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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 ETHAN HARTLEY -- Warwick Public Schools administrators took time to address the impending consolidation of elementary schools and the integration of sixth graders into the two middle schools (6th, 7th and 8th grade). 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 -- The plan was to get 25 people to each give $100. That would raise $2,500, which Shuster and his wife Stephanie planned to personally match. The combined amount – $5,000 – would then serve as the match for the Rhode Island Foundation grant for a total of $10,000. 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
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- Is the use of binding arbitration, which can be used as a measure to settle particularly difficult municipal negotiations, a broken process in Rhode Island? more
By JOHN HOWELL -- The temperature was in the 20s, putting a bite to the night's wind. But Frank Picozzi couldn't Facebook Live what was about to happen without taking off his gloves. 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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