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By TESSA ROY Now that members have been presented with Superintendent Philip Thornton's proposed budget of $167,016,695 for fiscal year 2018, the School Committee will vote on it on April 12. It will then be sent to Mayor Scott Avedisian. The mayor will more
Libraries have come a long way. These public institutions date back millennia, with the Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt serving as one of the great lost wonders of the world after its construction in 283 BCE (before the common era that starts with more
By TESSA ROY Warwick has become the first complete school district to be equipped with Mutualink, a security system that when prompted with a panic button links communications between schools, the mall, police and fire departments and the hospital. It's" more
Donald J. Trump has been in office about a month and many are still waiting for him to morph into a chief executive who acts presidential. Those who presumed after the election the dog and pony show of Trump on the Stump would somehow or someway progress more
Rhode Islanders are passionate about their state, and Roberta Mudge Humble has discovered a unique way of sharing love for the Ocean State with both the “native and naïve.” Humble, originally … more
By TESSA ROY The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is facing pushback after announcing the end of its program that enables 13,000 low-income seniors or people with disabilities to ride without paying a fare. A fare of 50 cents to board and more
To the Editor: At the close of the Warwick School Committee meeting last month, Gene Nadeau, the vice chairman of the committee, read aloud a letter to the editor that was recently published in the Warwick Beacon. In commenting on the article, the vice more
Editor's note: The following letter was sent to the Beacon by Mayor Scott Avedisian in response to the letter from Carol Carr appearing in Thursday's paper. Open letter to Carol Carr: I am in receipt of your recent letter regarding the ongoing contract more
By JOHN HOWELL What was once a lounge overlooking Spring Green Pond could become the site of a carwash by this fall, according to plans to be considered by the planning and zoning boards. Vincent Porzio, owner of Personal Touch Carwash with his uncle more
To the Editor:If a new business were to make a request to the town council for a tax break, I don’t think the request would be viewed as panhandling. The solicitation probably would be … more
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