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The cranes stand at attention — sharp, pointed monoliths of “progress.” The metal skeleton has taken shape, forming the profile of what promises to be the largest building ever constructed in Rhode Island. Amazon has refused to give tours of the construction site looming on Johnston’s horizon. more
She was a hero, a movie star and a mutt. Ruby lived a full life and saved the lives of others. The Rhode Island State Police have announced the passing of K-9 Ruby, age 11 … more
By ALEX MALM Mayor Frank Picozzi  defended his proposed $341.1 million budget Monday saying with the rising cost of gas and groceries this isn’t the year to raise taxes even though the … more
By ALEX MALM Prior to releasing his budget, Mayor Frank Picozzi said he was prepared to increase the school allocation, but not give them the additional $5 million the School Committee was asking … more
By ALEX MALM   For years Mike Penta and Tony Corrente held leadership positions in the Warwick Republican City Committee. This year both plan on having their names on the ballot but … more
By EMMA BARTLETT Goodbye diesel and welcome electric. This week, RIPTA’s R-Line -- which runs from Providence to Pawtucket -- switched from diesel run buses to an electric fleet as part of … more
By Beacon Staff Mayor Frank Picozzi has proposed a $341 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that doesn’t increase taxes yet increases spending by $12.6 million from this … more
Following a virtual event last year and no event the year Covid-19 shutdown the state, the Run for the Roses fundraiser for the benefit of the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center returned Saturday to the … more
By JOHN HOWELL In a co-authored response to Patricia Criner, an ICU nurse and president of the local 5008 of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals at Kent Hospital the leadership in the House … more
Warwick Police announced the arrest of an alleged bank robber on Wednesday morning, May 11. Paul Edward Larson, 60, of East Greenwich, has been taken into custody without incident, police … more
The sinking of the HMS Gaspee is merely a footnote in some U.S. history books. If a small group of Rhode Island citizen scientists succeeds, a search for the British vessel’s remains may help rewrite the nation’s annals, and place the Namquid Point explosion on the first page of the first chapter of the American story. more
By ALEX MALM The Council on Elementary and Secondary Education is set to vote on a proposal soon from the Rhode Island Department of Education to change graduation requirements starting with the … more
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