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By JOHN HOWELL Richard Crenca brought a cigar to work last Tuesday. That's not something he usually does, but the director of public works had a meeting with the mayor and he had made up his mind - after 32 years of public service it was time to retire. more
By JOHN HOWELL While $5 million is a lot of money, it is hardly more than a few drops in the bucket when it comes to addressing all of the city's road problems. As part of the upcoming budget the City Council, setting the condition of city roads as a more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Duncan Robertson can tell you a lot in a half hour. Like most 6-year-olds, he has an active enthusiasm for most things he speaks about and has an unquenchable thirst for learning that even his dad Ben, a math teacher at Smithfield High more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- The sun is out, and with many schools set to close for summer vacation this week it's the perfect time for families to start thinking about vacations of their own. Unfortunately, one study says people don't want to come to Rhode Island. more
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE On June 2 at approximately 4:16 p.m. Officer Thomas Greene was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries reported. When he arrived on scene, he observed a Toyota Tacoma blocking the two westbound lanes on Main more
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 more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Rhode Island has the 8th worst drug problem in the country, according to a study recently published by financial research and analysis company WalletHub, which looked at data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services more
It doesn’t get the fanfare or the same type of marketing media blitz as other holidays and, judging from a very unscientific, informal poll conducted on the Beacon’s Facebook page, a majority of … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Despite their contracts not expiring until next summer, the Warwick School Committee voted 4-1 to extend the contracts of Superintendent Philip Thornton, Chief Academic Officer Sheryl Rabbitt, Finance Director Anthony Ferrucci and Human more
By JOHN HOWELL Dianne Stein was delighted when she found the building on West Shore Road. It was a straight line down Centerville Road, through Apponaug and under the trestle to West Shore Road, a total of 2.2 miles from the exit on Route 95. This is more
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