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The Gaspee Days Parade Last year the Gaspee Days Committee was forced to cancel the parade, this year they’re going ahead and planning one for June 12th. Their challenge is raising $35,000 …
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By ARDEN BASTIA "When you enter this loving school, consider yourself one of the special members of an extraordinary family," reads a large poster with brightly colored letters in the foyer of the WELC preschool at John Brown Francis. It hangs on a

By JOHN HOWELL As the director of school finances, one would expect Robert Baxter to pay attention to revenue and expenses. He does that, but he says there's more to it than money. It's students. On a visit to Vets Middle School on Thursday, Baxter
By JOHN HOWELL Not until she learned of a proposal to operate a medical waste facility on Division Street in West Warwick did Denise Lopez hear of the word pyrolysis. Now, Lopez - who lives in East Greenwich about a quarter-mile away from 1600 Division
Renewal Easter morning provided perfect conditions for two traditional Warwick sunrise services. The first, which actually started before the sun made its appearance rising above the Bristol shoreline, was held at Warwick Neck Light. Commencing soon
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Providence City Council President Sabina Matos has, for some time, been seen by many observers as the clear frontrunner in the lieutenant governor sweepstakes. After all, she has been a frequent, visible presence at Gov. Dan McKee's
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The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021. The deadline extension comes as a result of
Face -to-face service Operation Stand Down Rhode Island started offering personal advice to veterans on housing, legal matters and employment from the basement conference room at Warwick City Hall. The in-person service is being offered on the first
By ARDEN BASTIA Advocates and opponents are making their stances heard as state legislators debate two bills to legalize recreational marijuana. Lawmakers in the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony regarding both bills on April 1, holding both for
RI Announces the Return of the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial by Displaying Boots of RI Fallen at Warwick City Hall Media contact: Development Director, Dee DeQuattro: 401.500.6031 Executive Director, Erik Wallin: 401.742.9055 Operation Stand
Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) continues to accept applications for the 2021 Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1995 by Catherine who was a long-time educator and also a board member and
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Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday three new nonstop routes from T.F. Green Airport (PVD) to Atlanta, Myrtle Beach and Philadelphia beginning this summer. To celebrate the new …

Hoppity hop There was music and plenty of excitement, but no dancing as Distinctive Dance Etc. North students gathered Saturday for the first annual Easter egg hunt at City Park. Dance studio owner Stacy Capone planned the event as a welcome break from
Help by the box load Responding to community needs, Westbay Marketplace with the assistance of Plates with Purpose and the Scituate and East Greenwich Lions Clubs gave out 100 ready to eat meals and 230 boxes of food and 230 boxes of household

It pays off to glance every so often in the rear view mirror. Of course when you're on the road, it's good to know who might be bearing down on you whether an 18-wheerler, a speeding vehicle or a set of flashing lights. Figuratively, the look back gives

To the Editor: From Brayton's past and current volunteers, thank you. Thank you Warwick DPW and Mayor Picozzi for removing the large dead pine tree at Brayton Cemetery in Apponaug this past week. I know this may not seem like a big deal, but to the past
By SETH MAGAZINER A year before Destiny became one of my fourth-grade students, she watched out her front window as the lifeless body of a neighbor was wheeled out of his home following a drive-by shooting. Not long after that Hurricane Katrina hit her
To the Editor: Let me preface this letter by briefly introducing myself. My name is Catherine Girard, and I am the daughter of Eviginia Skodras, a 96-year-old participant in the Apponaug Cornerstone Adult Day Program. My professional background was as a
Kenneth W. Perry, 86, died Monday March 29, 2021. He was the husband of the late Doris G. (Langlais) Perry and the son of the late Kenneth S. and Dorothy (Gage) Perry. Kenneth had worked in the …
Michael David Henderson, age 73, died on Friday, March 19, 2021 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his devoted wife Susan (Pearson) Henderson. Born in Providence, he was the son of the …
John Edward Eliason, 61, of Warwick RI passed away peacefully on March 20, 2021 at his son, Eric's home. He was born June 29, 1959 in Providence, RI to Geraldine and John. In his early years, John …
John W. Maltezos, 60, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at home. He was the beloved husband of Gloria L. (Laprocina) Maltezos. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Alexander and …
John D. Votta, 99, a lifelong resident of Warwick and retired aircraft examiner for Quonset Point, passed away Wednesday March 24, 2021. He was the husband of the late Genevieve (Gugliotti) Votta. …

