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Cranston woman, 54, killed in Warwick moped crash

The woman – whose identity was being withheld pending notification of family – was pronounced dead after being transported to Kent Hospital, according to Warwick Police.

THE LATEST: Rapid testing in RI a 'game-changer’

Two additional Rhode Islanders died of COVID-19 since Sunday’s update, for a total of 27 fatalities since the epidemic reached the Ocean State.

Gaspee Days celebrations canceled for 2020

The Gaspee Days Committee on Sunday announced that all of this year’s Gaspee Days events have been canceled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. “The Gaspee Days Committee has been …

THE LATEST: State encourages people to wear cloth-based face coverings in public

Rhode Islanders are now being encouraged by the state to wear cloth-based face coverings in public, Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the R.I. Department of Health, said Friday at Gov. Gina Raimondo’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Radio Beacon, Episode 5: Steve McAllister of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

This week, we're joined by Steve McAllister, who represents Ward 7 on the Warwick City Council and serves as executive director of the eastern region for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Governor talks to kids, reveals that Easter Bunny is an ‘essential worker’

Gov. Gina Raimondo debuted a new look, new format and new co-star in her Thursday coronavirus briefing, and she steered the hour-long session to a new audience — kids.

Governor: 'Harder before easier'

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

Would law open shore properties to public access?

By JOHN HOWELL A bill introduced to clarify access to beaches could have an impact on the hundreds of homeowners on Warwick's 39 miles of shoreline. The measure would establish a 10-foot right of way from the high tide water mark on shoreline

THE LATEST: Beaches, parks to close as crisis grows

Rhode Island continues to move 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. Eighty-six new …

THE LATEST: 'Distance learning' to continue through April; 114 new COVID-19 cases in RI

“The next few weeks are going to be very difficult,” the governor warned. “We are at a point of fast spread.”
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Eight more Rhode Islanders have died as a result of COVID-19, Gov. Gina Ramondo said in a 1 p.m. briefing Sunday, and she implored residents to take social distancing seriously as the virus enters its “rapid spread” phase.
Now that the state has a more robust testing system, Raimondo is asking anyone with symptoms to contact their healthcare provider and ask to be tested. She also urged primary care providers to ramp up their referrals for testing.
Ninety-one new COVID-19 cases have brought the state’s total to 657, while two more people have died as a result of the virus. The latest figures were announced through a Thursday afternoon …
A message for all of us Having seen messages of hope on Facebook and hearing what people are doing across the country to lift people's spirits, Kathryn Gooding-Gill and her son Conor made a project of turning their driveway into a message board. "e;We
By JOHN HOWELL If anyone should know what it's like to be a teacher in the times of the coronavirus it is Darlene Netcoh. Netcoh is not only an English teacher at Toll Gate but also president of the Warwick Teachers Union. She's in contact with teachers

Rockin' from rooftop: Impromptu performance from 'The Social Distancers'

Times of crisis can often bring out the best in people. An individual's altruistic action for someone who needs it the most can get others through the day when they hear the story. It's the inspiration that grabs hold of us and makes us

IMC streams dance classes, curated performance series

Back in the Day: Tale of a Rhode Island hero

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Local restaurant hidden gems

By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick native and longtime Warwick Fire Fighters Soccer Club volunteer Mark Laurie was recently named an inductee to the Soccer RI Hall of Fame. Laurie began his 30-year tenure with WFFSC back in 1990, starting as a coach for his
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Warriors travel basketball club had a strong finish to its 2020 winter season, with a handful of teams making noise at the state championships. The fourth grade club finished in 4th place, while the sixth graders placed 8th
On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that all public K-12 schools would continue online learning through the remainder of April, which also means that the Rhode Island Interscholastic League spring sports season
Although locals have been advised to remain in their homes and in limited contact with one another during the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is still one safe option for recreation: golf. Most Rhode Island club houses have been shut
Last week, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that all K-12 schools in the state would be adhering to distance learning plans starting Monday, March 23 through April 3. With the announcement, the Rhode Island Interscholastic
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Police launch awareness patch program

Police launch awareness patch program Starting in April, the Warwick Police Department will begin implementing an awareness patch program. Throughout the year, officers will wear special patches on their uniforms representing various causes. These

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Animal shelter news

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Goldy

We could all use a little sparkle in our lives right now, so how about adding a little Goldy into your home! Goldy is a beautiful golden colored girl just as her name says! She is a five year young Boxer/Terrier mix who is waiting for her perfect home. Goldy is smart, playful, active and a super snuggle-bug too but she is best suited for an adult only home. If you’ve been looking for a walking partner and a couch potato all rolled into one, then Goldy is your girl! She is available at Save One Soul Animal Rescue League and if you’d like more information about Goldy you can call them at 401-206-0727 or email for more information. You can also reach Save One Soul via their Facebook page. Goldy will be waiting and hoping that you’ll calling for her and will then fall in love!


Packing meals for those who need them

On a blustery, sunny Friday afternoon they gathered. In a church parking lot, a small group of 10 first donned plastic gloves and bowed their heads in prayer before joining the assembly line, observing the six feet of social distance as

Shutting RI down

War games offers a united front against the virus

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Cedar Hill School K Mila Ridolf 1 Brozy Howlett 2 Callum Way 3 Charlie Mackowitz 4 Luke Goodine 5 Shraddha Jeejesh Greenwood K Layla Trahan Reynolds 1 Isla Restrepo 2 …

Shannon Furlong

Principal Lynne Prentiss Shannon is a bright, enthusiastic and intellectually curious student who seeks to develop positive working relationships with adults and peers. Shannon exemplifies Winman …

Olivia Levesque

Principal Dave Tober Olivia is a sweet girl who is always willing to go the extra mile to be helpful. Olivia always works hard, and the quality of her work is amazing! In her own quiet way, Olivia …


Contrarianism will doom us all

Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday shut down all state parks and Massachusetts extended its closure of non-essential businesses until May 4. We're undoubtedly in the midst of the coronavirus frenzy that has defined 2020 and grinded our nation to a halt -

Offbeat things at a weird time

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It's about those around you

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