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Heat can't scrub liftoff of lunar parade

By JOHN HOWELL So, what do you do as a follow-up to the country's only parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic landing on the moon? Lonnie Barham isn't lost for words, although some of those who helped him stage the event on Saturday that

Let's try that again

By ETHAN HARTLEY A special meeting that would potentially allocate about $4 million to the Warwick School Department to fund sports and other crucial programs and was originally slated to occur at the City Hall Council Chambers on Saturday has been moved

Median home prices continue climb despite issues facing city

By JOHN HOWELL The citywide revaluation that reflected the hot housing market of the past three years and in many cases resulted in higher taxes - as well as the ongoing city budget debate and threat of lost school programs including sports - doesn't
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Cracks in the alliance?

By ETHAN HARTLEY Since Mayor Joseph Solomon assumed mayoral duties in May of 2018 following the departure of long-tenured mayor Scott Avedisian, the perception emanating from City Hall has been one of long-awaited cohesion - an environment where the

Council dockets special meeting to give schools ~$4M for sports, programs

The Warwick City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. to appropriate approximately $4 million to the Warwick School Department...

City, schools inch towards $4M compromise

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick City Council and Warwick School Committee, on Monday and Tuesday evenings respectively, passed resolutions that, on the surface, appear to pave the way for an allocation of about $4 million from the city in order for the

'Sweet' summer, finally

By JOHN HOWELL It’s taken its “sweet” time, but the first ears of Warwick-grown corn are here. There’s not an abundance of corn yet. Rain that is in the forecast and temperatures in the …

Despite outcry, panel OKs judge appointments

By ETHAN HARTLEY Despite more than an hour of public testimony in opposition to the appointments of Kevin Murphy and Kelly McElroy - who are both unrelated to but nonetheless strongly connected to Mayor Joseph Solomon through personal relationships - as

Judge faced surprising cases including mayor's decision

By JOHN HOWELL You couldn't make up what Joel Gerstenblatt was faced with. As the city municipal court judge since 1995, Gerstenblatt has dealt with some controversial issues such as the woman who insisted that the items she had rescued on refuse

Merger not in cards for now, says CNE president

By JOHN HOWELL More of the same, with ongoing efforts to improve, would best characterize how Dr. James Fanale sees the Rhode Island health care scene following the announcement Tuesday that Care New England is withdrawing from talks with Lifespan and
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By JONATHAN YAO The Flickers Art Collaborative Rhode Island International Film Festival is coming up next month. All kinds of films will be shown at the event, from sci-fi and fantasy to horror, foreign and even screenplay scripts. The festival is one of
Singing semi-finalists It was standing room only most of Saturday at center court at Warwick Mall for the Jeffrey Osborne Hand Me the Mic" semifinals. Eleven girls between the ages of 13 and 19 performed in an effort to be selected to compete July 30 at"
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's July 22 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.74 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is two cents lower than the
Hundreds of swimmers and kayakers will tackle a 1.7-nautical-mile journey from Newport to Jamestown during Save The Bay's 43rd annual Swim this Saturday. At 8:55 a.m., following opening remarks by returning Swim Ambassador and Olympic swimmer, Elizabeth
Governor Gina Raimondo recently signed an executive order announcing that the 31st Governor's Bay Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 28. The day includes family-friendly activities and free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well

Cranston's Tom Roberts returns to Theatre-By-The-Sea

By DON FOWLER Back in the late 1950s Theatre-By-The-Sea brought in big Hollywood names like Dorothy Lamour to bring summer stock to Rhode Island. A young Rhode Islander by the name of Tom Roberts was spending the summer with his family in South County,



Artists' Exchange triumphs with One-Act Play Festival

A tale of woe, from coast to coast

By RYAN D. MURRAY Warwick North won the 8-10 year-old Little League Softball State Championship on Friday night at Middletown Little League Field, drubbing Tiverton 12-1 in five innings. Gretchen Dombeck started in the circle for Warwick where she
By ALEX SPONSELLER The New England Frozen Lemonade American Legion baseball team has emerged as a contender throughout the regular season, which concludes this week. After a down stretch across multiple years, NEFL made a comeback last season and
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Continental American 10's split their weekend games, topping Portsmouth 24-0 in the opening round of the state tournament but then falling to Cranston Western 15-5 in the second round on Sunday evening. Chase Prata,
Warwick Continental American walked off the field to the tune of a 13-3 drubbing of Narragansett during the 10-U District 3 Championship on Wednesday evening. “These kids, they fought tough,” …
By RYAN D. MURRAY Warwick Continental American Little League was swept by North Kingstown/Wickford LL in the 11-U District 3 Championship during Games 1 and 2, which were played last Thursday and Saturday night. North Kingstown won Game 1 by a final
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Police Log - 07/23/19

COACH SENTENCED A Connecticut little league coach who was arrested after arranging to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex at a Warwick hotel in January - and being found in possession of child pornography - has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.

Police Log - 07/18/19

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9 arrested for DUI over holiday weekend

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Star Students - 1/24/19

Congratulations to this week's Star Students from our wonderfully talented students throughout the city!


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To the Editor: Many thanks to the Beacon, and to Ethan Hartley, for the fine coverage of the Warwick City Council (Warwick School Committee back-and-forth). Mr. Hartley brings some clarity to a confusing array of barbs and darts, proposals and

Me and my shadow

Putting a spotlight on domestic violence

Watch your whistle

From hopeless to hopeful