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Will developers build an Amazon in the jungles of Johnston? The timeline has yet to be settled, but Johnston’s mayor expects details will soon emerge. “I don’t know the date …

By ARDEN BASTIA Across the country on August 3, residents and citizens will gather with law enforcement to celebrate National Night Out, an event to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The Warwick Police Department, the
By ARDEN BASTIA Thanks to $900,000 in funding from the CARES Act, the Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) has launched a home access program, allowing those with disabilities to live more independently through adaptive and accessibly
By JOHN HOWELL When he entered the corner office at City Hall, Frank Picozzi made the sale of vacant school properties one of his priorities. He imagined it wouldn't take too long to advertise the four properties and to receive offers from developers
As Jeff Bezos shot into space, the company he founded attempted to land a new retail distribution facility on a 196-acre Johnston woodland parcel. The agenda for Tuesday night’s Johnston …
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By ARDEN BASTIA Reversing a decision made just two months ago, the CDC recommended Tuesday that both unvaccinated and vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors and in public areas, schools included. According to Cathy Bonang, secretary to
By JOHN HOWELL Those favoring, those opposed and those who agree with some but not all of an ordinance that would give the city the tools to regulate solar developments will have the opportunity to voice their points of view Aug. 16. (The Beacon
By RORY SCHULER Rhode Island health officials have announced a 300 percent increase in reported cases of Legionnaire's Disease (LD) in the state. "Between 2014 and 2020, there was an average of 10 cases during the months of June and July each year,
Tara Monastesse of Warwick has been selected to receive a Rhode Island PBS Scholarship for high school seniors or college students pursuing a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism. The award - up to $60,000 - is renewable for up to four
Jump right in More than 18 months after it closed and having undergone $150,000 of deferred maintenance and repairs, McDermott Pool reopened Monday to some very happy swimmers. The swimmers started arriving a couple of hours prior to a formal reopening

Soaked to fight ALS

The mayor, police and fire chiefs get soaked to raise funding to fight ALS.

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Pool's open

After being closed for about 18 months and $150,000 in overdue maintenance and repairs, McDermott Pool has reopened.

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Boaters know Jeff Jeff English, who only recently retired from running the Warwick Cove Marina fuel dock for 27 years, was in for a surprise last Thursday during a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Fairwinds Marina in Oakland Beach. Joe McGrady, who bought

Ready to jump in? Pull out your bathing suit, find those goggles, and start practicing your dives because McDermott Pool will be open and ready for swimmers starting Monday, July 26. The grand reopening will be held at 9 a.m. Mayor Frank Picozzi and
It takes a team Joe McGrady owner of Fairwinds Marina in Oakland Beach will host the many contractors who transformed what was formerly the Warwick Cove Marina with new docks, a new bulkhead, renovated buildings and landscaping at a ribbon cutting at
EDITORIAL

We’ve seen this play out before, but there was real hope we might not go through it again. It’s disheartening – sickening, really – and yes, a bit scary, too. COVID-19 …

To the Editor, Each morning before we left for school we would ask the kids, do you have your backpack, lunchbox and water bottle? Great. Let's get in the car and go to school. Now, it's, does everyone have a clean mask? Do you have a backup mask?
We've seen this play out before, but there was real hope we might not go through it again. It's disheartening - sickening, really - and yes, a bit scary, too. COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, fueled by the continued spread of what's been dubbed the
This hasn't happened to me before . I'm being hit on by women. Annie and Alice, fictitious names so as to absolve them of anything more than not paying greater attention, are lovely people. Both are artists in their own way. One is a dance instructor.
Obituaries
Charles H. Dress, 83, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Donna (Poli) Dress for 44 years. Born in Providence, a son of the …
Susan A. Sabol, of Warwick, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Philip Hulitar Hospice in Providence. Born in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary A. (Winner) Landry. She …
Mary E. (McGrath) Selwyn, 95, a retired schoolteacher for the Warwick School Department for 33 years passed away Tuesday July 20, 2021 at the Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. She was the wife of …
Mary E. (McGrath) Selwyn, 95, a retired schoolteacher for the Warwick School Department for 33 years passed away Tuesday July 20, 2021 at the Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. She was the wife of …
Mary E. (McGrath) Selwyn, 95, a retired school teacher for the Warwick School Department for 33 years passed away Tuesday July 20, 2021 at the Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. She was the wife of …
LEGALS

