November 5, 2021 e-EDITION

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

    7 hours ago

    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

    7 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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

    8 hours ago

    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

    9 hours ago

    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’

    9 hours ago

    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

    9 hours ago

    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

    11 hours ago

  • Patriotism on the march

    12 hours ago

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    Yesterday at 7:00 AM

    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

    2 days ago

    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

    2 days ago

    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., …

  • Pair indicted on multiple felony counts in fatal New Year’s Eve Warwick crash

    Thursday, June 30

    By RORY SCHULER Police say they found 30-year-old Aramis Segura hiding under his girlfriend’s bed following the fatal New Year’s Eve crash that claimed the life of an East Greenwich …

  • 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 …

  • Pilgrim tops Titans, 3-0

    Wednesday, May 4

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Pilgrim boys volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 sweep over rival Toll Gate on Monday evening. Azael Alvarez led the Pats with five kills, four aces and three digs while John …

  • Roundup: Hawks win in extras

    Wednesday, May 4

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken baseball team picked up a 7-6 extra inning win over East Greenwich on Monday. Tied 6-6 in the ninth inning, Braden Campbell would reach base on a walk …

  • Pilgrim takes two games from rival Toll Gate

    Wednesday, May 4

    By RYAN D. MURRAY Pilgrim swept Toll Gate 2-0 last week during a home-and-home Division I baseball series on Thursday and Saturday. On Thursday, the Pats used a nine-run second inning to beat …

  • WFFSC opens spring season

    Wednesday, May 4

    The Warwick Fire Fighter’s Soccer Club got its spring recreational season started up at the fields at Winslow Park. WFFSC continues to be the state’s largest youth soccer program and …

  • May 5, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, May 4

  • RIC shines at LEC Championship

    Wednesday, May 4

    FROM STAFF REPORTS Senior Trinity Hayes (Providence) captured individual titles in both the 200m and 400m as Rhode Island College finished fourth (eight teams) at the 2022 Little East …

  • Taking the top three honors

    Wednesday, May 4

    Graphic arts students in the class of Jann Rogers-Gartner at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center came away with the top three prizes in the “Warning signs of dating abuse” poster …

  • Meals on Wheels RI to offer culturally responsive home-delivered meals

    Wednesday, May 4

    Meals on Wheels of RI, with $160k funding granted by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), has piloted a year-long culturally responsive home-delivered meal program. This program, …

  • Council rejects expanded School Committee, term limits

    Wednesday, May 4

    By ALEX MALM A resolution asking the General Assembly to approve a ballot question to expand the School Committee from five to nine members was voted down by Warwick City Council Monday. The …

  • RI Pre-K lottery applications available now

    Wednesday, May 4

    The 2022-23 RI Pre-K Lottery Email Notification Sign-Up form is now available. Please note that this is not the RI Pre-K Lottery application. This form will sign you up to stay informed of the …

  • Learning about Adam’s work ethic

    Wednesday, May 4

    House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi visited Wood Boat and Motor in Warwick last Thursday, as part of “Take Your Legislator to Work Day,” which was organized by the Community Provider …

  • On Mother’s Day don’t forget moms who struggle

    Wednesday, May 4

    By DIANE LeVALLEY Mother’s Day is the day when we celebrate our moms and the other women in our lives who have given us love, guidance, inspiration, and support. What we don’t often …

  • A search 250 years in the making

    Wednesday, May 4

    The 250th celebration commemorating the burning of the HMS Gaspee will be unlike any that has come before it. Not only is the anniversary itself significant, but it coincides with the exciting …

  • Learning the power of truth

    Wednesday, May 4

    To the Editor, You sure do print some wild letters.  For example, I read the “Predatory Politics”  letter from April 21, 2022. I think the writer is hot under the collar …

  • Pulling the ‘levers’ at Kent

    Wednesday, May 4

    By JOHN HOWELL Dr. Paari Gopalakrishnan, 48, (Dr. G for short) doesn’t trouble himself over things he can’t control. That’s his response when asked what he sees as Kent …

  • Picozzi nets $30k for seemingly no-contest re-election

    Wednesday, May 4

    By ALEX MALM Although no one has come forward with intentions to run against Mayor Frank Picozzi, it isn’t stopping the independent mayor from raising funds. During a $125 a ticket …

  • United Way Children’s Book Drive runs through May 25

    Wednesday, May 4

    With collection sites conveniently located throughout the state, United Way of Rhode Island is encouraging everyone across the Ocean State to participate in its annual Children’s Book Drive. …

  • May 7 closing reception for emerging artists show at Arts Center

    Wednesday, May 4

    The Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA) exhibit of the work of more than 40 young artists will close with a reception May 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The public is invited. Admission is free. This is the …

  • An epic Epoch for tuition assistance

    Wednesday, May 4

    It has been 30 years since Bishop Hendricken High School held its last Epoch. The 2022 edition with Channel 12 Chief Meteorologist and Hendricken graduate Tony Petrarca serving as master of …

  • Service above self

    Wednesday, May 4

    The Rotary Club of Warwick recently awarded $5,700 in grants to five Warwick non profits. Presentations made possible through club fundraisers were made at a recent club meeting that are held …

  • His story resonates

    Wednesday, May 4

    While Congressman Jim Langevin isn’t seeking reelection and the story of how as a 16-year old police cadet he was accidently hit by a ricocheting bullet rendering him a quadriplegic is known, …

  • CCRI’s Collegiate DECA chapter, Orabone shine at International Career Development Conference

    Wednesday, May 4

    The Community College of Rhode Island’s Collegiate DECA chapter closed out a strong academic year at the 2022 International Career Development Conference (ICDC) with several team and individual …

  • Police Log 05-05-22

    Wednesday, May 4

    FATAL CRASH Rhode Island State Police (RISP) have released limited information regarding a fatal crash that occurred Saturday on Route 95 North within the Warwick city limits. “While the …

  • Apartments, ‘stacker parking’ planned for former Sheraton

    Wednesday, May 4

    By JOHN HOWELL   What’s to happen to hotels when it’s time to upgrade them and their owners decide it’s time to sell? And what’s to happen when those new owners …

  • Council approves purchase of two more sanitation trucks

    Wednesday, May 4

    By ALEX MALM When Mayor Frank Picozzi went to the city yard on Sandy Lane last Saturday he found all the sanitation trucks there. It was a pleasant surprise for the mayor. Some days the city …

  • Tight supplies continue to push gas prices

    Wednesday, May 4

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 9 cents from last week, averaging $4.18 per gallon. Monday’s  price is 4 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.35 higher than May 2, …

  • Cindy-Wood Garden Club Plant Sale

    Wednesday, May 4

    Everything’s coming up – roses and lots of other blooms at the Cindy-Wood Garden Club plant sale on May 7. The sale is from 9 a.m. to noon behind St. Luke’s Church on Peirce Street …

  • Tires to Inspire

    Wednesday, May 4

    Alex Balise, marketing director for the Balise Auto Group presented a $3,500 check to the Boys and Girls Club of Warwick Thursday. To raise the funds, Balise mounted a “tires to inspire” …

  • National Day of Prayer observance planned Thursday at Warwick City Hall

    Monday, May 2

    Religious leaders from seven local churches, government officials and the public are expected to join this Thursday on the steps of Warwick City Hall at noon to observe the National Day of Prayer. …

  • Bathed in sound

    Wednesday, April 27

    Heather and Thad Paris from Inspired Yoga & Sound Healing provided a free community “Peace” sound meditation/cleansing Sunday afternoon at Gorton Pond following a cleanup where 12 …

  • Super hunt 

    Wednesday, April 27

    This year’s Oakland Beach Association Easter Egg Hunt  Saturday was no less impressive than years past only it had a red nose twist.  Hunt co-sponsors included a number of individuals …

  • Predatory politics

    Wednesday, April 27

    To the Editor: Democrat state Rep. Joseph McNamara, chairman of the House Education Committee, seems determined to rob little children of their innocence. That would explain his opposition to …

  • Police Log 04-28-22

    Wednesday, April 27

    DUI Around 12:49 a.m., April 9, Warwick Police on a fixed post spotted a vehicle traveling around 60 miles per hour south on Post Road (the speed limit is 35 mph). “As the vehicle passed …

  • Fung touts working together, opponents whack candidacy

    Wednesday, April 27

    By ALEX MALM Former Cranston Mayor Allan Fung made his campaign to replace Congressman Jim Langevin official Tuesday at the Varnum Memorial Armory in East Greenwich. “When we look through …

  • April 28, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, April 27

  • Apponaug softball underway

    Wednesday, April 27

    The Apponaug youth softball league got its season started recently and celebrated Opening Day in front of a packed house. Joining the fun was Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi, who threw out the ceremonial …

  • Hawks sweep quad meet

    Wednesday, April 27

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bishop Hendricken, Pilgrim, Cranston East and West outdoor track and field teams competed on Monday at Hendricken and plenty of locals had big performances on the …

  • Roundup: Pilgrim lax rolls to 6-0

    Wednesday, April 27

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Pilgrim boys lacrosse team continued to roll as it beat Providence Country Day 17-5 to improve to 6-0 this spring. Ethan Pezzullo and Braxton Bragg each scored five goals …

  • Toll Gate beats West in double OT

    Wednesday, April 27

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate girls lacrosse team traveled to Cranston West last week and handed the Falcons an 8-7 loss in double-overtime. With just less than a minute remaining in the …

  • Residents were there to save a life

    Wednesday, April 27

    To the Editor, It seems we are often surrounded by bad news in a world where it increasingly appears that people are only out for themselves. But every day all around us, there are people who …

  • A costly, but necessary shift in perspective

    Wednesday, April 27

    T here is no amount of column space that could adequately summarize the gaps in the American healthcare system. They have been well-documented through peer-reviewed studies, spoken to for …

  • Boots on the Ground for Heroes returns

    Wednesday, April 27

    In 2016, Operation Stand Down RI launched the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial which presented almost 7,000 combat boots adorned with flags and placards. Each boot represents the life of a …

  • Lisa Morse set to run in Senate District 31 race

    Wednesday, April 27

    By ALEX MALM Lisa Morse, a lifelong Warwick resident is the latest candidate to announce intentions to run for state Senate District 31. Morse plans on running as a Republican. “I’m …

  • 3 artificial reefs proposed in Warwick waters

    Wednesday, April 27

    By JOHN HOWELL Fish and other marine creatures could have a home near, or at the site, where colonists burned the British schooner Gaspee 250 years ago as of this June 9. News that the …

  • MAYOR TO SCHOOLS: Get closer to zero increase

    Wednesday, April 27

    By ALEX MALM On Tuesday night the Warwick School Committee sliced about $1.4 million from the $179 million budget presented by Superintendent Lynn Dambruch. If that number stands, the schools …

  • Armory preservationist, author, professor to be inducted into RI Heritage Hall of Fame

    Wednesday, April 27

    Retired Community College of Rhode Island English Professor Roberta Mudge Humble of Warwick is one of nine inductees in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Class of 2022.  Established in …

  • RI gas prices up 9 cents from last week

    Wednesday, April 27

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 9 cents from last week, averaging $4.09 per gallon. Monday’s price is 12 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.29 higher than April 25, 2021.  …

  • Trouble coming down the track?

