m Still Standing” Kent Regency planted two Yoshino Flowering Cherry trees and one Krauter Vesuvius Flowering Plum tree outside the …

  • BankRI Finances $3.5 Million for 292-unit expansion of Warwick self-storage complex

    Thursday, June 30

    In spring 2022, the Commercial Real Estate Division of Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) finalized a deal with Malibu Investments, LLC to provide a second round of financing for the expansion of 401 Storage …

  • Council approves street improvements bids for four companies

    Thursday, June 30

    By ALEX MALM  The City Council  on a 7-2 vote approved Monday bids of four companies to repave roads this season..  Director of Public Works Eric Earls told the Council that …

  • Punches fly at State House melee, candidate charged

    Thursday, June 30

    By ALEX MALM The ringing in her ear hasn’t gone away, Jennifer Rourke said on Monday three days after Providence Police Officer Jeann Lugo allegedly punched her in the face during a rally at …

  • A winning team

    Thursday, June 30

    Members of Care New England’s Marketing Department recently attended the New England Society for Healthcare Communications’ (NESHCo) annual conference in Portland, Maine where they …

  • Casting for kids

    Thursday, June 30

    As they have done since they started it, The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers, opened their 3-day fishing camp at Rocky Point Park on Tuesday with kids, guests including DEM director Terrence Gray and …

  • Candidates line up in legislative races 

    Thursday, June 30

    By ALEX MALM If all those declaring their interest in running are qualified as candidates virtually every Warwick incumbent state legislator will face a contest this fall. It includes Democrat …

  • Dems endorse McKee, Magaziner for Congress

    Thursday, June 30

    By ALEX MALM With candidates’ declaration period set for this week Committeemen and Committeewoman along with town and city party chairs made their way Sunday evening to the Scottish Rite …

  • Police Log 06-30-22

    Thursday, June 30

    POSSESSION Around 8:30 a.m., May 11, Warwick Police Officer Nathaniel Gray was on patrol in the parking lot of Walmart, at 650 Bald Hill Road, when he saw a woman sitting on the staircase outside …

  • Looking for a little ‘pro-life’ consistency

    Thursday, June 30

    There’s a moral hypocrisy embedded in the modern abortion debate. Those often aligned with the so-called “pro-life” movement, by political affiliation, also tend to support …

  • Despite rising costs, it’s still a family store

    Thursday, June 30

    There appeared to be no better place to gauge the impact of higher prices than the local convenience store. I was principally interested in learning how higher gas prices effected customers, what …

  • A small world

    Thursday, June 30

    To the Editor, After reading John Howell’s This Side Up column last week, in which he described having breakfast with his daughter in Jackson, Wyoming, and meeting someone at the next table …

  • Changing Biden’s course

    Thursday, June 30

    To the Editor, Do you support President Biden’s disastrous economic policies? That question should be asked of every individual running for elected office in November. In just eighteen …

  • Why 2 high schools?

    Thursday, June 30

    To the Editor, Why do we need two High Schools? Why not demolish either Samuel Gorton or Aldrich school and build one High School to serve the entire city? Either location has plenty of room for …

  • Warwick Tree Post picks up first win

    Thursday, June 30

    By RYAN D. MURRAY Warwick Tree Post 101 crushed South Kingstown Post 39 by a final score of 11-2 on Tuesday evening during a R.I. American Legion baseball battle at Warwick Vets. Warwick …

  • Vets, Winman shine at states

    Thursday, June 30

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island middle school outdoor track and field championships were recently held at Narragansett and many locals made some noise on the big stage. Here is a look at …

  • Warwick North holds closing ceremonies

    Thursday, June 30

    The Warwick North Little League recently wrapped up its spring season and celebrated its closing ceremonies at the pit on Saturday morning in front of a packed audience. Similar to opening day …

  • WCA wraps up season

    Thursday, June 30

    The Warwick Continental American Little League also wrapped up its spring season and crowned Sinapi as its new Majors champion. Below is a team photo of the champs (Submitted photo) and some various …

  • Few council contests, mayor uncontested so far

    Thursday, June 30

    By ALEX MALM While it appeared as of the declaration deadline Wednesday that all General Assembly and School Committee seats face contests this year, a majority of incumbent council members and …

  • Interest in school races heats up

    Thursday, June 30

    By ALEX MALM On June 15 when all three district School Committee incumbents announced they would not seek reelection, it appeared two seats could go uncontested and there wouldn’t be a …

  • K-8 math, reading scores soar

    Thursday, June 30

    By JOHN HOWELL So you don’t know Plory? You’re not the only one, but Plory has played a role in a dramatic reversal in elementary proficiency scores as this academic year comes to a …

  • Rush on to complete $22.3M in school upgrades this summer

    Thursday, June 30

    By JOHN HOWELL As the academic year came to a close, not only did faculty, staff and students leave Winman Middle School but virtually everything this could move in the building. Under the …

  • Bingo Night

    Wednesday, June 22

    Greenwood Fire Company and Museum is holding its next Bingo on July 17 at the Greenwood Fire Hall, 45 Kernick St. in Warwick. Nothing to do on a Sunday evening? Come join the fun. Everyone is …

  • Advanced recycling legislation won’t have vote this year

    Wednesday, June 22

    By ALEX MALM While enabling legislation that would allow “advanced recycling” passed the Senate, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon that the House wouldn’t be taking up the …

  • Median sales price for Warwick homes up 22% from last May

    Wednesday, June 22

    While the number of single-family homes sold in the state for May fell 8 percent from a year ago, the median price of those sales rose 14.8%, to $419,000.  The median price of Warwick homes was …

  • Rhode Island Foundation offers grants to Jewish groups serving Greater Providence

    Wednesday, June 22

    Jewish community charitable organizations, synagogues and day schools in Greater Providence have until July 15 to apply for more than $42,000 in grants through the Bliss, Gross, Horowitz Fund at the …

  • Dip in demand sends gas prices down

    Wednesday, June 22

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 6 cents from last week , averaging $4.95 per gallon. Tuesday’s price is 23 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.98 higher than June 21, 2021. …

  • St. Peter School students earn honors

    Wednesday, June 22

    St. Peter School recently released its third trimester honor roll. Those students achieving honors are as follows: GRADE 6 FIRST HONORS: Maxwell Cardin, Ayodipupo Jenyo, William Russell, …

  • Summer birthday boy

    Wednesday, June 22

    June 21 not only marks the first day of summer but Mayor Frank Picozzi's birthday. This year the Mayor is turning 63. He planed on celebrating with his family Tuesday with Chinese food and his …

  • Police Log 06-23-22

    Wednesday, June 22

    MOLESTATION Following a June 9 Interim Report of the Statewide Grand Jury, Joao Soares, age 30, of Mansfield, Massachusetts, faces charges for acts allegedly committed in Warwick between 2007 and …

