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Joe Razza was a runner. Daily, the town native could be spotted dashing up and down the hills of Johnston while off-duty. The former Johnston police chief stepped down last year as his health declined rapidly and unexpectedly. On Friday, Sept. 29 — following the announcement of his death — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee ordered the state’s flags lowered in honor of the late Joseph P. Razza. He was 54 years old. more
Columbus has landed in Johnston’s War Memorial Park. On Monday, Oct. 9, he’ll be welcomed with food trucks and a re-introduction to the public. Earlier this week, the … more
The governor offered millions for schools, but the mayor refused, insisting he saw too many strings attached. Can the town afford to leave any money on the table? Did the administration … more
JOHNSTON, R.I. — As small local newspapers struggle with dwindling circulation and shrinking revenue, public officials unhappy with critical news stories are hitting where it hurts — yanking away their contracts to advertise legal notices. more
Hexagons: a symbol seen often in nature; the building blocks of many different integral functions such as the cells of trees and the individual parts of a honeycomb. That’s  precisely … more
Rhode Island Second Congressional District Congressman Seth Magaziner had a plane to catch at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport on Tuesday, as he headed back to Washington for final … more
The city and the Warwick Neck Improvement Association plan to team up in an effort to obtain the Warwick Neck Light that the United States General Service Administration (GSA) aims to give away. … more
Have you seen the blue building, the really blue building, on Buttonwoods Avenue across from Job Lot? No, that’s not the color it’s going to be when finished, but as Joanne McGonagle … more
Throughout this school year, Warwick students will use their Chromebooks to access various programs, take statewide tests and monitor their learning progress. Nationwide, Google’s … more
“Destination” is frequently used to describe all the venues accessible from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport. There are 32 of them and more are likely to be added in the … more
Next Thursday the Johnston Zoning Board will hear from developers who want to build a slightly smaller 157-acre solar farm along Winsor Avenue. “I would say if they’re going back to … more
Multi-million dollar projects, such as the proposal to build a dog lodge on Jefferson Boulevard or a garage for use by contractors to store vehicles and materials on Post Road, in Pawtuxet have a way … more
By JOHN HOWELL Wayne Kezirian, president of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was prepared for the opening of their new home on Plan Way in Warwick Thursday … more
School Superintendent Lynn Dambruch and Assistant Superintendent William McCaffrey were still on Cloud Nine Tuesday morning following city council approval to issue bonds for new high schools Monday … more
At 10:11 p.m. on Sept. 18, the Warwick City Council voted 8-1 to release $350 million in bond funding to build two new high schools, slated to replace Pilgrim and Toll Gate High Schools. The … more
GEBHART COMMENTS:   Made after the public comment session Tonight is about hope. It’s about being brave. It’s about the future. I heard two themes tonight, … more
The water looks deep. But that guy made it through. I can’t back up now. Just accelerate and pray? Ocean State drivers find themselves in an increasingly familiar quandary. Drive … more
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s (AVTT) Traveling Wall stopped in Warwick from Thursday to Monday, and was host to a ceremony on Friday afternoon paying tribute to those who died in … more
By JOHN HOWELL As the City Council weighs whether to release voter-approved bonding for new Pilgrim and Toll Gate High Schools on Sept. 18, questions will focus on the projected costs of the … more
Warwick School Superintendent Lynn Dambruch is mystified by reports that a group of teachers passed a vote of no confidence in her and Assistant Superintendent William McCaffrey last week and why … more
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