    Wednesday, April 27

    By JOHN HOWELL Alex Colazzo envisions introducing some more hospitality to City Centre with a high end tavern and cigar bar. Alisha Covill, whose front door is across Kilvert Street, 42 feet away …

  • In-person, virtual conference to support Alzheimer’s professional, family caregivers

    Wednesday, April 27

    The Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter will host its 11th annual Caregivers’ Journey Conference to help personal and professional caregivers develop the understanding and skills …

  • Tax Collector’s office opens again

    Wednesday, April 27

    The Warwick Tax Collector’s office in the Warwick Buttonwoods Annex  opened to the public again Wednesday after being closed on Monday due to a number of Covid-19 cases.  According to …

  • Former director at Highlander Institute to head Girl Scouts

    Wednesday, April 27

    Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE) has the appointment of Dana Borrelli-Murray as the council’s newest Chief Executive Officer (CEO). S he will assume responsibilities on May …

  • On the cleanup list, too

    Wednesday, April 27

    Pawtuxet Park wasn’t overlooked by the Pawtuxet Village Association and the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association that collectively did a spring cleanup of Stillhouse Cove and the …

  • West Bay Chorale Sings for Ukraine

    Wednesday, April 27

    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 …

  • 2 Hendricken Medals of Honor to be presented April 30 at Epoch event

    Wednesday, April 27

    Fr. Robert L. Marciano, President of Bishop Hendricken and pastor of St. Kevin Church   will present two Bishop Hendricken Medals of Honor at Epoch: The 2022 Gala for Hendricken on …

  • Salter Grove Playground Closure

    Wednesday, April 27

    The circular play area at Salter Grove will be closed on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. so that wood fiber can be spread to provide a safe play surface.  FoSG members and …

  • Conimicut cleanup 

    Wednesday, April 27

    More than 100 pounds of trash along with some metal pipes was collected from Conimicut Point Park Saturday in a Save the Bay sponsored cleanup that became the cause for a group of Hoxsie School fifth …

  • Y Heroes event makes in-person comeback

    Wednesday, April 27

    The YMCA of Greater Providence (GPYMCA) has announced the return of its “Y Heroes” fundraising event, the first in-person celebration since 2019, on Tuesday, May 10th at 12:00 p.m. at the …

  • Lots of animal toys 

    Wednesday, April 20

    Jordan Kent didn’t know what to expect when he mounted a pet supply drive for the benefit of the Providence Animal Rescue League as his Eagle Scout community service project. Held Saturday at …

  • Warwick Municipal Retirees Association

    Wednesday, April 20

    The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association will hold its next meeting on April 27 at the Pilgrim Senior Center. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Ceramics Room.  The mayor will attend for …

  • Much more than books

    Wednesday, April 20

    When Jana Stevenson, director of the Warwick Public Library told Mayor Frank Picozzi she would like to have a bookmobile to bring library services into the community, he told her it was a great idea …

  • Council, mayor term limits step away from being on ballot

    Wednesday, April 20

    By ALEX MALM Warwick voters are a step closer to enacting terms limits for the City Council and Mayor, after a resolution passed Monday night requesting the General Assembly to put the question on …

  • April 21, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, April 20

  • The wait is over 

    Wednesday, April 20

    After a 4-year hiatus caused by rain cancelations and the pandemic, the Conimicut Village Association Easter egg hunt was back again at Clegg Field. After racing across the playground field, kids …

  • Free range egg hunts

    Wednesday, April 20

    Hannah Whitford was one of those recruited to “hide” eggs for the Saturday hunt sponsored by Ward 9 Councilman Vinny Gebhart at Clouds Hill Museum in Cowesett. On command, she tossed an …

  • Where there is light

    Wednesday, April 20

    In keeping with a tradition regardless of rain, wind and even wet snow, a sun rise Easter service was held Sunday at Warwick Neck Light. This year the forecast was for overnight …

  • Electronics collection

    Wednesday, April 20

    The Warwick Neck Improvement Association in concert with Indie Cycle LLC held a recycling of electronics collection Saturday at Kevin’s Warwick Neck Garage. More than 45 cars pulled in to drop …

  • With a year under her belt, Matos launches LG campaign

    Wednesday, April 20

    By EMMA BARTLETT Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos hit the ground running with her LG campaign on April 14 — a date that had a particular meaning to her as it marked the one year anniversary …

  • Going once and now twice to benefit Hendricken

    Wednesday, April 20

    By JOHN HOWELL Tom Lynch got into a bidding war on April 9, 1983. “The crowd roared at every bid, while urging Lynch and Morretti to keep on bidding,” reported the April 12 edition …

  • ‘Evening in Italy’ theme of Hendricken’s fund raising gala

    Wednesday, April 20

    Bishop Hendricken High School will host its annual gala on Saturday, April 30 starting at 6 p.m. Epoch: The 2022 Gala for Hendricken will feature food, fun, and critical fundraising for young men to …

  • Seven straight

    Wednesday, April 20

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim softball team is picking up where it left off last year when it reached the state finals, winning its first seven games and sitting atop the Division I …

  • Elks host annual trout derby

    Wednesday, April 20

    By PETE FONTAINE It’s a tradition unlike any other as far as the Tri-City Elks are concerned. It features family fun, fishing, food and valuable volunteers who Saturday transformed Lodge …

  • Roundup: Pats hold on to beat Smithfield

    Wednesday, April 20

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Pilgrim girls lacrosse team edged Smithfield 8-7. Mary Centracchio had a monster game with six goals, while Emily Newton and Keira Ramsden scored as well. Elizabeth …

  • Titans look to turn things around

    Wednesday, April 20

    By ALEX SPONSELLER After winning its season opener, the Toll Gate baseball team has dropped four straight to sit at 1-4 on Wednesday morning. The Titans are coming off of a playoff appearance …

  • RI pediatricians, psychiatrists declare child, adolescent mental health 'State of Emergency'

    Wednesday, April 20

    It’s tough being a kid. In 2022, experts warn, it seems to be getting tougher. As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, and we approach the endemic stage, mental health …

  • Opening Day

    Wednesday, April 20

    The Apponaug Cal Ripken Baseball League got its season started last week when it celebrated Opening Day at its fields in Warwick. Here are some looks of the action prior to hitting the field. (Photos …

  • Pretty in pink

    Wednesday, April 20

    Japanese cherry trees with their proclamation of spring have long graced the Warwick Public Library. The display was in its fully glory last week, even as it spread a blanket of pink petals on the …

  • Museum weekend launches Gaspee celebration

    Wednesday, April 20

    The Gaspee Days Committee and the Pawtuxet Rangers Historic Militia announce the Gaspee 250th Anniversary Museum Weekend, kicking off the Gaspee 250 anniversary. Museum Weekend will offer family …

  • School district feels brunt of supply chain, inflation issues

    Wednesday, April 20

    By ALEX MALM Steve Gothberg, Director of Construction and Capital Projects for the Warwick School Department told the School Committee last week that like the rest of the country, the district …

  • Mayor adamantly opposes council approval of his appointments

    Wednesday, April 20

    By ALEX MALM Cranston and Providence are among municipalities where the council has the power of  “advice and consent” for Mayoral appointments of directors and department …

  • DECLARATION: RI youth mental health in ‘State of Emergency’

    Wednesday, April 20

    Editor’s Note: The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Rhode Island Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Bradley Hospital …

  • Backyard friends and foes

    Wednesday, April 20

    It’s amazing what we do to attract and repel animals. Rats are on the top of the “get rid of them anyway you can” list, with skunks and raccoons not far behind. Squirrels are …

  • Covid fatigue, we can’t become complacent

    Wednesday, April 20

    It’s difficult to fathom that we first entered Covid-19 lockdowns over two years ago. How can so much time go by so quickly — particularly when those two years have been filled with so …

  • Dying pines, disappearing sands haunt Conimicut Point

    Wednesday, April 20

    By JOHN HOWELL T wenty-eight more pine trees are dead at Conimicut Point Park and will need to be cut down. That leaves fewer than 15 out of an estimated 70 black pines that once dotted the …

  • Fixed increases have schools looking for $5.8M more from city

    Wednesday, April 20

    By ALEX MALM When Mayor Frank Picozzi served as the Chairman of the Warwick School Committee he sat across from former mayors Lincoln Chafee and Scott Avedisian to discuss the school …

  • ‘Diet’ aimed at making Main Avenue safer

    Wednesday, April 20

    By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Frank Picozzi, Col. Brad Connor and the state DOT all favor putting Main Avenue on a “diet” from Greenwich Avenue to the Post Road and Jefferson Boulevard …

  • Dash for the gold & the noses

    Wednesday, April 20

    With the prospect of finding gold eggs with special prizes and eggs with red noses, kids at the Oakland Beach hunt charge onto the playing field at Oakland Beach School Saturday.  (Warwick …

  • Picozzi questions timing of $350M school bond

    Wednesday, April 20

    By ALEX MALM Steve Gothberg, school  Director of Construction and Capital Projects said Tuesday he is confident RIDE will approve the city’s application to build two new Warwick high …

  • Honoring Father Shanley at PC

    Wednesday, April 20

    Providence College broke ground for Shanley Hall on Wednesday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the student parking lot on campus, whose entrance is right off of Eaton St. A Warwick native,  Fr. …

  • Police Log 04-21-22

    Wednesday, April 20

    SUSPENDED LICENSE Around 9 a.m., April 3, Warwick Police Officer Aaron L. Steere was on a fixed post at 10 Jefferson Boulevard when a vehicle drew his attention. According to the incident report, …

  • Mayor’s mixed messages

    Thursday, April 14

    To the Editor, I learned that an anonymous bid process was used 15 years ago when I was on the city council. I voted for it. I shouldn’t have, and I regret that mistake. While on the …

  • Night at the Theatre

    Thursday, April 14

    After a two year hiatus, Thrive Behavioral Health is back with its annual fundraiser “A Night at the Theatre.” They are raising funds to deliver their mission of inspiring hope and …

  • Proposed school district budget set to be heard Tuesday 

    Thursday, April 14

    By ALEX MALM  The first of two Warwick School Committee budget hearings will take place this coming Tuesday, April 19,  and while there has been speculation on what may be cut the …

  • Opening day luck

    Thursday, April 14

    Five year old Owen Corrente caught his first fish ever last Saturday at Genera Pond in North Providence. The 16” rainbow trout was the second largest fish caught all day. The proud new …

  • Resolution for 9-member school committee dropped, but discussion continues

    Thursday, April 14

    By ALEX MALM  For years there has been discussion of expanding the School Committee to nine members to reflect the City Council.  Ward 8 Councilman Anthony Sinapi was prepared to …

  • Rupert Wates to perform folk ballads at library

    Thursday, April 14

    Enjoy a concert of folk ballads by London-born singer-songwriter Rupert Wates at Warwick Public Library on Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. Admired for his story songs and insightful lyrics, Rupert …

  • Bringing life to history

    Wednesday, April 13

    Reenactor Mrs. Estelle Tucker Barada carried on a conversation Thursday afternoon at the Warwick Library seated at a table with a cup of tea and a portrait  Edward Mitchell Bannister, a founder …

  • Doomed Records attests to the revival of vinyl

    Wednesday, April 13

    By AIDAN CAHILL Pawtuxet Village will gain a new shop this week. Inside Lucy Juicy, just on the Cranston side of the river on Broad Street, sits Doomed Records, a shop opening Sunday, April …

  •  Defining the launch 

    Wednesday, April 13

    The city Department of Public Works lifted boulders to the water’s edge on Friday to define the boat launching area at the end of Shawomet Avenue on Conimicut Point. The boulders were placed so …

  • League of Cities and Towns opposes evergreen legislation  

    Wednesday, April 13

    By ALEX MALM  In 2019 multiple cities and towns including Cranston and Johnston filed a lawsuit to stop “evergreen” contract legislation.  The legality of the legislation …

  • Eagle Scout candidate mounts pet supply drive

    Wednesday, April 13

    Jordan Kent of  Boy Scout Troop 7 Buttonwoods, who is working on his Eagle badge, will hold  a pet supply drive for the benefit of the Providence Animal Rescue League April 16  at …

  • The Year the World Stood Still: An author’s talk

    Wednesday, April 13

    Author/artist Sue Brescia will talk about her book “The Year the World Stood Still” at  the Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Hear Sue’s personal story …

  • Tri-City Elks trout derby returns

    Wednesday, April 13

    By PETE FONTAINE It’s a storied family and fun-filled tradition that’s back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a recent Tri-City Elks bulletin began: …

  • College Notes: Raposo on fire for Albertus Magnus

    Wednesday, April 13

    By BRENDAN SOARES In this day and age of hyper-specialization, there are still a number of athletes that play multiple sports at the collegiate level, with Warwick natives Katherine Raposo and …

  • Hiding the ‘truth’ about Covid

    Wednesday, April 13

    To the Editor, I sit here once again writing a Letter to the Editor. This time it’s in response to the article entitled “RIDOH releases Covid-19 updates”, March 3, 2022.  …

  • Catalytic converter legislation should pass

    Wednesday, April 13

    T he economic pains caused by the pandemic have been visible throughout society throughout the past two years. Food insecurity and housing insecurity are ongoing issues of concern, all of which …

  • Ignoring his own past actions

    Wednesday, April 13

    To the Editor, At the April 4, 2022 Finance Committee meeting, Robert Cote once again scripted another unfounded accusation at Mayor Picozzi’s administration, the Warwick Fire Department and …

  • Opening day

    Wednesday, April 13

    In case you missed it, Saturday was opening day for fresh water fishing. I missed it, too.  Yet it is a ritual that like the story of the big one that didn’t away, gets better in …

  • Family truly matters

    Wednesday, April 13

    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 …

  • Committee approves 2022-2023 school calendar

    Wednesday, April 13

    By ALEX MALM On a 3-1 vote the Warwick School Committee approved the 2022-23 school calendar Tuesday. Superintendent Lynn Dambruch said the two options considered both follow the state calendar …

  • Citing staff shortages, Bald Hill Starbucks looks to unionize

    Wednesday, April 13

    By ALEX MALM Last week employees at the Pace Boulevard Starbucks in Warwick joined over 200 stores across the country that have filed paperwork in an attempt to unionize. “Unionization …

  • Puttin’ on the polish

    Wednesday, April 13

    It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to boating and being on the bay. If this year is anything like last year, not only will it be tough to find a boat for sale - and you thought only …

