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Netflix aired the Roast of Tom Brady on Sunday night and it delivered. It was everything that you’d hope a roast would be and what a roast should be about. Like most people, I was … more
An ongoing issue in the world of local high school sports coverage is the connection between the teams and media outlets in terms of reporting the scores and stats of games. In the past, it was … more
Dave Lussier, President of The Better Bay Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing boating safety in Rhode Island Waters underscored the significance of proactive communication with … more
Thursday marks one of my favorite days on the sports calendar: The NFL Draft. This is perhaps the most intriguing draft that the New England Patriots have faced this century as they currently … more
Fisheries Economics of the US, released by NOAA Fisheries, shows recreational fishing in 2022 (the most recent data available)  had a dramatic increase compared to 2021. In an advisory last week … more
Rhode Island continued to open doors for female athletes last weekend when Johnston High School hosted Jen Welter’s all girls football camp. Welter was hired as the first-ever female coach in … more
My biggest takeaway through the first week of spring sports is how excellent our softball teams are here at Beacon Communications. All five of our teams have impressed and could be contenders by … more
Opening Day of the freshwater fishing season in Rhode Island is 6 a.m. Saturday, April 13. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has stocked over 60,000 brook, brown,  … more
The spring migration run of striped bass will soon be underway. The water temperatures off Narragansett at press time was 41 degrees. Traditionally 55 degrees is the temperature when the fish are … more
Last Thursday, Beacon Communications lost one of its longest-tenured contributors as freelancer Pete Fontaine passed away at 77 years old. Pete was a staple in Rhode Island sports journalism for … more
We’ve made it to spring. Now, I will be taking a deeper dive into our teams in next week’s column as I continue to research and speak with coaches regarding the upcoming season, but … more
It is my honor to be the guest speaker at the RI Saltwater Anglers Association seminar Monday, March 25, 7 p.m. at the West Warwick Elks, 60  Cyle Street, West Warwick. The presentation, … more
It was another busy winter sports season here at Beacon Communications and as always, there was no shortage of stories to report on. The winter season is typically the longest, but this one felt … more
I love it when a plan comes together. Scott Travers, Executive Director of the RI Saltwater Anglers Association, and his board of directors, did an outstanding job with the New England Saltwater … more
In recent months, there has been an uptick of incidents at local games involving fans getting rowdy and causing disturbances, with the most recent example being last week in Pawtucket at the Cranston … more
We are in the thick of the playoffs and with so many events on the table and now off the table, here are some thoughts of mine as we grind through the postseason. First off, the wrestling state … more
At press time the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were all still seeking public comment and input on 2024 fishing regulations for saltwater fishing. So, the regulations list for … more
The basketball playoffs start this week in Rhode Island and are sure to bring some great matchups and fun brackets. The basketball postseason is without a doubt the best on the sports calendar and … more
Michael Tilelli of North Kingston, RI was awarded the Angler of the Year by the RI Saltwater Anglers Association Saturday, Feb. 17 at their Annual Banquet held at the Quonset O Club. Tilelli took the … more
Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their third Super Bowl title in four years on Sunday, establishing the NFL’s latest dynasty and the first since the Patriots in the early … more
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