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THE LATEST: State encourages people to wear cloth-based face coverings in public

Rhode Islanders are now being encouraged by the state to wear cloth-based face coverings in public, Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the R.I. Department of Health, said Friday at Gov. Gina Raimondo’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Radio Beacon, Episode 5: Steve McAllister of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

This week, we're joined by Steve McAllister, who represents Ward 7 on the Warwick City Council and serves as executive director of the eastern region for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Governor talks to kids, reveals that Easter Bunny is an ‘essential worker’

Gov. Gina Raimondo debuted a new look, new format and new co-star in her Thursday coronavirus briefing, and she steered the hour-long session to a new audience — kids.

Governor: 'Harder before easier'

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island has moved rapidly up the curve, and the state's public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the new developments are not all negative, as the state was

Would law open shore properties to public access?

By JOHN HOWELL A bill introduced to clarify access to beaches could have an impact on the hundreds of homeowners on Warwick's 39 miles of shoreline. The measure would establish a 10-foot right of way from the high tide water mark on shoreline

THE LATEST: Beaches, parks to close as crisis grows

Rhode Island continues to move rapidly up the curve, and the state’s public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. Eighty-six new …

THE LATEST: 'Distance learning' to continue through April; 114 new COVID-19 cases in RI

“The next few weeks are going to be very difficult,” the governor warned. “We are at a point of fast spread.”

THE LATEST: RI sees third COVID-19 death; child care facilities ordered closed

On a day that saw the state’s third coronavirus death and 55 new cases (for a new total of 294), Gov. Gina Raimono announced the closure of all daycare locations starting Monday and also called on Rhode Islanders to do much better at self-distancing.

THE LATEST: First 2 deaths in RI from COVID-19; Raimondo issues stay-at-home order

  Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Rhode …

Fung: As West quarantine concludes, 'think again' on 'corona parties'

The two-week self-quarantine order for members of the Cranston High School West community expired on Friday – and Mayor Allan Fung has a new message for those who might see the occasion as a reason to celebrate in group settings.
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Ninety-one new COVID-19 cases have brought the state’s total to 657, while two more people have died as a result of the virus. The latest figures were announced through a Thursday afternoon …
A message for all of us Having seen messages of hope on Facebook and hearing what people are doing across the country to lift people's spirits, Kathryn Gooding-Gill and her son Conor made a project of turning their driveway into a message board. "e;We
By JOHN HOWELL If anyone should know what it's like to be a teacher in the times of the coronavirus it is Darlene Netcoh. Netcoh is not only an English teacher at Toll Gate but also president of the Warwick Teachers Union. She's in contact with teachers
By JOHN HOWELL It doesn't promise to be pleasant, but actually taking the coronavirus test - inserting a shaft with a swab on its end down the nostril to the back of the throat - should take no more than 20 seconds, Lt. Col. William Tuttle of the Rhode
Mayor Joseph Solomon on Wednesday announced the closure of all Warwick public parks - including Rocky Point State Park and the city's beaches and recreational facilities - until further notice. The move comes following Gov. Gina Raimondo's announcement

Rockin' from rooftop: Impromptu performance from 'The Social Distancers'

Times of crisis can often bring out the best in people. An individual's altruistic action for someone who needs it the most can get others through the day when they hear the story. It's the inspiration that grabs hold of us and makes us

IMC streams dance classes, curated performance series

Back in the Day: Tale of a Rhode Island hero

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Local restaurant hidden gems

By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick native and longtime Warwick Fire Fighters Soccer Club volunteer Mark Laurie was recently named an inductee to the Soccer RI Hall of Fame. Laurie began his 30-year tenure with WFFSC back in 1990, starting as a coach for his
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Warriors travel basketball club had a strong finish to its 2020 winter season, with a handful of teams making noise at the state championships. The fourth grade club finished in 4th place, while the sixth graders placed 8th
On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that all public K-12 schools would continue online learning through the remainder of April, which also means that the Rhode Island Interscholastic League spring sports season
Although locals have been advised to remain in their homes and in limited contact with one another during the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is still one safe option for recreation: golf. Most Rhode Island club houses have been shut
Last week, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that all K-12 schools in the state would be adhering to distance learning plans starting Monday, March 23 through April 3. With the announcement, the Rhode Island Interscholastic
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Police launch awareness patch program

Police launch awareness patch program Starting in April, the Warwick Police Department will begin implementing an awareness patch program. Throughout the year, officers will wear special patches on their uniforms representing various causes. These

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Animal shelter news

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Goldy

We could all use a little sparkle in our lives right now, so how about adding a little Goldy into your home! Goldy is a beautiful golden colored girl just as her name says! She is a five year young Boxer/Terrier mix who is waiting for her perfect home. Goldy is smart, playful, active and a super snuggle-bug too but she is best suited for an adult only home. If you’ve been looking for a walking partner and a couch potato all rolled into one, then Goldy is your girl! She is available at Save One Soul Animal Rescue League and if you’d like more information about Goldy you can call them at 401-206-0727 or email for more information. You can also reach Save One Soul via their Facebook page. Goldy will be waiting and hoping that you’ll calling for her and will then fall in love!


Shutting RI down

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Joining Massachusetts in another unprecedented step meant to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday announced that dine-in service as restaurants, bars and other establishments will be prohibited

Packing meals for those who need them

Gov. Francis Farms finally get sewers ... and the bill

Driver ed

War games offers a united front against the virus

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Elementary Students Shine!

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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 …

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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 …


Contrarianism will doom us all

Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday shut down all state parks and Massachusetts extended its closure of non-essential businesses until May 4. We're undoubtedly in the midst of the coronavirus frenzy that has defined 2020 and grinded our nation to a halt -

Offbeat things at a weird time

Laughter is a gift

It's about those around you

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