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Report on closed landfill questioned by residents

By JOHN HOWELL It dates back more than 40 years, but Larry Coletta remembers the trucks from New Jersey as if it was yesterday. They would arrive in the evening or under the cover of night. "They were over there. There was some kind of a pond back

On the path to a career

On the path to a career More than 400 Warwick Area Career and Technical Center students are back in class on a full time in-person basis. Half the students report in the morning while the other half attends in the afternoon four days out of the week.

College outbreaks spur COVID uptick

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Outbreaks at Providence College and the University of Rhode Island have driven a recent uptick in the state's COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday, while the majority of cases identified within Rhode Island's K-12

248 years later, an earnest hunt for the Gaspee

By JOHN HOWELL With the change of a single letter - a T to a W - marine archeologist Dr. Kathleen Abbass transitioned what has been both an exercise and research project into a search of major significance to the state. On Sept. 15, Abbass addressed her

Swimmers want in, Solomon not ready to open pool

By JOHN HOWELL Michael Thaler and some of the many friends he's made over the years as a swimmer were outside McDermott Pool Tuesday afternoon in a demonstration of unity to get back into the water. That doesn't look like it is going to happen soon. For

Doing their studies and being with their peers, too

By JOHN HOWELL If it weren't for a pandemic, Vets Middle School students Simon Ibarra and Maddie Castaldi probably would have been on their way home Friday afternoon after class with books under their arms and homework assignments for the weekend.

Middle school sports in doubt

By ALEX SPONSELLER As the Rhode Island high school sports season kicks off this week, middle school sports are on hold until at least the winter and possibly beyond. Some have wondered why middle school sports will not be played this fall, especially

Finding Joy

By ERIN O'BRIEN "As a kid I was not allowed to have a pet. I think I went overboard."e; Lidia said thoughtfully. Over the years Lidia and Scott Goodinson and their four children had a menagerie of house pets in their Norwood home. "e;We had everything but

DJB Flooring wins Majors title

By ALEX SPONSELLER DJB Flooring completed the come from behind win to top DeGiulio's Insurance 7-6 in extra innings to claim the Warwick North Majors Championship. DeGiulio's took a commanding four-run lead in the fourth inning, however, the DJB bats

K central

By JOHN HOWELL It was built as a high school in the 1950s; it transitioned into a middle school when the district downsized from three to two high schools. Now, Veterans will become kindergarten central for at least a couple of months. The Warwick School

Officials: Despite COVID cases, school reopening on track

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Nineteen COVID-19 cases were identified among students, teachers and staff during the first two days of Rhode Island's new school year, officials said Wednesday, although those positive tests were spread between 18 different schools

Free 'grab & go' meals available at 6 sites for all students

By JOHN HOWELL Summer just got extended until Dec. 31. That's one way of looking at the free meals for students program that continues through December for Warwick students and persons under 18 years old. In addition to breakfast and lunch for those

Gaspee team takes oath

Gaspee team takes oath The Gaspee Days Committee installation ceremonies were held Thursday evening at the Aspray Boathouse in Pawtuxet, with Cranston Mayor Allan Fung giving remarks and state Rep. Joseph McNamara administering the oath of office.
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By BEACON STAFF A Warwick man who was charged in the nation's first Paycheck Protection Program fraud case has pleaded guilty to charges in federal court. David Andrew Butziger, 52, entered the plea on a charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud before
Thundermist Health Center will host its first ever virtual fundraising gala. The organization's annual fundraiser, Moonlight at the Dunes, is being presented virtually due to COVID-19. Thundermist will host the event on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m.
By LAURA WEICK The Warwick Public Library, Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and Warwick Beacon will host a series of virtual job fairs enabling employers and employees to make professional connections amid the pandemic. According to Wil
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC)has initiated several new amenities and services for patrons of T.F. Green Airport.  Although passenger volume at PVD and throughout the nation remains …

Listening tour on Federal fisheries law comes to New England

A New England panel of fishing industry leaders will meet with Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) Monday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ET) at his ninth listening session on the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the federal fishing law of this nation. I am proud to say

No big sandwich day

Artist Jackie & BeatCo.Viamental join lineup for Viva La Venue benefit

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Pigrim High posts 4th quarter honor roll

Indeed, this has been late in coming. It's not the school's fault, but ours. Nonetheless, we wanted to get the fourth quarter at Pilgrim High School in print before schools opens next week. Our apologies and congratulations to the students. GRADE NINE



