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Earlier this week, Bernard “Bernie” Pavia kneeled down to play with his trainset. He laid the track out in a circle at the trunk of his bright white Christmas tree, and crawled up … more
Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena took to the lectern Dec. 12 to address Town Council one last time while in office. “This town, at one time, they would laugh at this town,” Polisena … more
Johnston born and bred, Josephine “Josie” Celentano turned 100 years old in the same Binghampton Avenue home where she was born. “I’m an old bag,” she laughed, seated … more
Mayor Frank Picozzi brought his own gavel to inauguration ceremonies Tuesday night at the Crowne Plaza – a workmen’s hammer. He got laughs as he banged it on the lectern to start the … more
“It comes down a lot faster than it goes up.” Ginny Barham is correct. In less than five minutes, her husband, Lonnie and John Welch removed one of the 26 wreaths that had adorned the … more
Last year at this time the real estate market was red hot. Housing was in demand. Interest rates were low. The median price of single family homes in Warwick as reported by the RI Association of … more
Plans to relocate airport cargo operations from Hangar 2 on Airport Road to south of the terminal in what is largely a long-term parking lot today by September 2026 will be publicly aired Tuesday, … more
Louis Spremulli and Paul Orlando stood at the large wooden table, the contents of their Spirt of Hope “rescue kits” carefully laid out on its surface. The shades were drawn but the … more
You may want to pack a sandwich for the Planning Board Jan. 11 meeting at Vets Middle School starting at 6 p.m. for what promises to be a double feature. Before the board is the proposal to build … more
The site of a giant steam-operated textile mill in the late 1800s, later acquired by Leviton Manufacturing and then bought by local developer Michael Integlia, will transform yet again according to … more
The old year will go out with a bang and the new one will be ushered in with a colorful display this Saturday at Rocky Point. As was done for a first time last Dec. 31, the city’s … more
There’s a theme to Mayor Frank Picozzi’s list of 2022 highlights – movement. It’s movement in the sense of projects that have long been talked about, and planned for … more
Following a joint city and state police operation, a Cranston man is behind bars with no bail and more than three kilos of methamphetamine have been taken off the street. On Friday, Rhode Island … more
Dear readers, We invite you to join us in celebrating the achievements of our youths whether in the classroom, on the athletic field or in the community. In addition to a weekly “Athlete … more
A candle light blessing, “to shine a light on hate this holiday season” will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 6 on the beach near Iggy’s in Oakland Beach. Two events this summer, … more
Betty Anne Rogers, executive director of the Warwick Sewer Authority, couldn’t believe her eyes as the authority opened bids to overhaul the forced main sewer line that ruptured early this … more
Some things are predictable, but the Warwick Water Division couldn’t have predicted it would snow the day the quarterly water and sewer bills arrived. Division director Terry DiPetrillo … more
In what was more of a working session than the classic meeting where the audience watches and sometimes voices approval or disapproval, the City Council with the input of property owners brought the … more
His sparkling white tail bounced up and down a Warwick city street like the lone working tail light of a small vehicle hitting speed humps at nearly 40 miles per hour. The spike buck avoided the … more
Ray Verrocchio has been at the center of Pawtuxet for the past five years. As the proprietor of Bagel Express and Deli, he gets the morning crowd and fills up on village chatter. On the other side of … more
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