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Hendricken graduation evolves into a spectacular production

It was a graduation ceremony like no other at Bishop Hendricken High School Friday evening. For starters, the ceremony was a month later than those that preceded it. But that's what made it truly unique. Graduation ceremonies across the

Solomon stands fast that union chose layoffs

Mayor Joseph J. Solomon maintained the position Tuesday that there was no need to eliminate 38 city jobs in order to deliver a no tax increase balanced budget. He said it was the choice of Local 1561, Council 94 of the American Federation

Long line to sign

Cars lined up on West Shore Road in Tuesday's night's rain as voters waited to drive by the Gristmill road home of independent mayoral candidate Frank Picozzi to sign his nomination papers qualifying him as a candidate. Citywide

Pier is back at Rocky Point

The Larry Mouradjian Rocky Point Fishing Pier officially opened Wednesday morning after more than a year of construction, and even more years of planning. The new pier is a T-shaped, 280-foot long timber structure with rails, built-in

LED streetlights projected to save $3.5M over 10 years

The Warwick City Council's approved Monday a $3.1 million contract to convert streetlights to LED lights in order to save energy and improve visibility in neighborhoods. The city first discussed converting to LED powered street lighting

Main Ave. light to keep blinking as city waits for repair parts

The traffic signal at Main at Buttonwoods Avenues, the site of three accidents since it was placed on the flashing mode in mid-June, will remain blinking for at least a week and maybe longer as the city waits for the delivery of repairs

RI 19-20 Elite Baseball League set for debut

Although American Legion Baseball cancelled its summer tournament due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, local legion clubs in Rhode Island will be suiting up for their own competition, as teams and league directors established a new,

Phase three of reopening gets governor’s go-ahead

Rhode Island is moving into the third phase of its reopening plan, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although troubling trends across the country have led officials to scale back a handful of the …

RI confirms first case of child inflammatory condition

Rhode Island has confirmed its first case of a rare inflammatory illness that has affected children in other parts of the country during the COVID-19 crisis, Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole …

Radio Beacon, Episode 17: State Rep. Stephen Ucci

Johnston state Rep. Stephen Ucci, a Democrat representing District 42, discusses his decision not to seek reelection this year.
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The Rhode Island General Assembly is a change-averse institution. This has been a year of big and unexpected change in America, first with the COVID-19 pandemic and then the ongoing reaction sparked by the death of George Floyd. What happens when the
The first things you notice when you arrive at Bright Cleaners on West Shore Road are the 2017 and 2019 "e;Next Door Neighbored Favorite"e; awards on the door. Once inside, you'll be warmly greeted by Uksoon or her friendly husband Bruce.
Summer camp is back at the Kent County YMCA, and while in some respects it is remarkably different from prior years, in others it is unchanged. For those who have visited Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett at this time of year, it can be teaming with
Neighborhoods off West Shore Road and Warwick Neck Avenue are lined with tire marks and signs reading "Caution: Children at Play." This is because residents concerned with neighborhood speeding feel officials are not doing enough to keep
Centreville Bank will open its new Warwick branch office Monday, July 6. Located at 578 Greenwich Ave. next to a new Starbucks and across from Lowe's and Stop & Shop, the branch is a full service "e;brick and mortar"e; office offering the

Lemongrass reopens for take-out

After a three-month withdrawal from Nime Chow and Crispy Pork, my favorite Asian restaurant has finally reopened - at least for take-out. "e;A lot of people have called and asked me if I was all right,"e; Lemongrass owner Shang Wong told me

Social distancing at Rocky Point

Kingston Chamber Music Festival to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday with online concert series

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Eric Simonelli and Jim Garcia of Warwick Youth Basketball, along with Higher Learning Basketball, tipped off their first week of summer clinics on Monday at Oakland Beach Park. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization had to
The Bridge Fiasco By NICK BOWEN The Twenty Hundred Club has a reputation for hosting adventurous sailboat races and on Sunday, June 7, it again pushed the envelope with a new race called the "e;Bridge Fiasco."e; This race is based on a similar race in San
By ALEX SPONSELLER Little League baseball took one major step toward returning to Warwick this past week. As Gov. Gina Raimondo and the State of Rhode Island have begun Phase 2 of reopening due to the coronavirus, that has also opened the door for fields
By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon announced last week that the Thayer Arena will be opening up on Monday, June 29, and also began issuing permits for field use for local leagues to begin practicing. "e;From the beginning of the COVID-19
By LAURA WEICK The seventh annual Rocky Point 5k will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will still include family fun and charity for a cause. From June 26 to June 28, participants can run, walk, bike or even treadmill 3.2
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Police Log 07/02/20

MAN FOUND IN POOL DIES A 74-year-old Warwick man died at Kent Hospital Sunday after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at 1000 Cowesett Road, according to Warwick Police. Police and fire personnel discovered Charles Schifino, a resident of the

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Adoptable Pet of the Week

Rosie!! You can't find a prettier girl anywhere! She has a stunning sable colored coat and the brightest light green eyes you've ever seen! Rosie is a young pup just seven months old so she's still very much a puppy and she has lots of puppy energy. If you are looking for a smart, loving, playful girl then Rosie is the girl for you. For more information about Rosie please contact EGAPL The Heart of RI at or call 401-467-3670. The shelter is currently only open by appointment only. Rosie has a lot of love to give and she aims to please, this pretty girl will be waiting for you! If you know of an animal in need please contact Karen directly at


Allyson Patricia Dosreis

Allyson Patricia Dosreis, 37, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020. She was a beloved daughter of M. Patricia “Pat” (Mackie) and the late Robert J. dos Reis. Allyson was a hairstylist and …

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'King' George celebrates his 90th

It's hard to keep a secret from George Worrall. He and his wife, Nancy of 68 years are early risers and until the pandemic closed everything down were morning regulars at McDermott Pool. That doesn't mean George has

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Oakland Beach fireworks canceled

To the Editor: I would like to take this time to let everyone know that the 4th of July fireworks are canceled at Oakland Beach. I do wish everyone a safe and happy fourth and do wish for the holiday to be one all can enjoy together. I do hope this

Nursing home lessons from the crisis

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Viruses don't play politics

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