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Warwick Public Schools’ rate of chronically absent students has seen a significant decrease over the past couple of years, going from 45% to 30% of students district-wide being absent, … more
The solar eclipse was the main event Monday, with day turning to dusk as the moon slid between the earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event which will not … more
The question of which of two local construction companies will win the contract to build an outdoor skating rink and plaza behind City Hall is expected to be resolved this evening when the City … more
Rocky Point drew a crowd of about 400 Monday afternoon for a rare solar show. With the eclipse reaching 92% totality at 3:29 p.m., Warwick was closer to seeing a total solar eclipse than … more
City Council President Steve McAllister knows the election clock is ticking if he intends to run for mayor, but for the moment he’s putting it aside as he concentrates on the city budget. … more
Angelica and Mike Penta of Gel’s Kitchen on West Shore Road have been raising thousands of dollars for worthy causes for years. Last Friday Gel outdid herself in more than one way. She took to … more
Following the opening of bids for the construction of new Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools last Wednesday and lengthy interviews with the four contractors … more
Since Amazon has not yet opened for business in Johnston, the mega-retailer has invoked a costly construction clause in its contract with the town. Over the past few months, the company … more
The Johnston School Building Committee has so far awarded more than $40 million in contracts to Rhode Island firms for the construction the town’s new elementary center.  “This … more
Pete Fontaine died an hour after deadline last week. Although he had submitted his final byline several weeks earlier, the Johnston Sun Rise’s faithful freelancer held on until the last pages of the paper were on the presses. The man had ink in his veins. more
The Warwick Boys and Girls Clubs are going small to play big. Traditionally the club holds a September golfing day and dinner at the Warwick Country Club. That’s on the calendar for this … more
A Disco Duck – that’s his name -  was riding his “Cadillac”- that’s his bike -  on West Shore Road Easter afternoon. There was no way of missing him. … more
Mayor Frank Picozzi’s dream to build an open air ice rink in Apponaug was approved by the City Council by an 8-1 vote, but now has to skate through a legal challenge from the bidder that was … more
Differences of opinion, different accounts of a meeting that happened earlier this year and last-minute surprises best describe the path of legislation giving Warwick a voice on developments at T. F. … more
Scott Avedisian, Warwick’s longest-serving mayor, entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday morning at Kent County Court to charges he left the scene of a car crash. The fender-bender occurred … more
Sad news to report. Our longtime freelancer Pete Fontaine died Wednesday afternoon. For decades, you've been reading his upbeat stories highlighting community giving. His bylines have regularly … more
Rhode Island is one step closer to enacting a safe storage law. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Pam Lauria, cleared the Rhode Island Senate 28-7 on Tuesday, March 19. It now heads to the House, … more
The answer is a lot if you ask Eiriana Fairbairn Summers, a Life Scout with Scouts BSA Troop 77 Buttonwoods, who exhibited her dedication to community service by planning, organizing, and leading an … more
Imagine Warwick as a gigantic bathtub that, depending on the time of year, needs to be filled with 15 to 25 million gallons of water daily. Now imagine two large water spigots each capable of … more
It’s that time of the year again in Rhode Island. The fifth anniversary of 401Gives, a statewide philanthropic initiative that aims to raise money through social media for local nonprofits, is … more
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