Top stories
City's only National Merit Scholarship semifinalist surprised by selection
Out of the 16,000 semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, only one is from Warwick. Sydney Randall, a …
Read More
Mayor takes flak from Bayside residents, steadfast with $16,900 sewer assessment
Mayor Frank Picozzi refused to tell about 60 Bayside residents what they wanted to hear last Thursday: that he would put a halt to …
Read More
Help is on the way
The reserves are on the way and they could be here next week. On Monday the City Council approved the expenditure of $579,200 for …
Read More
Gov. McKee makes vaccine pitch in Johnston
Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, along with Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos made the trip to Johnston High School to provide the state with its …
Read More
Now, Amazon’s a done deal in Johnston
Johnston has a new biggest taxpayer. The Johnston Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a Tax Stabilization …
Read More
'A great American hero':
It was a “beautiful American day,” in the words of U.S. Army veteran Kevin Brown – bright and clear, breezy but …
Read More
More news stories
Where's the treasure? That could have well been the question posed by Oakland Beach students if they got to visit the school library earlier this week for there was a 4 to five foot deep trench running across the room and a mountain of earth. The
Almost kid ready Classrooms that once housed high school students and than junior high school students will soon become the temporarily home for Sherman School. Seventeen rooms that were converted to administrative offices when Gorton Junior High
Twenty-two local nonprofits have been awarded a total of $64,150 in charitable grants by Bank Rhode Island (BankRI). The funding, which focuses on supporting human services, education, and health initiatives will impact residents statewide with grants

From Reese's to apples

I have lost a lot of weight in the past several months because of a lecture provided by my new cardiologist who boldly, simply said that if my weight did not decrease, I would have a stroke, heart attack, or experience imminent death. Yes, he came right

'Dropout Night' pays final respects to Jon Tierney

By ROB DUGUAY For over 20 years, Jon Tierney was one of the premier singer-songwriters in Rhode Island with a soulful voice that was a force and his ability to turn a cover into an original. Whether he was with his backing band The Truth or by himself on

Beacon Buzz 09-23-21

Annual Conimicut Village yard sale The Annual Conimicut Village-Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday, Sept 25 from 8:30-3 p.m. (rain date Sept 26). Over 30 homes are participating throughout the village. Maps will be available to print on Thursday at

Good news

By PETE FONTAINE One of the state's most historic non-profits - the Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus - has two missions for this Sunday's annual Fire Truck Show. First, there will be many, many fire apparatus from yesteryear on display at

Leonard P. Beaumier
Leonard P. Beaumier, 76, the former owner and operator of Len’s Autobody passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at home surrounded …
Read More
Mary F. Gustafson
Mary F. Gustafson, 88, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021. She was the loving wife of the late Nils “Gus” Gustafson. Born in …
Read More
Ruth J. Couchon
Ruth J. Couchon, 69, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late William L. …
Read More
Joyce M. Morris
Joyce M. Morris, born March 24, 1940, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2021 at Greenwood Center, Warwick, RI. Born in Waterbury, …
Read More
Dorothy Ali Thoreson
Dorothy Ali Thoreson, 90, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Thoreson. Born in …
Read More
Leonard P. Beaumier
Leonard P. Beaumier, 76, the former owner and operator of Len’s Autobody passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at home surrounded …
Read More

With the state gubernatorial primaries about a year away, political season in Rhode Island has officially begun. We know that the Democratic candidates include State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, and former Secretary of

I knew something was on his mind when I heard my name uttered from the front counter. He could see me, so he knew I was there, but Gene Nadeau never just walked into the newsroom without being invited. I'd wave him to come over from my chair and Gene
To the Editor: We would like to express our support for the Bayside Sewer project. We have been waiting many years to be able to tie-in to the city sewer system and we are glad that this project will finally get started. We appreciate the efforts of our


Panthers cruise past Titans
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Johnston football team cruised past visiting Toll Gate 32-8 last week to win its second game in a row after …
Read More
Elks honor DeLory with memorial golf tournament
By PETE FONTAINE To say the Tri-City Elks took a page out of the famous Masters Golf Tournament would be an understatement of huge …
Read More
Hawks roll to win
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken football team cruised past visiting Cranston East 45-0 in the team’s home opener last …
Read More
Youth leagues back in action
The last couple of weeks I have been deep into our high school sports coverage. I love this time of year, especially the football …
Read More
Saltwater Anglers founder passes
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI Stephen J. Medeiros of West Warwick, founder, president and executive director of the Rhode Island Saltwater …
Read More
Pats cruise past Spartans
The Pilgrim girls tennis team is off to a strong start this fall and rolled to a 5-1 win over visiting Scituate last week. Mia …
Read More
Star Students

Pilgrim High School has posted honors for the 4th quarter. The following students have earned honors: FRESHMAN HIGH HONORS: Avery Adams, Ariana Ayriyan, Ryan Kenneth Barlow, Nicole E. Blanton, Madison Lynn Boscia, Braxton Logan Bragg, Dante Antonio

The following students have earned 4th quarter honors at Toll Gate High School: Grade 9 High Honors: Andrew Agostinelli, Robert Allen, Sydney Amaral, Jessalyn Andreozzi, Bruce Angelini, Adeline Areson, Francesca Beagan, Serene Blanchette, Jordan
Magna cum laude graduate Katherine Baxter graduated on Sunday, June 13, from Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. The graduation was held at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, with Bishop Robert C. Evans presiding. Katherine is a member of the RI
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

Delayed by pandemic, Rev. Chesser installation is Sunday

By ALEX MALM Rev. Sam Chesser began his role as the pastor of Warwick Central Baptist Church on Feb.1, but like most things during the pandemic his installation service was put on hold. He said that under normal circumstances it would've taken place

Probate Court Hearings

How will Amazon benefit Johnston?

Warwick Beacon Facebook

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 …

John Donegan, the Ward 3 member of the Cranston City Council and leader of the Democratic caucus, joins Dan to discuss the city’s budget review, ordinances he’s working on, the panhandling case settlement, the fortunes of the Yankees and Knicks, and more.