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Merolla church advertisement violated campaign finance law

By LAURA WEICK Warwick City Council Chairman Steve Merolla used campaign funds to finance advertisements for his private law firm at least 12 times since 2014, which Merolla says was a mistake that he has acted to correct. The matter was brought to the

Pet stress

By JOHN HOWELL Cam hasn't been himself since the governor shut down the state in March. He used to love going on neighborhood walks, but now he gets a couple of blocks from home and can't decide where to go. So, he returns home. He's become irritable and

4 Democrats, 2 Republicans, vye for Senate District 31 seat

By LAURA WEICK The race for the vacant Senate District 31 seat will be one of the most crowded during the Sept. 8 primary: It's one of the few in which both the Democratic and Republican tickets will hold primaries to determine who will compete in the

Warwick School Committee votes to conduct distance learning to start school year

By Laura Weick After more than a month of preparing for hybrid classes, the Warwick School Committee voted 4-1 Tuesday night for schools to move completely online this fall...

Uncertainty haunts plans for Bayside sewers

By JOHN HOWELL A month before the new coronavirus shut down the state, the Warwick Sewer Authority opened four bids to bring sewers to a collection of neighborhoods lumped under the name Bayside, seemingly signaling the start to a service to more than

2-week delay for schools

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The start of school in Rhode Island will be delayed two weeks, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Wednesday, while a final decision on how classes will resume - fully in person, through virtual learning or using a mixed approach - has also

NEFL takes 3rd seed

By ALEX SPONSELLER New England Frozen Lemonade secured the third seed in the Rhode Island 19-20 Elite League last week and is poised to make a run at a title this weekend. NEFL entered the season as one of the top clubs in the new, one-off league, and

Making a move … very soon

Final preparations are being made for the opening of the newest Dave’s Marketplace at the former site of the Benny’s Store at Wilde’s Corner. With the opening next Friday, the …

Online-only classes are an option

The Warwick School Department would allow students to opt for online-only courses if schools move to in-person or hybrid learning this fall. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo will announce recommendations for how schools should reopen this

RI at a ‘turning point,' governor warns

Raimondo’s warning came after several states in the region, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, imposed new travel restrictions on Rhode Islanders.
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Celebrating a century Irene V. Stoddard, born in North Kingstown on August 12, 1920 is celebrating her 100th birthday. She graduated from North Kingstown high school in 1938 and married Earle Stoddard in 1940, and was married for 53 yrs. Irene has four
The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) has been ranked second for the best private student loan nationally in the Forbes Magazine 2020 Top 20 List of Best Private Student Loans. According to Brianna McGurran, editor of Forbes Advisor, the
 A public meeting to elect 2 low-income representatives to the Westbay CAP Board of Directors from Warwick has been scheduled for September 23 at 10 a.m., at the Westbay Community Action, …
By JOHN HOWELL Some registered Warwick voters are getting "e;hank you"e; letters from Mayor Joseph Solomon for something they didn't know they did. Both the Board of Canvassers and independent mayoral candidate Frank Picozzi reported they have received calls
By LAURA WEICK For the fifth consecutive year, Warwick Pond is facing blue-green algae blooms, and although levels are not high enough for the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to issue an advisory, residents are urged to remain cautious

Fishing lets her be 'wild and free'

By ERIN O'BRIEN "What's a stuffie?" Rows upon rows of open clam shells, sprinkled with paprika and garnished with parsley, looked enticing through the glass case. The young man behind the counter at the seafood market furrowed his brow and offered a

Thoughts on fall sports plan

Virtual photography classes

August in years past

Warden brought hope to the hopeless

By ALEX SPONSELLER For the sixth time, the Bishop Hendricken Green and Gold Baseball Camp is going strong this summer despite the COVID-19 crisis. With over 100 campers and an additional 40 on the program's waiting list, members of the Hendricken staff
By DAVID SCHWARTZ The Narragansett Bay Yachting Association held its largest event in more than a decade on Sunday, showing that sailors hunger for the chance to get out of their homes and enjoy racing safely on a beautiful day on the bay. The fleet
Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon recently unveiled his plans to renovate the Mickey Stevens Sports Complex at 975 Sandy Lane. The complex was created 40 years ago, and this plan would serve as the first …
The Providence Gridiron Club held its annual awards ceremony last week at the Cranston Country Club, and Pilgrim’s Blake Simpson and Mike Borges were two locals to be recognized. Borges, who …
The Rhode Island Interscholastic league addressed the 2020 fall sports season in a statement and virtual press conference on Wednesday, beginning by postponing the season from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14. …
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Warwick Police Log 08-13-2020

DUTY TO STOP Just after noon on Aug. 2, Officer Nicholas Demarco responded to a report of a hit-and-run incident at the intersection of Metro Center Boulevard and Greenwich Avenue. Dispatch advised that a black GMC pickup truck involved in the incident

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Animal shelter news

Adoptable Pet of the Week

Another stunning girl is waiting for you, her name is Lady and she is available for adoption at Providence Animal Rescue League. This girl loves to swim!! She also would love a fenced in yard so she can run and play fetch! Lady is a two year old Pit mix with a gorgeous chocolate and white coat adorned by sparkling light brown eyes to match! The best home for her would be an adult home with no other pets and with someone who will continue with her current training. Lady is very smart, sits pretty for treats and her favorite treat is cheese! If you would like more information about Lady please call 401-421-1399 and to make an appointment to meet her. Lady will be waiting for you to open your heart and home to her, she will be forever grateful to you! If you know of an animal in need or if you are looking to adopt please contact Karen directly at


Rhonda Rubeira

Rhonda Rubeira, of Warwick passed away Monday, August 3rd at the age of 58. She was born on October 13, 1961 to Lionel G. and Patricia M. Verrier. Rhonda loved to spend time in her gardens, with …

5 running to succeed Merolla for Ward 9 seat

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Startup business a perfect match for Warwick couple


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Getting to The Point & feeling good

There was no knowing it was a full moon. Gray threatening clouds filled the sky. There was plenty of wind and there were a few smattering raindrops, but that didn't stop 40 people, mostly women, all properly distanced from one another at

What it takes to save an early bird

Teaching music all adds up for Ryan Cox

Summer camp: Smaller, more intimate groups plus 'disguised' learning

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It's time to clear the air

Dear Council President Merolla, An open letter to City Council President Steve Merolla, During the fiscal year of 2018-19, the city council allocated $225,000 to the Certified Fraud Examiner / CPA firm YKSM for certain investigations into the Warwick

The Lighthouse and the Buoy

Tell it as it is

In support of Jeanine Calkin

'Taxpayers mayor' endorses Solomon