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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
By PEDER S. SCHAEFER Peter Michaelson didn't have much company last week while painting the bottom of his sailboat at the Safe Harbor Marina on Greenwich Bay-just the sun, some squawking seagulls, and a few other sailors working in the distance. "e;In the more
Social distancing didn't stop the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) team at T.F. Green Airport from sending a little love to the rest of the airport community. With the number of passengers flying out of the airport down to a trickle, the TSA 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
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down nine cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's April 6 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.08 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is sixteen cents more
"e;I think there's a sense of respect that one small step or thought can have a lasting impact. Whether it's the walk or just something people say to encourage somebody, you shouldn't underestimate the value of the opportunity to impact 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
By JOHN HOWELL A seamstress with her own shop in the basement of her Gaspee Plateau home, Kim Larson knew she wanted to do her part to fulfill the need for face masks for health care providers as hospitals prepare for a surge in COVID-19 patients. Now more
Spiritual sunrise The sun rises over Gaspee Point in Warwick on Palm Sunday. (Courtesy of Caroline Caprio) more
In a sign of unity that will impact the lives of tens of thousands of their neighbors, Rhode Islanders came together to raise a total of $1,252,786 during the first-ever 401Gives campaign powered by United Way of Rhode Island. The funds are the result of 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
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 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
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