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Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. For more information on any of these items visit www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease. House passes McNamara bill requiring carbon monoxide detectors in schools more
Open letter to Mayor Avedisian: I am writing to ask you to leave the Republican Party. The abhorrent behavior of our president is only surpassed by the enabling Republicans in Congress and around the country. By all accounts, having lived in Warwick for more
Designs on winning Graphics arts students at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center have a way of winning design contests sponsored by nonprofits and corporations. Instructor Jann Rogers Gartner has high hopes of continuing the trend. Her students more
By JOHN HOWELL Two Correntes, no relation to one another, are facing off in the first skirmish of the 2018 race for mayor. Anthony Corrente, chair of the Warwick Republican City Committee, has charged Democratic candidate for Mayor Richard Corrente with" more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- The Warwick School Committee voted to approve Superintendent Philip Thornton's recommendation to not renew the one-year contract of Norwood Elementary School principal John Gannon, despite a large showing of support. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- After more than two years of contract negotiations and tensions, the Warwick Teachers' Union has a tentative agreement in front of them for a new collective bargaining agreement. more
By JOHN HOWELL -- Tax Assessor Christopher Celeste, who played a key role in addressing a high volume of contested property assessments and in implementing a citywide full revaluation, has resigned under duress. more
It strikes me that the election of Donald Trump to the presidency is emblematic of a much more complex issue than a Republican prevailing over a Democrat. One can ponder the reasons for his elevation and become perplexed as to what ulterior meaning to more
According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, an oligarchy is a government in which power is in the hands of a few. Its second definition is a government where policy serves a small group of wealth holders with primacy. Two significant changes in government more
By JOHN HOWELL -- Rhode Island politicians responded quickly and candidly to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, which ran as the third-longest State of the Union in the country's history. more
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