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There was a time, not so long ago in the 20th Century, when thinking (at all) about supporting yourself through your retirement years generally involved only one factor: the size and viability of … more
Dr. Luke Messac thought it was going to be like every other Tweet he sent.Messac, of Warwick, had just a few hundred followers as recently as July 16, and he took the opportunity to send out a … more
As Father Brian Shanley reflects on his 15-year tenure as president of Providence College, he remembers what his parents told him when he was applying to colleges himself.As a senior at Toll Gate … more
Summer baseball has always been a part of Will Geoghegan’s life, going back to his childhood when his family used to watch Cape Cod League games while vacationing in Massachusetts. They … more
The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market opened for another season Saturday, drawing a good turnout of masked shoppers looking for fresh greens, fish and just baked goodies. Some were also looking to meet up with Mo, who in the past two years has become more
A young woman chased an errant balloon in a parking lot in the wind. An unmarked car, red and blue lights flashing in the back window, was parked nearby. A priest surveyed the scene. No, it was not the set of an abstract film, but more
Richard Boudreau has a gift. He sees things where others don’t. Yes, he sees a shovel. But he also sees the shell of a turtle, the torso of a saxophonist or the tail of a fish – or … more
By ERIN O'BRIEN It was an event a year in the making . with just a few minor hiccups along the way. In February 2019, Bryan Schnell devised the perfect plan - Aruba in April, a beach bungalow, dinner for two, sunset, a professional photographer, and a more
Some heroes wear capes. Others read bedtime stories to children all over the world. Navy veteran Raymond Doonan, who keeps candy and dog treats in his room for particular visitors, is one such hero at West Shore Health Center in Warwick. more
By JOHN HOWELL Joe Weintraub of Cranston has worked for Delta Airlines for 33 years. He was faithfully manning the ticket counter mid-morning Monday when he got his first visitor - actually this reporter - of the day. Commenting on the emptiness of the more
It was raining. It was windy and it was raw Friday. It was not the kind of day to be outside, least of all for a parade. But these are unusual times and Deb Maldonado wasn't going to let a pandemic stand in the way of celebrating Ayden Orum's 14th more
Editor's note: This piece is the first in a planned set of exchanges between local journalists in Warwick, Rhode Island, and Warwick, England, during the COVID-19 crisis. By PHIL HIBBLE These are, indeed, unprecedented times, which means we are all more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island has moved rapidly up the curve, and the state's public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step meant to curb the spread of COVID-19. But the new developments are not all negative, as the state was more
By JOHN HOWELL It takes an army to fight a war and it takes the proper weapons to defeat an enemy. One weapon in the battle against coronavirus is the surgical facemask. There's no knowing how many are needed, but given projections of a surge in more
Joining Massachusetts in another unprecedented step meant to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday announced that dine-in service at restaurants, bars and other … more
The way Chris Maxwell sees it, all the legal maneuvering by the state is part of an effort to get toll gantries up and operating across the state – and bringing in the money – before … more
The No. 1 seeded Pilgrim Patriots went to the Portsmouth Abbey Ice Rink on Sunday afternoon and shut out the No. 4 Mt. Hope Huskies 3-0 during Game 2 of the Boys Division III Hockey … more
There’s no knowing when Warwick Schools could be the target of a cyber attack. A seemingly normal email with embedded links or a PDF file could pop into the mailbox of any faculty member. … more
Upwards of 40 people, including students, teachers, school administrators and community leaders, spent last Wednesday and Thursday working in groups of six to explore what education and Warwick high … more
Sue Parker says she tired of cooking, so instead of baking treats and serving them up in her canine bistro, she’s transformed the establishment – with the help of a lot of usual items … more
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed flies frequently, and he knows T.F. Green International Airport well. “I travel to lots of airports,” he told members of the media outside the airport’s … more
John Howell had owned the Warwick Beacon for less than a decade as the snow began to fall in early February 1978. At the time, the paper, which is now published twice weekly, was still printing a … more
Don Mariani was a Lyft driver when he came up with an idea that could change how Warwick residents – and eventually other Rhode Islanders – dispose of clothing they no longer need or … more
State Police Maj. Chris Dicomitis is facing retirement. It’s not by choice, as officers are required to retire after 25 years of service or when they reach 62. Dicomitis believes he’s the … more
Quincy was in Family Court on Thursday. He’s a big boy so his mom, Lisa Weinberg, keeps him on a short leash. He walked the corridor as if he didn’t have a care in the world, which … more
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