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Solomon: Sports 'will remain in place'

By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon reiterated Wednesday morning that the city is committed to ensuring that sports programming continues uninterrupted during the 2019-20 school year, which at this time is in jeopardy of being cut due to the school

Report: DCYF at fault for child's death

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Rhode Island Office of the Child Advocate has concluded through an extensive report released Tuesday that the Rhode Island Department of Child Youth and Families (DCYF) created" the situation that led to the death of a 9-year-old"

Pro-life supporters say lawmakers ignoring will of voters

By JOHN HOWELL Former Rhode Island first lady Marguerite Garrahy stood outside the closed doors to the Senate chambers Tuesday afternoon. Two people were on their knees praying, while another dozen talked over the chants of pro-lifers - who appeared to

City may wait on car tax bills

By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon isn't a gambling man. He's not betting on whether the General Assembly will approve the governor's proposal to slow the elimination of the motor vehicle excise tax or the speaker's plan that would give taxpayers added

'Consolidated kids' are now Pilgrim alumni

By SAMUEL ELEUTERIO Wednesday, June 5 marked the graduation ceremony of Pilgrim High School's Class of 2019. Within the buzzing field house of CCRI's Warwick campus nearly 300 proud students, as well as thousands of family and friends, sat to hear a name

'Just the beginning,' Toll Gate grads tells classmates

By TARA MONASTESSE Empty seats were scarce at Toll Gate High School's 47th graduation ceremony, where 288 graduates crossed the stage at the Community College of Rhode Island on Thursday to receive their well-earned diplomas and finish their high school

Solomon looking, in no rush to pick solicitor

By JOHN HOWELL The city has been without a solicitor since last December when Peter Ruggiero left the post. That hasn't been a problem, says Mayor Joseph Solomon. In an interview last week, Solomon pointed out that he passed the Rhode Island Bar in 1982,

Day made for a parade

IN THE LEAD: State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Warwick Rep. Joseph McNamara led state officials on the route. Way out in front was Senator Jack Reed, who carried the …

'The world turned upside down'

By DANIEL KITTREDGE On Sunday afternoon, Angela Innes stood under the gazebo in Pawtuxet Park - a long way from her home in the north of Scotland. As her husband, Roddy, looked on, she was charged with the crimes of a distant ancestor, Lt. William

Rothgeb faces manslaughter, report coming

By ETHAN HARTLEY Michele Rothgeb, the Oakland Beach woman who is awaiting trial on child neglect charges after a 9-year-old child in her care was found unresponsive in a bathtub - and died soon after - is now facing an additional charge of manslaughter,
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Get ready for summer reading. Find out about new books while enjoying pastries and coffee at Warwick Public Library Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Breakfast with Books: Summer Reading Event looks at new and noteworthy titles that you may not know about but
By JOHN HOWELL They don't carry sheets of music. They're professionals, although they don't get paid. And they faithfully show up Tuesday mornings at the Pilgrim Senior Center. They call themselves the Pilgrim Four" even though there are five regulars"
Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) was recently named the 2019 Community Partner of the Year by the Nonviolence Institute at its Invest in Peace Gala. The mission of the Nonviolence Institute is to teach the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster
Approximately 2,900 Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) borrowers will have their outstanding student loan balance reduced as part of a Loan Forgiveness Program announced Wednesday by RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Charles Kelley,
By JOHN HOWELL Jill Mancuso has found hand lotion a valuable teaching tool at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center Health Occupations Program. A registered nurse for the past 28 years and instructor for the program for the past seven years,

Bacon & Beer Fest coming to Cranston

By ROB DUGUAY What pairs better than bacon and beer? On July 16 in the parking lot of Cranston Print Works at 1381 Cranston St. in Cranston, the third annual Bacon & Beer Fest will be celebrating both of these delicacies. The event is being once again

The tragic tale of the brothers Thornton

Theatre-By-The-Sea's opener a work in progress

Music on the Hill off to great start

Arctic Playhouse 'Steel Magnolias' opens June 13 for 3-week run

The Cranston West volleyball team wanted to make a statement heading into the 2019 spring. After being forced to drop from Division I to Division II, the Falcons were determined to show the state that they could still compete with the best of them, and
By RYAN D. MURRAY The (1A) Bishop Hendricken Hawks went to McCoy Stadium and swept the (1B) La Salle Academy Rams during Games 1 and 2 of the 2019 Baseball Division I Championship best-of-three series on Monday and Tuesday evening. Hawks sophomore third
By ALEX SPONSELLER Local surfer Christopher Herbert continued to shine on the waves this year, making it to the finals in four events in the Eastern Surfing Association's recent Northeast Regional Championships in New Jersey. Herbert took first in the
By ALEX SPONSELLER After a shaky start to the season, the Winman baseball team would catch fire down the stretch and beat the odds, advancing to the state semifinals where they lost a 5-4 decision to North Cumberland. The Warriors had a new-look team
Jamboree Kids from across the state and their families congregated at Confreda Fields Sunday for a lacrosse jamboree or round robin where teams played 20-minute games to close out the season. Family and friends cheered from the sidelines and even, as
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Police Log - 06/13/19

IDENTITY FRAUD Just after 4:30 p.m. on June 2, Officer Maxwell A. Neiley responded to the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters for a report of identity fraud. The reporting party told Neiley that on May 28, he received a bill from Verizon Wireless

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Untold financial, health care benefits of a Partners` deal

By DR. MICHAEL DACEY The United States is experiencing dramatic changes in healthcare and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Rhode Island in the debate over the acquisition of Care New England (CNE) by Partners Healthcare in Boston. I was

'Not Warwick's finest moment'

Robert Winslow Lee

Unlikely duo starts mission to help shelter dogs

8,000 residents get 'tax block' letters on cars

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Star Students - 1/24/19

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

Star Students - 12/20/18

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