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On Tuesday, the leadership of the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a package of education reform bills that legislators are hopeful will result in local students achieving the same kind of test scores as their Massachusetts more
Vella-Wilkinson bill would extend benefits to gay veterans Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) has introduced legislation that would extend veterans' benefits to gay or transgender members of the armed forces who failed to receive more
By JACOB MARROCCO Ever since he was writing weather journals in third grade, it's been Johnston native Anthony Macari's dream to secure a meteorology job in his home state. The long and winding road has taken Macari, 25, from Lyndon State College in more
By ETHAN HARTLEY It took only a few seconds for two of the area's largest skyline landmarks to crumple and disintegrate before the eyes of well over a hundred spectators at Conimicut Point Saturday morning. Thousands more curious onlookers across New more
Massage Envy, the largest provider of therapeutic massage and skin care services in the U.S. collectively across its franchise network, will be supporting World Wellness Weekend September 21 and 22 with franchised locations nationwide opening their doors more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Marisa Gould, a 13-year-old student at Western Hills Middle School, was accompanied by her family as she met with Mayor Allan Fung on May 17. She has been selected by the Epilepsy Foundation New England, and later by the national more
Living history Rep. Joseph McNamara used fighting words - as did Mayor Allan Fung and Rep. Joseph Solomon Jr. - while helping to kick off the 54th annual Gaspee Days celebration Saturday at the gazebo in Pawtuxet Park. All three characterized the Boston more
Before firing up the propane grill for 4th of July, the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE) recommends homeowners take the following steps to get the most from their outdoor appliances safely: Follow the Manufacturer's Instructions. Whether more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A hat, a tube of toothpaste, children's toys, a candle and an aluminum walking cane - what do these seemingly random items have in common? The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) warns they could all feasibly be fashioned into more
By JEN COWART Special to the Beacon Cranston High School West was the location for a Sept. 4 ceremony in which four education reform bills were signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo. Speakers included Cranston Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse, Rhode more
Back at home More than 100 Airmen and several C-130J aircraft from the 143d Airlift Wing returned to Quonset Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown on July 4-5 from a deployment to an undisclosed location in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. more
On April 20, more than 100 people joined the Takian family to dedicate the gym at Western Hills Middle Schoolas the Charles “Chet” Takian Gymnasium. Chet, as he was affectionately known, was a … more
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