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“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
On Jan. 9, 2018, the Warwick Police Department charged Dorothy Andrade, 76, with one count of misdemeanor larceny, which carries the possibility of up to one year of jail time and as much as a $500 fine. The charge stemmed from an investigation into the more
In the 1999 comedy “Office Space,” the main protagonist Peter Gibbons struggles to exist in a bleak corporate landscape while working as a low-level programmer in a large, fictional tech … 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
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- A source reported that the Warwick Teachers' Union was gearing up for a possible "sick-out" in lieu of going on an all-out strike, but ultimately chose not to go that route. more
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