By JOHN HOWELL So, unlike last year at this time, you haven't received your Warwick tax bill. No, the bills haven't slipped through the cracks. They should be in the mail early next month, City Tax Assessor Neal Dupuis said Tuesday. It's not that the
By ETHAN HARTLEY Over 200 people filled the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza in Warwick to continue the fight against overdoses in Rhode Island, as Governor Gina Raimondo and various state departments gathered to discuss the topic with local law
By JOHN HOWELL Michael D'Ambra's dream to transform the site of his construction offices and asphalt plant into a hub of office buildings, hotel and retail uses dates back to 2008. He moved ahead with planning and zoning board approvals and sought out
By JOHN HOWELL Former Mayor Scott Avedisian had a goal going into Tuesday's reception, and he was pleased to report to the more than 150 people in attendance that they had made it happen. Avedisian reported that more than $25,000 was raised in
By ETHAN HARTLEY Today the hallways of John Brown Francis Elementary will echo with a somber silence not heard since the building was constructed in the early 1950s. There will still be people packing boxes and moving furniture and the sounds normally
By PEDER S. SCHAEFER The bill that proposes to change the name of T.F. Green Airport to Rhode Island International Airport had liftoff Tuesday afternoon in the State House, after the House Committee on Corporations voted 7-2, with one abstention, to move
By ETHAN HARTLEY Over 100 parents, teachers, teaching assistants and PTO members have joined to form a petition trying to save the job of Kenneth Rassler, who has been the principal of Greenwood Elementary School for the last three years and has been in
By JOHN HOWELL With graduation having been just a week earlier in some cases and the lure of summer vacation, one would imagine most students aren't in a rush to get back to class. That wasn't the case Tuesday at the first of two Rhode Island Promise
By ETHAN HARTLEY Rhode Island has the 8th worst drug problem in the country, according to a study recently published by financial research and analysis company WalletHub, which looked at data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- The sun is out, and with many schools set to close for summer vacation this week it's the perfect time for families to start thinking about vacations of their own. Unfortunately, one study says people don't want to come to Rhode Island.
By ETHAN HARTLEY Duncan Robertson can tell you a lot in a half hour. Like most 6-year-olds, he has an active enthusiasm for most things he speaks about and has an unquenchable thirst for learning that even his dad Ben, a math teacher at Smithfield High
By JOHN HOWELL Richard Crenca brought a cigar to work last Tuesday. That's not something he usually does, but the director of public works had a meeting with the mayor and he had made up his mind - after 32 years of public service it was time to retire.
“Grandma” Gloria Walker, 90, threw first grade classes at John Wickes Elementary an “End of the Year Graduation into Second Grade party” on Monday. In a way it was also a goodbye …