By MARGARET TAYLOR Walk along the City Park beach on most summer Tuesdays, and you'll see a laughing group of toddlers participating in all sorts of activities. However there is much more than just fun at play here. Operated by the Trudeau Memorial
By PEDER SCHAEFER In front of a full chamber Monday night, the Warwick City Council voted 5-3 to ratify new three-year union contracts for police and municipal workers. While the entire council was in agreement that both parties deserved raises that were
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- As a heavy summer rainstorm pounded the roof of the Warwick Veterans Middle School auditorium Tuesday evening, the Warwick School Committee poured over line item after line item looking for any unnecessary fat to trim from their FY19 budget...
By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon wasn't elected to become mayor when Scott Avedisian resigned in May for a new job at RIPTA, but he's certainly hoping that the citizens of Warwick will choose to do so this fall. He will have to face a competitive
By PETE FONTAINE Incomparable caring, unmatched giving! Those two traits came in many forms, from music makers to classic chefs, for some seven hours Saturday for an event where a Warwick band named Mother Bogart reached out to the community to support
By ETHAN HARTLEY Some people go through a mid-life crisis when they hit 40. Warwick native Erik Russo, on the other hand, had an epiphany that has landed him on a rapidly evolving path to stardom in Hollywood. Six months ago, Russo packed up everything
By MARGARET TAYLOR Twin sisters Jean Farmanian Ricci and Joan Farttarelli are disappointed by what Rhode Island legislators are accomplishing on their behalf in D.C. They feel that the state isn't doing enough to support small business, and that blue
By PEDER SCHAEFER While passing Spring Green Memorial Church on Warwick Avenue on a summer's day, it's not uncommon to hear from the open windows the spirited sopranos of the choir accompanied by the rumbling hum of an organ. Close observers might've
By ETHAN HARTLEY Those dejected over the closing of the Buttonwoods Community Center may have reason to rejoice sooner than they may believe, as top city officials are putting a high priority on reopening at least a portion of the building for use again
By MARGARET TAYLOR Gail Felix cannot possibly understand why anyone would steal from a senior center. Moreover, she can't understand why anyone would steal basic, seasonal plants right out of the garden. However, that is exactly what has been happening
By ETHAN HARTLEY National news was the hot topic at the Pilgrim Senior Center on Monday morning, as seniors chatted over coffee and donut holes with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Subjects ranged from Republican attempts to undercut social security money to
By JOHN HOWELL Running for mayor of Warwick is not a whim for Sue Stenhouse. She was prepared to run in 2010 and, in fact, laid out her campaign to the point of designing signs, identifying those issues she wanted to focus on and developing a website.
By JOHN HOWELL The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project Director Kathy Abbass runs a tight ship. Rep. Joseph McNamara knows that, so when a visitor stepped into the waters off Gaspee Point Friday afternoon to assist holding a measuring tape, he was