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Council will consider $1.3M to save sports

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick City Council is putting the ball in the Warwick School Department's court - and it remains to be seen whether or not they're willing to play. City Council President Steve Merolla called Wednesday afternoon to report he was

New Pilgrim nurse has pulse on seniors

By ETHAN HARTLEY For those who come to the Pilgrim Senior Center, like Rosemarie Janelle, the whole idea is to get out of the house and do something fun or fulfilling with their day. Fittingly enough, Paula Woodbine-Ducharme comes to the senior center

Drafting options for Bayside sewers

By JOHN HOWELL The Warwick Sewer Authority will be presented four possible options for the installation of Bayside sewers when it meets on July 25, all involving directional drilling to avoid disturbing archeological features dating back to pre-colonial

Municipal court candidate is appointment chair's daughter

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick City Council Appointments Committee will have two important appointments up for consideration during their upcoming meeting on Monday night, but its chairman, freshman Ward 4 Councilman James McElroy, will be unable to

Solomon hires financial advisor

By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon insists that the problems facing Warwick aren't insurmountable, but he also showed on Wednesday that he isn't averse to accepting help in solving those problems either. He announced Wednesday that he would be

Willingness to contribute defines Toll Gate Top 10

Profiles of the Top 10 students from the Class of 2019 of Toll Gate High School.

Governor, lawmakers spar over new budget

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed the state's $9.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 into law - although she is critical of a number of the spending plan's provisions and has reiterated her support for the adoption of line-item veto

Tradition and community

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Immigrants from Itri, Italy, who settled in Cranston's Knightsville section in the early years of the 20th century brought the memory of a miracle. As the story goes, in 796 A.D., a mute shepherd looked into a tree on Mount Civita in

Study: RI worst state to start a business

By ETHAN HARTLEY Thinking about opening a business? A recent report indicates you might want to do it somewhere other than Rhode Island, as Wallethub's 2019 Best Places to Start a Business" study found the Ocean State to be dead last overall when"

Perfectly blue Monday

By JOHN HOWELL Monday was perfect for picking. It was cloudy, temperatures were in the 70s and there was a slight breeze. And, best of all, there were some ripe blueberries ready to be picked. By now Rhonda Shumaker and Joe Gouveia know pretty much what
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The single-owner collection of Russell Buteau of Millville, Massachusetts - a lifelong collector of Coca-Cola items and antiques for over 40 years - is an expected highlight of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers' upcoming Antiques, Collectibles & Fine Art Auction
A good summer film takes you on an adventure, and a great summer film takes you on an adventure you never forget. See eight Supreme Summer Movies with dazzling voyages and daring escapades at Warwick Public Library on Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. On
At the Rhode Island Bar Association's Annual Meeting Awards Reception on June 13, Joanne C. D'Ambra, Esq., of Cranston, received a Rhode Island Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award recognizing the outstanding efforts of attorneys providing justice to
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's July 8 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.69 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is six cents lower than the
By TODD McLEISH The formerly homeless residents at House of Hope in Warwick have another reason to feel hopeful. Thanks to a team of University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners, they are learning about gardening and helping to grow their own vegetables

Newport Playhouse announces opening of ‘Funny Money’

On Wednesday, July 10, Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant opens “Funny Money,” directed by Daniel Lee White and written by Ray Cooney. Henry, a mild-mannered CPA, accidentally picks up the …

The social differences between men and women

Island Moving Company welcomes five exceptional dance companies from around globe

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60th anniversary

The Warwick Continental American 10-year-old All-Star team edged Coventry 9-7 to punch its ticket to the District 3 Championship, which was played on Wednesday evening. The results were not available at press time. For more photos of the action against
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Continental American 11-year-old All-Star team edged Coventry 7-3 to punch its ticket to the District 3 finals against North Kingstown/Wickford tonight at home. Tied 2-2 after three innings of play, WCA's bats would take
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick North 10's fell to Narragansett in the losers bracket of the District 3 playoffs last week, putting an end to their summer after finishing the tournament with a 2-2 record. North dropped it's first game of the tournament to
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Warwick North 12's baseball team went to Louis M. D'Abrosca Memorial Field on Saturday and Sunday and took down Warwick Continental American 4-3 in extra innings during what was another two-day thunderstorm delayed contest at Crowne
By RYAN D. MURRAY Warwick North dropped both Games 1 and 2 of the 12-U softball District 3 Final to East Greenwich on Wednesday night during a doubleheader at the Bend Street Complex. East Greenwich won the first contest by a final score of 2-0 and the
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9 arrested for DUI over holiday weekend

Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, announces that during the five-day period from July 3 through July 7, nine individuals were arrested and charged with driving while

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Tax bills on the way; due date extended to July 31

By JOHN HOWELL Nina McPherson had the feeling she would be paying more taxes this year, but when she didn't get a bill by last Friday and with the July 15 deadline for the first quarterly payment fast approaching, she took matters into her own hands. On

Tax bills on the way; due date extended to July 31

Warwick resident named EVP, chief development officer at United Way RI

School lunch debt skyrockets after donations

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Star Students - 1/24/19

Congratulations to this week's Star Students from our wonderfully talented students throughout the city!