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By JOHN HOWELL For the first time since 1998, Warwick taxpayers won't see an increase in their taxes as a result of an increase in the tax rates. Saying he is a political realist in a message sent Tuesday to the City Council, Mayor Scott Avedisian said more
If it was cold in some Veterans Memorial Junior High School classrooms last week, it’s because the windows were open, not just a bit but wide open. It was cool. Some students even complained … more
To the Editor: $640 million. That’s a pretty big number. Especially when you realize that’s how much the state of Rhode Island takes on in tobacco-related health care costs each … more
To the Editor: I recently read the article about the Ethics Commission fining Donna Travis over her involvement with three charity-type organizations that she donates hundreds of hours of her time to and receives no money from. Got that? She doesn't more
An upcoming event of the Fifty Shades of Grey caliber isn’t flying with one local resident. A citizen who preferred to be identified only as “just a regular mom,” emailed media outlets and … more
By JOHN HOWELL Answers. That's what Councilman Ed Ladouceur, chair of the finance committee, says he wants from the School Department before considering a request for funds to replace the aging heating system at Veterans Junior High School. The cost of more
Should municipal employees and teachers in Rhode Island have their contracts automatically extended while new contracts are negotiated? That is the question being mulled by the Rhode Island House … more
By JOHN HOWELL The Warwick Fire Department has used more fuel than projected for the year - 7,326 gallons to be precise - and Rob Cote believes he knows why. In a letter to the mayor that he has forwarded to council members and other city officials, he more
By JOHN HOWELL Unless there's a dramatic turn of events, a second Warwick academic year will come to a close without a teachers contract. But as disheartening as that prospect seems, there's a positive feel from those close to negotiations as well as more
By JOHN HOWELL -- It was built as a high school, transitioned into a junior high school and then closed when Warwick secondary schools were consolidated a year ago. Now, Aldrich could reopen as a school. more
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