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By ETHAN HARTLEY Rhode Island has the 4th highest tax burden of all other states (plus the District of Columbia), according to the 2018 Tax Rates by State report published by financial and analytical research company WalletHub. The study looked at tax more
By JOHN HOWELL -- They’ve been dubbed the “gang of five,” but no question they would welcome others to join their ranks. They are bound by the causes they support, not the party labels they wear, which in this day of divisive politics makes them unusual. more
What's rarer than an April snowstorm spitting cotton ball-sized flakes onto our heads the day after a sunny, near-60-degree Easter Sunday? Bipartisanship in our government, of course. While Rhode Island Republicans and Democrats probably have more in more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that Warwick-based Jade Manufacturing Company Inc. has been selected as the 2018 Small Business of the Year. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- RIDE Commissioner Ken Wagner was measured in his response to how RIDE is reacting to a wave of activism - primarily from students - which is now demanding for more legislation to curb gun violence and ensure students feel safer while in class. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) Ken Wagner stopped by the Beacon office on Good Friday to discuss the state of education in Rhode Island. more
He has risen A gray, wet morning put a chill on Sunday's Easter sunrise service that has been held for more than 50 years at Warwick Neck Light. The turnout was not what it has been in prior years, but that didn't diminish the spirit of the moment as the more
By JOHN HOWELL -- When the Zoning Board of Review considers the appeal of the Planning Board decision that a proposed three-story 630-unit self-storage facility would not be compatible to neighboring Norwood residences, the proceedings will be more like a court hearing than a public hearing. more
Derek N. Andersen, 83, a Warwick resident since 1968, died March 31, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Margaret S. (Smith) Andersen. He retired in … more
Joseph E. Bennett, 87, of Warwick, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the Veterans Regional Medical Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Joan Marion (Hagerty) Bennett. He was born in … more
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