  • June 23, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, June 22

  • Bishop Hendricken Hawks swept in Championship series

    Wednesday, June 22

    The Bishop Hendricken Hawks were swept in the best-of-three Division I Baseball Championship Series on Saturday, falling 10-7 in Game 2 to the North Kingstown Skippers at Rhode …

  • Lady Patriots shut out by Lady Oakers

    Wednesday, June 22

    By Ryan D. Murray The Lady Patriots were shut out 3-0 by the Lady Oakers of Coventry during the Division I Softball Final at Rhode Island College on Wednesday evening. Coventry senior Samantha …

  • Warwick Ninja takes on NBC show American Ninja Warrior

    Wednesday, June 22

    By ANNELISE DEMERS Twenty-year-old Luke Dillon has made it through the qualifying American Ninja Warrior rounds in San Antonino and is headed to the semifinals in Los Angeles within a couple of …

  • Memorialized

    Wednesday, June 22

    By ANNELISE DEMERS Cleaning up cemeteries might sound like the plot of a horror movie but to the nine members of the Warwick Historical Cemetery Commission, it’s a passion. “Most …

  • Why Warwick can’t afford new schools

    Wednesday, June 22

    To the Editor, After paying very close attention to all of the presentations relative to the construction of two new high schools in the city, and after obtaining all of the official documents …

  • School employees can run, but not all can keep jobs if elected

    Wednesday, June 22

    By ALEX MALM On Feb. 1 2000, Leah Hazelwood, a teacher's assistant at Pilgrim High School was hired as a substitute teacher with the school district. Since 2002 she has been employed …

  • 8 steps to a socialist state

    Wednesday, June 22

    To the Editor,   Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people. HAPPENING NOW Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier …

  • A likely unconstitutional taking of private property

    Wednesday, June 22

    To the Editor, With Warwick’s own Senator Michael McCaffrey (D-Warwick) leading the charge, the Rhode Island Senate has once again subverted the will of the voters!  Senators were …

  • An eventful session with a few remaining questions

    Wednesday, June 22

    There’s no doubt that this year’s legislative session of the General Assembly was one for the history books, but there do remain a few lingering questions as the session winds down, with …

  • Senate approves Leader McCaffrey’s bill to strengthen hospital merger review process

    Wednesday, June 22

    The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation sponsored by Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick) to strengthen the hospital merger review process in Rhode Island. The bill …

  • But politics ain’t bean bag

    Wednesday, June 22

    STORY OF THE WEEK  Perhaps you’ve heard the twist on the golden rule – the person with the gold makes the rules. The legislative corollary is how the Democratic super-majority in …

  • No fire, but lots of water

    Wednesday, June 22

    When Engine 6 of the Warwick Fire Department pulled up to Hoxsie School Monday it was greeted by lots of excited students. No, there wasn’t a fire or even a fire drill. From accounts the kids …

  • Stevenson reflects on library career; trustees pick director

    Wednesday, June 22

    By ALEX MALM A couple of weeks ago there was a crack in the sidewalk at the Warwick Public Library. Jana Stevenson, Library Director got on the phone with the Department of Public Works and the …

  • Police: ‘nothing suspicious’ to man found dead at marina dock

    Wednesday, June 22

    When Scott Curtin, general manager of Fairwinds Marina on Warwick Cove went to open the fuel dock about 8:40 a.m. Thursday he spotted what he first thought was a fender floating next to the dock. On …

  • Mother & Nature Gala raises $385,000 for Women & Infants campaign to ‘Deliver Our Future’

    Wednesday, June 22

    Women & Infants Hospital’s 2022 Gala: A Celebration of Mother & Nature, held June 11, raised more than $385,000 and was attended by 250 community leaders, grateful patients, friends, …

  • After 6 year hiatus, Donovan enters School Committee race

    Wednesday, June 22

    By ALEX MALM It’s been eight year since former Ward 7 Councilman Charles “CJ” Donovan Jr. served in elected office. Now with District 3 (Ward 7, 8 and 9) School Committee …

  • Guckian enters LG race, Lugo to run for District 29

    Wednesday, June 22

    By ALEX MALM Going into the weekend Warwick resident and Providence Police Officer Jeann Lugo was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor race. On Monday Lugo announced he would instead …

  • Morgan Bitgood named Cranston’s first female Eagle Scout

    Tuesday, June 21

    By EMMA BARTLETT It’s official. Cranston West senior Morgan Bitgood, 18, is the city’s first female Eagle Scout. “Personally, I’ve known Morgan for a while, and this is …

  • Titans fall to Mt. Hope in finals

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The second-seeded Toll Gate softball team fell to host Mt. Hope in the Division II losers bracket finals by a score of 6-5. After falling 10-9 in the previous game in an …

  • Pilgrim faces Coventry in playoffs

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Editor’s note: As of press time, the game with Coventry was scheduled to by played at 5 p.m. yesterday. The Pilgrim softball team held on to beat visiting Cranston West …

  • Warwick student’s logo design chosen for RI STEAM month

    Wednesday, June 15

    Jonah Townsend, a sophomore at Toll Gate High School enrolled in the Graphic Design and Multimedia program at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center is the winner of the Rhode Island …

  • City raises its flag to LGBT+ residents

    Wednesday, June 15

    By CASEY BISETTI Clouds hung heavy in the sky after rainfall the night before, but slivers of sunlight slipped through to illuminate three flags dancing in the wind outside of the Warwick City …

  • Robertson student is state winner of Sons of the American Revolution contest

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ANNILESE DEMERS As Gaspee weekend comes to an end the RI Society of the Sons of the American Revolution had one final duty to fulfill - naming the statewide winner of its Gaspee-themed Poster …

  • Bob Leavitt Trail named after man who helped build it

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX MALM In 1958 Bob Leavitt, a life-long Warwick resident, was hired as a laborer in the Highway Division of the Department of Public Works where he worked for 34 years. Now a trail in …

  • Networking Event

    Wednesday, June 15

    Pat Cruz Events will host its June Networking Event on June 22 at the Park Theatre and Event Center. The 'meet and greet' style event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Pat Cruz …

  • Class of 2022 steps forward

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX MALM The weather cooperated. The venue overlooking Narragansett Bay with the Mount Hope Bridge on the horizon was packed. And the class of 2022 graduated from Pilgrim and Toll Gate at the …

  • Pilgrim High School Class of 2022

    Wednesday, June 15

    Abraham Abuhaical*+x Adam Abuhaical Fallon Reneé Adams-Bechaz ^ Rayan Zuhier Alani David Andrew Alpaio Azael Alvarez Aguilar*+ = Zachary R. Andrews Ethan Daniel …

  • Proposal to boost residential development in City Centre

    Wednesday, June 15

    By JOHN HOWELL A once neighborhood of about a dozen single-family homes known as Hillsgrove South that transitioned into airport parking could become a residential anchor to the long envisioned …

  • No incumbents running in School Committee races

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX MALM Come next year Warwick will have three new members of the School Committee. This week the Beacon confirmed that all three committee incumbent members up for re-election won’t …

