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Chronic absenteeism rates see dramatic drop in Warwick
Warwick Public Schools’ rate of chronically absent students has seen a significant decrease over the past couple of years, going from 45% to 30% of students district-wide being absent, …
WE ROBOTS: Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee toured the Amazon robotics sortable fulfillment center in Johnston, which has yet to open. According to an Amazon spokesman, the giant building should be kicking into gear by the holiday season. Floors two through five of the facility (the size of approximately 66 football fields), are packed with small blue robots.
Johnston's Amazon opens to the press and the RI governor
The megalithic building is crawling with little blue robots. The creatures roam, coasting smoothly behind red warning tape strung between steel girders and heavy machinery. Human overseers watch …
TWO ARRESTED: Cranston Police arrested two — Destiny Torres and Edwin Torres — after the early morning July 5 stabbing of a teenager and run-down murder of a 21-year-old in the area of Oak and Trainor streets.
Cranston Police witness holiday murder after brawl and stabbing of 15-year-old
The holiday ended tragically following a large brawl in Cranston which resulted in a teenager with a stab wound and another man run over and killed. Shortly after midnight July Fourth, around …
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Special to the Herald “Don’t make a fuss — it’s just another day.” That was my dad’s comment just before his birthday last week, but we couldn’t …
SPORTS

WCA, North in thick of District 3 brackets

ELDER STATESMEN: The WCA 12-U All-Star team. (Submitted photos)

The Warwick North and Continental American Little League All-Star teams are in the thick of their District 3 tournaments. Here is a look at how some of the teams have fared so far: The WCA and …

Making my comeback, ready for summer

This week marks my return from paternity leave. My wife and I welcomed our second child to the world on June 21. Reese, our baby girl, was 7 pounds, 0.5 ounces and arrived happy and healthy at 1:16 …

RHODY LIFE

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band rock the PPAC as part of their ‘Cool Summer Nights’ series

When it comes to talking about the history of rock & roll in Rhode Island, you have to mention John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. They originally started out in 1973 while harnessing …

Movie Reviews

WARWICK SHOWCASE DESPICABLE ME 4  * * *  (Many More Minions) You have just got to love the minions. They are everywhere. They babysit for Gru (Voice of Steve Carell), they …
The Buzz
Weekend Spotlight July 13 & 14, Wickford Art Festival will be presented by the  Wickford Art Association on Sat., July 13 and Sun., July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wilson Park, 211 W. …
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WHAT THEY WANT TO BE: Lydia Simones (far left), Giulia DiIorio (center left), Emi Bernabe (center), and Bailey Miller (far right) are center stage describing what they want to be when they grow up.

Shining bright! Jerilyn’s Sewing School hosts 18th fashion show

The Jerilyn Sewing School in Cranston held its annual fashion show June 18 at The Gamm Theatre. The show was the 18th for the school and has taken off since its debut. Admission to the show is a …

Obituaries
Martin, Mariah L.
Mariah L. Martin, age 79, of Warwick, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Paul E. and Catherine C. (Lawton) Martin. …
Greenway, Robert
Robert Greenway, age 79, of Warwick, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024. He was the cherished husband of Susan (Daigneault) Greenway, to whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Providence, …
Rooney, Thomas
Thomas Rooney, beloved father, grandfather, partner and friend, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2024, at the age of 82. He was surrounded by his family and his loving companion Rosemary in his …
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL

Open season on illicit fireworks must end

If a tree falls in the forest but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? We don’t have the expertise or requisite philosophy degree to answer that, but we do know one thing for …

LEGALS

NOTICE OF SALE OF VESSEL

Per R.I. Dry Dock Facilities Act, a 1986 41' Sea Ray Motor Vessel, MALANNA ROSE, RI Reg # 8290R with HIN SERF6931A686, last known owner Joseph Medeiros, will be sold to the highest bidder at public …