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Chronic absenteeism rates see dramatic drop in Warwick
Warwick Public Schools’ rate of chronically absent students has seen a significant decrease over the past couple of years, going from 45% to 30% of students district-wide being absent, …
Dimeo picked to build high schools
Following the opening of bids for the construction of new Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools last Wednesday and lengthy interviews with the four contractors …
McAllister: First the budget, then a decision on running for mayor
City Council President Steve McAllister knows the election clock is ticking if he intends to run for mayor, but for the moment he’s putting it aside as he concentrates on the city budget. …
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The question of which of two local construction companies will win the contract to build an outdoor skating rink and plaza behind City Hall is expected to be resolved this evening when the City …
SPORTS

Local softball teams impress in opening week

My biggest takeaway through the first week of spring sports is how excellent our softball teams are here at Beacon Communications. All five of our teams have impressed and could be contenders by …

Roundup: Titans sweep Knights

The Toll Gate boys volleyball team is off to a solid start this spring and won its second match, beating Exeter-West Greenwich 3-0 to improve to 2-1. Austin Scottie led the Titans with 15 kills …

RHODY LIFE

What's playing at the theaters this week

Warwick Showcase MONKEY MAN * * * (Violent, Political, Revenge Movie) Dev Patel directs and stars in the title role of this R-rated, extremely violent movie about an underground …

Suspecting ‘evil eye,’ burial interrupted for autopsy

Seventeen-year-old Theresa DeRensis of East Greenwich had been prepared for burial. The daughter of Italian par-ents, Callisto and Felicia DeRensis, she had passed away a few days earlier, on June …
The Buzz
Weekend Spotlight   Apr. 13, Free Gridiron Girls Camp will be offered on Sat., Apr. 13,  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Johnston High School,  345 Cherry Hill Rd., Johnston.  Dr. …
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NEWS
THE GROUP: Judge Francis “Frank” X. Flaherty, a former Warwick Mayor and retired Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice, joined a group of Warwick history buffs in City Hall Friday. The group included: Pegee Malcolm, the Chairperson of the Warwick Historical Cemeteries Commission and Rhode Island Historic Cemetery Commission; Felicia Castiglioni Gardella, President of the Warwick Historical Society; current Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi; City Archivist Jackie Picozzi; and Mark Brown, Vice-Chairman of the Warwick Historical Cemeteries Commission.

Unpacking history

Judge Francis “Frank” X. Flaherty carried a pair of huge sealed cardboard boxes into Warwick City Hall’s subterranean conference room. Flaherty, a former Warwick Mayor and …

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Obituaries
Davis, Lois Elizabeth
Lois Elizabeth Davis, a Warwick resident all her life, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. She was the loving wife of Lawrence R. Davis for fifty-nine years. Born in Providence, she was the …
Ritacco, Anthony Angelo
Anthony Angelo Ritacco, 89, of Westerly, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2024, at home. Anthony was born on September 30, 1934, to Louis and Rose (Gaccione) Ritacco in Westerly. …
Haskins, Norman "Mickey" W.
Norman W. “Mickey” Haskins, Sr., 73, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024, at Kent Hospital. He was the husband of the late Rita T. Haskins and loving companion of Donna L. (Covill) …
EDITORIAL
OP-ED

Fighting against return of Rhode Island's ‘Dirty little secret’

We can fight many things in life.  We as a society and human race have cured diseases, fought wars, put men on the moon and have made strides in all areas of human life. We all have at one time, …

LEGALS

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE NOTICE (NEW)

LICENSE APPLICATION FOR A RETAILER’S BEVERAGE LICENSE CLASS BV TO KEEP AND SELL INTOXICATING BEVERAGES UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 3 OF THE R.I. GENERAL LAWS OF 1956, AS AMENDED, HAS BEEN …