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THE LATEST: First 2 deaths in RI from COVID-19; Raimondo issues stay-at-home order

  Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Rhode …

Fung: As West quarantine concludes, 'think again' on 'corona parties'

The two-week self-quarantine order for members of the Cranston High School West community expired on Friday – and Mayor Allan Fung has a new message for those who might see the occasion as a reason to celebrate in group settings.

THE LATEST: Governor extends restrictions, defends 'pinpointed' approach to NY visitors

Editor's note: This story appears on our websites as part of a new partnership between Beacon Communications and East Bay Newspapers to share coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. Gov. Gina M. …

Top lawmakers approve governor’s $300M borrowing request

The General Assembly’s four-member Disaster Emergency Funding Board on Thursday approved Gov. Gina Raimondo’s request for authority to borrow up to $300 million – a move the …

Radio Beacon, Episode 4: Jack Howell from Hong Kong

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RIIL pushes spring sports back

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

My Pitch: Saying bye to a legend

Last week marked the end of an era, as former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to put an end to his days in Foxboro. Although it was hard to believe, and is still difficult to process,

Staying Fit

Many local businesses throughout the country are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, having to close down shop for the foreseeable future and figure out a away to stay afloat. Stacie Venagro, who is the owner of Stacie Venagro

Sena commits TO DII Stonehill

By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston West cornerback Nate Sena recently made his college decision official, committing to play for the Division II Stonehill Skyhawks next fall in Easton, Mass. "e;It feels great now that I'm less stressed about it. It's amazing, I'm

Have some time...get your fishing gear ready

Fishing is a lot like being a fireman in that you need to be ready all the time. The last thing you want to do is lose a fish due to faulty gear or tackle. That’s why …

Strong finish

By ALEX SPONSELLER Despite falling behind by nine points at halftime, the No. 9 Cranston West boys basketball team would travel to No. 8 Westerly and pull off the 66-54 upset in the Sweet 16 of the open state tournament. The Falcons got some revenge with

Bolts top pats in unified hoops clash

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Pilgrim Patriots unified basketball team were trounced 45-30 by the Thunderbolts on Wednesday afternoon at Cranston High School East. East's Sam Gray topped all scorers with 15 points and Larenz Martin, Zack Jennings, and Emily

Are we ready to respond to hard economic times?

To the Editor, The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 33 million people world-wide. (I can find no reference that describing the virus as "e;Spanish"e; as being racist.) Then there was no 24-hour news cycle on cable TV and the internet to fuel the

A learning experience for all of us

Don't repeat the mistakes of 1918

Don't repeat the mistakes of 1918

Alan Shawn Feinstein still doing good deeds


Lay of the land

At a moment of social distancing and profound uncertainty, thoughts of the spring and summer to come can provide a needed respite for anxious Rhode Islanders.After an unusually mild and snow-free …

60s and Sexy: And so it goes...

Life Matters: Blankets to cover the windows

Back in the Day: Caring for 'wards of the state'

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Police Log

CHILD ABUSE On March 19 at 9:19 a.m., police arrested Xavier Stewart, 41, 244 Mayfield Ave., Apt. F, Cranston, on a charge of second-degree child abuse. Police say Stewart was arrested after turning himself in at the department's Garfield Avenue

Prosecutors target fraudulent activity tied to COVID-19 crisis

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