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Don Sweitzer picks winners

He just may be the most important Rhode Island political figure you don’t know. When Democrat candidates up and down the ballot stick their toe in the water to figure out if they have a …

Changing perspective on Covid vaccines

How much pride?

West Bay Bike Path

Confined to the first circle of hell?

Sports

The Don Rodrigues Karate Academy of Warwick captured 26 trophies at the Krane Fall Karate Classic held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Anthony Zangari captured 1st place in Men’s …

The Toll Gate football team sits at 0-2 so far this fall but has been encouraged by the progress made since last season. Shortly before kickoff in 2022, the Titans hired a new coaching staff led by …
The Warwick Beacon’s Athlete of the Week is Pilgrim soccer player Amaya Coffie. The returning All-State senior is off to another monster start for the Pats, leading the team with 10 goals …
The Pilgrim girls soccer team had a breakout win last week when it cruised to a 4-0 victory over La Salle. The teams were scoreless at halftime but the Patriot offense would surge in the final 40 …
A really ugly situation unfolded in North Providence last week when a boys soccer player hit two Ponaganset players in a violent confrontation. I was not at the game but saw the video online …
Lifestyles

A Sockanosset School love story

When the Sockanosset School for Boys opened in Cranston during the 1880s, the juvenile reform facility offered numerous employment opportunities for officers, cooks and teachers. Among the officers …

The stars align for Philharmonic’s 79th season

Black Lodge Collectibles has lots for fans of comics, music, video games & more

I don’t understand what you said

Mathis brings memories to PPAC

Police/Crime
SHOPLIFTING Around 8:31 p.m., June 29, responded to Walmart at 840 Post Road, to investigate a shoplifting. The suspects, a man and a woman, had fled the scene in a black Acura, traveling …
Two Johnston High School students were arrested last week following an assault on the school’s police department-assigned Resource Officer. Around 10 a.m., Thursday, Johnston Police …
UPDATE: The Johnston Police Department asked the public for assistance locating a stolen car. The vehicle, pictured here, was taken from the victim’s driveway on Capri Drive around 2:30 a.m. on …
The water looks deep. But that guy made it through. I can’t back up now. Just accelerate and pray? Ocean State drivers find themselves in an increasingly familiar quandary. Drive …
RECKLESS DRIVING Around 2:15 a.m., July 21, Warwick police officers on a RIPTIDE patrol on Interstate 95 North in the area of Exit 24 spotted a vehicle allegedly traveling 104 miles per hour. …
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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

DPW director to retire, cites need for a long-term plan

$5M for roads a start, says DPW director

Cedar Hill student wins Mini Meteorologist contest

RI ranked worst state for a road trip, but commerce data disagrees

Pet of the Week

Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Mona

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.