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To the Editor: Having been a regular attendee at city council meetings for at least a decade and attending budget hearings for years, there has been one issue that has been spoken about over and over, year after year, and remains unchanged to date. That more
To the Editor: The Warwick Beacon’s large front page article “Ladouceur requests RIDE investigation of special education” (11/8/16) was a disgraceful affront to our beautiful students and … more
By JOHN HOWELL The Warwick Firefighters Union is contesting the Tier II pension plan implemented in 2012 to reduce pension costs and improve the city’s ability to pay pension obligations going … more
To the Editor: I write this letter in direct response Richard Corrente's letter from 2/23/17. As a School Committee member, I need to be clear that these are my views and not those of other committee members or the committee as a whole. While I feel that more
The elementary consolidation process showed no signs of slowing despite pleas to put the brakes on the plan to close Randall Holden and Wickes Schools and re-purpose John Brown Francis School as the district's early childhood center. A vote more
The city administration started an 18-week academy for fire recruits knowing that possibly more recruits could graduate than there were jobs in the department. And that's what happened. A class of 24 graduated, giving the department eight more
Was it the blue flu, “stress” as union president Darlene Netcoh suggests, or just the alignment of the stars? Whatever it was, when 33 Veterans Junior High School teachers called in sick … more
Applying the logic that Democratic candidate for mayor Richard Corrente is really a member of the Tea Party attempting to unseat incumbent Republican Scott Avedisian, the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats announced their support of more
By JOHN HOWELL Will next fall's sixth graders return to their elementary schools, or will they become the first class to be folded into new middle schools at Vets and Winman? The plan is for the two junior high schools, now comprised of 7th and 8th more
To the Editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Johnson's personally rotten, pathetic, cowardly and vindictive (no surprise here), letter to the Beacon (11/22/16). It was directed against me, the hard-working, distinguished, decent, honorable and caring more
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