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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 more
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 more
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 more
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. On Wednesday during her weekly press conference, Gov. Raimondo pushed back her more
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 more
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 more
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 more
By JOHN HOWELL It couldn't have been a more open invitation. The automatic doors at the Warwick Public Library were open wide Monday morning after being closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus. What's more, there was a welcoming party - more
By TARA MONASTESSE and LAURA WEICK Tuesday night's virtual Warwick School Committee meeting, like much of daily life for Warwick residents so far this spring, was centered around how to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as statewide reopening more
By LAURA WEICK Each year before she reads the children's book "e;Jubal's Wish"e; by Audrey Wood to her students, Tara Castro asks students what they would wish for. But this year's wishes were a bit different as classes moved online. "e;So many students more
By LAURA WEICK During Warwick's high school graduations last week, rapturous crowds were replaced by empty auditorium seats. Temperature checks at the door replaced lavish, grand entrances. And instead of shaking a principal's hand, graduates nodded or more
By JOHN HOWELL Frank Picozzi, a former School Committee chair and a man who has an active following on Facebook and social media, announced this week he is running as an independent for mayor. He has launched his bid for the city's highest elective more
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