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It was a roller coaster ride Election Night that didn’t end well for the man who led Cranston for 12 years and was ready to do even bigger things in Washington. As the votes started coming … more
Most of the shelf space was bare. A few scattered year-old cans of green beans and corn niblets dotted the metal shelving. Tyrone “Ty” Smith walked into the food pantry and surveyed … more
The Greenwood Halloween Parade is the place to be on October 31. That was the obvious conclusion as an estimated 400 adults and kids admired each others’ costumes, renewed acquaintances, did … more
The Warwick Area Career and Technical Center culinary department Tides Restaurant is open for Thursday lunch and for orders of 10 inch-deep-dish pies in time for Thanksgiving. The Thursday luncheons … more
A team of American University masters degree students concluded that building two new Warwick high schools would increase housing values, decrease teacher and student absenteeism and would increase … more
Warwick schools are a disappointment to Michael DiBiase. The president and CEO of the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council made that clear following the agency’s release on the state of … more
Bethany Penardo is a special education teacher. She has a job but she’s not feeling good about the way things are going. “How much job security is there. It’s not a good thing … more
By JOHN HOWELL Senator Jack Reed had some up and down news as he visited the Pilgrim Senior last Wednesday to discuss the needs of senior citizens and ensure people know assistance is available … more
By JOHN HOWELL Richard Esposito of Cranston said he couldn’t wait to get to Vietnam. That’s not what one expected to hear from an Army veteran who saw 25 percent of his company, … more
Ed was seeing red on Friday. Ed Ladouceur, the incumbent Ward 5 councilman, had just heard from a friend that he had an opponent. Ladouceur thought that impossible. While Michael Koerner had taken … more
With early voting having started Wednesday and Election Day less than three weeks away, a group favoring the $350 million ballot question to build new Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools has stepped … more
With early voting starting Oct. 19, the Beacon has started running candidate forums. Today, we feature City Council candidates.  We asked candidates to provide a brief bio or self introduction … more
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