  • March mathematical madness

    Wednesday, April 13

    By DANIEL FRANCHETTI “Start your mathematic engines!” proclaimed the host Thomas Morey as he marked the beginning of the annual state math competition last Wednesday, hosted at Bishop …

  • Local students have until May 9 to apply for nearly 100 new scholarships

    Wednesday, April 13

    Local students have until May 9 to apply for nearly 100 new scholarships at the Rhode Island Foundation. The organization estimates students will receive an average of about $6,000. The financial …

  • Langevin delivers the green to restore Conimicut Lighthouse

    Wednesday, April 13

    By ALEX MALM In 2004 the City of Warwick took title to the Conimicut Lighthouse from the Coast Guard, but as Mayor Frank Picozzi put it last Friday during a ceremony the city didn’t have the …

  • ‘Bee’ a part of Warwick’s pollinator pathway project

    Wednesday, April 13

    Pollinators – bees, butterflies, and birds – depend on native plants for food, breeding, and shelter, with science showing that connected sections of green pathways both support …

  • Lady Titans pick up pair of wins

    Wednesday, April 13

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate softball team picked up a pair of recent wins, topping Mount St. Charles 5-3 then North Providence 9-7 to improve to 3-0 on the spring season. The Titans held …

  • Hopping to the tunes at City Park

    Wednesday, April 13

    It had been scheduled for Saturday, but with the forecast calling for rain Distinctive Dance Etc. postponed its Easter egg hunt at Warwick City Park by a day. It was the right decision on the part of …

  • Sollitto nominated for National History Day teacher of year

    Wednesday, April 13

    Toll Gate teacher Michael Sollitto is one of two Rhode Island  teachers to be nominated in for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award in  the National History Day (NHD) National …

  • Catalytic converter thefts plague city

    Wednesday, April 13

    By ALEX MALM  Not one but two catalytic converters were stolen out of cars parked at Legal Motors on busy West Shore Road in Warwick around 9:30 on a clear morning.  The used car …

  • Would you drink it?

    Wednesday, April 13

    By JOHN HOWELL It’s the test at the end of the tour that amazes most people, says Betty Anne Rogers, executive director of the Warwick Sewer Authority. One would think it would be easy. …

  • Ruggerio plan: Kill car tax

    Wednesday, April 13

    By RORY SCHULER and JOHN HOWELL No Ocean State resident relishes the receipt of their local car tax bill. If you own a car in Rhode Island, it’s possible you’ve seen your last vehicle …

  • April 14, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, April 13

  • Hawks start 3-0

    Wednesday, April 13

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken baseball team held on to beat host Cranston East 4-2 on Monday afternoon at Cranston Stadium. Trailing 4-1 with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, …

  • Solomon hopes to prevent his experience with stolen catalytic converter through legislation

    Wednesday, April 13

    By ALEX MALM  Not one but two catalytic converters were stolen out of cars parked at Legal Motors on busy West Shore Road in Warwick during a clear 9:30 morning.  The used car …

  • 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

  • Lead poisoning remains a very real hazard

    Wednesday, April 6

    It’s time to end the hazard of lead pipes For many decades, the serious dangers associated with lead have been clear. Even small amounts of lead exposure can cause a range of significant …

  • Biden begging for foreign oil after shackling U.S. producers

    Wednesday, April 6

    To the Editor, You need a new roof.  It's going to cost about $15,000.  You have well over a $100,000 in a secure account.  You hate lenders and have a poor credit rating because …

  • Pilgrim shuts out West, 2-0

    Wednesday, April 6

    The Pilgrim baseball team shut out visiting Cranston West 2-0 to pick up an opening day win on Monday afternoon. Pilgrim pitcher Colby Barker was lights out on the mound, going all seven innings …

  • Roundup: Hawks edge Oakers in opener

    Wednesday, April 6

    The Bishop Hendricken baseball team rolled past Coventry 6-3 to begin its league schedule. Jack LaRose finished with two RBI while teammate Gian Carraccio went 3-for-4 with a trio of runs scored. …

  • Now in Rhode Island

    Wednesday, April 6

    Sharkey Cuts for Kids, a franchise with about 100 stores nationwide, has opened in Warwick at the Stop & Shop shopping plaza on Greenwich Avenue. This is the third store for Justin Thames of New …

  • McAllister announces re-election bid during fundraiser

    Wednesday, April 6

    When Council President Steve McAllister ran for the Ward 7 Council position in 2016, he won by a handful of votes. On Tuesday night McAllister held a fundraiser and kickoff event at the …

  • Rep. Solomon introduces legislation to curb theft of catalytic converters

    Wednesday, April 6

    Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) has introduced legislation designed to help curb the theft of catalytic converters. The bill (2022-H 7751) would require the purchaser of a …

  • Bill to allow pharmacists to prescribe, dispense birth control

    Wednesday, April 6

    The House of Representatives has  passed legislation introduced by Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) that would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control. The bill …

  • Support bridge protection bills to save lives

    Wednesday, April 6

    There is no easy or polite way to bring up the topic of suicide, but it must be spoken about if we are to save lives that are possible to be saved. For those who have experienced losing a loved …

  • Mayor, Council turn a blind eye?

    Wednesday, April 6

    To the Editor, Here we go again. Another major scandal could be brewing with the Warwick Fire Department. Last night before the Warwick City Council Finance Committee, Warwick resident, Rob …

  • Young patriot

    Wednesday, April 6

    To the Editor, I am writing to congratulate Winman Middle School student, Harry Fallon, for winning the VFW essay contest, "What makes a good American."  Although I did not get to read his …

  • More terror in Kennedy Plaza

    Wednesday, April 6

    To the Editor, I have been using public transportation for several years, witnessing an array of sights while awaiting my bus in Kennedy Plaza (KP). I thought being terrorized by youths on bikes …

  • Get out, listen to the spring overture

    Wednesday, April 6

    Depending on how you look at it, I’m fortunate to get my daily papers and Sunday Journal delivered early…very early. Actually, I can’t think of a reason it’s not great to …

  • Neighbor questions CRMC approval of home planned for flood zone

    Wednesday, April 6

    Jeanne Mutokyle has been looking out at a Cat in the yard next door for more than a year. She can’t miss it. It hasn’t moved. It hasn’t purred. She would just as soon have it stay …

  • There’s a lot to ‘Nothing to See RI’

    Wednesday, April 6

    What were they thinking naming a business Nothing to See RI? Why would people spend money to visit 144 Metro Center Boulevard, formerly a Salve Regina satellite campus, if there’s nothing …

  • A member of the cast

    Wednesday, April 6

    Daphne Cardillo was inadvertently omitted from the Alice in Wonderland cast listing published in the March 31 edition. The Toll Gate Drama Club performed the show last week. Cardillo was one of the …

  • Holly Ferrara named chief lending officer at Greenwood Credit Union

    Wednesday, April 6

    Holly Ferrara has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Chief Lending Officer at Greenwood Credit Union. She is responsible for overseeing the Commercial, Indirect, Mortgage, and Consumer Lending …

  • Lynne DeSantis named manager at Buttonwoods BankRI branch

    Wednesday, April 6

    Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has promoted banking veteran Lynne DeSantis, who calls Warwick home, to lead its Buttonwoods branch on West Shore Road. Lynne joined the BankRI team in March 2021 as the …

  • 3 Warwick students have roles in St. Ray’s production of ‘Knock, Knock’

    Wednesday, April 6

    After a year and a half hiatus, Saint Raphael Academy Drama Club is once again welcoming in-person audiences to its performances. The spring one-act play is “Knock, Knock” by Kathryn …

  • FOWPS Meeting

    Wednesday, April 6

    Friends of Warwick Ponds (FOWPS) will meet April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Warwick Library Sandy Lane. Dr. Shivers and his team will be presenting their preliminary results of a multiyear study of Warwick …

  • Police Log April 7, 2022

    Wednesday, April 6

    POSSESSION At 2:21 a.m., March 21, Warwick Police Sgt. Derek Mourato was traveling south on Post Road near the Route 37 East off-ramp when he observed a brown Infiniti exiting and approaching the …

  • Few changes as Council approves new Ward maps

    Wednesday, April 6

    Redistricting in Warwick is completed after the City Council unanimously approved new ward maps on Monday night. The drawing of new ward lines occurred after the State Senate and House of …

  • Radiating performance on ‘heartbreaking’ chapter of American history

    Wednesday, April 6

    The Pilgrim Players staged Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory last week at the school auditorium. The two act play lasting nearly two hours is based on the true story of women laborers who were poisoned …

  • National Walking Day walk rescheduled for April 20

    Wednesday, April 6

    The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has postponed its #NationalWalkingDay walk at Lincoln Woods State Park – originally planned for  Wednesday, April 6 – until …

  • Portrayal of Christiana Carteaux Bannister today at library

    Wednesday, April 6

    Reenactor  Mrs. Estelle Tucker Barada will give a costumed portrayal of 19th century Rhode Island entrepreneur Christiana Carteaux Bannister at Warwick Public Library today at 2 …

  • Skills USA gold medalists now have ticket to compete in nationals

    Wednesday, April 6

    There was a lot of clanking going on at the Veteran Auditorium in Providence March 27during the Skills USA awards ceremony when Warwick Area Career and Technical Center came away with 35 …

  • Saint Elizabeth Adult Day Centers awarded grant for senior music program

    Wednesday, April 6

    The MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) Foundation has awarded a $4,000 grant to Saint Elizabeth Adult Day Centers, for their Engaging Seniors Through Music program.  The grant will establish a …

  • Pats hold off Titans

    Wednesday, April 6

    The Pilgrim boys lacrosse team topped rival Toll Gate 8-3 in the season opener on Monday afternoon. The Pats – who are coming off a state championship appearance last year – roared out …

  • Mayor ends practice of secret vendors

    Wednesday, April 6

    Mayor Frank Picozzi said yesterday that a “decades long” practice of maintaining the confidentiality of vendors awarded contracts to run police and fire promotional tests would come to an …

  • RI economy touted at giant warehouse ground breaking

    Wednesday, April 6

    Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor had good news for those attending a ceremonial groundbreaking for a 489,000 square foot warehouse on Commerce Drive just off Airport Road Tuesday …

  • Assessor says it’s best to delay revaluation in unstable market

    Wednesday, April 6

    So, how much did your home appreciate in value over the last three years when a variety of factors --from low interest rates, the pandemic, changing work environments, the comparatively low cost of …

  • Debate continues on council, mayor term limits

    Wednesday, April 6

    The debate on whether the City Council should seek General Assembly approval to put council and mayoral term limits on the ballot this fall will wait until April 18. Originally the resolution …

  • Picozzi willing to chip in for repaving Post Rd.

    Wednesday, April 6

    The Department of Transportation and Mayor Frank Picozzi agree that Post Road needs to be repaved. But the mayor isn’t happy with RIDOT’s plan to repave only a section of …

  • RIPIN offers summer camp scholarships for special needs kids

    Wednesday, April 6

    For the second year in a row, the Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) is offering summer camp scholarships to help children and youth with special needs attend camps and recreational …

  • March 31, 2022 e-EDITION

    Thursday, March 31

  • A Hubba Hubba Hubba

    Thursday, March 31

    To the Editor, "A friend of mine in a B-29 dropped another load -- for luck!" So warbled Perry Como's thin, tremulous voice, his face wreathed in smiles. Swooning over her idol, it surely …

  • 2 years later and Toll Gate is back with Alice in Wonderland

    Thursday, March 31

    It was March of 2020, and the Toll Gate Drama Club was one week away from performing their spring production. Then like the rest of the state they got the news. Schools were going to distance …

  • Volunteers needed to test local ponds

    Thursday, March 31

    By ALEX MALM The University of Rhode Island Watershed Watch could use volunteers to help test water quality in Warwick and other communities. “Having volunteers engaged in the process is …

  • Wickes is first of 4 school properties on auction block

    Thursday, March 31

    Near the top of things Frank Picozzi wanted to do when he stepped into the role of mayor after reopening McDermott Pool and getting rid of the 42 blue bin planters lining Post Road in Apponaug, was …

  • Warwick Police Log 03-31-22

    Thursday, March 31

    RESISTING ARREST Around 6:09 a.m., March 6, Warwick Police Officer Nathaniel Gray stopped at Cumberland Farms, 87 West Natick Road to “utilize the restroom.” On his way into the …

  • New digs in historic building

    Thursday, March 31

    The AAA Northeast office formerly located on Centerville Road near the Route 95 overpass relocated last week to recently renovated space in the former Apponaug Mills saw tooth building near Apponaug …

  • Honoring Vietnam veterans

    Thursday, March 31

    On Tuesday, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Mayor Frank Picozzi issued a proclamation that he presented to four Warwick Vietnam War veterans, all members of Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Picozzi …

