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Chronic absenteeism rates see dramatic drop in Warwick
Warwick Public Schools’ rate of chronically absent students has seen a significant decrease over the past couple of years, going from 45% to 30% of students district-wide being absent, …
To boost school aid, governor to freeze car tax reimbursement
When legislators did away with the car tax, the state reimbursed municipalities the lost tax revenues. The plan was to ensure property owners received tax relief and that …
Teacher, WISE contracts approved, manager for new high schools retained
As a result of action taken Thursday, Warwick Independent School Employees (WISE) have a new 3-year contract; Warwick teachers will similarly have a 3-year contract if the membership approve the …
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Grade 6 High Honors Jocelyn Anderson, Christopher Baldassi, Saydee Bence, Rileigh Burrows, Cali Caruso, Dani Eastwood, Hadley King, Nolan Lavature, Diego Linares Duluc, Avery Lourenco, Thomas …
SPORTS

Co-Athletes of the Week: Riley Bromage & Madison Long

The Warwick Beacon’s Co-Athletes of the Week are gymnasts Riley Bromage and Madison Long. The senior duo was stellar in last weekend’s state championships, as Bromage finished second in …

Pankowicz headlines winners at track states

TAKING GOLD: Toll Gate’s Alison Pankowicz after winning the state title in the 1,000 meter run. (Photos by Leo van Dijk/rhodyphoto.zenfolio.com)

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League Indoor Track & Field State Championships were held in Providence last weekend and a handful of locals made some noise on the big stage. Headlining the …

RHODY LIFE

Out with the old, in with the new

As I age and reflect on the changes that have occurred, the Midland Mall, later renamed the Rhode Island Mall, comes to mind. I attended its grand opening as a child, fascinated by the layout of …

Damian Puerini & Jesse The Tree fuse different styles together as Blobfish

When hip hop and rock come together, it can often be a polarizing experience. It can be an excellent marriage that’s exemplified through the political rap rock legends Rage Against The Machine …
The Buzz
Weekend Spotlight Feb. 24, Magic Show with Russ DeSimone will be presented on Sat., Feb.24 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Pontiac Free Library, 101 Greenwich Ave., Warwick.  This will be …
Good news
READY TO SEE YOU NOW: Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient inside the dental practice at Tri-County Community Action Agency’s (CAA) Hartford Avenue headquarters. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recently approved the agency’s acquisition of CharterCARE’s former St. Joseph Pediatric Dental Center in Providence. Tri-County plans to expand the practice to North Providence by next month.

Filling a vital RI need

Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient. They try to turn the chair over quick. They’ve got patients waiting. For …

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Obituaries
Brassard, James N.
James N. Brassard, Lt. WFD (Ret), 74, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan E. (Morgan) Brassard and a son of the late Normand L. …
Slater, Janice L. (Moore)
Janice L. Slater,  90, of Warwick, passed away on February 20, 2024, in Mount Vernon (Alexandria), VA. She was predeceased by her husband Lester P. (Paul) Slater, Jr. Mother of LCDR Neysa …
Halsband, Alan I.
Halsband, Alan I., 86, died Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Saint Elizabeth Home. He was the beloved husband of Harriet (Kriss) Halsband for 8 years and the late Marcia (Aptel) Halsband for 47 years. …
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL

Time to take down the tree, but not the meaning

How is it that some seasonal observances pass so quickly and others linger well into the year? The thought occurred as my son Ted dropped by Saturday to help take down the Christmas tree. There …

LEGALS

CITY OF WARWICK MEETING AGENDA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

DATE:  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2024 TIME:  6:00 P.M. LOCATION:  CITY OF WARWICK – ANNEX BUILDING SAWTOOTH BUILDING – 1 ST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM 65 CENTERVILLE ROAD …

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