  • Toll Gate Class of 2022

    Wednesday, June 15

    Ashley Victoria Abad Mijanielle Michel Achille Brianna Lynne Adams Bryan M. Adams Cameron Alan Adessi Elizabeth A. Adeyefa Elijah Jhaden Aguilar Ama Birago Akoto Ethar A. Al …

  • Hendricken returns to Cathedral grandeur

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX MALM After conducting commencement ceremonies for the past two years outdoors on the grounds of the Aldrich Mansion, the Bishop Hendricken High School graduation returned to the grandeur …

  • Bishop Hendricken Class of 2022

    Wednesday, June 15

    Adebayo Oluwasola Adeyemo Jackson C. Albro Chase Reilly Andersen Dorsy R. Asencio Ryan C. Baker Corbin M. Berard Adolfo Andres Betancur, Jr. Peter J. Bibby, III  Joshua …

  • ‘Cause I’m mighty proud of that ragged old flag’

    Wednesday, June 15

    Perhaps the “Man in Black” summed it up best, when he sang his 1974 ballad “That Ragged Old Flag.” “So we raise her up every morning,” sang …

  • House, Senate pass gun legislation

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX MALM The State House was filled with those on both sides of the issue last Friday as the House had a rare Friday session to vote on various gun legislation. The three bills voted on …

  • Tough defeat for Patriots

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim boys volleyball team was swept by top-seeded North Smithfield/Mount St. Charles last week in the Division I Semifinals on the road. Despite a close first game in …

  • Gas averaging $5.02

    Wednesday, June 15

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 8 cents from last week, averaging $5.02 per gallon. Monday’s price is 57 cents higher than a month ago, and $2.05 higher than June 6, 2021. Rhode …

  • Warwick Neck ‘Baywynds’ sells for $2.65M

    Wednesday, June 15

    Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the historic waterfront home at 28 Narragansett Bay Avenue has sold for $2,650,000. Amy I. Doorley-Lucas, Sales Associate of Mott …

  • David Testa elected president of RI Association of School Committees

    Wednesday, June 15

    David Testa, member of the Warwick School Committee, was elected President of the Rhode Island Association of School Committees (RIASC) at their 2022 Annual Meeting held at Crowne Plaza in Warwick on …

  • Tax sale numbers down

    Wednesday, June 15

    By ALEX MALM About an hour before Friday’s tax sale was set to begin three people visited the tax collector's office in Buttonwoods to clear their debt and avoid having their property be put …

  • A graduate of flying in these times

    Wednesday, June 15

    Making it easy, my daughter Diana sprang into action as soon as I said I would love to attend Natalie’s, my granddaughter, graduation in Jackson Hole, WY, on Friday.   How could …

  • Proud of no-tax increase budget

    Wednesday, June 15

    To the Editor, Warwick residents can be proud of the budget the City Council passed -- a no tax increase budget that includes major investments in our schools, infrastructure, neighborhoods, and …

  • No End in Sight

    Wednesday, June 15

    To the Editor, Many cite the Columbine incident as a beginning. I can recall working with local authorities, community members, and youth, to create ‘Bridge Builders’ which was an …

  • Breakfast with books Tuesday at the library

    Wednesday, June 15

    Discover new books while enjoying pastries and coffee at Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. Breakfast with Books: The Summer Event explores new and noteworthy titles you may not …

  • That Ragged Old Flag

    Wednesday, June 15

    By Johnny Cash … I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench an old man was sitting there I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down He said, naw, it’ll do …

  • Hendricken tops Rebels in Game 1

    Tuesday, June 14

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The top-seeded Bishop Hendricken baseball team topped visiting South Kingstown 6-1 in Game 1 of the Division I Semifinals at home on Tuesday afternoon. The Hendricken bats …

  • Toll Gate posts 3rd quarter honors

    Tuesday, June 14

    The following students have earned Toll  Gate High School third quarter honors: SENIORS HIGH HONORS Brianna Adams, Elizabeth Adeyefa, Elijah Aguilar, Ama Akoto, Ethar Al Tekreeti, Nathan …

  • St. Mary Academy – Bay View grads have 100% college placement, $20.2 M earned scholarships

    Tuesday, June 14

    St. Mary Academy – Bay View graduated its Class of 2022 Monday evening, June 6, at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The Class of 79 graduates have all been accepted into college, with …

  • School projects underway, more work to come

    Tuesday, June 14

    By EMMA BARTLETT In the fall of 2020, Cranston voters approved a $147 million bond for Cranston Public Schools’ five year strategic plan to renovate and update the district’s aging …

  • June 9, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, June 8

  • Pilgrim softball wins appeal of Coventry infraction

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX SPONSELLER On Monday evening, the defending state champion Coventry Oakers softball team edged visiting Pilgrim 1-0 to advance to the semifinals and drop the Pats to the losers …

  • East comes back to beat Hawks in quarters

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The visiting No. 5 Cranston East boys volleyball team erased an early deficit to beat No. 4 Bishop Hendricken 3-1 last week in the Division I Quarterfinals. The Hawks would …

  • Hawks take 2nd at track states

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Interscholastic League Outdoor Track and Field State Championships were held last weekend at Brown University, and many locals made some noise on the …

  • State Champions

    Wednesday, June 8

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Patriots finished their perfect season with a 12-5 win over the Narragansett Mariners in the Boys Division III Lacrosse Championship Game at Cranston Stadium on …

  • Town Fair Tire Scholarship

    Wednesday, June 8

    Town Fair Tire recently awarded $500 scholarships to four Warwick Area Career & Technical Center students. From left: Gene Kelly, Department Head/Internship Coordinator joins scholarship …

  • House passes McNamara bill requiring AG, education officials to publish data on resource officers

    Wednesday, June 8

    The House of Representatives passed legislation June 7 introduced by Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) that would require the attorney general to publish information on school …

  • 250th observance closes with parade, burning

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX MALM  Two years ago, Gaspee Days events were canceled because of the pandemic. Now, the Gaspee Days Committee is prepared for one of the crowning events of the 250th anniversary of …

  • Senate asks for study of recycling, bottle redemption programs

    Wednesday, June 8

    The Senate approved Tuesday a resolution sponsored by Sen. Joshua Miller asking the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the Department of Environmental Management to study ways to expand …

  • Cascella questions if mayor will seek restitution from firefighters

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX MALM After Mayor Frank Picozzi announced that his and the health insurance copayments  of four employees had mistakenly not been deducted from their pay checks for 15 months and the …

  • Vets student’s observance

    Wednesday, June 8

    To the Editor,How appropriate for students at Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School to observe Memorial Day.(“Vets students, faculty pay tribute to our veterans”, May 26) Teachers …

  • Proud of no-tax increase budget

    Wednesday, June 8

    To the Editor, Warwick residents can be proud of the budget the City Council passed last week--a no tax increase budget that includes major investments in our schools, infrastructure, …

