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By ERIN O'BRIEN "As a kid I was not allowed to have a pet. I think I went overboard."e; Lidia said thoughtfully. Over the years Lidia and Scott Goodinson and their four children had a menagerie of house pets in their Norwood home. "e;We had everything but

DJB Flooring wins Majors title

By ALEX SPONSELLER DJB Flooring completed the come from behind win to top DeGiulio's Insurance 7-6 in extra innings to claim the Warwick North Majors Championship. DeGiulio's took a commanding four-run lead in the fourth inning, however, the DJB bats

K central

By JOHN HOWELL It was built as a high school in the 1950s; it transitioned into a middle school when the district downsized from three to two high schools. Now, Veterans will become kindergarten central for at least a couple of months. The Warwick School

Officials: Despite COVID cases, school reopening on track

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Nineteen COVID-19 cases were identified among students, teachers and staff during the first two days of Rhode Island's new school year, officials said Wednesday, although those positive tests were spread between 18 different schools

Free 'grab & go' meals available at 6 sites for all students

By JOHN HOWELL Summer just got extended until Dec. 31. That's one way of looking at the free meals for students program that continues through December for Warwick students and persons under 18 years old. In addition to breakfast and lunch for those

Gaspee team takes oath

Gaspee team takes oath The Gaspee Days Committee installation ceremonies were held Thursday evening at the Aspray Boathouse in Pawtuxet, with Cranston Mayor Allan Fung giving remarks and state Rep. Joseph McNamara administering the oath of office.

Resurrection coming soon for Woodbury

"e;We can see the finish line,"e; says Gary Christensen. He's right. It doesn't take much to visualize what a resurrected Woodbury Union Presbyterian Church is going to look like when the contractors declare the job is done. The church that burned in a

Back to class...distanced

By LAURA WEICK With less than a week until Warwick schools welcome students to mostly-virtual classrooms, teachers and administrators hustle to prepare for the start of an academic year like no other. Currently, the school department will teach most

Final tally awaited, yet some races inevitable

By JOHN HOWELL Tuesday's primary election was like no other all because of COVID-19. Traditionally by 9 p.m. all but a few numbers have been hand written on giant boards at various campaign headquarters. The winners would be celebrating and the losers

2 petitions, different takes on Bayside sewers

By JOHN HOWELL Who would imagine after almost 30 years of talking about extending sewers to Bayside that now, with the Warwick Sewer Authority having signed at $17.8 million to build them, the neighborhood appears divided on whether they want them. Armed

That’s moonlight

That's moonlight Photographer David Chartier said he wasn't sure what he would find when he visited Conimicut Point on a recent evening. Usually, Chartier trains his telephoto on the birds and wildlife, but with the moon rising over Barrington and

As flu season nears, governor makes vaccination push

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island continues to see favorable trends in terms of COVID-19 data, Gov. Gina Raimondo and health officials said Wednesday - but the impending arrival of flu season, along with the potential for a fall or winter coronavirus
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By JOHN HOWELL If the presidential preference primary was a scrimmage with a predicable outcome and the Sept. 8 state primary an intramural game, then the Nov. 3 general election is the Super Bowl for voting in the midst of a pandemic. Secretary of State
By JACOB MARROCCO Mayor Joseph J. Solomon won't be following the lead of Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena when it comes to Warwick Police providing assistance to other municipalities. "e;I understand Joe's anger.I would never have officers not respond (to a
By JOHN HOWELL After more than four hours of online deliberations by the City Council Finance Committee last Wednesday night, and with an untold number of Bayside residents waiting to weigh in on plans to bring sewers to the area, the meeting came to an
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking Rhode Islanders to monitor their beech trees for signs of leaf damage from Beach Leaf Disease (BLD). Early symptoms of BLD include dark striping on the tree's leaves parallel to the leaf veins
Two financial services veterans in the Commercial Banking Division of Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) have received promotions. Scott Lajoie has been named Senior Vice President, and Joann Khamvongsa has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Portfolio

A new fight

By ALEX SPONSELLER Benny Costantino has always been tough. As a former boxer, the Warwick native finished his career with a 7-3 record and fought in 76 total bouts between the pro and amateur level, as well as a few kickboxing fights in between. The one

WFFSC unveils scholarship winners

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick FireFighters Soccer Club recently unveiled its annual scholarship award winners. The recipients included Megan Gomes (Nova Southeastern University), Hailey Clark (University of New Haven), Luke Gibeau (New England Institute

Boys & Girls Club hitting the links

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Boys & Girls Club of Warwick will be holding its 42nd annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Warwick Country Club, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it …

‘In limbo’

By ALEX SPONSELLER In last week's latest announcement by the state and Rhode Island Interscholastic League, it was made official that football and volleyball would not be played during this fall. There are still any questions regarding the future of

Kites take sailors to heights

By JOHN HOWELL Nick Charron takes it seriously when he's told to "e;go fly a kite."e; In fact, he doesn't have to be told to do it. He wants to do it, and one of the first places he checks for wind conditions in Conimicut Point. Nick is from Connecticut, but
Animal shelter news

Adoptable Pet of the Week

Bring Summer into your home and let there be sunshine all year long! Just look at those eyes, how can you resist her? Summer is a beautiful three year young Tabby and white mix with a sweet disposition and looking for a loving family of her very own, maybe it's you? She is available at EGAPL The Heart of RI Animal Rescue located at 44 Worthington Road Cranston, RI. They are currently showing animals by appointment only but you can call 401-467-3670 or email for more information about Summer. She will be waiting to give you lots of kitty kisses! If you are looking to adopt or know of an animal in need please contact Karen directly at

Police / crime

Warwick Police Log 09/17/20

LARCENY At approximately 8:18 a.m. on Sept. 7, Officer Nicholas DiNardo responded to a Helen Avenue home for a report of larceny from a motor vehicle overnight. At the scene, the reporting party told DiNardo that both his vehicle and his wife's vehicle

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Police now have 2 former DEM patrol boats

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In Cranston mayoral race, it’s Bucci vs. Hopkins

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Bucci versus Hopkins. That's the choice Cranston voters will face in November as the city elects a new mayor for the first time since 2008. In the Democratic mayoral primary, former Ward 4 councilwoman Maria Bucci maintained her lead


Speaker supports health care in RI

A shock to the ruling Democrats on Smith Hill

Tricia A. (Tinaro) Limoges


What does it take to show pride?

I mowed the lawn Sunday. Well, technically I didn't, because lawns are meant to be grass and this was crabgrass. In a perverse way I was pleased with the outcome. What had been burned brown and yellow by this summer of little rain offered some

Not your father's Republican Party

A dangerous perspective

Protecting our old growth forests

Empower parents; remote learning isn't working

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Pigrim High posts 4th quarter honor roll

Indeed, this has been late in coming. It's not the school's fault, but ours. Nonetheless, we wanted to get the fourth quarter at Pilgrim High School in print before schools opens next week. Our apologies and congratulations to the students. GRADE NINE


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