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Budget bind

Warwick Public Schools will need an additional $8 million next year to maintain the current level of operations, a consultant’s exhaustive audit of district operations has shown. The 69-page …

Westbay to find home at former bank call center

Paul Salera believes things happen for a reason, although he sees no rationale for community opposition to the plan that would have had the Westbay Community Action offices now located in the …

Rhodes reduced to rubble

So, what’s good about a school that was built in 1952, closed in 2008 and has become the target of vandals and a blight on a neighborhood? The answer lies in the eye of the beholder. For …

Ordinance opens debate on affordablity of city benefits

Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur said he wanted to open the debate on an issue that has been ignored for too long – the city’s mounting liability for health care and post-employment benefits for …

Council OKs low-cost loans for road work

The City Council couldn’t say “no” Monday night to improving roads – and doing it with practically free money. By a vote of 8-1, the council approved what has been dubbed by the …

Free skating, caroling comes with lighting of Warwick's 'real tree'

By ROB OATLEY Warwick will officially kick off the holiday season with the lighting of a Christmas tree this Sunday at Thayer Arena. No, this tree is not a fake like that causing the latest fury of stories out of the State House when the governor picked

Mayor taps Tim Bliss for city solicitor post

By JOHN HOWELL It's been more than a year in the making, but now that Mayor Joseph Solomon has appointed a city solicitor, the man who has the job is excited for the city and the direction the mayor is taking. "e;He's looking at implementing a new paradigm

Bill would set minimum co-pays for active, retired city employees

By JOHN HOWELL Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur was in his business office Saturday morning with papers spread in front of him. Sheets were sorted by group of retirees whose names were followed by a designated pension plan - whether police, fire or

Bakery a 'quiet' eye opener to real world of work

By JOHN HOWELL Jillian Caruso is usually a little late getting to class at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, and the same holds true when she reports on Thursday and Fridays to Le Favorite Bakery at Governor Francis Shopping Plaza. But that

$8M federal grant to expedite bus hubs at CCRI, URI

By JOHN HOWELL An $8,040,000 federal grant will enable the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to step up plans to abandon the Warwick Mall as its southern hub and replace it with expanded operations at the Knight Campus of the Community College of
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The following students at St. Peter School have earned honors for the first trimester of the 2019-2020 academic year: GRADE 6 FIRST HONORS: Gianna Amedeo and Ashley Young SECOND HONORS: Alexandra Cardin, Ava Parsons and Haley Pezza GRADE 7 FIRST HONORS:
Cheering their peers Pilgrim students turned out to support their friends Friday night as they held the spotlight during the 2019 edition of Pilgrim Idol, raising about $1,500 for the after prom event, APE, and the Pilgrim Chorale. Performers also
The date and location of the lighting of the Village Menorah in Pawtuxet was incorrectly reported in last Thursday's Beacon. The Village Menorah will be lit at the Gazebo in Pawtuxet Park on Saturday, December 28 at 7 p.m. This is part of the Friends of
The Rhode Island Division of Taxation, the Internal Revenue Service and other partners in the Security Summit has urged taxpayers to use strong passwords for their online accounts and digital devices in order to protect their personal tax and financial
Lifestyles

'It's A Wonderful Life' a reminder decency, selflessness core values of citizenship

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (the Gamm) kicks off the holiday season with the production of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This holiday play will be held from December 5 and continue through Dec. 22. Tickets are $45 for adults, $20 for

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Sports
By RYAN D. MURRAY The defending Division I Hockey Champion Bishop Hendricken Hawks are pumped and poised to defend their title in the 2019-20 winter season. Hendricken opens the season on Friday, Dec. 13th against the La Salle Academy Rams in an injury
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim boys basketball team hit the reset button prior to the 2018-19 season, hiring new coach Matt Fontaine and introducing some new faces to the squad in a loaded Division II. The Pats had some growing pains and finished with
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls basketball team made the most of its first year back in Division III in 2018-2019, advancing all the way to the finals and coming up just short to Tolman. The Lady Pats are hungry to get back to that point and to
FROM STAFF REPORTS Rhode Island College dominated the weight throw event, taking the top three spots and four of the top six, as the women's indoor track & field team opened the 2019-20 season at the Emmanuel Indoor Opener on Saturday afternoon. It was
By ALEX SPONSELLER Although the Bishop Hendricken cross country team fell short in its state title defense in the 2019 season, a handful of Hawks have still made plenty of noise on the course. Junior Evan Reynolds had a breakout year for the Hawks,
Police / crime

Police Log - 12/10/19

DUIAt approximately 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 28, officer Michael C. Bailey and Kyle J. Fitzsimmons were on patrol in the area of Warwick Avenue and Sandy Lane when they were flagged down by the male …

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Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Hailey

Hailey is a 10-year-old senior dog looking for a place to spend her golden years happy and home. Would you consider taking in this kind lady?

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Police looking for 'fence sitters' in officer recruitment drive

The Warwick Police Department is looking for nurses, teachers and those who have maybe thought of becoming a police officer but never imagined they would be suited for the job. Deputy Chief Mark Ullucci refers to them as "e;fence sitters,"e; and in

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Elementary Students Shine!

Cedar Hill School K Mila Ridolf 1 Brozy Howlett 2 Callum Way 3 Charlie Mackowitz 4 Luke Goodine 5 Shraddha Jeejesh Greenwood K Layla Trahan Reynolds 1 Isla Restrepo 2 …

Shannon Furlong

Principal Lynne Prentiss Shannon is a bright, enthusiastic and intellectually curious student who seeks to develop positive working relationships with adults and peers. Shannon exemplifies Winman …

Olivia Levesque

Principal Dave Tober Olivia is a sweet girl who is always willing to go the extra mile to be helpful. Olivia always works hard, and the quality of her work is amazing! In her own quiet way, Olivia …