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By ALEX SPONSELLER As the Smithfield cross country team is moving past its recent COVID-19 outbreak, a new batch of soccer teams will be forced to miss action. Sources confirmed to the Beacon on Wednesday afternoon that the Bishop Hendricken, Pilgrim and more
By ARDEN BASTIA Swimmers, community members want McDermott Pool open, but Solomon won't dive in. Kaylee Collins, a junior at Pilgrim High School and a member of both the Pilgrim and Kent County YMCA swim teams, is disappointed at the possibility of not more
By JOHN HOWELL The black-and-white photo shows a group of men dressed in suits and ties standing in a line, smiling for the camera for what clearly is an important occasion. It was taken in July 1970. Since then, millions of people have walked where they more
By ARDEN BASTIA City Council President and Ward 9 Councilman Steve Merolla doesn't favor one Ward 9 Council candidate over the others, but instead believes that the contenders are in for a surprise should they make it into office. "e;I hope they're all on more
By JOHN HOWELL Jana Stevenson says when she starts a new position, she fully immerses herself. There's no thought of anything else. That's what happened when she was named deputy director of the Warwick Public Library eight years ago. Last Wednesday, the more
By JOHN HOWELL Republican House District 21 candidate Ron Laparto said in an interview last week that he "e;took,"e; but did not steal, a campaign sign of incumbent Democratic candidate Camille Vella-Wilkinson. Laporto was arrested by Warwick Police on Oct. more
By JOHN HOWELL and ARDEN BASTIA There was something missing for the first day of in-person kindergarten Wednesday at Wyman School - school buses and tears. Well, there was one case of separation anxiety that Principal Celio adeptly dealt with when the more
By JOHN HOWELL Last week Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur filled a wheelbarrow with hot asphalt and plugged two neighborhood potholes he's been trying to get the city to address for a year and a half. The administration wasn't happy. For starters they more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Increases in Rhode Island's COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations spurred a "e;wake-up call"e; from Gov. Gina Raimondo and Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott on Wednesday, with calls for a renewed commitment to mask-wearing more
By JOHN HOWELL With little notice, a battle is shaping up over an ordinance that would regulate the location of compassion centers and marijuana cultivating operations in the city. Presently the city has one of three compassion centers in the state and more
By JOHN HOWELL When he announced his candidacy for mayor running as an independent, Frank Picozzi said he would neither seek nor accept endorsements from unions and organizations. But that hasn't stopped individuals from voicing their endorsements, as more
By ARDEN BASTIA Starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday voters lined up outside City Hall to vote in-person. The line wound through the parking lot, up the stairs, and into the Council Chambers where by noon, 245 Warwick residents had cast their ballots on the more
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