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Schools to set up lunch fund with Westbay Community Action

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Department has finally received some of the large donations intended to reduce student lunch debt that helped make national news earlier this month, as School Committee Chairwoman Karen Bachus showed off an envelope

Solomon budget moves ahead in face of uncertainties

By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon says his desk is cleaner than it has been for weeks, although that was hard to tell from papers stacked on it Tuesday. Now that the $322.9 million budget is in the hands of the City Council, Solomon can get to filing

Schools cut pension contribution, restore summer school

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday night to reduce their anticipated contribution to the school's locally-administered pension fund from around $1.8 million to $1 million for the upcoming budget year FY20,

Saint Elizabeth leads evolution of senior care

By ETHAN HARTLEY Approaching the door to one of Saint Elizabeth Community's Green House homes in East Greenwich last Thursday, Warwick resident Mark Loiselle makes a point to proclaim that not even he, the chief financial officer who has been with the

Gaspee ignites local pride

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

Budget to get citizen review

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick City Council will hold hearings to discuss Mayor Solomon's $322.8 million FY20 budget proposal next week, but some financially active residents have scheduled their own meeting to interpret the numbers and raise points of

New Warwick Ice Cream to benefit Hasbro Chidren's Hospital

By ETHAN HARTLEY Nothing pairs nicer with the mercifully warm weather of late than a good scoop of ice cream, and while ice cream is perfectly wonderful on its own, being able to contribute to a worthy cause simply by indulging in it is a proverbial

Crowne gets $22M facelift

There are the “pardon our appearance” signs and occasionally a workman in a florescent vest and wearing a hard hat, but otherwise it’s hard to believe the 266-room Crowne Plaza is in the midst …

Abortion bill defeated, but not over

By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday

Fr. Marciano speaks of rich history, new chapter for Hendricken

By JOHN HOWELL Father Robert L. Marciano fingered the bronze medallion that hung from his neck. It was the size of a saucer. The face of it bore the name and crest of Bishop Hendricken High School. Barely a half hour earlier, Providence Bishop Thomas J.
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By JACOB MARROCCO The Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial is ready for its fourth year of honoring fallen soldiers, but this year there is an added wrinkle. Dee DeQuattro, Operation Stand Down RI's development director and the event's founder, told
Anthony Holehouse, of Warwick, is one of 15 Roger Williams University students who recently received the 2019 President's Core Values Medallion, which is awarded to graduating seniors who best exemplify the core values of the University. These students
The seasonal Providence-Newport Ferry service, will set sail Friday, May 24 with new weekend stops in the bayside community of Bristol, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced. The new ferry service to Bristol is part of the
Some 12,000 third, fourth and fifth graders representing 102 schools perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The VETS on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 between 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon. The Link Up concerts mark the culmination of a
By JOHN HOWELL Twelve churches and more than 200 volunteers will come together on Saturday, June 1, to stage what Pastor Matthew McIntosh said will be the state's first Hope Day at the ball field in Oakland Beach. The event, patterned after the Hope Day

Fashion tips for the spring season

By CINDY FERA Often, as we mature - Don't you like the way I say mature" and not "get old"? - we are confused about how to dress. We want to look cotemporary and sexy but not like we are shopping at Forever 21. Our bodies have changed and so has our"



Theatre By The Sea opens 86th season with 'Love and Other Fables'

Shades of Trinity's earlier days in 'Marisol'

The Community College of Rhode Island baseball team has had a historic spring, topping Suffolk County in two games to win the District and secure its spot in the NJCAA World Series for the first time since 2012. The Knights got off to a shaky 3-7 start
Toll Gate alumna Jamie Hopgood and Hendricken product Dylan McSparren recently concluded their seasons by being named to their respective all-conference teams after campaigns in which they were on-field leaders for their squads. Hopgood was selected to
The Rhode Island Division I baseball All-Star game was held at Rhode Island College on Saturday, May 18th, and a handful of Warwick residents were selected to participate in the event. Pictured are: Darek Lallo (Toll Gate), Jake Randall (Toll Gate),
The University of Rhode Island club volleyball team won its first-ever national championship recently, topping George Washington in Denver, Colorado to bring home URI's first club title since 2011. The Rams had an excellent regular season, finishing with
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Toll Gate Lady Titans went to St. Mary's Academy - Bay View and beat the Bengals 3-2 early Saturday afternoon in Division II fastpitch softball. Katelyn Hawes, a senior, started in the circle for Toll Gate and pitched two shutout
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Police Log - 05/23/19

FARE EVASION On May 12 at 12:21 a.m., Officer Damian J. Andrews responded to the Wendy's location at 650 Bald Hill Road for a report of evasion of payment for services from a taxi. At the scene, Andrews made contact with the taxi driver, who indicated he

Car thief proceeded to rob gas station, arrested

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'Frustrated' firefighters reject offer

By ETHAN HARTLEY The relationship between the City of Warwick and the Warwick Fire Department is significantly strained, based on statements from the fire department union's president and the fact that a tentative agreement (TA) for the 2019-21

Lunch policy rescinded following public outcry

$322M budget would raise tax levy, lower rate

Beach rocks getting rolled away?

Ready to celebrate: Gaspee Days festivities kick off Saturday

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