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By JOHN HOWELL With the votes of five council members who agreed to a special meeting to consider a tentative agreement between the administration and Warwick firefighters only to have it fail procedurally more than two weeks ago, the council approved more
By JOHN HOWELL While the city and the Warwick Firefighters signed a three-year contract with a no pay increase in the first year last week, the parties will be back before an arbitrator this Friday to argue over pay. The issue is not how much of a pay more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon is equipped to withstand the heat following the promotional ceremony of 63 firefighters, including Chief Peter McMichael, Wednesday night before a crowd of more than 400 people at the Crowne Plaza. The celebration more
The following statement was issued from the Mayor's office at 2:05 on Friday:    Mayor Joseph Solomon has declared a state of emergency for the City of Warwick, Rhode Island, in order … more
By JOHN HOWELL It looks straight out of Hollywood. A horseshoe shaped arrangement of gray-topped tables with red ribbing faces a wall-sized screen. Black rolling chairs are positioned in front of telephones and electrical and computer ports. The lighting more
An interest arbitration board reached a decision Tuesday regarding the FY19 firefighters' contract, awarding an across-the-board wage increase of 2.25 percent for the July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 agreement, Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced more
By TYGER ALLEN Different proposals to fix what is being called the unsustainable cost of municipal retiree health care benefits - which went from $23 million a year ago to $34 million now in annual required contributions, according to City Council more
FOR COVID-19 INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES, VISIT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S WEBSITE. Joining Massachusetts in another unprecedented step meant to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. … more
By JOHN HOWELL Two incidents in the past year - a situation in which a Warwick police officer shot a dog that attacked him, and an accident in which an officer hit and killed a pedestrian who was crossing West Shore Road - have Warwick Police Chief Col. more
By JOHN HOWELL Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur has only started in his effort to trim so-called "e;legacy"e; costs and give Warwick a sustainable financial future. Last Monday, the councilman amended his proposed ordinance that would introduce health care more
Editor's note: Warwick Mayor Joseph Solomon's office issued the following press release early Friday evening.WARWICK - Mayor Joseph J. Solomon has announced that in order to mitigate risks associated … more
Bright lights in tough times First responders from the communities served by Kent Hospital demonstrated their appreciation and support of hospital care givers in a 20-minute parade of police and fire vehicles Tuesday evening on Toll Gate Road. Planned more
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