  • Delivering treats of appreciation

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ERIN O’BRIEN I love a man in a uniform. As a kid growing up in a Los Angeles suburb, in first grade I befriended Charlie the Mailman. When I’d see him headed towards my house …

  • New schools now up to voters

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX MALM Barring the General Assembly not giving their blessing, a $350 million bond question to build two new high schools will be on the ballot in Warwick this November. On Monday night …

  • Bloom on Gaspee

    Wednesday, June 8

    Victoria Otto and her co-chair of the PVA Garden Group, Lindsay Neagle and Peace Street neighbors Jayson Dolbec and Bethany Moody designed, built, painted and planted the 250th flower boxes at …

  • Alessandro named to NE Legal Foundation advisory board

    Wednesday, June 8

    Jules D’Alessandro, a Warwick-based litigator, business, construction and personal injury attorney, has been named to the Rhode Island Advisory Council of the New England Legal Foundation …

  • Wyman Principal resigns from post

    Wednesday, June 8

    BY ALEX MALM Wyman Elementary School Principal Ron Celio has resigned from his post according to his attorney, Jeff Sowa. The resignation comes about a week after Superintendent Lynn Dambruch …

  • Council rejects open space bond

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX MALM A proposed $5 million bond to acquire open space properties across the city won’t make it to the ballot this year after the Council voted 6-2 against it during Monday’s …

  • Grants will pay for Eleanor Briggs School roof, homeless outreach

    Wednesday, June 8

    Thrive Behavioral Health has recently been awarded two grants totaling $121,000. The Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation (RIHEBC) awarded a Capital grant to Thrive totaling …

  • Shapiro: A fitting name for a road to education

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX MALM When WPRI Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca was a Toll Gate sophomore when he got called down to the principal’s office because of the amount of tardies he had. Nervous about …

  • 70 years of love of each other and family

    Wednesday, June 8

    “God blesses the promise between man and wife. As two become one and begin a new life…” - Emily Matthews On June 7th, Muriel and Calvin Linden celebrated their 70th Wedding …

  • Council rejects proposed advice and consent resolution

    Wednesday, June 8

    By ALEX MALM A proposed resolution asking the General Assembly for permission to put a question on the ballot that would give the City Council advice and consent on Mayor appointments for …

  • $9.6M in Champlin grants to ‘ease pain’ of pandemic for nonprofits

    Wednesday, June 8

    The Champlin Foundation recently announced more than $9.6 million in capital funding, including three exciting $1 million grants awarded to the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum, Crossroads Rhode …

  • Making sure they’re safe

    Wednesday, June 8

    House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and the RI Association for Justice gave out free bicycle helmets to all fourth graders at Robertson Elementary on Monday May, 23. RIAJ every spring provides the …

  • Police Log 06-09-22

    Wednesday, June 8

    Trooper Struck on I- 95 in Warwick At 1:09 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, a Rhode Island State Trooper was injured when his cruiser was rear-ended along Interstate 95 in Warwick. State Troopers from …

  • WCFA Art Camps

    Wednesday, June 8

    Spark your child’s creativity this summer! At Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA), we believe that arts education should start early and be available to all. Kids love to express themselves and …

  • Dambruch recommends termination of Wyman Principal

    Thursday, June 2

    By ALEX MALM   Warwick Superintendent Lynn Dambruch said that she is recommending to the Warwick School Committee that Wyman Elementary School Principal Ronald Celio should be …

  • Council vote on Flock Cameras delayed to August

    Thursday, June 2

    By ALEX MALM A vote that was scheduled by the City Council  to purchase automatic license plate cameras was put on hold until August at the last minute during the May 16 Council …

  • Police Log 06-02-22

    Thursday, June 2

    SHOOTING Around 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 27, Warwick Police received reports of gun shots heard at Fast Freddies gas station, 2003 Post Road. Warwick Police Officers arrived on scene and located …

  • Robert Shapiro Drive ceremony is Monday

    Thursday, June 2

    By ALEX MALM For years the road off Centerville Road that leads its way past The Impossible Dream to Winman and Toll Gate Schools has had no name. Now the road is named for someone who used the …

  • Golden goose…but can it last?

    Thursday, June 2

    By JOHN HOWELL Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on improving the quality of Narragansett Bay waters is starting to pay off says Michael McGivney, president of the Rhode Island …

  • June 2, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, June 1

  • Marijuana legalization is a win for common sense

    Wednesday, June 1

    The signing of a recreational marijuana legalization bill is an important moment in Rhode Island’s history that is worth celebrating — indicative that state legislators have finally come …

  • Choice or coercion?

    Wednesday, June 1

    To the Editor, Taxpayer funded abortion is currently being considered by the legislature in RI. WHY? The “poor” have had access to abortion since 1973. In fact abortion clinics were …

  • Slippery slope of weakening constitutional rights

    Wednesday, June 1

    To the Editor, President Joe Biden has once again falsely claimed, “You couldn’t buy a canon when the Second Amendment was passed”.  Even the left-leaning PolitiFact has …

  • Enlightened?

    Wednesday, June 1

    To the Editor, In 1770 five Americans were massacred in Boston sparking a Revolution. More than two hundred and fifty years later two eighteen year-olds massacre ten  innocent patrons in a …

  • Arts on display

    Wednesday, June 1

    Interrupted by the pandemic, Arts Night at Cedar Hill School returned in a big way Wednesday with an outdoor event that included activities for students and adults, musical performances and exhibits …

  • RI Jewish War Vets salute those who served with honor,distinction

    Wednesday, June 1

    By PAM SCHIFF Under a glorious blue sky, over 100 people attended the 77th annual memorial services at The Memorial Wall of Honor located in Warwick’s Lincoln Park Cemetery. "The Jewish …

  • Ladouceur’s next big cause: Cutting retiree health care costs

    Wednesday, June 1

    By JOHN HOWELL If he had it to do all over again, Ed Laudouceur would have applied the energy he does to his business and to causes he believes in to his education. Then he would have had a shot …

  • Lessons from ‘the wall’

    Wednesday, June 1

    Doug James was always intrigued by the thought of becoming a cop, but then he had a thing for tennis. It wasn’t a game neighborhood kids played. He grew up in a second story flat in Providence. …

  • The “Maya’s” book

    Wednesday, June 1

    When Mayor Frank Picozzi was asked to read to Wyman School students he brought along his own book “Where did all the R’s Go” that makes fun of who Rhode Islanders drop Rs when …

  • Fair aimed at helping parents help their kids

    Wednesday, June 1

    By CASEY BISETTI The cozy atmosphere of the Warwick Public Library made it a good environment to connect with the community. After months separated by a screen, Cameron Kadek couldn’t be …

  • Ceremony: A sincere salute to our flag’s history

    Wednesday, June 1

    By CASEY BISETTI “There are too many to burn.” That was what Representative Camille Vella-Wilkinson said at this year’s annual Warwick Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at …

