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By JOHN HOWELL -- With revenues greater than projected and expenses less than budgeted, a preliminary audit for the fiscal year ending June 30 show an estimated surplus of $6.7 million. more
To the Editor: When I began my campaign for the Warwick City Council last year, I quickly learned the number one issue on the minds of the voters in Ward 1. Do you support the closing of John Brown Francis Elementary School?" My response during the" more
To the Editor: The budget for the City of Warwick is about $300,000,000. More than half of that goes to the School Committee. Now, let's be clear. It doesn't go to the schools. It doesn't go to education." It doesn't go to the "students" and it" more
“Providence needs a tax revolt.” I first saw this statement on a sign on Smith Street years ago. It was erected on the property of a good businessman, who had spent almost two decades … more
By JOHN HOWELL -- When Chris Mirmirani heard Friday that Benny's would be closing all of their stores by the end of the year, he knew where he wanted to be Saturday morning. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- A meeting intended to get suggestions and feedback from the City Council on how to proceed with a bond to start repairing the city's schools went over four hours last week. more
By JOHN HOWELL It was the new - if a heating system installed in the early 1990s is new - that failed during the recent cold snap, bursting a sprinkler pipe and closing Toll Gate High School on Jan. 8. And, ironically, it was the failure of that new"" more
By JOHN HOWELL -- In the race to grow airline service and passengers, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation announced last week four airline carriers would be awarded a total of $3.375 million to promote 16 new routes. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- School administrators are hopeful that securing an $85 million bond to address some of the district's most glaring needs is more likely now that the statewide report by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been released. more
The release of the long-awaited Jacobs Report, an independent third party study of the condition of every school district in Rhode Island sanctioned by the Department of Education, confirmed what everyone already knew - the state's schools are in sorry more
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