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Chronic absenteeism rates see dramatic drop in Warwick
Warwick Public Schools’ rate of chronically absent students has seen a significant decrease over the past couple of years, going from 45% to 30% of students district-wide being absent, …
NOT FOR MUCH LONGER: Airport Road motorists have grown accustomed to the big pipes that serve as a bypass to the Cedar Swamp pressure line between the pump station off Cedar Swamp Road not far from Sandy Lane and a point off Airport Road where it is then carried to the waste water treatment plant. The relining of the in ground pipe that was seriously deteriorated is nearing completion, enabling removal of the bypass. (Warwick Beacon photos)
Major sewer projects near finish line
By late May those big black pipes snaking down Airport Road and buried at intersections such as Commerce Drive should be gone and a major link in the city’s sewer system conveying about a third …
LEGISLATOR LOST: Sen. Frank Lombardo III, 65, passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 21. The Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) in the Rhode Island State Senate, was first elected to the seat in November 2010.
Johnston state Senate seat to remain vacant through November
Johnston’s primary seat in the state Senate will stay empty until after the November election. Sen. Frank Lombardo III, a Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) since 2010, died …
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Warwick and Cranston police officers attended training courses run by an organization now banned in nine states for its advocacy of unethical policing strategies and discriminatory rhetoric. The …
SPORTS

Athletes of the Week: Allison Patten, Angel Bui, Victoria Salinas

The Warwick Beacon’s Athletes of the Week are the three local grapplers that took home titles in the first-ever RIIL Girls Wrestling State Championships last weekend in Providence. …

Hawks fly back to DI semifinals

PLAYOFF HOOPS: Christian Butera drives to the hoop. (Photos by Alex Sponseller)

The No. 3 Bishop Hendricken basketball team punched its ticket to the Division I Semifinals after beating Westerly in the prelims and East Providence in the quarters. The Hawks took down …

RHODY LIFE

What to view this week

WARWICK SHOWCASE   DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS * * * (RAUNCHY Black Comedy) Major warning-If you are easily offended or shocked, avoid this raunchy black comedy that pokes fun at sex and …

With a wing and a prayer

I am an expert traveler, and I enjoy it very much.  As a child, we criss crossed the country and Canada for 6 months out of the year. While THAT kind of traveling was not so enjoyable, having to …
The Buzz
Weekend Spotlight   Mar. 2, Job Fair for Nursing Assistants and Homemakers will be held on Sat., Mar. 2 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick.  …
Good news
READY TO SEE YOU NOW: Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient inside the dental practice at Tri-County Community Action Agency’s (CAA) Hartford Avenue headquarters. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recently approved the agency’s acquisition of CharterCARE’s former St. Joseph Pediatric Dental Center in Providence. Tri-County plans to expand the practice to North Providence by next month.

Filling a vital RI need

Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient. They try to turn the chair over quick. They’ve got patients waiting. For …

CALENDAR
Obituaries
Holmes, Michael R.
Michael R. Holmes, 73, of Capron Street, West Warwick, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday afternoon, February 24, 2024, at home. He was the beloved husband of Ethelmay G. …
Brassard, James N.
James N. Brassard, Lt. WFD (Ret), 74, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan E. (Morgan) Brassard and a son of the late Normand L. …
Slater, Janice L. (Moore)
Janice L. Slater,  90, of Warwick, passed away on February 20, 2024, in Mount Vernon (Alexandria), VA. She was predeceased by her husband Lester P. (Paul) Slater, Jr. Mother of LCDR Neysa …
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL

Seeking answers, and accountability, for infrastructure woes

With oversight hearings commencing to find out how Rhode Island wound up narrowly avoiding an unprecedented calamity – and instead just got stuck with an historic, exorbitantly expensive …

LEGALS

PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT PHASE II STORMWATER ANNUAL REPORT

City of Warwick 3725 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886 PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT PHASE II STORMWATER ANNUAL REPORT PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RHODE ISLAND POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM …

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