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By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Department has finally received some of the large donations intended to reduce student lunch debt that helped make national news earlier this month, as School Committee Chairwoman Karen Bachus showed off an envelope more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon says his desk is cleaner than it has been for weeks, although that was hard to tell from papers stacked on it Tuesday. Now that the $322.9 million budget is in the hands of the City Council, Solomon can get to filing more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday night to reduce their anticipated contribution to the school's locally-administered pension fund from around $1.8 million to $1 million for the upcoming budget year FY20, more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Approaching the door to one of Saint Elizabeth Community's Green House homes in East Greenwich last Thursday, Warwick resident Mark Loiselle makes a point to proclaim that not even he, the chief financial officer who has been with the more
Living history Rep. Joseph McNamara used fighting words - as did Mayor Allan Fung and Rep. Joseph Solomon Jr. - while helping to kick off the 54th annual Gaspee Days celebration Saturday at the gazebo in Pawtuxet Park. All three characterized the Boston more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick City Council will hold hearings to discuss Mayor Solomon's $322.8 million FY20 budget proposal next week, but some financially active residents have scheduled their own meeting to interpret the numbers and raise points of more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Nothing pairs nicer with the mercifully warm weather of late than a good scoop of ice cream, and while ice cream is perfectly wonderful on its own, being able to contribute to a worthy cause simply by indulging in it is a proverbial more
There are the “pardon our appearance” signs and occasionally a workman in a florescent vest and wearing a hard hat, but otherwise it’s hard to believe the 266-room Crowne Plaza is in the midst … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By JOHN HOWELL Father Robert L. Marciano fingered the bronze medallion that hung from his neck. It was the size of a saucer. The face of it bore the name and crest of Bishop Hendricken High School. Barely a half hour earlier, Providence Bishop Thomas J. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee officially reversed course Tuesday on a policy that was enacted in April which sought to reduce a nearly $80,000 lunch debt problem in the district, but instead drew a firestorm of national media attention more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon is scheduled to release today his budget overview for the fiscal year starting July 1 which, if approved as is by the city council, would result in a 3.46 percent overall tax levy increase... more
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