Sandy Gemma was back in elementary school class on Tuesday. It wasn’t her choosing, but it certainly beat the alternative, which in the words of her co-workers was not only “stinky” but also …
By ETHAN HARTLEY A champagne cork popped behind the help desk as Planet Fitness celebrated its grand re-opening at a new location - this time amongst the growing number of retail stores in the historic Rhode Island Mall - on Tuesday afternoon with a
By JOHN HOWELL The City Council holds the key on whether voters will have the chance to decide in November whether $85 million should be spent over the next five years to address school building deficiencies. But unless the council acts quickly, they
By ETHAN HARTLEY Despite a slight setback, the state-led process which will result in a public pier at Rocky Point Park in Warwick is well underway and nearly out of the design phase, according to Andres Aveledo, an engineer contracted through the
By KOBY GARTNER Hospitals are experiencing an increase in patients with flu-like symptoms and other viruses. Joseph Wendelken, the Director of Information at the state Department of Health, told the Beacon Tuesday that holidays tend to become busier at
Almost 400 Rhode Island elementary, middle and high school students, aged 9 to 14 will participate in the FIRST LEGO League HYDRODYNAMICS Championship Tournament on January 13 at Roger Williams University in Bristol. The teams are vying for an
By JOHN HOWELL Bonnie Abols is no stranger to adversity. She lost her hearing as a young mother and is a two-time cancer survivor. It was during her battles with cancer that she learned there was no support group for deaf cancer patients. She decided to
By ETHAN HARTLEY The benevolent mission of Mentor Rhode Island hasn't changed, they just might be a little easier to find and access now that they've moved from the middle of Apponaug to Warwick Avenue. The change in residence stems from the group
By JOHN HOWELL The alarm sounded, and the first reaction of the staff at Avalon Nursing and Rehabilitative Center on Stokes Street was there was a fire. With 32 patients in the facility, they rushed to investigate. But they didn't find flame or smoke.
By JOHN HOWELL The weekend deep freeze that is cracking pipes and put a dent in homeowner heating budgets has left a sheet of ice across Narragansett Bay but, so far, conditions haven't stopped the delivery of fuel and heating oil to Providence suppliers
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- Anybody who believes one person can't make a difference in the world - or that only adults can orchestrate change in life - should have a sit-down with 10-year-old Madeline Murray.
City Council President Joseph Solomon took the opportunity during the first council meeting of the 2018 calendar year to levy criticism at what he perceived to be a “lack of respect” from other …
On Jan. 9, 2018, the Warwick Police Department charged Dorothy Andrade, 76, with one count of misdemeanor larceny, which carries the possibility of up to one year of jail time and as much as a $500 fine. The charge stemmed from an investigation into the