FROM STAFF REPORTS Last week the Rhode Island Interscholastic League unveiled its new COVID-19 modifications for the upcoming fall sports season. For all sports, all players, coaches, officials, fans and media members will be required to wear face

A new fight

By ALEX SPONSELLER Benny Costantino has always been tough. As a former boxer, the Warwick native finished his career with a 7-3 record and fought in 76 total bouts between the pro and amateur level, as well as a few kickboxing fights in between. The one

WFFSC unveils scholarship winners

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick FireFighters Soccer Club recently unveiled its annual scholarship award winners. The recipients included Megan Gomes (Nova Southeastern University), Hailey Clark (University of New Haven), Luke Gibeau (New England Institute

Boys & Girls Club hitting the links

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Boys & Girls Club of Warwick will be holding its 42nd annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Warwick Country Club, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it …

‘In limbo’

By ALEX SPONSELLER In last week's latest announcement by the state and Rhode Island Interscholastic League, it was made official that football and volleyball would not be played during this fall. There are still any questions regarding the future of
Animal shelter news

Adoptable Pet of the Week

This big smile belongs to Apollo! He is a three year young Boxer mix with lots of love to give! Apollo needs to have a fenced in yard, he loves to run, play and he also loves the water. He had to have part of his tail amputated, which is all healed now and it hasn't stopped him from wagging it! The best home for Apollo would be an adult only home or older children. He is super smart, wants to please and is ready to find his forever home! Please contact Operation Pawsibility Project via email or visit their Facebook page for more information about this handsome boy. He deserves to have the loving home and family that he is dreaming of, please help make his dream come true! If you are looking to adopt or know of an animal in need please contact Karen directly at

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Warwick Police Log 09-24-2020

DUI Just before 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 18, Detective Hovsep Sarkisian and Officer Michael Bailey were conducting a directed patrol focused on impaired motorists when another officer, Brenen Cardoza, reported he had stopped a possibly intoxicated driver on

Regardless of calls to defund, Solomon won't turn down police calls for assistance

Warwick Police Log 09/17/2020

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Warwick Police Log 09/03/20


Virginia E. (Berry) Dwyer

Virginia E. (Berry) Dwyer, 82, passed away September 20, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Virginia E. McGovern. She was the wife of the late Ambrose B. Dwyer, Sr. Born in Providence, she was a …

Joyce A. (Abbott) Hocker

Joyce A. (Abbott) Hocker, age 71, of Warwick, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020, at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. She was the wife of the late James R. Hocker. Born in …

Doris M. Cole

Doris M. Cole, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Herbert A. Cole and Alice L. (Odell) Cole. Doris graduated from East …

Joyce A. (Abbott) Hocker

Joyce A. (Abbott) Hocker, age 71, of Warwick, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020, at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. She was the wife of the late James R. Hocker. Born in …

Laurene M. Starkey

Laurene M. Starkey, 60, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Gwinlin Cox, Jr. for 32 years. Born in Warwick, she was the …

Elsa DiTata

Elsa DiTata, 96 died Sunday, September 20, 2020. She was the wife of the late Alfonso A. DiTata. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John and Maria (Sarafini) Bruni. Elsa was …

Robert E. Bubar Sr.

Robert E. Bubar Sr., 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband for 59 years to the late Alice V. (Silva) Bubar. Born in Providence, he was the …

Therese C. “Terry” (Coyle) Leonard

Therese C. “Terry” (Coyle) Leonard, RN passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Westview Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Thomas Leonard. They had been married 46 years when he …
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Magazine names Edgewood Cheese Shop best in RI

Edgewood Cheese Shop was just named Best Cheese Shop in Rhode Island by national food magazine, Taste of Home. "e;The Best Cheese Shop in Every State"e; was a listing of the culinary wonders that these top establishments bring to each of the 50 states.

New 'Toast-Yay!' cookie in lineup for Girl Scout cookie sales

Rhode Island Foundation offers $25,000 grants to composers

Dave makes it 'Back to the Future'

Getting to The Point & feeling good


Alcoholic Beverage Notice - Renewal applications

City of Warwick Board of Public SafetyAlcoholic Beverage Notice Renewal applications to keep and sell intoxicating beverages under the provisions of Title 3 of the Rhode Island General Laws of …

Kevin J. McAteer Jr.

State announces asymptomatic testing sites at four Stop & Shop locations

'Neglected' park repairs sets of storm of words

Sewer project still in limbo

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