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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
Warwick Public Schools will need an additional $8 million next year to maintain the current level of operations, a consultant’s exhaustive audit of district operations has shown... more
By TYGER ALLEN A rusted metal plug no larger than a silver dollar and costing less than $6 has forced the closure of Toll Gate High School for the week. At about 8 a.m. Saturday the plug burst from a water valve inside a utility well in the floor of the more
“To be very honest, I had hoped to wind up in a different place … I wanted to give these kids a chance to end their school year in a traditional setting. The reality is, I can’t,” the governor said during her daily COVID-19 briefing. more
By JOHN HOWELL Superintendent of Schools Philip Thornton has a new top-tier team that is getting rave reviews from the School Committee and the Warwick Teachers Union with expectations of moving the district forward and restoring the prominence of more
By JOHN HOWELL Mark Desdourian gave an audience of angry Warwick taxpayers Monday night the three keys to winning an election, and not one of them was money. In fact, all three words were the same - "e;walk, walk and walk."e; Desdourian, who will be running more
By JOHN HOWELL Students can't be expected to learn anything in school unless they attend class. And teachers aren't teaching class unless they show up at school. It's that simple, so it's no wonder that Superintendent Phil Thornton is making a big deal more
By JOHN HOWELL Citing statements by state leaders that the system of truck tolls now under construction is designed to disproportionately place the cost of bridge repairs on trucks passing through the state and not the locals, the Rhode Island Truckers more
By JOHN HOWELL In a conservative move, despite an appeal from City Council President Steve Merolla to add new high school playing fields to the plan, the School Committee agreed Tuesday to request City Council and legislative approval to put a $56 more
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