  • Christmas in May

    Wednesday, June 1

    Traditionally the Warwick Rotary Club holds a Christmas party for students selected by principals from each of the city’s elementary schools in December. That wasn’t possible in 2020 and …

  • Registered Sex offender suspends council campaign due to “health diagnosis”

    Wednesday, June 1

    By ALEX MALM  The Libertarian Party of Rhode Island on April 24 endorsed Michael Fleury  in the Ward 5 City Council race. According to the Rhode Island Sex Offender Registry Fleury is an …

  • Avenue of flags

    Wednesday, June 1

    As it has done for decades Pawtuxet Memorial Cemetery lined the roads leading through the cemetery with American flags bearing the names of veterans buried there. The flags serves as a reflective …

  • Orchestra Performance

    Wednesday, June 1

    The Warwick Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will hold a live performance on June 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gamm Theatre (1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick). The music will be a selection of classical and pop …

  • Council approves mayor’s non tax increase budget

    Wednesday, June 1

    By ALEX MALM For a third straight year there will be no tax increase in Warwick after the City Council voted Thursday 7-2 in favor of Mayor Frank Picozzi’s $341.1 million budget which …

  • An emerging artist…maybe

    Wednesday, June 1

    Cranston East senior Mathilda Corcoran was the winner of the Rhode Island Art Educator Association’s $500 scholarship presented May 7 at the closing reception of the third annual Emerging …

  • Older adults warned during seminar on detecting fraud

    Wednesday, June 1

    By ALEX MALM “Don’t answer the phone.” That’s one of the key pieces of advice that Assistant Attorney General Molly Kapstein Cote told about a dozen people during a …

  • Chilling memorial on a sunny day

    Wednesday, June 1

    Making a stark statement on the shooting of 19 elementary school children and their two teachers in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, Asbury United Methodist Church parishioners set up a circular row of …

  • Shooting threat not credible; state to fund security improvements

    Wednesday, June 1

    By ALEX MALM Less than a week after the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas  a threat of a school shooting at Lippitt Elementary School was investigated over the …

  • Hawks edge Eagles, fall to Rams in semis

    Wednesday, June 1

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken lacrosse team won its opening round playoff matchup in a 6-5 battle with visiting Barrington last week. The two clubs were tied at 2-2 at halftime and …

  • Rams top Pats in prelims

    Wednesday, June 1

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Division I-A No. 3 Patriots fell to the Division I-B No. 6 La Salle Academy Rams 12-5 during the D-I Baseball Preliminary Round at Pilgrim High School on Tuesday. La Salle …

  • Toll Gate boys pick up win in quarters

    Wednesday, June 1

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The fifth-seeded Toll Gate boys lacrosse team topped No. 4 Burrillville on the road in the Division III Quarterfinals last week to punch its ticket to the semis. Nate …

  • Titans fall in semis

    Wednesday, June 1

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The No. 3 Toll Gate girls lacrosse team fell to No 2. Burrillville 15-9 in the Division II Semifinals on Tuesday night on the road. The two clubs were tied 2-2 with just over …

  • Police Log 05-26-22

    Tuesday, May 31

    MISSING PERSON Have you seen Charlotte Lester? The Warwick Police Department continues to request the public’s help in an ongoing missing person case, according to a press …

  • Staying cool

    Wednesday, May 25

    The north beach at Conimicut Point was a popular playground this past weekend as temperatures climbed into the 90s. The shoal and its finger sandbar that reaches toward Conimicut Light - the scene of …

  • Superintendent defends budget ahead of Council vote

    Wednesday, May 25

    By ALEX MALM Superintendent Lynn Dambruch was flanked by members of her Administration and the School Committee in the Council Chambers Monday night as the department defended its  proposed …

  • Public lecture series focuses on coastal, inland flooding

    Wednesday, May 25

    Metcalf Institute based at the University of Rhode Island will conduct its 25th Annual Public Lecture Series June 13-17. Recent events around the world have shown how climate change has made flooding …

  • Yard Sale

    Wednesday, May 25

    Spring Green Memorial Church at 1350 Warwick Ave. will hold a yard sale on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. (In case of rain, the sale will be held inside the church …

  • And there will be another opening…

    Wednesday, May 25

    The latest phase in the 115-life of the Sawtooth Building built as part of the Apponaug Mills was given a ceremonial opening Tuesday with a ribbon cutting for AAA Northeast offices. The local office, …

  • May 26, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, May 25

  • Students get taste of budgeting at Wave financial education fair

    Wednesday, May 25

    More than 70 Toll Gate students, participated the 11th Annual CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair that took place on Friday, May 20, at the school. At this event, elected officials and …

  • They all escaped

    Wednesday, May 25

    Although his suit provided for lots of questions, Byron Delmonico had all the answers for a delegation from the Small Business Administration and the State House when they recently visited The Riddle …

  • Police presence tightens at local schools following latest mass shooting

    Wednesday, May 25

    By 8:30 Wednesday morning Mayor Frank Picozzi said that he had already spoken to Superintendent Lynn Dambruch following  yet another senseless school shooting …

  • Area residents evacuated after crew hits gas main

    Wednesday, May 25

    While working on a storm drain Wednesday morning a Department of Public Works crew struck a 2 –inch main on Clorane Street promoting the evacuation of nearby homes. Mayor Frank Picozzi said …

  • Vets students, faculty pay tribute to our veterans

    Wednesday, May 25

    By JOHN HOWELL Happy birthday is not the song one would expect to sing at a Memorial Day observance at Warwick’s named in honor of our veterans. But that’s exactly what Warwick …

  • PPL completes Grid purchase, it’s now Rhode Island Energy

    Wednesday, May 25

    PPL Corporation announced Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of The Narragansett Electric Company from National Grid for approximately $3.8 billion, net of purchase price adjustments, …

  • Gas prices up $1.18 since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    Wednesday, May 25

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 15 cents from last week, averaging $4.72 per gallon. Monday’s price is 63 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.78 higher than May 23, 2021. Rhode …

  • Vote on new high schools set for June 6

    Wednesday, May 25

    By ALEX MALM With final approval by the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education to move forward with building two new Warwick high schools, the Warwick School Department is three steps away …

  • Tools of the Trades

    Wednesday, May 25

    Graduating seniors in the building trades programs at Ponagansett Career Tech, Woonsocket Career Tech and at the Warwick Career and Technical Center were recognized for their achievement last …

  • Mayor’s budget now up to council

    Wednesday, May 25

    By ALEX MALM Mayor Frank Picozzi’s plan for a second consecutive zero percent tax increase budget, albeit a “structural deficit budget” is now in the hands of the City Council …

  • Could Rhode Island be in the national spotlight?

