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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, …
BACK IN CUSTODY: U.S. Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston announced the Feb. 6 arrest of a Guatemalan national charged with child sexual assault in Rhode Island. The suspect was released from custody last year and remained on the lam, despite an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer.
Federal and RI officials disagree over ACI prisoner’s release
A Guatemalan national was arrested last year in Providence for alleged sexual assault of a child. He was incarcerated briefly and then released last spring despite a U.S. Immigration and Customs …
RISKY Q’S: The Johnston School Committee voted to remove these two questions regarding student sexuality from the 2024 Rhode Island Student Survey.
Johnston School Committee removes student sexuality questions from risk survey
Tasked with approving the latest annual student risk survey, the Johnston School Committee unanimously decided to remove two questions that ask about student sexual identity. “We went …
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Two of Warwick’s elementary schools will make history on March 21 at 3:30 p.m. That’s the date that Hoxsie and Park’s Unified Basketball teams- aimed at unifying students with …
SPORTS

Athlete of the Week: Adeline Areson

The Warwick Beacon’s Athlete of the Week is Toll Gate basketball player Adeline Areson. The senior standout has enjoyed a monster comeback campaign this winter and recently put up 30 points in …

Roundup: Hawks win five straight

The Bishop Hendricken basketball team surged past Cranston East 60-30 last week in a DI battle. Michael D’Ambra led the Hawks with 19 points while James Caldarella added 16 in the win. The …

RHODY LIFE

Proclamation Ale Company celebrates 10th anniversary with a week of events

When it comes to craft beer in Rhode Island, the industry was a bit different a decade ago than it currently is today. Many local breweries were still trying to find their footing while experimenting …
Oaklawn Station vintage postcard

Common drunkard sought sanctity of a cell

Throughout time, addiction has proven to be a devastating force that causes the addict to lose parts of their lives and, in the case of one Rhode Island man, pieces of himself. At about 9:30 on …
The Buzz
Weekend Spotlight Feb. 17, Mrs. Roper Romp Charity Event Benefiting VICTA and Scruffy Paws Animal Rescue is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 17, from  1 to 5 p.m. at the Safehouse,  195 Old …
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READY TO SEE YOU NOW: Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient inside the dental practice at Tri-County Community Action Agency’s (CAA) Hartford Avenue headquarters. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recently approved the agency’s acquisition of CharterCARE’s former St. Joseph Pediatric Dental Center in Providence. Tri-County plans to expand the practice to North Providence by next month.

Filling a vital RI need

Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient. They try to turn the chair over quick. They’ve got patients waiting. For …

CALENDAR
Obituaries
Hockhousen, Jo-Ann M. (Demers)
Jo-Ann M. (Demers) Hockhousen, age 86, of Warwick, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024. She was the wife of the late Alfred Hockhousen, with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in …
Shappy, Cynthia (Sandbergen)
Cynthia Shappy (Sandbergen), 78, of Edgewood, Cranston, died February 14, 2024, at Morgan Health Center. She was the wife of Leonard R. Shappy. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William …
Hall, Mildred J. (Fagan)
Mildred J. (Fagan) Hall, 95, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024, at the Sunny View Nursing Home in Warwick. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mildred (Watson) Fagan. …
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL

The season of renewal, new opportunities

As 2024 kicks into gear, we’ve already seen a glimpse of the tumultuous times ahead. One section of the state remains cut off from the other, with no clear end to the chaos in sight, while …

LEGALS

NOTICE CITY OF WARWICK PUBLIC HEARING

Existing

Notice is given pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 45-24-53 that a Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, 3275 Post Road, Warwick RI 02886 on March 4 at 7:00 p.m. The …

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