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Radio Beacon: Adam Carbone’s outside-the-box mayoral bid

He points to performance artist and perennial candidate Vermin Supreme as an inspiration, and he acknowledges not everyone will appreciate, or be in on, the joke. But he says he is serious about shaking things up in City Hall.

Board upholds Merolla’s endorsement for Senate Dist. 31 seat

The Rhode Island Board of Elections has ruled that a district committee’s endorsement of City Council President Steve Merolla for State Senate was valid, striking down a complaint from another …

Community advisory board briefed on CNE, Lifespan talks

They come with different experiences and perspectives but a common goal to improve state health care services. Therefore, it wasn't surprising that two former presidents of Kent Hospital, John Hynes and Dr. Robert Baute, should question

Mayor aims to bill state for Main Ave. light repairs

By JOHN HOWELL Repairs have been made to the traffic light at the intersection of Main and Buttonwoods Avenues - the site of three accidents in less than a month that sent four people to the hospital. But that isn't the end of this story. On Tuesday

Encounter with 'monster' vivid memory for 103-year-old WWII vet

By JOHN HOWELL "Let me think," says Paul Semco, cupping his head in his hands. It's no wonder he needs a moment to recall what happened more than 77 years ago. In less than 30 seconds, he continues his story of what could have been a deadly incident as

Warwick schools, AFT working on reopening plan for 9 districts

By JOHN HOWELL School administrators and teacher union officials from Warwick and eight other school districts represented by the American Federation of Teachers have been meeting almost daily to come up with a plan to reopen schools, Warwick

Schools may be allowed to drop busing

By LAURA WEICK The Warwick School Committee's decision to cut their transportation budget by $6 million may be plausible under state law, despite laws typically requiring school committees to provide transportation. According to Title 16, Chapter 16-21

Ward 1 Dems endorse incumbent' s opponent

By LAURA WEICK The Ward 1 Democratic Committee has endorsed William Foley over incumbent Richard Corley. According to Paul DePetrillo, chairman of the Ward 1 Committee, the committee endorsed Foley because he was open to exploring new ideas. "e;Bill has a

Solomon announces 'grace period' for tax payments; city holding off on car tax bills

Solomon announced that, due to the delay in the passage of the FY2021 State budget, the City of Warwick has postponed issuing motor vehicle tax bills. 

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
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Lifespan Urgent Care in Warwick has now resumed normal operating hours and is ready to provide quick, convenient care to patients seeking medical attention for a wide range of medical injuries and …
Woodbury Union Church that burned in a Thanksgiving eve fire in 2018 is close to reopening. With erection of the steeple, the last major phase of exterior construction was completed. Meanwhile, interior work including drywall, painting,
In my home state of California, fireworks were outlawed in the city where I lived as a kid. But I remember the screaming Piccolo Pete, the little charcoal black snakes that left marks on the sidewalk, and the sparklers which tickled my
Two candidates have dropped out of the School Committee race, leaving the two incumbents unopposed for additional terms. According to Dottie McCarthy, director of the Board of Canvassers, Gary Costantino and Gregory Fraginis are the only
The DiMaio family found conditions perfect for flying kites Monday at Rocky Point. In fact, the wind was a little too good, or maybe the string not strong enough, for one of the kites ended up in the bay. They sent out a search party.

Strip Mall brings intense math-rock style to local scene

Rhode Island's local music community is very diverse when it comes to style and genre. If you're looking to listen to a specific kind of music, chances are that an act that calls Lil' Rhody home is putting their own spin on it. The

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Oakland Beach restaurants more popular than ever

A final stop for many who served

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League put out a statement on Monday addressing where it stands during the COVID-19 crisis, and its preparation for the upcoming fall sport season. As of now, things are slated to kick off in the third
Pilgrim basketball player Hannah French recently made her college decision official, committing to Roger Williams University in Bristol. She will be studying criminal justice and will be trying out for the basketball team in the fall.
Many local Little Leagues in Rhode Island are beginning their seasons in the next couple weeks, including Warwick North and Warwick Continental American. North had its opening day on Monday and featured a match between DeGiulio's Insurance and 401
Warwick native and St. Ray's standout runner Darius Kipyego added another honor to his already impressive resume, being named the 2019-20 Gatordae Player of the Year in indoor track. As a junior, Kipyego set records in the 600-meter
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
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Police Log 07/09/20

MOTORCYCLE CRASH A Hope man was hospitalized following a Fourth of July motorcycle crash on Route 37, according to a statement from Warwick Police Lt. John Kelly. Officers responded to the Route 37 west on-ramp from Post Road just before 5 a.m. on July 4

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Adoptable Pet of the Week

This big beautiful face belongs to Wilson! He is a five year young Tuxedo who loves snuggles! If you've been looking to adopt a cat, please contact Scruffy Paws Animal Rescue at for more information, an application and to make an appointment to meet this squishy boy! They are located at 2944 Post Road Warwick, RI. You can also call to leave a message 401-287-4389 please note that they are currently showing animals by appointment only. Wilson and his wonderful personality will be waiting to meet you! If you know of an animal in need please contact Karen directly at


Off to a rocky start

Last week the City of Warwick was bathed in the sunlight of a gorgeous summer day and the spotlight of positive press attention when the new Rocky Point Pier finally opened to the public after years of conceptualizing and delayed construction. Not even a

4th quarter honor students listed at Pilgrim High

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Delight comes at the end of difficulty

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.

Parishioners brighten St. Barnabas grounds

'King' George celebrates his 90th

Gift from Class of 1981

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