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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
In a virtual vote Saturday morning, the City Council unanimously passed Major Joseph J.  Solomon’s $323.5 million “more with less” city budget with no substantive changes, even … more
By JOHN HOWELL With the start of Phase 2 of the state's reopening on Monday, two businesses at different ends of the city, offering vital services, are wrestling with the challenges of providing safe environments with reduced clients and making enough more
By JOHN HOWELL Chris Fontaine wasn't looking for accolades, but rather to correct an injustice and help out a Warwick family who lost their home to fire - and then lost the chance of having it rebuilt, due to the unscrupulous actions of a man whose more
By LAURA WEICK Over 100,000 Rhode Islanders voted in person or using mail ballots during Tuesday's presidential primary election, which former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are projected to win the state's Democratic and Republic more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Editor's note: This story combines news and announcements from Gov. Raimondo's Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday briefings. Rhode Islanders will be able to visit a pair of state beaches starting on Memorial Day, Gov. Gina Raimondo more
If anything, this pandemic has starkly defined how much we value and depend upon connecting with each other. We see it when visits to elderly friends and family are not recommended, and even impossible if they are in a nursing home or hospital. We see it more
By ALEX SPONSELLER Oakland Beach resident Joe Sullivan, nicknamed "e;Aloha Joe,"e; for his wide array of Hawaiian shirts, will be holding his own, personal marathon on May 18 right in his own neighborhood. Sullivan has been running marathons for the past more
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