Midnight To 5:00 A.M. License

& Second Class Victualer-24 hrs   Applications for a Midnight to 5:00 A.M. and 24 Hour Second Class Victualer license have been received. In accordance with the City Ordinance, Section …

RHODY LIFE
By DON FOWLER 20 years ago Reese Witherspoon starred in "Legally Blonde." "The Princess Diaries" starred Julie Andrews. Bill Cosby conducted his band at the Newport Jazz Festival. Director Blake Edwards received an award at the Rhode Island International
At the Warwick Showcase OLD ** Look up "one-trick pony" in the dictionary (remember those?) and you'll see a photo of M. Night Shyamalan. "The Sixth Sense" was one of the best movies I have ever seen. Unfortunately, the writer/director has not been able
Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) is excited to announce a brand-new version of its annual production of "The Nutcracker," featuring new sets, costumes and choreography. The ballet will be performed for the first time at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The

Oakland Beach food truck night

By ARDEN BASTIA Oakland Beach food truck night Ocean State Food Truck Festivals is sponsoring the inaugural food truck night at Oakland Beach Thursday, July 29 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful beach view while tasting some of the best local food

SPORTS
Warwick Tree Post falls in playoffs
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Tree Post American Legion baseball team fell in two games to Gershkoff to fall in the opening round of …
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WCA grinding in state tournaments
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Continental American All-Star teams are continuing to grind through the state tournaments this …
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‘We’re back’
By ALEX SPONSELLER After missing last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual CJ Buckley Regatta was back in action earlier …
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Getting back on the water
The CJ Buckley Regatta made its return this week in East Greenwich Bay after being shelved in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It …
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Block Island Inshore Tournament big success
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI The Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament made a powerful return this weekend.  Capt. Chris Willi of Block …
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District Champs: WCA takes home two titles
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Continental American 11 and 12-year-old All-Star teams continued to impress this summer as each wrapped …
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PAL baseball claims state crown
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick PAL 13-year-old baseball team won the Rhode Island Babe Ruth state title last week when it topped host …
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North 12’s win state championship
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick North softball 12-year-old All-Stars beat Portsmouth 3-0 last week to win the state championship and …
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A crazy time of year
Last weekend I was covering some Little League All-Star action and had a funny exchange with the home plate umpire of one of the games …
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Star Students

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
The following Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School students have earned honors for the quarter: High Honors Grade 06 Ethan Alves, Maryam Atif, Jack Bannon, Riley Barker, Oriana Blanco, Mackenna Buffery, Myles Butler, Bryan Carreiro, Andy Castillo
Honor student Jake Brodeur, a sophomore at North Carolina State University and a 2019 Toll Gate graduate has been named to the dean's list. Brodeur is a Business and Marketing major.
The following Pilgrim students have earned honors for the second quarter: FRESHMAN HIGH HONORS: Avery Adams, Damien Isaiah Aptt, Tiana M. Arruda, Ariana Ayriyan, Ryan Kenneth Barlow, Nicole E. Blanton, Madison Lynn Boscia, Braxton Logan Bragg, Emma R.
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TRENDING
Rhode Island's 2021 recreational fishing regulations were discussed and voted on Monday, March 1 at the RI Marine Fisheries Council. The Council recommends both recreational and commercial fishing regulations to Janet Coit, Director of the Department of
By JOHN HOWELL School finance and operations director Robert Baxter, whose bold plans to showcase schools, streamline busing, increase community use of school buildings and build enrollment were featured in a July 1 Warwick Beacon front page story, has
By ARDEN BASTIA Starting June 19, beachgoers will have to pay fees to access Warwick's beaches. The fees apply to Oakland Beach, Buttonwoods Beach in City Park, and Conimicut Beach. Fees for the beaches will be in effect until Labor Day on September 6.
By ARDEN BASTIA It was clear skies with a chance of "breeze" on Thursday night, as Rhode Island International T.F. Green Airport welcomed the first arrival of the new airline, Breeze Airways. Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, Rhode Island House Speaker K. Joseph
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.
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