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By JOHN HOWELL For the second consecutive year, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Little Pond (also known as Sandy Pond) behind more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Public health officials are warning residents that the buzz around Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus is not simply being drummed up or exaggerated - and they've taken to the skies to prove it. It's definitely not a media" more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A familiar face will be in the news again as the run-up to the 2020 presidential election begins to churn, as former Republican Senator, former Independent-turned-Democratic Rhode Island Governor and former Warwick mayor Lincoln Chafee more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Fire Department Lt. Matthew Maurachian had just finished dropping off a patient at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when his eyes caught a TV in the hallway. He said he and his rescue partner, John, more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Nearly two months after they were originally recommended for appointments to become Warwick's two new municipal court judges, Kelly McElroy and Kevin Murphy were approved by the Warwick City Council this past Wednesday. McElroy - who was more
By JOHN HOWELL Following a recent neighborhood meeting, the city administration and Westbay Community Action reaffirmed their commitment to seeing the former Randall Holden School become the new home for Westbay services. Westbay offices now housed in more
By JOHN HOWELL The beginning weeks of school can be confusing. Sometimes there are bugs to be ironed out, such as knowing what bus to get on to get home or not being registered for a bus at all. Margaret Gauthier, the grandmother and guardian of two more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Public health officials are warning residents that the “buzz” around EEE and West Nile Virus is not simply being drummed up or exaggerated by widespread media coverage. more
By JOHN HOWELL Rhode Island and the rest of southern New England appear set to avoid the worst potential effects of Hurricane Dorian, although local officials continue to monitor the storm and prepare for the possibility of high winds and other severe more
By ETHAN HARTLEY In the hopes of generating a more stable, accurate picture of the Warwick School Department's budget situation year to year, a new subcommittee of the Warwick School Committee and school finance director Tony Ferrucci will be hashing out more
By JOHN HOWELL Last spring, Mayor Joseph Solomon was singing the blues. He estimated that the city's unreserved fund balance - the rainy day fund - had melted to between $11-$14 million and that the city was facing a structural deficit going into the more
By PETE FONTAINE Preparation is a key word for the Cranston Greek Festival, which will open its 34th annual three-day stay Friday at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation's spacious grounds at 175 Oaklawn Ave. The focus on getting ready for the more
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