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Ed was seeing red on Friday. Ed Ladouceur, the incumbent Ward 5 councilman, had just heard from a friend that he had an opponent. Ladouceur thought that impossible. While Michael Koerner had taken … more
With early voting having started Wednesday and Election Day less than three weeks away, a group favoring the $350 million ballot question to build new Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools has stepped … more
With early voting starting Oct. 19, the Beacon has started running candidate forums. Today, we feature City Council candidates.  We asked candidates to provide a brief bio or self introduction … more
By JOHN HOWELL Keara Enos was moved when she heard the stories of people maimed and killed on our highways by drunk drivers. At the time, she was a student at the Rhode Island Police Academy and … more
Former Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, a Republican, has emerged as the frontrunner in the race for Rhode Island’s second Congressional seat. “People will vote their … more
It’s the time of year when boaters plan for winter. There’s lots to do in addition to hauling  including winterizing the engine, removing and storing cushions to they don’t … more
Johnston voters will decide whether recreational pot shops will open in town. The local rules and regulations for cannabis use in Rhode Island are changing. One pot ordinance prohibiting … more
Usually when municipal employees gather at Council Chambers, they’re there to voice their support or opposition to an item on the agenda. They have filled seats to demonstrate their solidarity … more
Now that the city has brought suit against the Warwick Firefighters union to recover approximately $385,000 in overpayments to firefighters, both the city and union leaders have refused to make any … more
With mortgage interest rates rising and fewer single-family homes selling for more than the asking price, City Assessor Neal Dupuis sees the housing market stabilizing. “It is definitely … more
Mayor Frank Picozzi is running for reelection although unlike two years ago there aren’t signs at virtually every intersection and planted in the lawns of neighbors and friends.  As has … more
The dogs were the hit Tuesday afternoon at the Warwick Animal Shelter, although giant checks were the marquis attraction. As representatives from three rescue organizations and legislators … more
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