NEWS
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, …
OVER THAT HILL, BUT KEPT GOING: Senator Jack Reed (left) shakes hands with Henry Polichetti, the second oldest veteran in the country and oldest veteran in Rhode Island. He turned 109 years young last week. Below, the pair share a laugh. (Cranston Herald photos by Barbara Polichetti)
BORN ON THE THIRD OF JULY
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 …
Here's what's happening around Warwick
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. …
Local rec departments gearing up for fun summer
Looking for local summer fun? Look no further, there are plenty of events coming up around Rhode Island to get excited about! Our local recreation and public libraries have great programs running all …
SHOWING OFF: Farm owner Nancy Cornish shows off her blueberry bushes, with plenty of ripe berries for early season pickers.
Busy bees make for a bounty of blueberries
Tarts, sweet and juicy blueberries are ready for picking at The Rocky Point Blueberry Farm. The farm that held a soft opening for the Warwick Neck neighborhood last week has become a community staple …
Toll Gate top 10 cite roles of teachers, family, friends in their successes
#1 Mya Reynolds Toll Gate’s Valedictorian and future Brown Bear Mya Reynolds plans to pursue biology, building on her volunteer work with the Rhode Island Blood Center. In her four …
REACHING OUT: Boys and Girls Club of Warwick Executive Director Karin Kavanagh (center) receives a certificate of appreciation from DHS representatives Kimberly Merolla-Brito (left) and Laurie Cote. (Submitted photo)
Warwick Boys and Girls Clubs recognized for outreach efforts
The Warwick Boys and Girls Clubs is among community organizations recently recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services for facilitating outreach to the community about the DHS’s …
Committee plans August viewing of high school designs
While school may be out, the Warwick School Committee continued their work on Tuesday with their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting began with a member of the public asking about …
Lots of sheets, plenty of signatures
State Democratic Headquarters on Metro Center Boulevard was a beehive of activity Saturday morning as Warwick Democrats held a nomination paper signature party. Candidates, their supporters and …
‘The military gave me what I have’
After 40 years in the U.S. Army, Command Sergeant Major Carlos Lopes retired June 28 at a ceremony held in the World War II Museum in New Orleans. He returns to Warwick  after eight years of …
Zachary Colón
Colón aims to bring young blood to School Committee
As he runs for School Committee in 2024, Zachary Colón, 25,  said that he’s  in a position that he’s used to - being one out of five candidates in a competitive election. …