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Schools to draft new budget despite lingering deficit

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee will commence budget hearings on Monday to work on the FY2020 budget (which begins July 1), despite still facing an approximately $4.6 million deficit in the current year's budget, which ends June 30. It's a

Former Kent ER nurse wins battle over union dues

By JOHN HOWELL Nine years ago, Kent Hospital emergency room nurse Jeanette Geary didn't want to be a union member, but her co-workers voted to join the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP). Even as a non-member of the union, she and others who

Cell phones banned, school bond projects OK'd

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee unanimously codified two new policies and approved multiple construction projects during their meeting last Thursday, held at Pilgrim High School. The first policy pertained to a district-wide ban on cell

Recall of pressure-flush toilets impacts elderly housing complex

By JOHN HOWELL Flush the toilet and it sounds like a jet taking off. That's one feature of the toilets at the 481 units of elderly housing run by the Warwick Housing Authority. There could be another in the 26 units of the newest complex, Shawomet

Strike drags on

By JOHN HOWELL In the 30 years she has worked at Stop & Shop, Linda Fry of Warwick never thought she would walk a picket line. Now, she and her co-workers are wondering when they will return to work as the impasse between the company and the

'Be prepared,' a BSA plate is in the making

By JOHN HOWELL Alan J. Whittaker knows what it is like to be an Eagle Scout and to have the Eagle license plate. Whittaker was a member of Troop 1 Conimicut when he attained the rank of Eagle on November 9, 1964. Hardly two weeks later he was at the

Few shoppers cross Stop & Shop pickets

By JOHN HOWELL The air was stale. Produce bins were less than full, and the fruit looked tired. There were no green bananas. The robot was parked in its station, its two pairs of green lights glowing. Checkout lanes were empty, but the lights were on at

Easter egg hunt unites Norwood

By JOHN HOWELL Last year, when Norwood Baptist Church held their first community Easter Egg hunt, people came up to the organizers and wanted to know who they should pay. But the church wasn't looking for payment and they weren't looking for money this

Mayor to make budget process more inclusive

By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon is looking to change the budget process so the City Council has a clearer understanding of department needs when it gets his spending proposal for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Solomon recalled as a member of the

DCYF Director: Neglect, deficiencies contributed to 9-year-old's death

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) reported on Friday that it is committed to making widespread systemic changes and continuing ongoing reforms in order to better serve vulnerable children and families and
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Adding a new level of convenience to its digital banking capabilities, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has announced the launch of its new online account opening tool. The program, available to all existing and new personal banking customers, allows
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Northeast Pageants of America and Northeast Scholarships of America held its scholarship and model event, called “A Touch of Royalty Pageant,” on March 24 at the Venus deMilo in Swansea, …

Fronting two bands, Warwick's Sean Murphy finds a musical balance

By ROB DUGUAY It's par the course in Rhode Island for a musician to be involved in multiple bands. Drummers often play with the most different groups - some in five or more - but the same can go for guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and horn players.

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RIPO gives a fun night at the opera

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Patriots earned their first win of the season on Tuesday when they beat the Lincoln Lions 3-1 at Pilgrim in Division I baseball. Tyler Parks, a senior, pitched a complete-game gem for the Pats and struck out six. We needed that"
After claiming the state championship back in 2017, the Hawks came up short of their goal in 2018 as they finished runner up to Moses Brown at Cranston Country Club.The Hawks return the large …
The Pilgrim girls swim team was recently awarded the Brother Antony F.S.C Memorial Sportsmanship Award at the Rhode Island Interscholastic Swimming Coaches and Officials Awards dinner. Present to represent the team (from left to right) was Emily Diggle,
The Pilgrim golf team teed off its season recently, and is looking forward to hitting the links this 2019 spring season. The Patriots return a group that includes six seniors in total, as well as …
By PETE FONTAINE Gone are the days when the Phenix Sportsmen's Club of West Warwick would set up its famed Chuck Wagon" - a.k.a. mobile kitchen - on the banks of Seidel's Sanctuary and feed upwards of 300 kids a full breakfast on Opening Day of Rhode"
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City's first shopping plaza a gateway to small business

By JOHN HOWELL Clayton Shackleton's great-grandfather and grandfather didn't always see things eye-to-eye. Both knew how to build houses. Albert Shackleton Sr. saw the future in building single-family homes. He had the right idea at the right time. It

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Time for reform is now

To the Editor: In the near future the most recent financial audit commissioned by the Warwick City Council will be ready for presentation. The docketing of this report is likely sooner than later. Warwick is entering the budget season and this

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DCYF needs to be transparent, committed to reform following tragedy

Take time to enjoy

Having to 'do something' should never be a reason to pass a bill