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Blake Simpson was a seventh grader at Aldrich Junior High School in 2002 when Gerald Habershaw was the vice principal. Simpson went on to Pilgrim High School and Habershaw moved on to become principal at Veterans High. more
By ALEX MALM Pilgrim High School has an acting principal until further notice according to Assistant Superintendent Bill McCaffrey. In an email Monday McCaffrey said Pamela Bernardi, a 20-year employee of the School District assumed the role of acting more
By JOHN HOWELL On Monday Mayor Frank Picozzi took the first bite of the former City Hall Annex that was deemed unsafe after a water pipe burst in early January 2018. The action launches his dream to revitalize the village. First bite? That was the case. more
Reiterating their encouragement from earlier this week for all eligible adults to get COVID-19 vaccine booster doses, and following the announcement from federal health officials today formally … more
More than 70 students and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Pilgrim High School at the time of publication, according to Superintendent Lynn Dambruch. The outbreak … more
AT VETERANS MIDDLE SCHOOL: Teachers Kurt Keaney and Jamie Kilday made the school's Veterans Day observance part of a project based learning experience. In addition to playing a role in Tuesday morning's ceremony the students collected food and more
By JOHN HOWELL The numbers are terrible. Following the trend across the state, math and English test scores in Warwick schools for grades 3 through 8 fell in the past two years with Warwick lagging behind its neighbors. But far from being defeated, more
Wednesday’s nor’easter delivered sustained winds to Warwick of 40 MPH with gusts exceeding 55. More than12,300 Warwick customers lost power at the height of the outages. National Grid … more
To our readers: We hope you've stayed safe, warm and dry during this nor'easter.  At the Beacon's office on Warwick Avenue, we've been without power since early this morning. That has, for … more
By ALEX MALM The immediate future of 6,300 students being bused to Warwick schools remained unclear yesterday as First Student and Local 618 of the Amalgamated Transit Union continue to negotiate. One thing is certain, however. If the buses aren't more
Paul's pumpkins Paul Sullivan, who worked at Morris Farm for more than 30 year and lost his fight against cancer on Aug. 22, loved yellow pumpkins. Morris Farm usually has a few yellow pumpkins, but when their shipment showed up this year, nearly 80 more
By JOHN HOWELL Ever wonder what you're landing on when you feel the wheels touch down followed by the roar of the reverse thrust of jets? Duc Nguyen, chief infrastructure officer at the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, knows exactly what goes into more
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