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Educators, parents and students are hopeful Pilgrim’s reputation as a school of violence has come to an end with the announcement last week that neither the school nor police will tolerate … more
The Commissioner of Education for the State of Rhode Island, Angélica Infante-Green, visited Tides Restaurant at Warwick’s Career and Technical Center last week for a chat with members … more
What does it take to break a habit of failing to reach a teacher contract by the start of school and then dragging on the process for months to come? There are multiple answers why the Warwick … more
The yellow brick road leads to the Robert J. Shapiro Cultural Arts Center at Toll Gate High School, March 22 and 23, , at 7:00 PM as  the Toll Gate Drama Club presents The Wizard of Oz. The … more
Amazon’s looking to re-negotiate their tax deal with Johnston. The estimated opening date of Johnston’s Amazon has been bumped back several times. While the company says … more
The House of Hope CDC is building the state’s first village of hope for the homeless. Laura Jaworski, executive director of the Warwick-based non profit, advanced the concept of box-like … more
It would be impossible for George Donahue to keep count. “We were down to one bed and then all of a sudden we have 14,” he says surveying the lot and open garage at the Robert J. … more
Mayor Frank Picozzi’s decision to run for reelection was never really in question, yet the banquet hall of Chelo’s Bar and Grille on Post Road in Warwick was packed Wednesday  with … more
Not long after taking office, Mayor Picozzi put his foot down on speeders. He’d listened to the complaints at neighborhood meetings, heard how motorists traveling roads with 35 MPH limits were … more
Perhaps as soon as this summer, the Warwick School Committee could have a high school student attending its meetings as a non-voting representative for students throughout the city. That’s … more
New 4-year mayoral term has McAllister thinking By JOHN HOWELL Last time Governor McKee and House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi hosted a reception for City Council President Steve McAllister, … more
For a first time, Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter have posted rewards to “bring justice” to abandoned animals. Triggering efforts to abate what appears to be a growing trend to … more
After a half-year and counting, a Special Legislative Commission studying decreased quahog catch is nearing the finish line. The commission will discuss their recommendations in an early April … more
The “non-renewal” list included the names of 40 Johnston educators. “Special Educator, Ferri Middle School … Guidance Counselor at Barnes School … Math Teacher, … more
By late May those big black pipes snaking down Airport Road and buried at intersections such as Commerce Drive should be gone and a major link in the city’s sewer system conveying about a third … more
Matt Hayden couldn’t let all of that heavy wet snow go to waste in front of his aunt’s home on West Shore Road, so he decided to send a message to a friend. Her birthday was coming up and … more
Cranston high school students are not likely to know the name Frank Lenox, but rest assured teachers at East and West  have been in contact with him since the beginning of the academic year. … more
Congressman Seth Magaziner visited Greenwich Farms at Warwick, a senior assisted  living facility located on Minnesota Ave, this past Wednesday to speak on issues and answer questions. … more
Johnston’s primary seat in the state Senate will stay empty until after the November election. Sen. Frank Lombardo III, a Democrat representing District 25 (Johnston) since 2010, died … more
It was a rare, stinging rebuke of state officials by an enforcement wing of the federal government. Then the Ocean State’s Attorney General weighed in, reddening the handprint left behind … more
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