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By Kenneth K Chen, MD If you have diabetes, you are not more likely to get COVID-19 compared with the general population. However, it has been shown that COVID-19 can cause more severe symptoms …

The arrival of spring and summer is typically welcomed with open arms. Warm air, green grass, colorful flowers, and, of course, vacations are just a few of the many reasons to celebrate spring and …
A few weeks ago, I talked about martial pistols and the progression of firing mechanisms from the late-18th century to the mid-19th century. While the basics of the guns were the same, a lock, stock, …

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By ARDEN BASTIA Conimicut beach clean up The Concordia Center for Spiritual Living is hosting a beach clean up at Conimicut Point Beach on Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m. This is the first of several beach clean ups the center has planned throughout


Abbreviated season, but there's a season

The Vets Middle School cross county team has tested its mettle against Winman Junior High and middle schools in Cranston and Coventry in the past three weeks. And while not official meets, girls …

Hawks rally to shock Skippers

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Hawks were down 17-0 before they rallied to beat the North Kingstown Skippers 30-24 late Saturday afternoon during a Division I Football clash between the states' top two teams at Bishop Hendricken. Keith Croft, Hendricken's head

Titans fall to Ponaganset

By ALEX SPONSELLER After winning its opening night matchup against Smithfield 19-11, the Toll Gate football team came up short, falling to visiting Ponaganset 33-0 at Cranston Stadium last weekend. It was a tough night in the trenches for the Titans,

Hawks stay step ahead

The second week of the high school football season was filled with ups and downs. Of course, that can be said for any week on the schedule, but for our teams this past weekend, that old cliche perfectly summed it up. Well, not totally. There was one up

Pats sweep Tolman to get back on track

By ALEX SPONSELLER After losing back to back matches against Portsmouth and Classical, the Pilgrim girls volleyball team bounced back to sweep host Tolman 3-0 (25-20/25-13/25-14) last week to get …

Anglers say wind farm has benefited fishing

"Anglers who fish the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) say it has been beneficial for fishing," said a study published in Marine Policy, an international journal of ocean affairs. "Interview findings revealed anglers" enjoyment of the offshore wind farm as
Star Students

The following Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School students have earned honors for the quarter: High Honors Grade 06 Ethan Alves, Maryam Atif, Jack Bannon, Riley Barker, Oriana Blanco, Mackenna Buffery, Myles Butler, Bryan Carreiro, Andy Castillo

Honor student Jake Brodeur, a sophomore at North Carolina State University and a 2019 Toll Gate graduate has been named to the dean's list. Brodeur is a Business and Marketing major.
The following Pilgrim students have earned honors for the second quarter: FRESHMAN HIGH HONORS: Avery Adams, Damien Isaiah Aptt, Tiana M. Arruda, Ariana Ayriyan, Ryan Kenneth Barlow, Nicole E. Blanton, Madison Lynn Boscia, Braxton Logan Bragg, Emma R.
The following Winman Middle School students have earned honors for the second quarter: Grade 8 High Honors Olivia Bradford, Lena Butera, Isabella Cambio, Lyla Costa, Kamryn DeAngelis, Lucas Franco, Shannon Furlong, Emma Harrold, Emma Hindle, Jordyn
Pilgrim High School seniors Allison Rodrigues and Nathan Rainey were inadvertently omitted from the school's first quarter honors list published in last Thursday's Beacon. Both students earn high honors.

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Make everyday in your home a Sunny day!! Meet Sunny, she's young just a year old and very shy. She will need an adult only home and someone with kitty experience. Sunny will need lots of love, time …


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Rhode Island's 2021 recreational fishing regulations were discussed and voted on Monday, March 1 at the RI Marine Fisheries Council. The Council recommends both recreational and commercial fishing regulations to Janet Coit, Director of the Department of
A new rapid Covid-19 testing site opened for asymptomatic Rhode Islanders Wednesday at the Shops at Greenwood, Suite 15 and 17, near the Rhode Island Blood Center on Greenwich Avenue.  An …
2020 was a stressful year and the first few months of 2021 haven’t been much better. April is Stress Awareness Month: a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of …

Radio Beacon is a podcast from Beacon Communications run by Dan Kittredge (Cranston Herald), Jacob Marrocco (Johnston Sun Rise), John Howell (Warwick Beacon) and Alex Sponseller (Beacon …

After Dan and Jake discuss the latest on ATVs, the lieutenant governor search, and RI's vaccination campaign, Jake chats with Dist. 43 state Rep. Deb Fellela of Johnston (29:37) about the State …
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