    Wednesday, May 25

    Elementary school students in Cranston and Warwick accepted the challenge of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution to compete in the national poster contest to stimulate interest in …

  • Sidewalk art, a great senior break

    Wednesday, May 25

    When Vets High School students moved to Pilgrim with the consolation of secondary schools they brought lots of chalk with them. Chalk Day, for lack of a better name, was a senior class tradition …

  • Love of woods inspires coming of age story

    Wednesday, May 25

    By AIDAN CAHILL & DAN FRANCHETTI Warwick resident Jim Morgan, age 72, published his first book as an amateur author titled Me and Eli. This coming-of-age story has been carefully crafted over …

  • Signs point to easing of home prices, but not quite yet

    Wednesday, May 25

    By JOHN HOWELL General Treasurer and candidate for the Second Congressional District Seth Magaziner knows how difficult it is to buy a house first hand. He’s been looking to buy something in …

  • Hendricken seniors get outside classroom experience

    Wednesday, May 25

    AIDAN CAHILL and DANIEL FRANCHETTI  Bishop Hendricken’s Senior Experience program has concluded after a successful comeback year. In this program, seniors at Bishop Hendricken work at …

  • The morning after a mass school shooting in America …

    Wednesday, May 25

    You take extra care packing their little lunchbox. You struggle a little more picking out their next outfit for school. (Warm enough for shorts? Expecting rain? Should I have purchased a …

  • Don’t gamble with lives of casino workers

    Wednesday, May 25

    To the Editor, About 200,000 people live in the areas of Rhode Island covered by Beacon Communications, publisher of the Warwick Beacon, the Cranston Herald and the Johnston Sun Rise. I have no …

  • You can’t blame it all on the pandemic

    Wednesday, May 25

    It was with reservation that I pulled into the Job Lot parking lot on Warwick Avenue Saturday.  It was packed. Would I be able to pick up a couple of paint brushes, roller and tray and take on …

  • Banning Roe v Wade won’t stop abortions

    Wednesday, May 25

    To the Editor I am against abortion.  I have been from the time I was old enough to understand what it was. The argument against Roe vs Wade made by right wing religious fanatics, who would …

  • Empty buses

    Wednesday, May 25

    To the Editor:Empty buses. Everywhere I look I see empty RIPTA buses lumbering along the city streets and highways of Rhode Island.It begs the question: If these behemoth buses aren’t full, …

  • Double counts

    Wednesday, May 25

    To the Editor,I am neither a Trump supporter nor a “stolen election” believer. However, if Rhode Island and a bunch of other Democrat-run states can conduct “complete the …

  • With pot legal: ‘We have work to do’

    Wednesday, May 25

    Beacon Staff Reports At the time of publication, it is expected that cannabis will be legalized after the General Assembly  voted in favor of legislation to legalize, regulate and tax adult …

  • Gas at 27 cents a gallon?

    Wednesday, May 25

    Look closely and you’ll wish gas prices could be turned back to the scene portrayed by Kevin Coleman. A retired machinist, Coleman said he always knew he wanted to paint, which he took up later …

  • Pilgrim, Toll Gate start new graduation traditions, Hendricken returns to its roots

    Wednesday, May 25

    By ALEX MALM In the spring of 2020 graduating seniors at Pilgrim and Toll Gate got to walk across the stage not surrounded by hundreds of people at the Community College of Rhode Island Knight …

  • Baykeeper: Good news, bad news for Gaspee Pt. residents

    Wednesday, May 25

    Over 40 Gaspee Point residents gathered at Mensa Park on a picture-perfect evening on May 18 to learn about the health of Narragansett Bay from Save the Bay’s “Baykeeper” Mike …

  • Skippers hand Hawks 3-0 loss

    Wednesday, May 25

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Hawks were swept by the Skippers 3-0 (25-23), (25-18), (25-16) during a boys Division I volleyball showdown on Monday at North Kingstown High School. The Skippers (14-2) …

  • Hawks ready to defend title

    Wednesday, May 25

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The defending state champion Bishop Hendricken golf team is getting ready to defend its state championship at next week’s match at Cranston Country Club. The results …

  • Toll Gate hires Miceli as new football coach

    Wednesday, May 25

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate High School football team will be led by a new head coach this upcoming fall season as the school announced that local coaching legend Jim Miceli will be taking …

  • Hawks win 44th Class A title

    Wednesday, May 25

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken outdoor track and field team cruised to its 44th Class A Championship last weekend at Coventry High School. It was also the team’s 44th consecutive …

  • Roundup: Toll Gate tops Woonsocket

    Wednesday, May 25

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Toll Gate boys volleyball team topped Woonsocket 3-1 on Monday evening to pick up its fifth win of the spring season. Jayden Glover led the Titans with five aces and 12 …

  • Toll Gate stays hot in DII race

    Wednesday, May 25

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate softball team has been on a tear as of late and remains toward the top of the Division II standings as it heads into the final week of the regular season. The …

  • Week of May 19, 20222

    Thursday, May 19

  • Pats run away with 18-5 win over Titans

    Wednesday, May 18

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The undefeated Pilgrim boys lacrosse team maintained its position atop the Division III standings as it rolled to a 18-5 win over rival Toll Gate last week. The Titans struck …

  • Recruiting a team, neighborhood by neighborhood

    Wednesday, May 18

    By JOHN HOWELL Joy Fox was knocking on doors Saturday in her campaign to win the Second Congressional District seat. She wasn’t asking for money, something her campaign could use.  …

  • We should learn from Ruby’s example

    Wednesday, May 18

    The passing of State Police K9 Ruby is indeed something to mourn. Ruby’s story, inspirational enough to land her national acclaim and a Netflix movie that came out this past March, is one of …

  • A skeleton comes alive

    Wednesday, May 18

    Artena Fairbairn and Jena, Eiri and Darroch Fairbairn-Summers attended the Brayton Cemetery Scavenger Hunt on Saturday. This event was part of the RI Historical Cemeteries Awareness Weeks. Here they …

  • Police Log 05-19-22

    Wednesday, May 18

    EMAIL FRAUD Pair sentenced for roles in dispersing proceeds of Internet and email fraud schemes A Warwick man and a Baltimore, Maryland man — who prosecutors argued played various roles …

  • Officials, public welcome at virtual updates for state GA airports

    Wednesday, May 18

    The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) will hold the next virtual public meeting for Rhode Island’s General Aviation (GA) airport communities on Thursday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting …

  • Rhode Island State Police announce death of K-9 Ruby

    Wednesday, May 18

    She was a hero, a movie star and a mutt. Ruby lived a full life and saved the lives of others. The Rhode Island State Police have announced the passing of K-9 Ruby, age 11 …

  • Lifesaving lesson pays off

    Wednesday, May 18

    Hoxsie School has a hero. It’s a title Principal Gary McCoombs has bestowed on school building aide Brandon Burch following his lifesaving administration of the Heimlich manoeuver on third …

  • True green and better than chemicals

    Wednesday, May 18

    This was going to be the big reveal.  I’ve done it countless times, yet each year it’s different. The moment arrives on a weekend because that gives enough time to deal with …

  • Mayor using smoke & mirrors to pay for millions in new spending

    Wednesday, May 18

    By Robert Cushman Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi has only been in office for a little less than two years. In that short time total spending in the city has increased almost $20 million without a tax …

