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By JOHN HOWELL -- In August of 1999 when he accepted the job as city finance director, Ernest Zmyslinski imagined that he would stay at most no more than two years. Now, 18 years later, making him arguably the city's longest serving finance director, he is returning to assume the role of West Warwick town manager. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- Associate Justice Susan McGuirl ruled Monday in support of a temporary restraining order to prevent large numbers of teachers from calling out sick as a means to shut down school operations. more
Cheryl and Rick Hamel did their share of praying, hoping and wishing to no avail as the Baltimore Ravens stole the Patriots’ Super Bowl dreams Sunday night. The couple did get in some cheering … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- A total of 33 cats were taken from PAAWS RI, a nonprofit animal shelter located on Post Road, last week in what may have been a crime of passion following the dismissal of an employee. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- The Warwick Teachers' Union gathered again outside of Warwick City Hall to picket in protest of their lack of a new contract. This is the second such demonstration this month, and this time they also drew the support of the Local 251 Teamsters. more
By JOHN HOWELL -- Are Warwick voters prepared to support an $85 million bond issue to upgrade its aging schools, or would they want to upgrade schools to aspirational standards suggested by the State Department of Education at a cost of almost $118 million? more
Earlier this year, Toll Gate High School was one of two schools in Warwick to receive a VSA Arts Grant to promote the importance of arts education, especially for special education students. Toll … more
By JOHN HOWELL -- Hillsgrove Servicenter on Post Road has been pumping gas since 1936, but due to new regulations they won’t be any longer. That doesn’t mean they will be folding up shop. more
The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market opened for the season on Saturday, across from The Shriner’s Imperial Room on the Warwick-Cranston line. The market is open Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, and offers a variety of local vendors, including LeFavorite Bakery of Warwick and the Presto Strange O Coffee Truck … more
Brave swimmers took to the water for the annual Sea Wall Splash at Oakland Beach on New Year's Day. (Warwick Beacon photos by Pete Fontaine) more
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