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Ordinance opens debate on affordablity of city benefits

Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur said he wanted to open the debate on an issue that has been ignored for too long – the city’s mounting liability for health care and post-employment benefits for …

Council OKs low-cost loans for road work

The City Council couldn’t say “no” Monday night to improving roads – and doing it with practically free money. By a vote of 8-1, the council approved what has been dubbed by the …

Free skating, caroling comes with lighting of Warwick's 'real tree'

By ROB OATLEY Warwick will officially kick off the holiday season with the lighting of a Christmas tree this Sunday at Thayer Arena. No, this tree is not a fake like that causing the latest fury of stories out of the State House when the governor picked

Mayor taps Tim Bliss for city solicitor post

By JOHN HOWELL It's been more than a year in the making, but now that Mayor Joseph Solomon has appointed a city solicitor, the man who has the job is excited for the city and the direction the mayor is taking. "e;He's looking at implementing a new paradigm

Bill would set minimum co-pays for active, retired city employees

By JOHN HOWELL Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur was in his business office Saturday morning with papers spread in front of him. Sheets were sorted by group of retirees whose names were followed by a designated pension plan - whether police, fire or

Bakery a 'quiet' eye opener to real world of work

By JOHN HOWELL Jillian Caruso is usually a little late getting to class at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, and the same holds true when she reports on Thursday and Fridays to Le Favorite Bakery at Governor Francis Shopping Plaza. But that

$8M federal grant to expedite bus hubs at CCRI, URI

By JOHN HOWELL An $8,040,000 federal grant will enable the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to step up plans to abandon the Warwick Mall as its southern hub and replace it with expanded operations at the Knight Campus of the Community College of

Greene family cemetery brings history alive

By JOHN HOWELL It was July when the mayor, accompanied by Councilmen Steve McAllister and Anthony Sinapi and a delegation of interested parties, last visited the historic cemetery where Civil War …

Grants inspire, make dreams possible

Champlin Foundation grants really aren’t all about the money. Indeed, if it weren’t for the money, many non-profit organizations would be hard pressed to fulfill their mission. But the grants …

Pedestrian, officer involved in fatal crash identified

By BEACON STAFF An investigation remains ongoing after a Warwick Police cruiser fatally struck a pedestrian Monday night on West Shore Road. In a statement released Wednesday, police identified …
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URI Master Gardener Lee Menard will be at the Warwick Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. to share his skill in wreath-making with step-by-step instructions. The library will provide …
Karen Silva-Sabitoni, Ed.D, CHE, professor and department chair at Johnson & Wales University of Graduate Business Programs, was inducted into the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau 2019 …
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This holiday season, don't let criminals steal your money or your identity when you're online. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation, the Internal Revenue Service and other partners in the Security Summit have offered three ways to protect yourself from
With a sampling for friends and family on Thanksgiving night, Frank Picozzi launched his 2019 pixel display that shows nightly from now until the end of the year. With dancing lights synchronized to …

'It's A Wonderful Life' a reminder decency, selflessness core values of citizenship

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (the Gamm) kicks off the holiday season with the production of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This holiday play will be held from December 5 and continue through Dec. 22. Tickets are $45 for adults, $20 for

Geo Trio to perform at Revival Brewing wine tasting

‘Come From Away’ warms PPAC audience on cold night


Avvio Ristorante presents new seasonal menu

By ALEX SPONSELLER Although the Bishop Hendricken cross country team fell short in its state title defense in the 2019 season, a handful of Hawks have still made plenty of noise on the course. Junior Evan Reynolds had a breakout year for the Hawks,
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Junior Hockey Association hosted its annual Thanksgiving Tournament last weekend at the Thayer Arena, and once again, hundreds of local players hit the ice to compete. With 25 teams and roughly 300 players spanning across
FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights men's basketball team headed to Haverhill, MA to face off with the Northern Essex Community College Knights on Tuesday evening. CCRI had six members hit double-digit scoring and ran away with a 120-76 victory. The win
The vintage baseball season has officially come to a close, wrapping up another season of fun for local teams like the Providence Grays and Olneyville Cadets. The teams compete according to 1864 and 1884 rules and face teams that hail from all throughout
By ALEX SPONSELLER For the second straight year, the Pilgrim football team cruised to a Beacon Bowl victory over rival Toll Gate, this time by a 49-0 decision. The win now evens the Beacon Bowl series at 2-2. After a scoreless first quarter, the Pats'
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Police Log - 12/5/19

DUI: Shortly before 10 p.m. on Nov. 26, Officer Kyle J. Fitzsimmons was traveling south on Greenwich Avenue near its intersection with East Avenue when he observed a vehicle following his cruiser “very closely.”

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Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Hailey

Hailey is a 10-year-old senior dog looking for a place to spend her golden years happy and home. Would you consider taking in this kind lady?


Autumn M. Floodman

Autumn M. Floodman, 22, passed away. Born in Warwick, she was a beloved daughter of Mandy Floodman and the late Jason Cole; loving mother of Scarlett Hopkins; beloved granddaughter of Robert and …

Making money off marijuana

Amendment 'auditors' look to cash in on Warwick visit

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Chen’s Reflexology Providing healing and relief

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Elementary Students Shine!

Cedar Hill School K Mila Ridolf 1 Brozy Howlett 2 Callum Way 3 Charlie Mackowitz 4 Luke Goodine 5 Shraddha Jeejesh Greenwood K Layla Trahan Reynolds 1 Isla Restrepo 2 …

Shannon Furlong

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 …

Olivia Levesque

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 …


City, school cooperation a breath of fresh air

In performing their due diligence on behalf of the citizens of Warwick, we feel it appropriate to give a nod to the Warwick School Department for their ongoing professionalism and tact when it comes to allocating bond money to fix up the city's ailing

Uncompenstated cost of caregivers is whopping $478 billion

It's time to lower drug prices

The appearance of authority

Ready for 'real' snow