  • Gas prices drop slightly, still $1.42 higher than last year

    Thursday, March 31

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 2 cents from last week, averaging $4.20 per gallon. Monday’s price is 61 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.42 higher than March 28, 2021. …

  • New Performance at Arctic Playhouse

    Thursday, March 31

    The Arctic Playhouse presents “Lie Cheat and Genuflect from March 24 through April 10. It is a comedy written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore; the play is directed by Tony Annicone. For …

  • Spaulding Outpatient Center hosts Easter Egg Hunt for children with special needs

    Thursday, March 31

    On Saturday, April 9th, at 1:00 p.m., the Spaulding Outpatient Center of Kent Hospital’s Providence location (100 Butler Dr.,  Providence) will host a complimentary Easter egg hunt for …

  • Flaherty in business development at NetCenergy

    Thursday, March 31

    Austin Flaherty, 29, joined NetCenergy in the role of Business Growth Specialist on March 14th. He will assist with all aspects of new business development. Most recently, Flaherty spent five …

  • Girl Scouts Cookies & Cocktails raises $36,000

    Thursday, March 31

    The Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England’s sixth annual Cookies & Cocktails held March 10 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick was the most successful event yet. Guests heard from emcee, Mario …

  • 14 hour math test leaves Hendricken teams in top 20% nationwide

    Thursday, March 31

    On February 25, ten Bishop Hendricken High School students cut their February break short for a long test. While a test of two or three hours would be considered long, this test would clock in at 14 …

  • Mazzulla lives dream at March Madness

    Wednesday, March 30

    The No. 13 University of Vermont men’s basketball team returned to the NCAA National Tournament and fell to No. 4 Arkansas 75-71. UVM had another impressive season, taking home the America …

  • Coffie to play for nearby PC

    Wednesday, March 30

    Pilgrim senior Alanna Coffie made her college decision official, signing her National Letter of Intent to play Division I soccer for nearby Providence College next fall. Coffie has been a staple …

  • CCRI takes 6th at NJCAA National Tourney

    Wednesday, March 30

    The CCRI men’s basketball team wrapped up its season recently when it traveled to Illinois to compete in the NJCAA National Tournament. CCRI would go 1-2 across three days and finish sixth …

  • Mayor: If trash not collected, give it a day

    Wednesday, March 30

    If your recycling or trash isn’t picked up on the day scheduled, just wait a day and it will be. That was Mayor Frank Picozzi’s advice Tuesday as he announced the city would make …

  • Short-term rental ordinance reviewed

    Wednesday, March 30

    For about three weeks in August Brendan McLaughlin used his Cowesett home for short-term rentals. Then on Aug. 23 he received a cease-and-desist letter from the city. “This office …

  • Stars of mentoring

    Wednesday, March 30

    Eight celebrity dancers and their partners had an audience of 400 on their toes Friday for this year’s rendition of Dancing for the Stars of Mentoring at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Since first …

  • Funds raised for Gaspee search

    Wednesday, March 30

    There have been other searches for the Gaspee. One was conducted in the 1950s, a second, according to newspaper accounts in 1989 and a third in 2002. But there is no record of whether anything was …

  • Sen. Anderson endorses Tuttle to replace her in new Dist. 31

    Wednesday, March 30

    Senate District 31 will have a new state senator come January after state Sen. Kendra Anderson announced that she wouldn’t be seeking re-election on Tuesday. “It has been an honor to …

  • Lugo cites mismanagement in bid for lieutenant governor

    Wednesday, March 30

    A few years ago, Warwick resident Jeann Lugo left his job working as a client manager for a security firm in the Boston area to become a Providence Police officer. “That was unfulfilling for …

  • Vets posts 2nd quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, March 30

    The following Veterans Memorial Middle School students have earned honors for the second quarter: High Honors Grade 08 Will Auger, Michael Bessette, Haley Blake, Tiffany Blanco, Ryan Boscia, …

  • KEEPING THEM FED

    Wednesday, March 30

     Thomas C. Battison, 22, who graduated from Pilgrim High School in 2017 and enlisted in the Navy in November completed boot camp in January at Great Lake Naval Base in Great Lakes, Ill and …

  • St. Kevin School posts second semester honor roll

    Wednesday, March 30

    The following St. Kevin School students have earned honors for the second semester of the 2021-22 academic year: Grade 6 Honors: Isabella Ciccarone, Weston Dair, Alexis DeLuca, Sarah Fontaine, …

  • 2nd quarter honors posted at Pilgrim High

    Wednesday, March 30

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

  • Heritage Hall of Fame inductees include ProJo reporter, RI armories preservationist

    Wednesday, March 30

    The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame has announced the selection of nine prominent Rhode Islanders for membership in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. According …

  • An Eagle’s project: Preserving sanctity of historical cemetery

    Wednesday, March 30

    When Sean Dunn, a member of the Save Sand Pond Association, started cutting the grass and cleaning up the litter collecting in the historical cemetery next to the pond, he voiced his annoyance at the …

  • Single family zoning bill requires more focus

    Wednesday, March 30

    A bill recently introduced to the Rhode Island legislature by advocates for more affordable and less institutionally problematic housing throughout the state’s most populated communities …

  • City finances on a stone tablet?

    Wednesday, March 30

    To the Editor: In Thursday’s edition of the Beacon (March 24), I read the article entitled “Planning Ahead” and was shocked to find the paragraph on page 5, “Ladouceur said …

  • Ordinance on council etiquette

    Wednesday, March 30

    To the Editor, It is no secret that often is the time when members of the public feel as though when they are testifying on ordinances, committee hearings or budget hearings, that the city council …

  • What makes a good American?

    Wednesday, March 30

    7th Grade Winman Middle School Rhode Island winner of the Patriot’s Pen essay contest One day, upon returning home from school, my mom handed me a paper. I looked down and the words …

  • First steps

    Wednesday, March 30

    To the Editor, For all of mankind’s advancements we still have not changed in terms of handling our emotions since the days of the ancients. We can produce amazing technology, but use it for …

  • Make sense of your gift

    Wednesday, March 30

    To the Editor, Why can’t I win the lottery? Why am I not paid more for the work I do? Why didn’t things turn our as I planned? Why is life unfair? These are common questions everyone …

  • State’s largest single day of giving aims to raise $4 million in 24-hours

    Wednesday, March 30

    It’s become Rhode Island’s largest single day of giving in support of local nonprofits, and on April 1, 401Gives will return with its largest goal yet… to raise $4 million in only …

  • Two CCRI Phi Theta Kappa students earn New Century Pathway Scholarships

    Wednesday, March 30

    Two members of the Community College of Rhode Island’s Pi Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society were recently named 2022 New Century Pathway Scholars. Esther Paris, …

  • March 31, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, March 30

  • Covering it All

    Wednesday, March 23

    The umbrella design with rain drops designating the ten subjects covered by the Rhode Island Academic Decathlon created by Warwick Area Career and Technical Center graphics art student Aliviah Sykes …

  • Widmer makes the Golden Dozen

    Wednesday, March 23

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Emo DiNitto/Rhode Island Football Chapter of the National Football Foundation unveiled its Golden Dozen for 2022, and Pilgrim quarterback Connor Widmer made the cut. The …

  • Hawks take flight

    Wednesday, March 23

    The Bishop Hendricken unified basketball team tipped off its spring season last week when it hosted visiting Cranston West. Take a look at some of the action to the right. (Photos by Leo van Dijk)

  • Local legends named to RI Hockey HOF 2022 class

    Wednesday, March 23

     It’s ironic – as well as fitting – that the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will be enshrined inside one of the state’s most …

  • Correia named Gatorade POY

    Wednesday, March 23

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick native and Rocky Hill senior standout basketball player Denzel Correia was named the 2022 Gatorade Player of the Year for his performance on the court this past …

  • Police Log 03-24-22

    Wednesday, March 23

    UNSECURED LOAD Around 4:59 p.m., March 8, Warwick Police were dispatched to investigate a report of a U-Haul truck towing a boat that did not appear to be secured properly, traveling on Main …

  • How do you spell kind?

    Wednesday, March 23

    That wasn’t the question Mayor Frank Picozzi asked the third grade Wyman School class of Kerri Beauregard after reading them the book “The I in Kind” Monday morning. Rather, Picozzi …

  • Council asks administration, unions to consider healthcare cost controls

    Wednesday, March 23

    By ALEX MALM The Warwick City Council passed a resolution Monday night asking the administration and collective bargaining units to consider certain healthcare reforms when contracts are …

  • Warwick Center on Bald Hill Road sold for $12.3 million

    Wednesday, March 23

    Capital Group Properties of Southborough, MA has purchased  Warwick Center, the company announced this week. Capital Group acquired the  160,000 SF shopping center  on Bald Hill …

  • Save The Bay team counts 464 bay seals in March 15 count

    Wednesday, March 23

    On Tuesday, March 15, 17 volunteer citizen scientists took to water and shore to continue a 13-year Save The Bay tradition: counting seals in the nonprofit organization’s annual Bay-Wide Seal …

  • Solar ordinance passes… finally

    Wednesday, March 23

    By ALEX MALM The audience gave the Warwick City Council a standing ovation Monday after it gave second passage to an ordinance restricting large solar developments in residential areas. The …

  • Candlelight Vigil

    Wednesday, March 23

    There will be a 30-minute candlelight vigil on March 27 in Pawtuxet Park. Individuals can arrive at 6:30 p.m. and vigil will begin at 7 p.m. In attendance will be a Ukrainian priest and local Rabbi. …

  • RI Bar Assn. seeks applicants for $25,000 scholarships

    Wednesday, March 23

    Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is seeking art submissions for his annual high school art competition. High school students from Rhode Island’s Second District can submit their artwork and …

  • Langevin seeks submissions for congressional art competition

    Wednesday, March 23

    Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is seeking art submissions for his annual high school art competition. High school students from Rhode Island’s Second District can submit their artwork and …

  • Soft-spoken Jim Fletcher installed Exalted Ruler of expanding Tri-City Elks

    Wednesday, March 23

    By PETE FONTAINE There was an impressive installation – that started with a cocktail party and ended with a food-fest featuring a choice of a prime rib or roasted chicken dinner – …

  • Vets 8th grader recognized for writing skills

    Wednesday, March 23

    By ALEX MALM Bridget Pouliot, an eighth grader at Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School was sitting in her Italian class when summoned to the school office on March 2. Pouliot didn’t know …

  • The season of renewal (and potholes)

    Wednesday, March 23

     It’s that joyful time of year again. A time when winter-traumatized Rhode Islanders can begin to put the snow shovel back in its spot amidst the clutter in the back of the garage, and …

  • Smart solar siting

    Wednesday, March 23

    To the Editor, I support City Council passage of the proposed Comprehensive Plan changes and new solar zoning regulations. Clearly, many Warwick citizens are behind the Council, are pleased that …

  • Questions on surveillance, security

    Wednesday, March 23

    To the Editor, How much privacy are Warwick residents willing to forego in order to gain some additional safety from police surveillance cameras?  Is the tradeoff a worthwhile …

  • It’s official: Picozzi running for 2nd term

    Wednesday, March 23

    By ALEX MALM Mayor Frank Picozzi will seek a second term he announced in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning. “Because so many people have been asking - today I’m announcing my …

  • Citing unstable market, city seeks delay in revaluation

    Wednesday, March 23

    By ALEX MALM The City Council approved Monday a resolution asking General Assembly approval to delay the city revaluation by one year. “This is new times,” said Council President …

  • Inherent goodness cannot be denied

    Wednesday, March 23

    To the Editor, Yesterday, I had my faith in human nature restored. A neighbor and I collected essentials for Ukrainian refugees (everything from boxes of toiletries donated by nuns to stuffed …

  • 5 tips to help manage your return-to-office stress

    Wednesday, March 23

    By Dr. Ana Stankovic As pandemic restrictions ease, your time working from home may be coming to an end — and that may have you feeling stressed. Remember, it’s normal to have some …

  • Warwick seeks unchecked surveillance of its citizens

    Wednesday, March 23

    To the Editor, The freedom of citizens to travel freely throughout the city without being spied upon is at stake. I read the recent article "Police, mayor favor license plate reading cameras" with …

  • ‘Unapologetically pro-life’

    Wednesday, March 23

    To the Editor: Democrat state Rep. Vella-Wilkinson declares that she is “unapologetically pro-life”.(“Solomon, Vella Wilkinson face opponents in 2022”, Feb. 12) That is a …

  • First steps

    Wednesday, March 23

    To the Editor, For all of mankind’s advancements we still have not changed in terms of handling our emotions since the days of the ancients. We can produce amazing technology, but use it for …

