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Abortion bill defeated, but not over

By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday

Fr. Marciano speaks of rich history, new chapter for Hendricken

By JOHN HOWELL Father Robert L. Marciano fingered the bronze medallion that hung from his neck. It was the size of a saucer. The face of it bore the name and crest of Bishop Hendricken High School. Barely a half hour earlier, Providence Bishop Thomas J.

Lunch policy rescinded following public outcry

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee officially reversed course Tuesday on a policy that was enacted in April which sought to reduce a nearly $80,000 lunch debt problem in the district, but instead drew a firestorm of national media attention

$322M budget would raise tax levy, lower rate

By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon is scheduled to release today his budget overview for the fiscal year starting July 1 which, if approved as is by the city council, would result in a 3.46 percent overall tax levy increase...

Ready to celebrate: Gaspee Days festivities kick off Saturday

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gaspee Days are here again. The annual celebration - which commemorates the 1772 burning of the HMS Gaspee, one of the formative events of the American Revolution - kicks off Saturday, May 18, with the Proclamation Ceremony in

Fabulous for free

For the second year now, school social worker Heidi Fanion has filled her office at Pilgrim with dozens of dresses – 52 at the time of this writing, in fact – and is offering them for the unbeatable price of free to anybody who needs one.

$150K donated to solve lunch debts

By ETHAN HARTLEY An outpouring of financial support - from the local Rhode Island community and citizens across the country to worldwide yogurt companies and Hollywood stars like Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore - has resulted in over $150,000 in donations

'Frustrated' firefighters reject offer

By ETHAN HARTLEY The relationship between the City of Warwick and the Warwick Fire Department is significantly strained, based on statements from the fire department union's president and the fact that a tentative agreement (TA) for the 2019-21

Reed lands $30M grant for runways

By JOHN HOWELL Upgrades to the runways and taxiways at Green Airport are projected to start at about this time next year, Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), said Friday following the announcement the agency
Arriving at a good place

New concessions, '4-star' restrooms at terminal

By JOHN HOWELL With so many things he would like to enhance at Green Airport, where should Iftikhar Ahmad start? The Rhode Island Airport Corporation's president and CEO rhetorically posed that question Wednesday after the grand opening of the Escape
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The Providence Gridiron Club, which sponsors six dinners and a brunch yearly, is actively trying to raise more money so it can add scholarships and more honors to its program, which recognizes and benefits youth, high school and college football players,
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has announced the allocation of grant money to every Rhode Island city and town to strengthen the security of voting systems and improve election processes. The $100,000 in funding is part of Rhode Island's share of $3
Taking aim at trash The Pawtuxet Village Association and the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association were among those groups that joined with Save the Bay in an Earth Day clean-up of the village park and Stillhouse Cove. Pictured is just some of the
By MAX FRAZIER Another opportunity to find a new furry, forever friend is happening this weekend on Sunday, May 19, when an adoption/donation event will be taking place at the Verizon Wireless Zone, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at 76 Gate Road in
By MAX FRAZIER Whether you want to adopt a dog or cat or if you simply love animals, the perfect place to be this Saturday and Sunday is the Warwick Petco. There will be around 30 puppies and small dogs Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday

Island Moving Company comes to Warwick

Review By DON FOWLER The Island Moving Company has been a shining light on the Newport arts scene for 37 years, performing their contemporary dance concerts at the mansions and touring in other states. Last weekend, the company graced the stage at

The Other Side of 25 at Artists' Exchange

The eyes have it!

Old-fashioned soda fountain at Green Line Apothecary

Life on the high-wire often had high price

The CCRI Knights baseball team took on the Northern Essex Community College Knights on Monday morning. A win would give CCRI their 12th Region XXI Championship, and the Knights did not disappoint, winning a close game 9-7 to take the Region XXI title.
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Patriots swept the Westerly Bulldogs 3-0 (25-14), (25-12), (25-15) in boys Division II volleyball on Monday night at Pilgrim High School. Senior middle hitter Nick Jaggi led the Pats with eight kills and four blocks, while junior
In 2014, Warwick resident Laura Corbin and her son Devin made the trip out to Ireland as part of the Damhsa Irish Dance Studio. During his time overseas, Devin made many friends, who exposed him to some Gaelic sports, specifically football and hurling.
The Sgt. Brian St. Germain Invitational was held last weekend at West Warwick High School, and a handful of locals made some noise as they compete in their final meet before the class championships this weekend. Bishop Hendricken's Sean Fagan won the
Bishop Hendricken unveiled its new Athletic Director on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference on campus, introducing longtime basketball coach Jamal Gomes as the new leader of the school's sports programs, taking over for Paul Alianiello who is
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Police Log - 05/16/19

TWO SENTENCED IN KILLING Two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the 2016 murder of 19-year-old man in Warwick. Appearing before Justice Daniel Procaccini in Superior Court on Monday, Andrew Soben, 22, of West Warwick and Jake Cabral,

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Beach rocks getting rolled away?

By JOHN HOWELL The boulders arrived Tuesday morning, and it wasn't long before fishermen and people expecting to sit in their cars and look at the view were questioning why they were being blocked from the popular parking lot at the end of Seaview Drive

Untold financial, health care benefits of a Partners` deal

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New chief delivers with $25K fire truck purchase

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