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The elementary consolidation process showed no signs of slowing despite pleas to put the brakes on the plan to close Randall Holden and Wickes Schools and re-purpose John Brown Francis School as the district's early childhood center. A vote more
The city administration started an 18-week academy for fire recruits knowing that possibly more recruits could graduate than there were jobs in the department. And that's what happened. A class of 24 graduated, giving the department eight more
Was it the blue flu, “stress” as union president Darlene Netcoh suggests, or just the alignment of the stars? Whatever it was, when 33 Veterans Junior High School teachers called in sick … more
Applying the logic that Democratic candidate for mayor Richard Corrente is really a member of the Tea Party attempting to unseat incumbent Republican Scott Avedisian, the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats announced their support of more
By JOHN HOWELL Will next fall's sixth graders return to their elementary schools, or will they become the first class to be folded into new middle schools at Vets and Winman? The plan is for the two junior high schools, now comprised of 7th and 8th more
By JOHN HOWELL Senator Sheldon Whitehouse planned on visiting the Warwick Public Library Saturday morning to field constituent questions ranging from issues over obtaining a visa to dealing with Medicare coverage. He and other members of the more
By JOHN HOWELL The governor's office took to the road last week to promote her plan to provide car tax relief starting next year and to underscore elimination of the tax, as House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's proposes, can't be sustained. But the more
The School Committee's $85 million proposal to upgrade the city's aging schools starting as soon as next year was sidetracked Monday as the City Council demanded additional information, including options for the construction of a new high more
By JOHN HOWELL Following a statewide trend, Warwick single-family home sales, totaling 1,303, led the state for 2016 according to a report released Wednesday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Single-family home sales in the city were more than more
By JOHN HOWELL City department directors can expect to hear the same message they got last year when it comes to putting their budgets together for the upcoming fiscal year - hold down costs. City Finance Director Ernest Zmyslinski said the budget more
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