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If the administration can't make headway in curbing the cost of pensions and health care costs for retirees through negotiations, then City Council President Steve Merolla said he's ready to step in and do it by ordinance. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If Warwick is to build a new high school in the near future - as has been discussed in meetings between city and school officials lately - time is of the essence, as complex details must be ironed out to ensure that looming deadlines are met... more
When Al Johnson bought his “brand new” home on Edythe Street in 1994 he paid $96,000. Over the years he’s seen the assessed value of the 800-square-foot house go up. He expected that. After … more
Warwick school personnel are gearing up for a lawsuit against the city, but staying open to continuing negotiations regarding their lingering budgetary issues. “We are waiting for a time to … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Aiming to cut down on classroom distractions, teachers and administrators within Warwick Schools will have two more tools on their side as the new school year gets rolling - one rooted in policy and the other in technology. During a more
The city’s “newest” ladder truck is already down for the count, and there’s no telling at this point for how long, according to fire chief Peter McMichael. The truck in question is the … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A familiar face will be in the news again as the run-up to the 2020 presidential election begins to churn, as former Republican Senator, former Independent-turned-Democratic Rhode Island Governor and former Warwick mayor Lincoln Chafee more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If you were just looking to grab a doughboy and some clam cakes at Iggy's on Thursday night, May 30, you likely got more than you bargained for, as a protest of a political fundraiser held by Warwick freshman Senator Mark McKenney drew more
Some Rhode Island lawmakers want to legalize and tax marijuana. Do you support the Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act, a bill that would make Rhode Island the third state to legalize … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Thinking about opening a business? A recent report indicates you might want to do it somewhere other than Rhode Island, as Wallethub's 2019 Best Places to Start a Business" study found the Ocean State to be dead last overall when" more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon and City Council President Steve Merolla once again find themselves on opposite sides regarding the city's financial picture. Solomon sees the recently released FY18 audit as a vindication of prudent financial more
By JOHN HOWELL After being on the job for more than 12 weeks, Peter McMichael, the first man to head the Warwick Fire Department who did not come up through its ranks, is impressed by the department's personnel and in awe of the range of conditions its more
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