  • City awarded $320K grant to upgrade Apponaug complex

    Wednesday, May 18

    Warwick has been awarded a development grant for $320,000 to fund improvements to the Apponaug Recreational Complex. “Our recreation facilities are one of the reasons Warwick is such a …

  • Green eyed as operations base

    Wednesday, May 18

    By JOHN HOWELL This was like few other airport announcements, because it wasn’t billed as an announcement. The cameras and reporters were there, but a lineup of officials to welcome the …

  • Mayor: ‘No time for tax increase’

    Wednesday, May 18

    By ALEX MALM Mayor Frank Picozzi  defended his proposed $341.1 million budget Monday saying with the rising cost of gas and groceries this isn’t the year to raise taxes even though the …

  • May 19, 2022 e-EDTION

    Wednesday, May 18

  • Picozzi budgets added $4.8M for schools… if they can’t get it from state

    Wednesday, May 18

    By ALEX MALM Prior to releasing his budget, Mayor Frank Picozzi said he was prepared to increase the school allocation, but not give them the additional $5 million the School Committee was asking …

  • Former GOP leaders seek ward seats as independents

    Wednesday, May 18

    By ALEX MALM   For years Mike Penta and Tony Corrente held leadership positions in the Warwick Republican City Committee. This year both plan on having their names on the ballot but …

  • Historic win

    Wednesday, May 18

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Lady Titans earned their first-ever victory over Pilgrim in lacrosse, drubbing the Lady Pats 10-2 on Monday during senior day at Toll Gate High School. The Lady Titans …

  • Hawks shut down Pats

    Wednesday, May 18

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken baseball team has heated up in the second half of the regular season and went on to beat Pilgrim in back-to-back games last week by a combined score of …

  • Pats make statement with win over Rams

    Wednesday, May 18

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim softball team picked up a 10-2 win over host La Salle Academy last week to make a statement in the Division I group. The Pats offense was hot from the start and …

  • Unified hoops brings Vets community together

    Wednesday, May 18

    By BRIDGET POULIOT Imagine looking around your school’s gym during a basketball game as music pulses through the gym. Imagine feeling the overwhelming excitement and energy of your fellow …

  • Dorsey, Yang shine for RIC

    Wednesday, May 18

    FROM STAFF REPORTS Rhode Island College junior Edward Garofalo (Newport) and freshman Justin Dorsey (Warwick) competed at the 2022 NEICAAA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship, …

  • Cody’s good deeds win $5,000 gold ticket

    Wednesday, May 18

    Hoxsie School third grader Cody Morin doubts he’ll be a gambler although good luck appears to be running in his family. Recently Cody’s Alan Shawn Feinstein ticket for performing good …

  • Amended cannabis legislation could come to a vote next Tuesday

    Wednesday, May 18

    By ALEX MALM Sen. Joshua Miller and state Rep. Scott Slater introduced amendments to legislation that would legalize regulation marijuana; the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Finance …

  • Wave sponsored financial fair to give Toll Gate students primer in budgeting

    Wednesday, May 18

    More than 100 Toll Gate High School students will make real-life decisions to help teach them financial skills during the 11th Annual CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair this Friday starting …

  • Rhode Island gas prices 9 cents higher than national average

    Wednesday, May 18

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 20 cents from last week, averaging $4.57 per gallon. Monday’s price is 58 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.64 higher than May 16, 2021. Rhode …

  • Brewing one-on-one with Governor McKee

    Wednesday, May 18

    By PETE FONTAINE It’s called “Beer with the Governor” and features a menu that has varied from pizza at The Guild Brewery in Pawtucket to the one last Wednesday night at …

  • CCRI offering free in-person summer readiness program

    Wednesday, May 18

    The Community College of Rhode Island is hosting a free in-person Summer Readiness Program focused on reading, writing, and math for all incoming Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school …

  • Free lunch, breakfast waiver comes to an end

    Wednesday, May 18

    BY ALEX MALM When schools returned to in person learning during the pandemic  in 2020 all student lunches and breakfasts were free. Now two years later the nationwide waiver has ended …

  • Drive-Thru Food Pantry

    Wednesday, May 18

    Spring Green Memorial Church will be holding our monthly drive-thru pantry on May 21. Grocery bags of food will be distributed at 11 a.m. in the parking lot in the back of the church. If you have any …

  • Songs for Ukraine

    Wednesday, May 18

    The West Bay Chorale held their Promise of Spring concert at St. Kevin Church Sunday afternoon, which also served as a fundraiser for victims of the war in Ukraine. In a program note, artistic …

  • Pilgrim girls lax falls to Mt. Hope

    Wednesday, May 11

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls lacrosse team fell 9-6 to visiting Mt. Hope last week to drop to 2-4 this season. The Pats trailed 6-4 heading into the halftime break but would take …

  • Roundup: Hawks shut out Pats, 8-0

    Wednesday, May 11

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bishop Hendricken baseball team rolled to an 8-0 win over Pilgrim on Tuesday afternoon. Griffin Crain led the Hawks at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored. …

  • Four Titans headed to next level

    Wednesday, May 11

    By RYAN D. MURRAY Four Titan seniors signed National Letters of Intent in the Toll Gate gymnasium on Tuesday morning to move on to play college sports. Dante Faria, a forward and midfielder, …

  • Vets looking to secure playoff berth

    Wednesday, May 11

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Vets Middle School baseball team has a big game this Thursday when it takes on Coventry in the regular season finale. The Hurricanes overcame a slow start to the …

  • No tax increase budget hikes spending

    Wednesday, May 11

    By Beacon Staff Mayor Frank Picozzi has proposed a $341 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that doesn’t increase taxes yet increases spending by $12.6 million from this …

  • Off to the races

    Wednesday, May 11

    Following a virtual event last year and no event the year Covid-19 shutdown the state, the Run for the Roses fundraiser for the benefit of the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center returned Saturday to the …

  • Legislative leaders say future of Kent Hospital a top concern

    Wednesday, May 11

    By JOHN HOWELL In a co-authored response to Patricia Criner, an ICU nurse and president of the local 5008 of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals at Kent Hospital the leadership in the House …

  • Police Log 05-12-22

    Wednesday, May 11

    BANK ROBBERY Warwick Police announced the arrest of an alleged bank robber on Wednesday morning, May 11. Paul Edward Larson, 60, of East Greenwich, has been taken into custody without incident, …

  • CCRI students share school experience with Gov. McKee

    Wednesday, May 11

    By EMMA BARTLETT Governor Daniel McKee joined 20 CCRI students and alumni at the Knight Campus in Warwick on April 28 for a roundtable discussion on why students chose CCRI to further their …

  • Oakland Beach Association Meeting

    Wednesday, May 11

    The Oakland Beach Association invites neighborhood residents to its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m., at the Boys & Girls Club, 340 Oakland Beach Ave. (side entrance). Refreshments …

