School committee forum scheduled for Oct. 23


The Beacon, in coordination with the Warwick School Department, will be organizing and orchestrating a democratic forum with candidates for school committee in advance of the November election on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim High School auditorium.
The purpose of the forum is to allow school committee candidates from each of the city’s three districts to voice their reasoning for running, share their top concerns in regards to the state of education in the city and field questions about education-related issues that will, ideally, provide insight into their preparedness to serve on the school committee.
Questions will not only be asked by editorial staff, but a selection of politically minded students from Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools will be given the opportunity to ask questions as well. Students from the Pilgrim Studio 107 digital production curriculum will be filming the forum to be aired on public access at a later date prior to the election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The public will also have the opportunity to submit questions of the candidates. Questions should be emailed to Ethan Harley at
Candidates will each be given an opportunity to make brief opening statements highlighting their bids for election (or re-election) to their respective district. The order of opening statements will be decided by drawing of numbered straws.
All three districts have two candidates vying for the seat, with District 1 and District 3 guaranteed to result in a new member joining the committee. District 2 has the potential for a new member as well, as incumbent Terri Medeiros faces Judy Cobden.
This means there could potentially be three new members of the five-person school committee next January, which has obvious implications for potential changes to come as a result. This highlights the importance for voters to get to know the people who could potentially represent their children’s interests as members of board that decides everything from how the department spends its money to the policies that are implemented within the schools.
The forum will be moderated by Beacon associate editor Ethan Hartley, who emphasized that, “This forum is intended to provide insights for voters into the candidates seeking a seat on the Warwick School Committee. While emotions may run high in this district, there will be zero tolerance for unnecessary attacks on fellow candidates and statements presented as fact without at least one corroborating source will be challenged.”
Each candidate will be given time to respond to questions asked of them, and opposing candidates will be given time to present opposing arguments to those responses. Candidates originally asked the question would be given an opportunity to provide one final follow-up response to candidates who responded to their original answer to the question.
At the conclusion of the forum – which is scheduled for 90 minutes but could potentially go over that limit – candidates will be given an opportunity to provide a closing statement, proceeding in the same order that they gave their opening statements.


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Case Number: 3CA-2015-07374

Filed in 3rd Division District Court Submitted: 9/15/2015 1:46:39 PM

Envelope: 331725

Reviewer: Nancy Faella



303 Jefferson Boulevard Telephone: (401) 921-4800

Warwick, RI 02888 Fax: (401) 921-4805

July 28, 2015

Richard Corrente

177 Grand View Avenue

Unit A

Warwick, RI 02886

RE: Notice Termination of Tenancy under R.I.G.L. 34-18-37

Dear Mr. Corrente:

Please be advised that this office represents the interest of Red Stick Acquisitions, LLC, the landlord/owner of the property located at 177 Grand View Avenue, Warwick, RI. You are hereby directed to vacate and remove your property and personal possessions from the premises located at 177 Grand View Avenue, Warwick, RI and deliver control of the premises to the landlord/ovmer Red Stick Acquisitions, LLC, on The first day after the end of your current rental period, namely September 1, 2015.

This notice is given for the purpose oftenninating your tenancy. You must continue to pay rent as it becomes due until the date indicated above. If you fail to pay that rent, an eviction action for nonpayment of rent may be instituted against you.

If you fail to vacate the premises by the date specified, an eviction action may be instituted against you in the Kent County District Court without further notice. If you believe you have a defense to this termination, you will be able to raise that defense at the court hearing.

Red Stick Acquisitions, LLC


I hereby certify I mailed a copy of this notice to Richard Corrente 177 Grand View Avenue, Unit A, Warwick, RI 02886 postage pre-paid, regular mail on this 28th day of July, 2015.

Anthony J. DiBiase, JR .

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Please read my response to TheCaptain under the article "Making way for trees" here in the Warwick Beacon.

Thank you.

Rick Corrente

The Taxpayers Mayor

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"Please see my response to Thecaptain's comments..."

Frequent readers already know, without reading them, what the two-time election loser's comments will be with regard to the factual, proven information that TheCaptain provided: Outright denial, name-calling, and more false statements.

And guess what: That's exactly what he wrote.

"I sued my lender in Federal Court... and I won."

False. As Thecaptain showed, the two-time election loser was subject to an eviction from his former residence. Those are not imposed in winning court cases.

"They paid the taxes that came out in my name."

False. Three other parties -- none of them the two-time loser or his mortgage lender -- paid the taxes on the property since 2014.

Here's the city tax collection website that proves this:

Enter 177 Grand View to see the details.

"They were faithfully paid BY MY LENDER, AND they paid them late so Warwick received even MORE tax revenue."

False. Interest and late fees are not "more tax revenue," they are penalties.

"[T]o bring this up AFTER the by far, the most inhuman thing I have ever experienced."

The two-time election loser continues to use this website to spread falsehoods; it is well within anyone else's rights under its terms of use to present factual information to dispute his claims.

"When you see this sociopath..."

As predicted, the two-time election loser engages in name-calling when none of his other statements can be supported with fact.

The two-time election reject also continues to use a make-believe title that he neither earned by winning an election or deserves because of his behavior.

Readers should follow the advice that the two-time loser intends for Thecaptain:

"[A]void him like the plague that he is."

Wednesday, October 10, 2018