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It all happened in less than a week and those planning a new classical Catholic high school in Rhode Island, the Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope, are still in a state of disbelief. On May … more
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has breathed new life into building new Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools with time and money. Since voters approved a $350 million bond in November for the … more
According to feline math, a Warwick Parks and Rec employee saved 81 lives on the job Monday. Paul Joutras gripped the cardboard box and aimed for his city trash truck. “But I heard … more
Although class was not in session, Veterans Park near Warwick’s Veterans Middle School was busy Monday morning, with local veterans and supporters gathering for a Memorial Day observance.  … more
With only minor changes that won’t affect higher taxes for residential or commercial property owners, the City Council approved the mayor’s proposed $353.2 million budget Thursday night … more
Frank Picozzi recalls fishing on the rocks below the Warwick Neck Lighthouse as a boy. Now, as mayor, he’s looking to restore the access the public once enjoyed to the property with its … more
 ‘My story has become my opportunity to inspire and teach the importance of care, compassion and kindness’ Healthcare professor Lou Pu The ordeal that deeply informed how … more
A stroll into The Tackle Box takes you from West Shore Road to the sea faster than a side road to Conimicut Point. Coming from whitewashed walls and fluorescent lights, the shop’s door is a … more
The document that will set the financial course for the fiscal year starting July 1 and unquestionably higher tax bills – the 2023-24 city budget – was reviewed by the City Council Monday … more
By JOHN HOWELL Unique in the northeast, the combined properties of a marina, fuel dock, outdoor restaurant with swimming pool, indoor restaurant that can accommodate 800 guests and a 9-hole … more
UPDATED: Police shot and killed a man wanted for a triple shooting on Ligian Court in Johnston. more
Scrap metal or monument? Johnston picks the latter. Removed from its Providence pedestal in 2020 and locked away in storage, a 130-year-old statue depicting Christopher Columbus will be … more
Bright orange barricades spray-painted with five dripping, black letters — RI DOT — block both sides of the Greystone Sluiceway Bridge on the border of Johnston and North Providence. … more
Soon to be honored at the 61st Annual Verrazzano Day Banquet, Father Robert L. Marciano cannot help but remain humble in light of esteemed past recipients. “I am honored to be among such … more
 In comparison to its big brothers, the solar farm granted master plan approval by the Planning Board last Wednesday night – the first solar development granted under the ordinance … more
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation won’t respond to city concerns relating to the construction of a $100 million air cargo facility south of the terminal along Strawberry Field Road West … more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Frank Picozzi is a member of the 21 percent club, which is not something to celebrate since he’ll be paying at least $500 more in taxes, but, on the other hand, is … more
The buzz of a chainsaw filled the air. A branch collapsed, followed by another one. Firefighters lined up to carry these clippings to the heaping piles of weeds, branches and other organic waste at … more
He can imagine what it would be like hiding in a classroom as gunshots echo through school hallways. “I’m in a classroom and I hear a guy walking down the corridor and he’s shooting … What do I want between me and him?” asked grandfather and retired Warwick Police Capt. Tim Colgan. “I don’t want a social worker; I don’t want a psychiatrist; I don’t want the principal. I want a cop between me and him. And I think most people feel that way. I think they do.” more
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