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By JOHN HOWELL Jeff Flath, who started eNow in 2011 with the goal of developing solar-based charging systems for the transportation industry, likes talking about hockey sticks these days. It's not that eNow, based in Warwick, has taken a turn and gone more
By JOHN HOWELL The Warwick School Committee tabled until its meeting next Thursday the proposal of Superintendent Philip Thornton to restructure the administration to eliminate the positions of director of elementary schools and director of secondary more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The state's educational and economic fortunes are inexorably linked, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her State of the State address Tuesday night - and with her administration set to unveil its budget plan for the coming fiscal year, more
By JOHN HOWELL Sue Parker says she tired of cooking, so instead of baking treats and serving them up in her canine bistro, she's transformed the establishment - with the help of a lot of usual items procured from the Salvation Army - into a canine gym. more
By JOHN HOWELL CCRI's plan to temporarily relocate Student Services housed on the first and second floors of the Knight Campus to the field house won't impact plans to use the space for Pilgrim and Toll Gate high school graduations this year, but that more
By JOHN HOWELL The city administration is looking for upwards of $750,000 in savings annually with light-emitting diode (LED) technology to replace about 9,000 streetlights. But a group known as Soft Lights warns there could be harmful side effects to the more
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By JOHN HOWELL Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur has only started in his effort to trim so-called "e;legacy"e; costs and give Warwick a sustainable financial future. Last Monday, the councilman amended his proposed ordinance that would introduce health care more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE U.S. Sen. Jack Reed flies frequently, and he knows T.F. Green International Airport well. "e;I travel to lots of airports,"e; he told members of the media outside the airport's security checkpoint Friday morning. "e;I was here last night more
By JOHN HOWELL With the votes of five council members who agreed to a special meeting to consider a tentative agreement between the administration and Warwick firefighters only to have it fail procedurally more than two weeks ago, the council approved more
By JOHN HOWELL If all goes as planned, residents won't be waiting for weeks to have a burned-out streetlight replaced; they'll have better roads, and best of all, the cost of borrowing all the money to get this done will be covered by all the savings. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE John Howell had owned the Warwick Beacon for less than a decade as the snow began to fall in early February 1978. At the time, the paper, which is now published twice weekly, was still printing a single edition each week. It hit more
When the General Assembly opens its 2020 session today, members will be greeted by the smell of new carpeting, fresh paint, new chairs and an improved sound system. There also won't be a leak directly about the Senate president's rostrum, or for that more
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