  • Gas prices drop 13 cents, but still $1.44 higher than last year

    Wednesday, March 23

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is down 13 cents from last week, averaging $4.22 per gallon. Monday's price was 68 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.44 higher than March 21, 2021.. Rhode …

  • Beach weather…almost

    Wednesday, March 23

    With temperatures climbing into the 70s for a first time since November on Friday, Victoria Duquette took her dog Jade to Conimicut Beach. The water wasn’t warm enough for Victoria who runs her …

  • Redistricting committee looks to tweak Ward 1, 3, 8, 9 lines

    Wednesday, March 23

    By ALEX MALM Come next election some Warwick residents will find themselves voting in a different Ward. The Council held its first Ward Reappointment committee March 15. The drawing of new …

  • March 24, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, March 23

  • CCRI wraps up national tourney run

    Wednesday, March 16

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights basketball team continued paly in the 2022 NJCAA Basketball Division III National Tournament on Saturday by facing the tournament’s No. 1 seed Blue Devils …

  • Jersey Mike’s 12th Annual ‘Month of Giving’ celebrates Special Olympics athletes nationwide

    Wednesday, March 16

    The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s locations throughout Rhode Island  for its 12th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign. During the …

  • Victory Parade

    Wednesday, March 16

    The Central Rhode Island Knights Hockey 12-U team made history as it won the program’s first-ever South Coast Hockey League championship with a win over the NRI Vikings. The team celebrated …

  • Hendricken hockey sweeps EG to win DI championship

    Wednesday, March 16

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken hockey team would ride its momentum into the state championship series and sweep East Greenwich in two games to claim its eighth title in program …

  • RI Hockey community honors Dennison in finals

    Wednesday, March 16

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Tragic news broke last Thursday evening that West Warwick hockey player Matt Dennison passed away due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in February, when he and …

  • Hawks upset Purple to claim 20th title

    Wednesday, March 16

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Bishop Hendricken Hawks are the 2021-22 Rhode Island State Champions. The Hawks beat the Classical Purple 71-68 in overtime on Sunday evening in the title game at the Ryan …

  • Council opposes ‘middle housing’ bills

    Wednesday, March 16

    By RORY SCHULER The Warwick City Council passed a resolution on March 7th condemning pending legislation that calls for bans on single-family residential zoning in communities like Warwick, with …

  • Should Warwick have term limits?

    Wednesday, March 16

    By ALEX MALM When Ward 4 Councilman Jim McElroy first ran for City Council in 2017 he said that he was in favor of term limits. In November voters may have a chance to decide if term limits will …

  • Clean out sale

    Wednesday, March 16

    For the first time since 2019, Friends of the Warwick Public Library will host its annual book sale opening to the public this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Friends and …

  • What’s it take to be a grad?

    Wednesday, March 16

    By ALEX MALM The high school class of 2027 would be required to have two years of world language under graduation requirements being proposed by the Rhode Island Department of …

  • If you don’t like what it says, Dr. Rudman can extract it

    Wednesday, March 16

    By J. MICHAEL LEVESQUE In full disclosure, I’m one of the growing legion of fans who look forward to seeing what’s on “the sign” that day. “The sign” of …

  • Kindergartner comes to grandmother’s aid

    Wednesday, March 16

    By ALEX MALM When Brooklyn Kraemer, a kindergarten student at Norwood Elementary School returned to school after February break she didn’t have a story about sledding or having fun with her …

  • Proposed project called ‘way too big’ for Pawtuxet

    Wednesday, March 16

    By JOHN HOWELL The Warwick Historic District Commission won’t consider a plan to convert the former Hunter’s Garage on the Warwick side of the Pawtuxet Village bridge into six housing …

  • ‘Preparing for homeownership’ workshop

    Wednesday, March 16

    Individuals and families across Rhode Island looking to become first-time homebuyers are invited to attend a no-cost, virtual workshop that will help introduce them to the planning and process of …

  • Frontier offering nonstop flights to Denver, Raleigh-Durham

    Wednesday, March 16

    Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines will launch nonstop service between Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) and two new destinations, including Raleigh-Durham (RDU) with four …

  • Day by day

    Wednesday, March 16

    Jack Black who started his patriotic cardboard displays of celebrities with an abundance of Donald Trump cutouts when the pandemic hit in 2020 at the intersection of West Shore Road and Buttonwoods …

  • Gas prices up 87 cents in one month

    Wednesday, March 16

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 18 cents from last week, averaging $4.35 per gallon. Monday’s  price is 87 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.59 higher than March 14, 2021. …

  • Saving our daylight, sort of

    Wednesday, March 16

      In an era where our two dominant political parties can’t seem to agree on whether or not the sky is blue, many were probably shocked when they saw that the U.S. Senate emerged with a …

  • Governor only responsible leader on bonuses

    Wednesday, March 16

    To the Editor, With all of the hullabaloo recently about judges and senior administrators in the state’s judiciary and other state agencies giving themselves $3,000 “retention” …

  • A St. Joseph Day delight

    Wednesday, March 16

    Prior to Thanksgiving it was pies and then a quick shift to cookies, breads and yet more pies for the students in the culinary program at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center. With St. Joseph …

  • Elks’ Irish dinner concludes with step dancers’ performance

    Wednesday, March 16

    By PETE FONTAINE The Tri-City Elks long-standing tradition and St. Patrick’s Day Dinner will be remembered as one of the best sharin’ o’ the green celebrations in recent …

  • BULLETIN BOARD

    Wednesday, March 16

    The class of 1941 to 1955 will hold a luncheon on April 13 at 1 p.m. at the Greenwood Inn Restaurant at 1350 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick. The cost is $25. Available food consists of broiled scallops, …

  • de la Cruz kicks off congressional campaign, cites ability to work across the aisle

    Wednesday, March 16

    By ALEX MALM Cranston was the host of a congressional kickoff event Wednesday morning but it wasn’t for any of the candidates with Cranston ties running for the 2nd Congressional …

  • Governor only responsible leader on bonuses

    Wednesday, March 16

    To the Editor, With all of the hullabaloo recently about judges and senior administrators in the state’s judiciary and other state agencies giving themselves $3,000 “retention” …

  • Gas prices up 87 cents

    Wednesday, March 16

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 18 cents from last week, averaging $4.35 per gallon. Monday’s  price is 87 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.59 higher than March 14, 2021. …

  • March 17, 2022 e-EDITION

    Tuesday, March 15

  • Hawks roll into Final Four

    Thursday, March 10

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The No. 4 Bishop Hendricken basketball team edged No. 5 Smithfield 50-40 in the Elite 8 round of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Tournament, punching its ticket to …

  • Headed to the finals

    Thursday, March 10

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The No. 3 Bishop Hendricken Hawks are headed back to the Boys Hockey State Championship Series after sweeping No.1 La Salle Academy 2-0 during the semifinal round over the …

  • Demonstration of support

    Thursday, March 10

    When Mayor Frank Picozzi sought to express solidary with the people of Ukraine, he turned to his staff to see how they might obtain a Ukrainian flag to fly at City Hall. Meg Underwood, director of …

  • Police Logs 03-10-22

    Thursday, March 10

    BODY FOUND Around 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, the Warwick Police Department responded to the area of 1960 Post Road for the report of a possible body in a wooded area. Upon arrival, police …

  • Solar ordinance one vote away ... maybe?

    Thursday, March 10

    By ALEX MALM Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladoucer is in his tenth year on the City Council and before Monday’s Council meeting he only recalls the Council Chamber being as full as it was …

  • Expensive commute

    Thursday, March 10

    Craig Lachapelle lives close to the Harss station, 2912 Warwick Ave. at the intersection of Warwick Avenue at West Shore Road, which has some of the city’s lowest cost gasoline. But even at …

  • Gas prices up almost 60 cents in one week

    Thursday, March 10

    Rhode Island’s average gas price is up 58 cents from last week $3.59, averaging $4.17 per gallon. This is the highest average price ever recorded by AAA in Rhode …

  • Councilman Rix resumes Tax Relief Commission meetings

    Thursday, March 10

    By ALEX MALM Ward 2 Councilman Jeremy Rix along with members of his campaign walked 10 miles throughout the Ward on Sunday. They weren’t knocking on doors asking for votes, instead the …

  • Senate passes McCaffrey bill to fill vacancies in AG, treasurer, SOS

    Thursday, March 10

    The Senate has passed legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick) that would establish a procedure for filling vacancies in the offices of secretary of …

  • Robots were back

    Thursday, March 10

    After a pandemic hiatus, the FIRST Tech Challenge hosted by the New England Institute of Technology with 27 teams competing was up and running Saturday. The challenge is geared for students grades …

  • Cops offering safe rides on St. Paddy's Day

    Wednesday, March 9

    For the seventh consecutive year the Warwick Police Department will run its Safe Rides Program. The Safe Rides Program is run in collaboration with the Warwick Police Department and the Warwick …

  • Smiles unmasked

    Wednesday, March 9

    After two years of either remote learning or returning to classrooms masked, students throughout the state had the option of taking them off and displaying their smiles on Monday. The mood was upbeat …

  • Outstanding first principal caught by surprise

    Wednesday, March 9

    By ALEX MALM When Warwick Neck Principal Frank Galligan was asked to go to a meeting at the Warwick Administration Building on Monday morning he didn’t think anything of it. He would …

  • Mayor: ‘Delay reval’

    Wednesday, March 9

    By JOHN HOWELL Even though taxes are linked to the city budget – the less money the city needs to raise, the less taxes - Mayor Frank Picozzi is asking the City Council for a vote to delay …

  • Planning for $350M in school bonds

    Wednesday, March 9

    By ALEX MALM After receiving the blessing from the Warwick City Council last month to move forward with an application with the Rhode Island Department of Education in hopes of building two new …

  • LAX soon to be as close as Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick

    Wednesday, March 9

    Finally answering the question will Rhode Island T.F. Green International ever offer non stop service to the West Coast, Breeze Airways announced Tuesday introductory …

  • Air cargo taking off at Green

    Wednesday, March 9

    By JOHN HOWELL The pandemic punched holes in passenger traffic as flights were cancelled and services were dropped and what planes flew were virtually empty. But as people stayed home online sales …

  • Lowe wins title

    Wednesday, March 9

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The RIIL Swimming State Championships were held last weekend at Brown University and a handful of locals made some noise.Toll Gate’s Oce Lowe made headlines as she won the …

  • Bill would legalize beer, wine sales at Rhode Island convenience, grocery stores

    Wednesday, March 9

    You won’t find beer or wine on the shelves at Ocean State grocery and convenience stores.. Through legislation state Rep. Evan Shanley and state Sen. Lou Dipalma hope to …

  • One-of-a-kind harpsichord in tune at Greenwood Church

    Wednesday, March 9

    Greenwood Church recently became home to an instrument rarely found in local houses of worship: a harpsichord, an historic keyboard instrument which predates the modern piano. This harpsichord was …

  • Holly Ferrara named SVP, chief lending officer at Greenwood Credit Union

    Wednesday, March 9

    Greenwood Credit Union has announced the promotion of Holly Ferrara to Senior Vice President - Chief Lending Officer. She will be responsible for overseeing the Commercial, Indirect, Mortgage, and …

  • Winman posts 2nd quarter honors

    Wednesday, March 9

    The following Winman Middle School students have earned second quarter honors: 8th Grade High Honors  Kevin Barker,Laurel Breault, Nicholas Chianca, Gracelyn Cobb, Maia Costa, Jayden Cruz, …

  • Bowling for animals

    Wednesday, March 9

    This past Sunday, more 60 people attended Bowling for Animals, Town Hall Lanes to benefit Defenders of Animals. The event raised $1,490 with bowlers and donations. The total amount will be used for …

  • Former Mayor Avedisian not seriously injured when vehicle flips

    Wednesday, March 9

    By ALEX MALM Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority CEO Scott Avedisian was involved in a single car crash Sunday evening near Warwick Neck and Rocky Point Avenues Police Chief Bradford …

  • A million-dollar hair brained idea

    Wednesday, March 9

    Remember the West Valley Inn? Its restaurant and function rooms were a favorite for political fundraising events, award banquets, comedy shows and entertainers. They offered Italian fare and it …

  • Why we need new schools

    Wednesday, March 9

    To the Editor, Warwick residents are facing an issue of major importance: whether or not to build a new high school, build two, or refurbish the two existing high schools. The issue raises …

  • Comparing difficult times

    Wednesday, March 9

    To the Editor, We are being reminded daily by our media of how difficult our lives are being impacted by circumstances beyond our control. Insane inflation, a waning pandemic, shortages, and civil …

  • Rhode Island's 'Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring' is back in-person

    Wednesday, March 9

    When Jessica Botelho was a reporter for the Warwick Beacon over a decade ago, she first learned about Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring after doing a story about it. Now this …

  • Surprises aplenty this postseason

    Tuesday, March 8

    One of my favorite parts about covering high school sports is the unpredictability. Sports in general are pretty unpredictable, but at the high school level, it’s about as volatile as it …

  • Locals swim at state meet

    Tuesday, March 8

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The RIIL Swimming State Championships were held last weekend at Brown university and a handful of locals made some noise. Cranston West’s Gavin Kiernan, Trenton …

  • Uplifting Women

    Tuesday, March 8

    By EMMA BARTLETT At 12 years old, Channavy Chhay came to America with her mom and aunt during the Vietnam War. They had nothing – coming into the country barefoot and wearing flip flops. …

  • Who ever said this was going to be easy?

