NEWS
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, …
IN CLASS: The school department called in outside contractors  Monday in a push to dry out much of the building that was filled with steam following the freezing of a heater ventilator last weekend.  (Warwick Beacon photo)
Crews push to dry out Toll Gate for Monday resumption of classes
Crews were working feverously to dry out Toll Gate High School Tuesday and restore it to a condition where it could reopen Monday for classes. “We’re assessing it daily,” …
THE CEREMONY COMMENCES: Mayor Frank Picozzi prepares to cut the ribbon in front of Everyday Medicinals’ Warwick Ave. office (L-R) Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (CRICoC) Director of Membership and Marketing Jennifer Wheelehon, CRICoC Chairman of the Board Michael Aurecchia, family friend Rich Chase, Picozzi, founder Amanda Cheatom, Cetrified Health Coach Amanda Prado and CRICoC CEO Lauren Slocum. (Photo courtesy of Lev Poplow)
Ribbon cutting a 5-year celebration for Everyday Medicinals
It took a while but Everyday Medicinals, located at 400 Warwick Ave, held a ribbon-cutting last Thursday. The business, which opened in 2019, specializes in care using medical marijuana and …
Money talks at Monday meeting
City finances were the talk of Monday’s City Council meeting, from budget projections to purchasing new equipment for city boats. Finance Director Peder Schaefer gave his mid-fiscal year …
RIPTA to reopen Kennedy Plaza photo ID office
The Photo ID Office, located inside the Kennedy Plaza Intermodal Transportation Center, will reopen four days a week starting March 1. The Photo ID Office, where passengers can process their reduced …
Coming to airport agreements over Philly cheese steak sandwiches
Mayor Frank Picozzi has yet to sign a memorandum of understanding on Rhode Island Airport Corporation plans for a $100 million air cargo hub south of the terminal that until recently has largely been …
FOUR GENERATIONS: Ele Nora (right) celebrates her milestone birthday with daughter Diana Tenry (left), grandson Tony James (back) and granddaughter Arya James (center).
Friends, strong will a key to living for 104 year-old resident
At 104 years old, Ele Nora has seen a lot. That didn’t make the birthday celebration held for her on Friday at Avalon Nursing Home any less special, though. Nora, whose grandson, Tony …
Save money with savvy shopping cooking demo and tasting
Learn how to save money with savvy shopping at a Healthy Habits cooking demonstration and food tasting at Warwick Public Library on Thursday, February 29 at 2 p.m. Everyone is feeling sticker …
FULL HOUSE: Members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) pose with a ceremonial check for $20,000.
$20K legislative grant is largest for state military organization
The Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) Lounge at the Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport  was packed with  state representatives Thursday along with a check large in both …
Gas prices pause as demand softens
Northeast gasoline prices are taking a pit stop as demand remains soft and continues to track below year-ago levels.  At the same time, regional gasoline inventories increased by more than …
MUSICIANS IN THE ROUND: Host Jan Luby, with musicians Erin Ash Sullivan, John Egan, and John Devault. (Photo by Steve Popiel)
Songwriters in the Round fills Artist Exchange with new music
On the second Thursday of every month, musicians from all over Cranston gather at the Artist Exchange for their Songwriters in the Round workshop. At each event four people, a host and three …
Police Log 02-29-2024
VANDALISM Last week, Warwick Police Department posted photos on social media showing damage at Warwick City Park. “Sometime overnight, a vehicle caused extensive damage to City …