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Johnston soldier, MIA for nearly 70 years, returns home to Rhode Island
The telegram arrived on Jan. 8, 1951. U.S. Army First Lt. Anthony R. Mazzulla went Missing In Action more than a month earlier, on …
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Grassroots movement helps to give solar ordinance a second look
A few days before the Aug. 16 Council meeting Ajay Pande and other neighbors to the Valley Country Club, rumored to be eyed as a solar …
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City now looking to repair, not replace, water tanks
Intuition and a phone call appear to have saved taxpayers millions of dollars while ensuring residents have a dependable reservoir of …
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Answers & smiles
Go figure, Anna Giuliani, who just celebrated her 75th birthday, says it’s the best job she’s had. She doesn’t get …
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Mayor favors solar moratorium pending passage of ordinance
An ordinance to set standards for solar developments in Warwick won’t likely be considered by the City Council for at least …
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Friday school bus service uncertain
On the eve of a contract negotiation meeting between Amalgamated Transit Union Local 618 and First Student, both Union officials and …
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John Ricci showed off his 1934 Cadillac at this year’s Concours d’Elegance in Newport. The Johnston resident met Jay Leno, and his daughter Jennifer posed for a photo with the car show …
Mayor to mayor Mayor Frank Picozzi held his second fundraiser since winning election at Chelo's last Thursday, raising more than $20,000. Picozzi was delighted to have former Warwick Mayor and Governor Philip Noel attend as Noel had plenty of tales to
The RISPCA will reopen its shelter to the public today, after closing on Oct. 9 due to the discovery of a zoonotic illness within the shelter.   At the time that the infection (commonly …

Opening Day for Sherman School at Gorton

9-30-21 was the first day of in-person classes this year for Sherman students at their temporary home at Gorton

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Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival launches its 22nd genre-filled year

A phantasmagoric symphony of international genre films return to the Ocean State as the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival launches its 22nd Annual Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival (VORTEX), Oct. 16-24. This year
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Green named 5th Best Airport in US by Condé Nast Traveler readers

Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport recognized as “5th Best Airport in the …

Here's this week's buzz, October 14, 2021

For 26 years the DeNuccio family has done the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk at all its changing locations. Out of an abundance of caution they are doing a neighborhood walk as they did last …

Good news

Showcase Cinemas, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, recenty announced a multi-million-dollar renovation to its landmark Showcase Cinemas de Lux Warwick on Quaker Lane. The theater is expected to launch its XPlus premium large

Obituaries
John F. "Jack" McHugh
John F. "Jack" McHugh of Keene, NH (formerly of Providence and Warwick, RI), 94, died peacefully at home on Oct. 5 after a lengthy …
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Elaine D. Watkins
Elaine D. Watkins, 78, passed away October 4, 2021 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the …
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Joyce A. Anastos
Joyce A. Anastos, 79, died Sunday October 3, 2021. She was the wife of the late Milton V. Anastos. A resident of Warwick for most …
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Michael J. Fassel
Michael J. Fassel, 38, a lifelong resident of Warwick, RI, passed away Friday October 1, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in …
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Lynn C. Bannon
Lynn C. (Crecelius) Bannon, 68, of East Greenwich, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday October 2, …
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Patricia J. McCrone
Patricia J. (Doggett) McCrone, age 86, of Warwick, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in …
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EDITORIAL

To the Editor: Nineteen years ago, I was released from 6½ years of a life sentence wrongfully imprisoned in Rhode Island for a murder I didn’t commit, with nothing more than what I …

To the Editor: Members of the City Council along with the Mayor continue to look for ways to improve communications with the residents of Warwick. We have made a commitment to change the way traditional Council meetings run. Over my first four years on
To the Editor: Mayor Picozzi deserves a big thank you for his actions on solar development in Warwick. He has pulled back support for a proposed ordinance (PCO-6-20 sub B) which opens all of Warwick's open space and residential land to utility scale
LEGALS
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

October 14, 2021 City of Warwick’s Office of Housing & Community Development, 3275 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886 (401) 921-9688 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related …

SPORTS
College Notes: Local freshman making noise
By BRENDEN SOARES It has been another season of struggle for the Rhode Island College women's soccer team, but Pilgrim alumna …
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Hawks fall to Moses Brown
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken soccer team dropped a tough 2-1 match to host Moses Brown last Friday night. Despite …
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Titans look to build on big win
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate football team earned its first win of the season last Saturday when it beat visiting Central …
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Knights improve to 7-3 with 4-0 shutout win
FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights Men' s Soccer team welcomed the Blue Knights of Northern Essex Community College from Haverhill, …
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Toll Gate field hockey
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate field hockey team picked up its first win on Tuesday afternoon when it cruised past Woonsocket …
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Now is the time to try tautog fishing
“This is the largest tautog I have ever caught,” said Jeremy Webster of Pawtucket as he lifted his rod high to prevent the fish …
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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
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Robert Michael Kurowski

Robert Michael Kurowski, 45, was taken from this world on August 9, 2021. Born March 15, 1976, he grew up in Warwick, R.I., where he played Little League, had a paper route at 11 years old. Also, at …

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RADIO BEACON PODCAST

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.