    Tuesday, March 8

    By DANIEL FRANCHETTI After last year’s virtual competition, the annual Rhode Island Academic Decathlon assembled Sunday in-person in a demonstration of “resilient brain power,” …

  • Heart Warming installation in Garden City

    Tuesday, March 8

    By MERI KENNEDY True, Valentine’s Day is over, and the flowers and chocolate may be gone, yet love continues in Garden City Center with the addition of an uplifting and interactive public …

  • Bolts knock out Titans

    Friday, March 4

    The No. 16 Cranston East girls basketball team cruised past visiting No. 17 Toll Gate 58-32 in the state play-in game on Monday night. The Lady Bolts will now take on top-seeded North Kingstown in …

  • Headed to semis

    Friday, March 4

    The Bishop Hendricken hockey team rolled past Mount St. Charles in two games last week to advance to the Division I Semifinals. The Hawks would take Game 1 by a score of 2-1.Will Cavanagh and Drew …

  • Warwick girls co-op falls in semis

    Friday, March 4

    The Warwick girls co-op hockey team fell in an epic three-game series against Mount St. Charles in the Division II Semifinals earlier this week. The Mounties would get a 3-0 shutout win, but …

  • Warwick boys fall to top-seeded Rams

    Friday, March 4

    The Warwick boys co-op hockey team  fell to undefeated, top-seeded La Salle in two games in the Division I Quarterfinals last week. The high-flying Rams would roll to a 5-0 win in Game 1 and …

  • 2 outages plague city

    Friday, March 4

    About 2,100 National Grid customers were affected by a power outage in Warwick on Monday night. According to Ted Kresse a spokesperson for National Grid the outage was “due to an animal …

  • Speaker to Speaker

    Friday, March 4

    The grand ballroom at the Crowne Plaza was the only room capable of accommodating the turnout Wednesday night for the $200 a-ticket fundraiser for Speaker of the House K. Joseph Shekarchi. Many of …

  • Police Log 03-03022

    Friday, March 4

    NO TRESPASS Around 12:12 p.m., Feb. 12, Warwick Police responded to Cumberland Farms, 87 West Natick Road, to investigate a report of shoplifting that had happened recently. The store’s …

  • Video on ship wrecks, talk on hunt for Gaspee March 15

    Friday, March 4

    The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) will release the “Not the Gaspee” video at 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at the Warwick Public Library. This short documentary …

  • Council questions license plate cameras, tables action

    Friday, March 4

    A proposal that would allow the Warwick Police Department to lease 10 Flock Safety Automatic License Plate Readers was held until May 16 during the City Council meeting last Wednesday after concerns …

  • A St. Patrick’s Day Concert

    Friday, March 4

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a concert by the Island Farm Ceili Band at Warwick Public Library on March 13 at 2 p.m. Hear an exciting performance of traditional Celtic tunes and songs …

  • Little Shop of Horrors flowers at Hendricken this week

    Friday, March 4

    The Arts at Bishop Hendricken presents Little Shop of Horrors as its 2022 Winter musical from March 3-6 in the Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater. The production will feature a 4-show run with …

  • Showcase Cinemas opens first of state’s XPlus auditoriums

    Friday, March 4

    Before this week there weren’t any theaters with XPlus auditoriums in Rhode Island. That has changed with the debut of the first one in Rhode Island at the Showcase Cinemas de Lux Warwick on …

  • One for one

    Friday, March 4

    This is reading week, so who better to get to read to the three first grade classes at Warwick Neck Elementary School than the number one state leader, Gov. Dan McKee. McKee read the book …

  • Council set to vote on solar ordinance ... again

    Friday, March 4

    Last summer the Council was set to give second passage of a solar ordinance, however, it didn’t get voted on because the title of the ordinance wasn’t worded correctly on the legal …

  • We could have used a GPS for this Beacon

    Friday, March 4

    I've been blessed with an internal GPS. It's something I've taken for granted. It's just there. I've left wooded trails to get to climb a rocky feature and carried on from there confident of …

  • EP got a new high school, but can we afford two?

    Friday, March 4

    To the Editor: Over the last few months school department officials have noted how East Providence recently completed construction on a $190 million high school. Even Mayor Picozzi joined in by …

  • A model of civility and public inclusion.

    Friday, March 4

    To the Editor, The Warwick City Council’s Public Hearing on Monday, March 7 provides a valuable opportunity for residents to advance what so many of us have been fighting for over the past …

  • United Way receives $1 million commitment to support of statewide nonprofit resource center

    Friday, March 4

    The vision shared by local non-profits and led by United Way of Rhode Island to create a statewide Nonprofit Resource Center has received a major boost in the form of a $1 million commitment from the …

  • State Champs

    Friday, March 4

    The RIIL Wrestling State Championships were held over the weekend and many locals made some noise on the big stage. Coventry took first place as a team while Hendricken wrapped up …

  • March 3, 2022 e-EDITION

    Thursday, March 3

  • The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee: An Author Talk

    Thursday, February 24

    Join journalist Abraham Riesman for a talk on his biography "True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee" at Warwick Public Library (600 Sandy Lane) on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Stan Lee is known …

  • Perfect season

    Thursday, February 24

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick co-op gymnastics team put on a show at the state championships this past weekend at Rhode Island College, breaking the program's record score and securing the Division I State Championship. Sophomore Maddie Long continued

  • Stop butchering our landscape

    Thursday, February 24

    To the Editor, Many Warwick residents have tried communicating their concerns over the disregard of some of their elected officials to consider permitting developers the approval of zone changing to allow for solar farms. Most of these properties are

  • Time to restart the Warwick Coyote Commission

    Thursday, February 24

    Good morning Mayor Picozzi and All, There is an issue that is bothering me, so please listen as I share it with you. I believe in "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Some of those reactions are unknown and take time to reveal

  • For a second year Solomon seeks suicide prevention bridge barriers

    Thursday, February 24

    State Rep. Joseph Solomon Jr. knows first hand the heartbreak that comes from losing a friend to suicide. A few years ago a friend of Solomon’s took their life, jumping off the Pell …

  • Cancún flight marks return of international flights to Green

    Thursday, February 24

    International service has returned to Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) with Frontier Airlines offering non-stop service to Cancún, Mexico.  Frontier Airlines began …

  • February 24, 2022 e-EDITION

    Thursday, February 24

  • Areson leads Titans to playoff win

    Wednesday, February 23

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The No. 3 Toll Gate girls basketball team rolled past visiting Burrillville 50-29 in the Division III Quarterfinals on Monday night. Sophomore standout Adeline Areson had a monster performance for the Lady Titans. Recording 33 points,

  • Hawks roll to win in quarters

    Wednesday, February 23

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The No. 3 Bishop Hendricken basketball team cruised to an 81-45 win over No. 11 Central in the Division I Quarterfinals on Tuesday night. The Hawks came out firing on all cylinders and ended the first half by going on a 25-8 run. The

  • Roundup: Pats fall in prelims

    Wednesday, February 23

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Pilgrim boys basketball team fell to host Chariho 66-47 in the Division II Preliminary round on Saturday afternoon. Brandon Whitman led the Pats with a game-high 18 points scored while DJ Sollitto added nine and Colby Barker eight.

  • Durand takes 1st at state meet

    Wednesday, February 23

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island high school indoor state championships were held this past weekend at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, and plenty of locals made some noise on the big stage. La Salle Academy would take first place as a

  • Police Log 02-24-22

    Wednesday, February 23

    Warwick Police Logs ROBBERY On Feb. 16, the Statewide Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Raymond Silva, 54, of West Warwick, with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of carrying a firearm while committing a crime of violence,

  • Gas now averging $3.54 per gallon

    Wednesday, February 23

    Rhode Island's average gas price is up 6 cents from last week ($3.48), averaging $3.54 per gallon. Monday's price is 19 cents higher than a month ago, and 99 cents higher than February 21, 2021. Rhode Island's average gas price is 1 cent higher than the

  • Police, mayor favor license plate reading cameras

    Wednesday, February 23

    The City Council was expected to approve last night a Police Department proposal to lease ten Flock Safety Automatic License Plate Readers.  Warwick wouldn’t be the first city in the …

  • Reopenning of Sherman School delayed

    Wednesday, February 23

    By ALEX MALM Since September the Warwick School Department Administration building has been the temporary home of Sherman Elementary School after significant levels of mold were discovered inside Sherman School. Now it is likely that students won't

  • Alexander, Council newest Thrive board members

    Wednesday, February 23

    Thrive Behavioral Health has inducted James C. Alexander and Paul N. Council III into the organization's Board of Directors. Thrive's Board Members consist of 17 local business leaders and behavioral health consumers who advise and steer the

  • What new high schools could be

    Wednesday, February 23

    Three or four of us squeezed into the room. The heavy door closed with the sliding of a lock clearly audible. We looked at one another imagining what it would be like to know that it would be a long time before you went through these doors again. Ahead

  • Why Warwick can't afford to borrow $350 million

    Wednesday, February 23

    To the Editor, Warwick voters may soon be asked to authorize $350 million in borrowing to construct two new high schools.   When additional borrowing for elementary and school …

  • Pilgrim posts first quarter honors

    Wednesday, February 23

    The following Pilgrim High School students have earned first quarter honors: SENIORS HIGH HONORS: Azael Alvarez, Zachary R. Andrews, Janelle Marie Bianchi, Anthony Blade, Julia L. Bock, Dylan Casey Bourret, Mikayla R. Boyd, Isabelle Gianna Brady,

  • Rep. Vella-Wilkinson bill would offer tax deduction for health-related National Guard assignments

    Wednesday, February 23

    Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) has introduced legislation that would offer deductions for taxpayers serving in the National Guard for health-related assignments. The bill (2022-H 7382) would provide for an income tax deduction

  • Activists hope to stop ICE from operating Warwick office with deterntion facility

    Wednesday, February 23

    About 40 people gathered at 443 Jefferson Boulevard Sunday to rally against a facility that  the United States Immigration and Custom Enforcement is close to completing. “I think …

  • Family of Warwick crash victim believe driver should be charged with murder

    Wednesday, February 23

    Some motor vehicle crashes are accidents. Others are preventable. On rare occasions, a crash can be intentional. On New Year's Eve a young woman lost her life in a Warwick crash. The other driver fled the scene, but was quickly

  • Wallbreaking marks start of new affordable housing

    Wednesday, February 23

    In 2018 Crossroads Rhode Island closed the doors to the Rhode Island Family Shelter, originally built as the St. Benedict Church convent, in Conimicut.  On Wednesday afternoon the …

  • Split shift will mean later trash collections...but just for a short time

    Wednesday, February 23

    By JOHN HOWELL Don't freak out if your trash or recycling doesn't get picked up until 7:30 p.m. It wasn't a mistake and it won't be that way for too long if everything works according to plan. As of this Monday, the administration - with the help of the

  • Warwick gives individual say for masking in schools

    Wednesday, February 23

    For months it’s been debated whether children, visitors and staff members should be required to wear masks while in schools.  After Friday, March 4 the Warwick School Department plans …

  • Station Fire Commemoration

    Thursday, February 17

    On Sunday, Feb. 20, Stanley Tree Service Inc. will raise a span of 100 lights at the Station Fire Memorial at 6 p.m. and keep them lit for 100 minutes to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the …

  • Settlement gives city $2.2M for opioid abatement

    Thursday, February 17

    By EMMA BARTLETT Governor McKee announced Jan. 25 that Rhode Island received over $114 million in a settlement with three major opioid distributors: McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen. Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi said Tuesday that the city

  • You’ve got to love it

    Thursday, February 17

    You've got to love it The intersection of West Shore Road and Buttonwoods Avenue has been the site for a wide range of displays since the pandemic started almost two years ago. It started out with cardboard cutouts of political figures and celebrities

  • Police Log 02-17-22

    Thursday, February 17

    Warwick Police Log LARCENY Around 10:30 a.m., Jan. 26, Warwick police responded to police headquarters to investigate a reported larceny. A Warwick man met with police and explained that he parked his 2005 Toyota pick-up truck in the parking lot of the

