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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, …
LEGISLATOR LOST: Sen. Frank Lombardo III, 65, passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 21. The Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) in the Rhode Island State Senate, was first elected to the seat in November 2010.
Johnston state Senate seat to remain vacant through November
Johnston’s primary seat in the state Senate will stay empty until after the November election. Sen. Frank Lombardo III, a Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) since 2010, died …
BACK IN CUSTODY: U.S. Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston announced the Feb. 6 arrest of a Guatemalan national charged with child molestation in Rhode Island. The suspect was released from custody last year despite an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer.
Accused immigrant’s case a political hot potato in RI
It was a rare, stinging rebuke of state officials by an enforcement wing of the federal government. Then the Ocean State’s Attorney General weighed in, reddening the handprint left behind …
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Grade 6 High Honors Jocelyn Anderson, Christopher Baldassi, Saydee Bence, Rileigh Burrows, Cali Caruso, Dani Eastwood, Hadley King, Nolan Lavature, Diego Linares Duluc, Avery Lourenco, Thomas …
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How 2024 fishing regulations are shaping up

At press time the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were all still seeking public comment and input on 2024 fishing regulations for saltwater fishing. So, the regulations list for …

More history made this postseason

We are in the thick of the playoffs and with so many events on the table and now off the table, here are some thoughts of mine as we grind through the postseason. First off, the wrestling state …

RHODY LIFE

What to view this week

WARWICK SHOWCASE   DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS * * * (RAUNCHY Black Comedy) Major warning-If you are easily offended or shocked, avoid this raunchy black comedy that pokes fun at sex and …

With a wing and a prayer

I am an expert traveler, and I enjoy it very much.  As a child, we criss crossed the country and Canada for 6 months out of the year. While THAT kind of traveling was not so enjoyable, having to …
The Buzz
Weekend Spotlight Feb. 24, Magic Show with Russ DeSimone will be presented on Sat., Feb.24 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Pontiac Free Library, 101 Greenwich Ave., Warwick.  This will be …
Good news
READY TO SEE YOU NOW: Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient inside the dental practice at Tri-County Community Action Agency’s (CAA) Hartford Avenue headquarters. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recently approved the agency’s acquisition of CharterCARE’s former St. Joseph Pediatric Dental Center in Providence. Tri-County plans to expand the practice to North Providence by next month.

Filling a vital RI need

Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient. They try to turn the chair over quick. They’ve got patients waiting. For …

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Obituaries
Brassard, James N.
James N. Brassard, Lt. WFD (Ret), 74, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan E. (Morgan) Brassard and a son of the late Normand L. …
Slater, Janice L. (Moore)
Janice L. Slater,  90, of Warwick, passed away on February 20, 2024, in Mount Vernon (Alexandria), VA. She was predeceased by her husband Lester P. (Paul) Slater, Jr. Mother of LCDR Neysa …
Halsband, Alan I.
Halsband, Alan I., 86, died Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Saint Elizabeth Home. He was the beloved husband of Harriet (Kriss) Halsband for 8 years and the late Marcia (Aptel) Halsband for 47 years. …
LEGALS

CITY OF WARWICK MEETING AGENDA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

DATE:  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2024 TIME:  6:00 P.M. LOCATION:  CITY OF WARWICK – ANNEX BUILDING SAWTOOTH BUILDING – 1 ST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM 65 CENTERVILLE ROAD …

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