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Sandy Lane to be detoured starting Monday for one week

You should plan ahead to avoid Sandy Lane if possible starting this upcoming Monday. Construction on sewer work will begin again and last approximately one week, causing a significant detour. More info inside.

Infosys partners with CCRI for pathway to tech jobs

By ETHAN HARTLEY Looking ahead to supplying the industries of the future with young talent, billion-dollar technological services and consulting company Infosys announced Tuesday the launch of a partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island to

Beacon’s own Ethan Hartley to participate in Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring

This is part one of a series chronicling Ethan Hartley and his progress towards participating in Mentor Rhode Island’s “Dancing with the Stars” fundraising event on May 2 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet...

Corrente won't be running again

By JOHN HOWELL Richard Corrente will no longer be standing at various corners throughout the city waving to passing motorists. He may be waving, as he is friendly, but he won't be doing it to win votes. In a phone call Tuesday evening, Corrente declared

Mayor confirms acting fire chief Fontenault to retire

Through one of his spokeswomen, Mayor Joseph Solomon confirmed Wednesday that Acting Fire Chief Marcel Fontenault has submitted his letter of retirement. No additional information, such as when Fontenault submitted the letter, when he would leave or who

Airport plan based on annual 3.2% passenger growth

By JOHN HOWELL With projections that airport passenger traffic and operations will continue to grow, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) gave the green light last week for development of a new 20-year master plan. Besides, the FAA requires the

Binding arbitration bill makes waves

By ETHAN HARTLEY A labor bill introduced by the Rhode Island House of Representatives is already poised to become one of the hot button issues of the new legislative session, as the proposed bill, H5260, would expand the reach of binding arbitration in

Wild weather fluctuations rooted in climate change, experts and officials say

By ETHAN HARTLEY A classic New England joke advises that if you don't like the weather, one simply has to wait a minute for different weather to occur. Anecdotally speaking, Rhode Islanders are well aware of the region's seemingly moody nature. Sometimes

Anti-panhandling measure proposed at State House

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new legislative proposal has reignited debate over panhandling in the Ocean State. Rhode Island House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Charlene Lima (D-Dist. 14, Cranston) last week introduced House Bill 5330, which would impose

Oakland Beach blaze under investigation

With flames that could be seen from as far away as West Shore Road, fire consumed the better part of the second story of 20 Overton St. in Oakland Beach Thursday morning. “I thought it was the …
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The Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) will host a free Lunch & Learn Workshop Wednesday, February 27 from 12-2 p.m. at its offices at 1944 Warwick Avenue in Warwick. The topic will be Medicaid Matters in Rhode Island." It will cover the"
Thundermist Health Center's Community Garden will host monthly winter garden gatherings, February 16 and March 16 at the West Warwick Health Equity Zone, 1229 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The garden gatherings are open to people of all ages.
Editor’s note: David Mark Chatowsky, who grew up in Warwick, submitted this story of his childhood days along with the painting.Off Cowesett Road stands St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. …
DiPrete Engineering has announced the promotion of Joe Penney to principal. Penney joined DiPrete Engineering in 2015 as Vice President of Development with over 30 years of experience in site engineering, land use permitting, and development throughout
Save The Bay has released its third annual Narragansett Bay Seal Monitoring Report. The document compiles decades of historical data with new information collected during last year' seasonal monitoring efforts and the 2018 Bay-Wide Seal Count. Save The

Theatre By The Sea recognized with 10 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island awards

The 2018 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards, honoring regional productions, touring shows and more, which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018, were recently announced. Theatre By The Sea is proud to have been recognized with a total

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On the Ropes Boxing and Fitness is a new boxing gym that recently opened its doors on Knight Street in Warwick, and has big goals as it is set to kick things off in the upcoming weeks. On the Ropes was founded by four local women with extensive
The Bishop Hendricken wrestling team jumped out to a 12-0 start to begin its season this winter, and looks poised to be one of the top contenders for this month's state championship meet. Although the Hawks have made it look easy on paper, they have had
Toll Gate senior Will Niles recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play Division III golf for the Anchormen of Rhode Island College. Niles, whose father is the club pro at the Louisquisset Country Club in North Providence, was excited to put
By PETE FONTAINE Cakes, cards, classics and collectors! That could have been the theme for Saturday's Super Bowl Weekend Card Show - formerly the Cranston Collector's Show - that filled Coventry High School's spacious C. Arthur Flori Gymnasium to
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Warwick Lady Titans were edged out 2-1 by the Cranston/East Greenwich Thunderbirds on Sunday night at Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink in a girls Division I hockey matchup. Thunderbirds senior Abbi Sampson, the league's
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Police Log - 02/14/19

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE On Feb. 1 at 11:27 p.m., Officer Steven Moretti was in the area of Jefferson Boulevard conducting DUI detail in a marked cruiser when he observed an SUV with Rhode Island registration pull out of the Whethersfield Commons

Police Log - 02/12/19

Police Log - 02/07/19

BREAKING: Suspect arrested in 2013 City Park cold case

Police Log - 02/05/19

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Adoptable Animal of the Week: Odin

Odin is looking for a forever home, click for more information on this very good boy!


Airport appeals to up city payments

By JOHN HOWELL Usually when Mayor Joseph Solomon is invited to Green Airport it's to be a part of an announcement that another airline has chosen to fly out of Rhode Island, opening new destinations and bringing more economic opportunities to the city

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Star Students - 1/24/19

Congratulations to this week's Star Students from our wonderfully talented students throughout the city!

Star Students - 12/20/18

Congratulations to this week's Star Students and the Art Star of the Week from our wonderfully talented students throughout the city!

Star Students - 12/13/18

Congratulations to this week's Star Students and our brand new feature, the Art Star of the week!