  • Former Ward 9 Council candidate is new Principal Planner

    Thursday, February 17

    In the summer of 2020 Sean Henry was an independent candidate for the Ward 9 City Council seat, facing off against independent Aaron Mackisey, Republican Armand Lusi, and Democrat Vincent Gebhart who …

  • Watch your step

    Wednesday, February 16

    Miss a step and you can end up a mile away. That occurred to me Saturday, a day that defied the string of storms and frigid weather that has besieged us for the past three weekends. Finally, I would get the opportunity to repair the seawall stairs that

  • Looking for 'honest' answers

    Wednesday, February 16

    To the Editor, This Friday past a story broke on WPRO's Dan York Show. Jim Hummel's Hummel Report indicated that Rob Cote, a known Warwick resident and "watchdog", filed an ethics complaint alleging that Mayor Frank Picozzi omitted important financial

  • Clinical research center expands in Warwick

    Wednesday, February 16

    For 52 years Dr. Sudhir Bansal, an immigrant from India has practiced medicine. Since 1990 he has owned his own diabetes practice on Toll Gate Road in Warwick.  After a while Bansal became …

  • Clampitt returns

    Wednesday, February 16

    By ALEX SPONSELLER Local boxing legend Jaime "Hurricane" Clampitt is making her return to the ring this Saturday when she takes on Kim Wabik at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Clampitt - who was inducted into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame

  • Pats stumble down stretch

    Wednesday, February 16

    By RYAN D. MURRAY The Patriots were pummeled 58-39 on Saturday by the Johnston Panthers during a Boys Division II Basketball battle at Pilgrim. Johnston junior Anthony Corsinetti topped all scorers with 17 points while his teammate junior Derek

  • Pilgrim swim wraps up season

    Wednesday, February 16

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls swim team fell 66-27 to Mount St. Charles last week in its season finale in Woonsocket. Erin Cassady took first place in the 200 IM while Kaylee Collins finished second in both the 200 and 500 freestyle. Cassady also

  • Roundup: Toll Gate girls win season finale

    Wednesday, February 16

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Toll Gate girls basketball team rolled past visiting Middletown 52-35 on Tuesday to wrap up its regular season with a 15-2 record. Adeline Areson led the charge with 23 points while Bri Simono scored 14 in the win. The Titans also

  • Time to get your gear ready

    Wednesday, February 16

    By CAPT. DAVE MONTI Spring is upon us. Sunday, March 20 if you can believe it. It has been another difficult COVID winter for all. A real “seasaw,” up and down, just like the …

  • Nipping litter in the bud

    Wednesday, February 16

    George Shuster knows Warwick and other communities have a problem with littering particularly with miniature alcohol bottles known as “nips.” Legislation introduced to ban them may help …

  • Grants, ingenuity helped Bellani keep open in Covid turbulence

    Wednesday, February 16

    By JOHN HOWELL Kelly LaChance Guertin didn't need an invitation. As soon as she learned of Gov. McKee's $12.5 million Rhode Island Rebounds grant program to assist small businesses impacted by the pandemic, she applied for the maximum $5,000 grant.

  • Mayor’s debts ignite Facebook storm

    Wednesday, February 16

    By JOHN HOWELL and ALEX MALM The medium Frank Picozzi used to help win election as an independent candidate for mayor he is now using to defend himself over attacks he did not fully disclose what he owes in personal debts. In response to a story in the

  • Mayor looking to use ARPA funds for department capital requests

    Wednesday, February 16

    After earmarking  $7 million of the Warwick’s American Rescue Act funds to the Warwick Sewer Authority for infrastructure particularly for the Bayside Sewer Project,  $3 million set …

  • Committee approves contract for new school website

    Wednesday, February 16

    When Lynn Dambruch became Superintendent of Warwick Schools last summer, she said one of her goals is to improve the district’s website.  “Our website is extremely difficult to …

  • Vets teacher could use online votes

    Wednesday, February 16

    In September Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School teacher Jason Buchanan received an email from the New England representative with EVERFI, a company that specializes in educational software. …

  • Vets grapplers take 2nd at states

    Wednesday, February 16

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Vets Middle School wrestling team put on a show at the recent state championships, wrapping up a second-place finish as a unit and seeing two grapplers take home individual titles. Brent Angelini would take home his second

  • Solomon, Vella Wilkinson face opponents in 2022

    Wednesday, February 16

    It’s cold outside but the 2022 election season is starting to heat in Warwick.  Recently entering the race is Republican Ryan Cummings who plans to run for House District 22, the …

  • February 17, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, February 16

  • 100 years and never in a jam

    Thursday, February 10

    100 years and never in a jam Leave it Kevin and Kathy Eisemann, to shine a spotlight on Ruthie Lundin who celebrates her 100th birthday today. Ruthie was born in Providence to Swedish immigrants, Nellie & Oke Lundin, and is the eldest of their four

  • Can we afford new schools?

    Thursday, February 10

    To the Editor, Let me preface the following with this- I fully agree that our children need a good education in the best schools we can provide. My following opinions do not change that fact. I am opposed to the means to make that happen. My objection

  • Hawks extend win streak

    Thursday, February 10

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken basketball team has stayed hot, winning two more games and extending its win streak to 10 games as the regular season winds down. The Hawks traveled to Woonsocket on Saturday and held on to get the 68-55 win.

  • Roundup: Hendricken hockey gets comeback win

    Thursday, February 10

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bishop Hendricken hockey team maintained second place in Division I with a 7-4 win over Smithfield on Tuesday. Smithfield would take a 4-2 lead early in the third period, but the Hawks would fly to five unanswered goals to roll to

  • Undefeated Warwick co-op set for regionals

    Thursday, February 10

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick co-op gymnastics team wrapped up its regular season schedule, going undefeated and ready to defend its region championship this weekend at Dream Big in Cranston. "The team is feeling pretty good, we have a strong group of

  • Police Log 02-10-22

    Wednesday, February 9

    RECKLESS DRIVING Around 11:37 a.m., Jan. 23, Warwick Police Officer Jacob T. Elderkin was on traffic patrol when he heard a radio report for a motor vehicle accident with one vehicle on its roof near 361 Jefferson Boulevard. Upon arrival, Elderkin found

  • Georgia team assists staff-strapped Kent Hospital

    Wednesday, February 9

    By EMMA BARTLETT For twelve hours a day, seven days a week, 16 members of the Health and Human Services ASPR (Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response) Division from Georgia have been assisting Kent Hospital's staff. According to Ken Montville,

  • Langevin announces 3 nominess for military academies

    Wednesday, February 9

    Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, has announced his selection of principal nominees for the United States Military Academies. Langevin has selected Lilly Robinson, Bryan Hong, and Tsegaye Eugene Janat

  • Post blizzard frosting

    Wednesday, February 9

    Post blizzard frosting Roads and yards were turned into skating rinks after rising temperatures and rain rinsed away most of the Blizzard of 22 last week. But winter's wrath was not spent as the thermometer dropped into single digits and it all turned

  • Former Pilgrim standout coaches next generation to be fit

    Wednesday, February 9

    When Emerson Kilgore was a standout athlete at Pilgrim High School in the 90s  he never had a strength and conditioning coach. Rather, coaches told him and his teammates to work …

  • Vets posts first quarter honor roll

    Wednesday, February 9

    Vets posts first quarter honor roll The following Veterans Memorial Middle School students have earned honors for the first quarter of the academic year: High Honors Grade 6 Lily Ashton, Braydon Barlow, Kellan Barnes, Brooke Beaulieu, Zoe Blade, Tyler

  • New schools a good investment

    Wednesday, February 9

    To the Editor, Is anyone else excited about the proposed new high schools? I sure am. I'll admit my own parental bias: I would be ecstatic to send my kids to these schools. Of course, …

  • Children unnecessarily fearful

    Wednesday, February 9

    To the Editor, I have seen the evil effects of mask mandates in the eyes of a four year old child. The little boy was with his grandmother. He was afraid to remove his facemask in public. Despite my gentle reassurances, he refused to do so. He became

  • Are we ready for new high schools?

    Wednesday, February 9

    "I didn't know about this until I read Thursday's Beacon," one constituent told Ward 7 Councilman and City Council President last week. News that the School Committee is focused on building high schools to replace Pilgrim and Toll Gate didn't break as

  • Disappointing vote by our City Council

    Wednesday, February 9

    To the Editor,  I read with great disappointment the article on page 1 of the January 6 Beacon, “Not This Time” where our city council voted down Councilman Ed Ladouceur’s …

  • Station Fire monument admonition to those aspiring to serve public

    Wednesday, February 9

    To the Editor, February 20, 2022 will mark nineteen years since the horrific Station Nightclub fire which caused one hundred people to die and 200 hundred more to be injured. This appalling, catastrophe also caused thousands more to experience the crush

  • Theirs to keep

    Wednesday, February 9

    Theirs to keep As it has done for years, the Rotary Club of Warwick has distributed free dictionaries to all third graders in Warwick - more than 1,000 of them. This year it was double the amount, not because there are that many more third grades but

  • Masks: It’s up to us

    Wednesday, February 9

    By ALEX MALM Starting this Friday the mandate on mask wearing indoors in Rhode Island will end Gov. Dan McKee announced during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. After Friday individual businesses will be able to decide on their own masking

  • 'No subs, no in-person classes'

    Wednesday, February 9

    By ALEX MALM Warwick Public Schools Human Resources Director Kim Ruggieri put it bluntly during Tuesday's School Committee meeting. If it wasn't for substitute teachers, there wouldn't be in person learning during the recent Covid-19 surge. "There were

  • Buzzer beater

    Wednesday, February 9

    By RYAN D. MURRAY Syriis Price beat the buzzer with a putback layup and lifted the Titans over Pilgrim 42-40 late Thursday evening during a Boys Division II Basketball battle in a packed Toll Gate gymnasium. Alex Usher topped the Titans with 17 points

  • Sour Grapes

    Tuesday, February 8

  • Quarter Auction Brunch

    Thursday, February 3

    Join the Warwick Firefighters Association for an afternoon of fun at their Valentine’s Quarter Auction Brunch on Feb. 6. Brunch includes scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, fruit salad, …

  • Roundup: Middletown swims past Pilgrim girls

    Thursday, February 3

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Pilgrim girls swim team fell to Middletown 51-39 on Tuesday. Kaylee Collins won the 200 and 500 freestyle, while Erin Cassady took first in the backstroke. Kara Lee won the breaststroke as well. Cassady, Lee, Collins and Charlotte

  • Hawks run to division title

    Thursday, February 3

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Boys Indoor Track & Field Division Championships were held last week at the Providence Career and Technical Academy and plenty of locals made some noise as they get set for this weekend's class meet. Here is a look at

  • Lady Pats fall to PCD on road

    Thursday, February 3

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls basketball team fell to Providence Country Day 52-41 on the road last week. Despite a strong second-half push, the visiting Pats were unable to close the gap as PCD roan away with the victory. Giana Ramos led Pilgrim

  • Brady leaves historic legacy of success

    Thursday, February 3

    Tom Brady announced his retirement on Tuesday morning after various reports circulated over the weekend of his decision. This wraps up one of the greatest careers in the history of North American sports, and easily the greatest career on the gridiron.

  • It was tutu day

    Thursday, February 3

    It was tutu day In case you missed it, Wednesday was Feb. 2, 2022, or put another way 2-2-22 day. The faculty and students at Sherman School, which is temporarily housed at the former Gorton Junior High School while Sherman is renovated, didn't miss

  • Pawtuxet River bridge on Rte.5 reduced to 2 lanes Feb. 7

    Thursday, February 3

    Starting on Monday, February 7, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will shift travel lanes on Route 5 (Greenwich Avenue) near Knight Street in Warwick for reconstruction of the Pontiac Bridge over the Pawtuxet River. The Department

  • Police Logs 02-03-22

    Thursday, February 3

    Warwick Police Log DUI At 11:30 p.m., Jan. 17, Warwick Police were dispatched to the area of 7 Jefferson Boulevard to check on the condition of a motorist. A caller told police there appeared to be a man passed out behind the wheel of a silver sedan at

  • Housing demand brings long awaited residential development to City Centre

    Thursday, February 3

    By JOHN HOWELL Developers will take the first step toward approvals to build three four-story buildings with a total of 260 apartments at Metro Center and Kilvert Street when they come before the Planning Board Feb. 9 to amend the Comprehensive Plan for

  • $20M loan approved for Kent Water Authority offices, maintenance facility

    Thursday, February 3

    By JOHN HOWELL With approval of a $20 million loan from the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank last week, the Kent County Water Authority that serves 4,528 Warwick customers mainly in the Natick, Cowesett and Apponaug sections of Warwick is a step closer

  • What was needed to recognize volunteers

    Wednesday, February 2

    What was needed to recognize volunteers A total of $4,500 raised from the Warwick Rotary Club Turkey Trot held Thanksgiving was donated Thursday to the Rhode Island Disaster Medical …

  • Telethon to help students apply for financial aid

    Wednesday, February 2

    The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority's College Planning Center (RISLA's CPC) will hold its first ever FAFSA telethon Thursday, February 10 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. FAFSA experts will be on hand to answer questions from students and their parents

  • Digging out

    Wednesday, February 2

    With nearly two feet of snow, Pete Maroni cleans off the roof of his car outside his home on Benedict Road Sunday morning. At left,Erik Ulmen works to find the sidewalk in front of his home in …

  • Academies give kids an extra boost

    Wednesday, February 2

    By JOHN HOWELL Nikki Greene is a math interventionist at Holliman Elementary School, a job that has her working one-on-one with students and teachers. She is one of 13 full-time math interventionists in all elementary schools. Now, by her own choice,

  • Self-taught seamstress gives old materials new life

    Wednesday, February 2

    By ARDEN BASTIA Over the past 30 years, Warwick native Sandra Ruggiero has sewn her fair share of garments, stitching everything from window treatments to prom dresses. Through her business, Serafina Sews, Ruggiero is transforming old materials into

  • Allegiant to offer Nashville flights from Green starting April 21

    Wednesday, February 2

    Allegiant will offer new nonstop service between Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) and Nashville, Tennessee via Nashville International Airport (BNA) beginning April 21. …

  • There'll always be comparisons, but there's no holding a candle to 1978

    Wednesday, February 2

    This was the kind of snow that snow blowers are made for. It was dry, light and fluffy. But did we need so much of it? And then we had the wind to contend with, lots of wind. Yes, the thought that maybe this storm could get away from us crossed my mind.

