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We want to make one thing very clear about the ongoing teacher contract impasse, which has now persisted over one month into the third consecutive school year since the last contract expired in August of 2015. We're all getting pretty sick of this, and more
By JOHN HOWELL -- With revenues greater than projected and expenses less than budgeted, a preliminary audit for the fiscal year ending June 30 show an estimated surplus of $6.7 million. more
Without outlining the specifics of how it could be accomplished in the face of projections of lower state revenues, House Majority Leader and Warwick Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi said Wednesday he believes legislators would take the more
By JOHN HOWELL After more than four hours of deliberation Saturday, the City Council unanimously voted to cut $5 million from Mayor Scott Avedisian's proposed $310.4 million budget and for the first time in at least 18 years hold the line on taxes. This" more
By JOHN HOWELL -- When Chris Mirmirani heard Friday that Benny's would be closing all of their stores by the end of the year, he knew where he wanted to be Saturday morning. more
By JOHN HOWELL -- In the race to grow airline service and passengers, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation announced last week four airline carriers would be awarded a total of $3.375 million to promote 16 new routes. more
This year’s graduating class at Toll Gate High School achieved many things, both inside and outside of the classroom. “I feel strongly that the Class of 2017 has the gifts and tools to move … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- School administrators are hopeful that securing an $85 million bond to address some of the district's most glaring needs is more likely now that the statewide report by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been released. more
The release of the long-awaited Jacobs Report, an independent third party study of the condition of every school district in Rhode Island sanctioned by the Department of Education, confirmed what everyone already knew - the state's schools are in sorry more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- A source reported that the Warwick Teachers' Union was gearing up for a possible "sick-out" in lieu of going on an all-out strike, but ultimately chose not to go that route. more
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