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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, …
BATTLE STORY: Paul Bourget, as General George Sears Greene, tells the story of the defense of Culp’s Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg at Saturday's ceremony. (Warwick Beacon photos)
Getting his own way after 161 years
Pegee Malcolm knows all too well that postponements don’t always work out and that can be said also of George Sears Greene, a largely unsung hero of the Battle of Gettysburg. Malcolm, …
NO CONTEST: Warwick City Councilwoman Donna Travis pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges that she filed a false document connected to the illicit acquisition of a next-door slice of Oakland Beach property.
Warwick City Councilwoman pleads no contest, gets a year suspended sentence and probation
Warwick City Councilwoman Donna Travis pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges that she filed a false document connected to the illicit acquisition of a next-door slice of Oakland Beach …
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The race to replace City Council President Steve McAllister will be split between three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination, as Stephen Mulcahey has entered the race. Mulcahey is the …
SPORTS

PAL rolling along in playoff race

WINDING UP: PAL starting pitcher Jack Colvin deals in a recent game. (Photos by Alex Sponseller)

The Warwick PAL Connie Mack baseball team is off to a strong start this summer and is eyeing a big run in the second half of its regular season. PAL sat at 6-3 as of Tuesday, tied in the …

RI State Amateur Golf Championship wraps up

The Rhode Island State Amateur Golf Championships were held at Warwick Country Club last week, hosting some of the best local golfers on the course. Winning the tournament was Bobby Leopold, who won …

RHODY LIFE

Hearing aids helping to increase life expectancy

For many, hearing aids are necessary to communicate. The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California did a study on the effect of hearing loss in relation …
YACHTLEY CREW

Warwick’s Tommy Gardner sailing into PPAC with Yachtley Crew

Yachtley Crew, one of the hottest singing groups on this summer’s concert tours, sails into the Providence Performing Arts Center for one performance only on Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m. …
The Buzz
  Weekend Spotlight July 20, Conimicut Village Farmers’ Market is on Sat., July 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will run every Saturday until Sat., September 28 in the parking lot at …
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NEWS
OVER THAT HILL, BUT KEPT GOING: Senator Jack Reed (left) shakes hands with Henry Polichetti, the second oldest veteran in the country and oldest veteran in Rhode Island. He turned 109 years young last week. Below, the pair share a laugh. (Cranston Herald photos by Barbara Polichetti)

BORN ON THE THIRD OF JULY

Special to the Herald “Don’t make a fuss — it’s just another day.” That was my dad’s comment just before his birthday last week, but we couldn’t …

Obituaries
Linda Lee (LaFond) Gardiner, 80, of Warwick, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2024. She was the loving wife of Edwin Francis Gardiner, III. Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of the late Leo J. …
Conde, David R.
David R. “Plumma” Conde, 65, a Master Plumber for 30 years; owner and operator of DC Plumbing, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2024, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the …
French, Stanley F.
Stanley F. French, age 83, of Cranston, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Edith (Ormerod) French, to whom he shared 57 years of …
EDITORIAL
LETTERS

Of airport parking and air cargo expansion

To the Editor, Executives at the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) are making bundles of cash. The President and CEO enjoys $800,000 per year in salary and bonuses. And we get an …

LEGALS

Probate Court Hearings

STATE WIDE 7 STATE OF RHODE ISLAND Probate Court of the CITY OF WARWICK NOTICE OF MATTERS PENDING AND FOR HEARING IN SAID COURT The Court will be in session at WARWICK CITY HALL on the dates …