  • Gas leak delays state vote on new high schools

    Wednesday, May 11

    By ALEX MALM When the Warwick School Department presented their plan last year to renovate Pilgrim and Toll Gate High Schools the Rhode Island Department of Education rejected it. Now the …

  • Planners looking for photos of May 15 ‘king tide’

    Wednesday, May 11

    Rhode Island is expecting a higher-than-normal high tide (or “king tide”) May 15 around 8 p.m.  Perigean spring tides like this one occur when the moon is either new or full and …

  • Kent Hospital gets an ‘A’ for patient safety

    Wednesday, May 11

    Kent Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Kent Hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from …

  • Gubernatorial candidates define stands at first campaign forum

    Wednesday, May 11

    By ALEX MALM  Last Thursday the Crowne Plaza was the site for the first public forum featuring candidates for governor hosted by the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council. The forum, …

  • West Bay Chorale sings for Ukraine

    Wednesday, May 11

    The Promise of Spring marks the West Bay Chorale’s first in-person concert this year. After offering an online concert in December, the singers are ready to perform live and engage with the …

  • Picozzi’s City Hall Plaza vision to come true thanks to $5 million earmark grant

    Wednesday, May 11

    By ALEX MALM When Mayor Frank Picozzi was sworn in on the front steps of City Hall in January of 2021 he had a vision of what the old annex space could be used for just a couple of hundred feet …

  • School Committee approves increase for walking distance by 1/4 mile

    Wednesday, May 11

    By ALEX MALM In 2020 the Warwick School Committee adopted a policy that would increase the walking distance for all grade levels by .25 miles. Then the pandemic happened, and those increases …

  • Disabilities never stopped Vinny from helping Warwick firefighters

    Wednesday, May 11

    By J. MICHAEL LEVESQUE Ask a Warwick Firefighter about “Vinny” (no last name needed) and the first thing you’ll get is a broad smile. The next thing you’ll hear is story …

  • Gas prices leap 19 cents, now averages $4.37

    Wednesday, May 11

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 19 cents from last week, averaging $4.37 per gallon. Monday’s  price is 34 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.49 higher than May 9, 2021. …

  • Leadership, discipline, kindness

    Wednesday, May 11

    By EMMA BARTLETT “Are you ready to show what you learned?” This was the first question Master Chan of Master Lee’s U.S. Taekwondo asked third and fifth graders at their Taekwondo …

  • Warwick mom looks to raise funds, awareness for Neurofibromatosis

    Wednesday, May 11

    By ALEX MALM Just before his first birthday Warwick resident Logan Costa  was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1. His birthday is May 11 which is Neurofibromatosis  awareness …

  • Landlords offered incentives to boost housing units for families experiencing homelessness

    Wednesday, May 11

    A team made up of state and federal officials and housing and community partners launched this week a statewide landlord challenge effort to provide permanent housing for Rhode Islanders who have …

  • An educational balancing act

    Wednesday, May 11

    D esigning a curricula that is the right combination of challenging, engaging, and well-rounded is far from an easy task for those at the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Regardless, …

  • It takes a village to make for a celebration

    Wednesday, May 11

    Surely you’ve heard the saying: “It takes a village to raise a child,” which Hillary Clinton made popular in her book “It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach …

  • In His hands

    Wednesday, May 11

    To The Editor, The extremist Democratic Party has given us the “Big Guy” and his reprobate team, has given us unlimited vaginal rights, has given us open borders, and is now proposing …

  • Rhode Island could pay less, too

    Wednesday, May 11

    To the Editor, When I read in the Providence Journal that electricity rates are going to double in October, I thought two things—that’s going to hurt our economy, and can businesses …

  • Spring rewards

    Wednesday, May 11

    To the Editor, With the constant barrage of bad news that we are currently facing try to enjoy a few of the simple pleasures that are afforded to us when Spring comes into our lives. The …

  • Tool user?

    Wednesday, May 11

    To the Editor It was once thought that man was the only animal who used tools. Then it was discovered that chimpanzees would use a stick to probe anthills to suck out the ants.  What …

  • Prayers of plenty

    Wednesday, May 11

    Approximately 40 people gathered on Warwick’s City Hall steps to celebrate America’s National Day of Prayer on May 5. The event included a prayer for Mayor Frank Picozzi and prayers for …

  • Clerical error leads to Mayor’s, staffers health insurance deductions not being made

    Wednesday, May 11

    By ALEX MALM A clerical oversight led to the city failing to deduct health care contributions  from the pay of  Mayor Frank Picozzi along with three other employees for more than a year …

  • Gubernatorial candidates define stands at first campaign forum

    Tuesday, May 10

    By ALEX MALM Last Thursday the Crowne Plaza was the site for the first public forum featuring candidates for governor hosted by the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council. The forum, consisting …

  • May 5, 2022 e-EDITION

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    Wednesday, April 27

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    Wednesday, April 20

  • April 14, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, April 13

  • Family truly matters

    Tuesday, April 12

    To the Editor, This year we will be celebrating our third Easter in the throes of the pandemic with an unknown timeframe.  We are also facing a devastating war in Eastern Europe, escalating …

  • April 7, 2021 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, April 6

  • March 31, 2022 e-EDITION

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    Thursday, March 3

  • February 24, 2022 e-EDITION

    Thursday, February 24

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    Wednesday, February 16

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    Wednesday, February 2

  • Week of January 27, 2022

    Thursday, January 27

  • Virtual Town Hall with Sen. Whitehouse

    Thursday, January 27

    Join U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for a virtual town hall on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required, and participants are invited to submit questions in advance for Senator Whitehouse. You …

  • January 27, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, January 26

  • January 20, 2022 e-EDITION

    Thursday, January 20

  • January 13, 2022 e-Edition

    Wednesday, January 12

  • January 7, 2022 e-EDITION

    Friday, January 7

  • January 6, 2022 e-EDITION

    Thursday, January 6

  • December 16, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, December 16, 2021

  • December 9, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

  • Week of November 18, 2021

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

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    Thursday, November 11, 2021

  • November 11, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, November 11, 2021

  • Week of November 4, 2021

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

  • November 4, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

  • October 28, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

  • October 21, 2021 e-Edition

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • Week of October 7, 2021

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • September 30, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • September 23, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Week of September 16, 2021

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • September 16, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • September 3, 2021 e-EDITION

    Friday, September 3, 2021

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    Thursday, September 2, 2021

  • August 26, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • August 20, 2021 e-EDITION

    Friday, August 20, 2021

  • Week of August 19, 2021

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    Thursday, August 19, 2021

  • August 12, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Week of August 5, 2021

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    Thursday, August 5, 2021

  • July 29, 2021 e-EDITION

    Thursday, July 29, 2021

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  • 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

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  • June 3 e-EDITION

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    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

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  • March 25, 2021 - e-EDITION

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  • Mayor Frank Picozzi - March 17, 2021

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    Read it before you can buy it.

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