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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, …

Sports
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 …

Pats bounce back

The Pilgrim softball team bounced back after dropping its season opener by getting back to back wins to climb above .500. Prout handed the Pats a 5-4 loss in extra innings to start the season. …

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 …

College Notes: Warwick duo leading Lasell

The pitching corps at Lasell University has been bolstered this spring by the arms of a pair of players with connections to Warwick, namely Hendricken product Adam Marsh and Toll Gate alum Darek …

Kickin’ it

The Ocean State Grand National Karate Championship returned for its 42nd tournament this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick and hosted some of the world’s best practitioners in front …
Lifestyles

Why journalism is so vital to democracy

GWM: Mike, let’s start with today. You live in Rhode Island and are a journalism professor at the University of Connecticut.   Tell us about your responsibilities and the courses you …

Police/Crime
The Planet Fitness on Warwick Ave. has been the target of three bomb threats in three weeks, with the location having to evacuate on March 28, April 4 and April 9. According to Warwick Police …
Six men have been charged in Third Division District Court in Warwick with crimes related to “targeting children for sex, stemming from a joint investigation led by Homeland Security …
MISDEMEANOR REVOKED LICENSE At 6:24 p.m., Feb. 10, Warwick Police Officer Johnathan H. DiPietro was on routine patrol in the area of 1056 Post Road when he witnessed a motor vehicle crash. …
Scott Avedisian, Warwick’s longest-serving mayor, entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday morning at Kent County Court to charges he left the scene of a car crash. The fender-bender occurred …
Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School Principal Jeff Goss is still in his role after pleading not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). Goss was arrested by Tiverton police …
Around R.I.

Summer prelude

Text and photos By JOHN HOWELL Veterans Memorial Junior High School Principal David Tober was dunked at least 10 times Monday morning. He didn't mind it. In fact, he said it was refreshing. No wonder. With temperatures climbing into the high 80s, a

Pet of the Week

Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Mona

Mona needs a new home after her owner passed away unexpectedly. She's sure you could do the job very well. Don't you think so too?

Mona's loving owner passed away unexpectedly, and now she needs a new home. She's hoping you could be the one, and she's available in North Scituate today.