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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, …
High schools set for 2025 ground breaking
The Warwick School Committee learned Tuesday that planning for new Pilgrim and Toll Gate High Schools are on schedule from Chris Spiegel, senior project manager at LeftField Project Management based …
City vehicle crashes up 10% this year
Almost halfway through 2023, the City of Warwick has a troubling trend on the roads. As of June 11, Warwick had seen 1,302 crashes since the first of the year. That’s up significantly from …
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On the face of it, Mayor Frank Picozzi got what he wanted from legislators and then some this year. But now, after being told by Gov. Dan McKee that he favored giving the city a voice on the 7-member …
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Locals nab RIIL honors

AWARD WINNER: Toll Gate’s Adeline Areson (left) accepts her RIIL Distinguished Achievement Award. (Photo courtesy RIIL)

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League honored a total of 24 individuals, including 17 student-athletes, for their exemplary achievements and contributions over the past year at its 12th annual RIIL …

McGuire returns to Gaspee race 46 years later

LACING THEM UP: Elly McGuire at the Gaspee Days foot race last week. (Photo by Steve Popiel)

Last weekend’s Gaspee Days 5k foot race was a homecoming for Warwick native Elly McGuire, who returned to the course 46 years after her first appearance in the event. Back in 1978, McGuire …

RHODY LIFE

Searching “Bunker Hill” in the Newspapers

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Battle of “Bunker” Hill loss petitions I had been cataloging in my files. I’ve also been doing newspaper searches to add more information by date …

Demon Chrome gives a proper dose of heavy metal with new EP

It’s a fact that Providence has had a stellar metal scene for the past few decades. Regardless of subgenre, there’s a guarantee that when a bunch of loud & amplified bands get …
The Buzz
  Weekend Spotlight June 14 & 15, Our Lady of Czenstochowa Polish Festival will be on Fri., June 14 and Sat., June 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. on the school grounds, 222 MacArthur Boulevard, …
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And it didn’t rain

Postponed because of rain during Holy Week, Bishop Hendricken High School held its 50th annual hunger walk Friday. Here students are pictured on Sandy Lane. Father Robert Marciano, president of the …

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Obituaries
Kaufman, Arthur J.
Arthur J. Kaufman, 82 of Saunderstown, RI, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. He was surrounded by his wife and children. Arthur was born on July 2, 1941, to Morris and Lorene …
Carey, Richard Jr. "Moose"
Richard “Moose” Carey, Jr., age 67, life-long resident of Warwick, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024, in Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Judy (Johnson) Carey, to whom he …
Holmes, Ethelmay G. (Morton)
Ethelmay G. Holmes (Morton), 67 of West Warwick, sadly passed away on May 28, 2024.  She left to be with her late husband of 52 years, Michael R. Holmes, Sr., also lost to the family just three …
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL

Making Rhode Island a destination

You have to get to the Gaspee Day early to really catch the show…and better yet, learn what could put Rhode Island on the national stage. Well, or at least, the next viral sensation. As …

LEGALS

ORDINANCE NO. O-24-3

LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF WARWICK ORDINANCE NO. O-24-3 APPROVED June 5, 2024 Frank J. Picozzi MAYOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WARWICK 1009 CENTERVILLE, LLC, …