  • A gift from May 17, 1945

    Wednesday, February 2

    To the Editor, While perusing through a box marked “memorabilia” on an ordinary January Sunday morning, I noticed some things that seemed to pertain to World War II and my …

  • Did our love mean anything?

    Wednesday, February 2

     To the Editor, There once was a fortunate young man who had several loving siblings.  When he turned twenty, his parents asked him to leave the family home so more of the family’s …

  • Storm crews feel the love

    Wednesday, February 2

    By JOHN HOWELL Kelly Stenmark knows what to expect when the phones start ringing during a snowstorm - a blizzard of complaints from "the plow pushed everything back in the driveway I just shoveled" to "you must have plowed my street with the plow up."

  • Can we not afford new schools?

    Wednesday, February 2

    By JOHN HOWELL Three hundred and fifty million dollars. That's what the projected cost of building new Pilgrim and Toll Gate High Schools. Two hundred million dollars. That is the projected cost to Warwick taxpayers once the state has paid for its share

  • Council vote critical to next step for new high schools

    Wednesday, February 2

    Update: The Council meeting will be held remotely on Monday. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448934412#success. One of two things can happen during the Warwick City Council meeting Monday night.  The School Department can find themselves one step closer to having a $350 million bond on the ballot in …

  • Picozzi war chest tops $26K but will he run?

    Wednesday, February 2

    While he may not have as much of a war chest as past mayors, or have as much as Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins, Mayor Frank Picozzi has increased his campaign account from $7,798.75 to  $26,327.80 …

  • Toby Gibbons named interim principal at Pilgrim

    Wednesday, February 2

    Pilgrim High School has a new interim principal. Toby Gibbons was named to the position last Friday. His first day as a Patriot was on Monday. Gibbons will be paid at a per diem rate that …

  • Titans end skid with win over Wizards

    Wednesday, February 2

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak when it traveled to West Warwick and edged the Wizards 50-47. After taking a 12-point lead into the halftime break, the Titans would cool off for much of the second

  • February 3, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, February 2

  • Newly elected

    Tuesday, February 1

    By EMMA BARTLETT "The Public's Radio" recently named Cranston Forward's founder and current treasurer, Michael Beauregard, 31, to its board of directors this past October. Cranston Forward is a group of Cranston residents who seek to ensure that people

  • Magaziner joins shifting sands of CD2 race

    Tuesday, February 1

    STORY OF THE WEEK: The chain reaction set off by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin's decision not to seek re-election has resounded throughout Rhode Island. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, once described as the top Democratic rival to Gov. Dan McKee, jumped into

  • Week of January 27, 2022

    Thursday, January 27

  • Council seeks greater controls over use of hotels as homeless shelters

    Thursday, January 27

    Pontiac residents made their voices heard last year when NYLO Hotel on Knight Street was used to house people during who otherwise would likely be homeless.  Only because of an influx of …

  • ‘Loves what it does for kids,’ says chair of Boys & Girls Clubs

    Thursday, January 27

    By JOHN HOWELL John Rainone, who grew up in Warwick and is a CPA with Disanto and Priest where he is Principal in the Audit Department and leader of Real Estate and Construction Group, has been named the new Board of Governor's Chair at the Boys & Girls

  • 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 …

  • Jeep clubs plan fundraiser for friend how lost battle with Covid

    Wednesday, January 26

    On Christmas morning longtime Warwick resident Walter Steven Renfree, “Steve” to his many friends, lost his two-week battle with Covid-19 complications.  Now those friends have …

  • Police Logs 01-27-22

    Wednesday, January 26

    Warwick Police Log FUGITIVE APPREHENSION Around 3:20 p.m., Jan. 11, Warwick Police on patrol near the Motel 6 at 20 Jefferson Boulevard observed a car idling in the parking lot. Officer Nathaniel Gray recognized the two women from a previous arrest, and

  • More than a mile of sewer restoration nears completion

    Wednesday, January 26

    By JOHN HOWELL A facsimile of what has been buried and hidden from view for decades has appeared above ground alongside Airport Road, in front of the former Ann & Hope, down Michigan Avenue and next to the sidewalk on Jefferson Boulevard before turning

  • You never know where you’ll find Molly

    Wednesday, January 26

    You never know where you'll find Molly When Scott Nerney thought the Warwick Animal Shelter should have signs more welcoming than "Dog Pound" he turned to animal control supervisor Ann Corvin, who told him to go for it. A board member of the Warwick

  • Reelected VP

    Wednesday, January 26

    Reelected VP Sadie DeCourcy, a resident of Warwick, has been re-elected as 2nd Vice President of Project Undercover, Inc. Sadie is the Oral Health Program Manager at the RI Department of Health. Beginning with her role as the Health Coverage Project

  • Reflecting on two big departures

    Wednesday, January 26

    News travels fast in Rhode Island. So fast, in fact, that sometimes we don't properly reflect on the news itself before moving onto the reaction regarding the news and looking ahead to the ramifications of any given event. It seems that fast-paced desire

  • Friends to the rescue

    Wednesday, January 26

    "There's a bat in the cave." The comment from Dr. David McCann quite obviously directed at me had me bewildered. What was he referencing, was he looking for me to help him in some way? Or was he referring to my son Ted who was lying prone on the couch in

  • We are not racists

    Wednesday, January 26

    To the Editor, Jennie Johnson claims that racism is running rampant in the City of Warwick. She makes that sweeping indictment based on some offensive graffiti written anonymously on a school door. ("We can make Warwick a community where all races feel

  • Covid's rare silver lining

    Wednesday, January 26

    To the Editor, Let’s codify Covid’s rare silver lining. Easier voting-by-mail and early in-person voting – 2020’s emergency measures set to expire – preserved …

  • Time for us to all be Americans

    Wednesday, January 26

    To the Editor: "Who’s still following ‘The Flim-Flam Man’?” Well, Mr. McCusker is according to his letter printed Jan. 6 2022. Sigh.... He would rather scream and yell …

  • Roundup: Pilgrim rebounds for win over Oakers

    Wednesday, January 26

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bishop Hendricken basketball team edged Portsmouth 51-49 in a Division I battle earlier this week. David Lynch continued to impress this season with 15 points scored, while Azmar Abdullah added 14 and Eze Wali 10. Pilgrim 50,

  • Hawks roll past Rams

    Wednesday, January 26

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken swim team cruised past visiting La Salle 69-25 last week at McDermott Pool. Hendricken's team of Matt Walden, Nick Andrews, Tim Andrews and Aiden Curry won the 200 medley relay, while Alex Walsh won the 200 free.

  • Titan grapplers cruise past Tolman

    Wednesday, January 26

    FROM STAFF REPORTS The Toll Gate wrestling team picked up a big 42-27 win over visiting Tolman last week at home. Landon Mahar won his match at 113 pounds, while Andrew Francis took home a win at 120. Kason Wirtz won at 126 pounds, while Auston Van took

  • Angela & Kevin new owners of George's

    Wednesday, January 26

    For her entire life, Angela Degaitas parents owned Nick & Joans, in the Gateway Plaza.  Now Angela and her husband Kevin Jacob are the owners of George’s Pizza a couple of miles down …

  • Share gaming revenues

    Wednesday, January 26

    When Ward 1 City Councilman Bill Foley was on the Warwick City Council 22 years ago for the first time, he drafted a resolution calling on the General Assembly to give a portion of state gambling …

  • Tests by the thousands

    Wednesday, January 26

    Tests by the thousands Unlike some municipalities where the governor and state leaders participated in a media distribution event, Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi chose last week to put out the word free rapid at home Covid tests would be available at the

  • A second career blooms from her principal's admiration & the pandemic

    Wednesday, January 26

    By JOHN HOWELL Ironically, a career day project as a 7th grader at Winman Junior High School and frustration in her search for a job during the pandemic appear to have put Mikayla Rogers on track to a dual career. A physical therapist living in

  • Hawks hold off Warwick

    Wednesday, January 26

    By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken boys hockey team topped Warwick 3-1 in a big Division I clash last Saturday evening at the Thayer Arena. In Warwick's first season back in the state's top division, all eyes were on this cross-town matchup in

  • Land Trust outlines plan to save open space, pushes $15M bond

    Wednesday, January 26

    All the members of the Warwick Land Trust support a plan that if successful would place a $15 million bond measure on the ballot next November. The bond measure would ask voters to approve the …

  • January 27, 2022 e-EDITION

    Wednesday, January 26

  • Sour Grapes

    Tuesday, January 25

  • City considers beach fees successful during shortened season

    Thursday, January 20

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

  • Regina Tracy stepping down as Hendricken development director

    Thursday, January 20

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

  • Knife-wielding man shot at Warwick Police Headquarters

    Thursday, January 20

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

  • Police Log 01-20-22

    Thursday, January 20

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

  • Municipal retirees cancel meeting

    Thursday, January 20

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

  • Langevin not running, Shekarchi staying here

    Thursday, January 20

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

  • January 20, 2022 e-EDITION

    Thursday, January 20

  • Process started on finalizing revaluation appraisals

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Yet another storm

    Wednesday, January 19

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

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

    Wednesday, January 19

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

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

    Wednesday, January 19

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

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

    Wednesday, January 19

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

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

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • End Rhode Island's abortion bans

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • RI Marine Archaeology Projects offers training classes

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Warwick boys co-op looks to bounce back

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Rams stun Hawks

    Wednesday, January 19

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

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

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Digging into the CNE numbers

    Wednesday, January 19

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

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

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Planning Board sends solar ordinance to Council

    Wednesday, January 19

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

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

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Winman Middle School posts 1st quarter honors

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Push on for students to complete financial aid forms

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Communications director

    Wednesday, January 19

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

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

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • What’s your wish?

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Weekend on ice

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Feb. 15 deadline for new high schools

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Charting the course for ‘22

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Hawks respond

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Cobden reelected school chair, Testa voted vice chair

    Wednesday, January 19

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

  • Cranston Public Library launches healthy family initiative

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • NEIT offering free college courses to high school students

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • Fresh look at D’Angelo

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • Lots of snow, but not much slide

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • Police Log 01-13-22

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • Council meetings back to remote for now

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • District starts academies for students who have fallen behind

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • Redistricting Commission reaches compromise on inmate counting

    Thursday, January 13

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

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

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • Men’s Wednesday Senior Softball League

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • Mayor wasn't disappointed, he got the snow

    Thursday, January 13

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

  • Job Lot partners with customers to keep veterans warm

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Chilly patriot

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Bennett legislation would continue fire, police contracts

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Titans roll to 7-0

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Late surge propels Tolman past Pats

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Toll Gate, Pilgrim girls swim meet ends in tie

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Park School TAs recognized for lifesaving response to choking student

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Why pigtails are important

    Wednesday, January 12

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

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

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • United Way hosts MLK 'Community First Conversation'

    Wednesday, January 12

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

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

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • A city center

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • 2 new high schools on drawing board

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Schools struggle with staff, cancel midterms

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Boys Team Coach of the Year: Jim Doyle

    Wednesday, January 12

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

  • Boys Team of the Year: Hendricken football

    Wednesday, January 12

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

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    Warwick Christian Fellowship 358 Warwick Neck AvenuePastor Steve Reickett739-26606

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