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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, …
A military veteran salutes her American flag.  The patriotic veteran wears a military uniform, and she faces the flag with honor and respect.  The silhouette of the solider is shown against a red, white and blue flag background.  There is a flag patch on the sleeve of the woman's military uniform.
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson, Warwick Mayor Picozzi to host Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall
Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick), along with Frank J. Picozzi, mayor of the city of Warwick, will be hosting a ceremony at City Hall on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. …
THE VIDEO: Cranston mayoral candidate and Republican state Rep. Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung released a video criticizing current Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins, alleging he puts in part-time effort. Hopkins responded in a statement provided by his campaign: “Mrs. Fenton-Fung doesn’t have a real platform to run on to be Cranston’s chief executive, so she resorts to cheap videos questioning my Republican credentials and my work habits.”
No-show mayor?
Rule number one, on the job: show up. Rule number two: get the job done. The current mayor of Cranston has been accused of breaking both rules by a fellow Republican who’s running for his …
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That was the question customers leaving Dave’s Bar and Grill asked when confronted by a cloud of white smoke on Saturday afternoon. There was more to it than smoke. There was the throaty rumble …
SPORTS

Athlete of the Week: Hunter Schobel

The Warwick Beacon’s Athlete of the Week is Pilgrim track standout Hunter Schobel, who put on a show at the Class A Championships this past weekend in Coventry. Schobel took first place in both …

Hawks fly to Class A title

The Bishop Hendricken outdoor track and field team rolled to the Class A title with a score of 239, besting the Rams by more than 100 points. West finished in fifth place overall. Hendricken’s …

RHODY LIFE

In with animals

Watching the news lately has been depressing, with wars, politics, shootings, flooding and tornedos. I almost do not want to turn on the television for fear of what catastrophe has occurred and how …
Neal & 
The Vipers  
will be 
headlining the Block Party 
on May 24.

Gaspee Days rings in Memorial Day Weekend with a Block Party & an Arts & Crafts Festival

In Pawtuxet Village, Memorial Day Weekend hits a little bit different. Instead of the usual backyard barbecue, it’s the height of Gaspee Days, which celebrates the burning of the HMS Gaspee by …
The Buzz
Weekend Spotlight May 25, Community Pet Vaccine Clinic (dogs and cats only) will be hosted by The Rhode Island SPCA Animal Health Center, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, on Sat., May 25, from 10 a.m. to …
Good news

And it didn’t rain

Postponed because of rain during Holy Week, Bishop Hendricken High School held its 50th annual hunger walk Friday. Here students are pictured on Sandy Lane. Father Robert Marciano, president of the …

CALENDAR
Obituaries
Wilcox, Loretta J. (Borgia)
Loretta J. (Borgia) Wilcox, 87, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late George O. Wilcox. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of …
Mochary, Michael T.
Michael T. Mochary, 73, a Warwick resident since 1952, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Nicholas S. and Ann (Gulash) Mochary. Michael was a …
Hawes, Timothy J.
Timothy J. Hawes, 59, passed away Friday May 17, 2024, at home. He was the beloved husband of Maryann Johnston. A resident of Warwick for most of his life, he was the loving son of Doris E. (Derouin) …
EDITORIAL

Healing powers of water

Walk on water? Now that sounded preposterous, but that’s what I was hearing. “Go to the pool and start walking and it is going to do wonders.” My daughter, Diana, a …

LEGALS

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE NOTICE TRANSFER OF LICENSE

APPLICATION FOR A TRANSFER OF 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 …