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St. Kevin School doesn’t look all that different from the days before the flood. It’s clean, the floors are shiny and it even has that “new smell” of fresh paint and new carpeting. “A …

'Hail to the Chief' raises over $25K for McCartney Foundation

By ETHAN HARTLEY The congratulatory tribute to Col. Stephen McCartney drew more than 350 people to the Crowne Plaza Thursday evening, and a foundation set up in his name to further his work helping probationers and parolees, as well as people with

Victim remembered for ‘big heart’ as family calls for action

Lauren Ise’s “heart was bigger than the sun,” recalled her mother, Cheryl Palazzo. “Her big, beautiful blue eyes saw the good in everyone,” she added. It was a deeply emotional late …

Man charged with murder of former girlfriend

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The son of a late mob figure has been charged with domestic first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Cranston woman. Michael T. Marrapese, 40, is accused of killing 29-year-old Lauren Ise, Cranston Police announced March

Future path of arts center no clearer

By JOHN HOWELL Since announcing last month that he is looking to move city offices into the Kentish Armory next to the Apponaug Library, the home of the Warwick Center for the Arts for the past 34 years, Mayor Joseph Solomon has neither met with the arts

New elementary science curriculum gets praise, controversy

By ETHAN HARTLEY Warwick Public Schools are in the midst of a big transition regarding how they educate elementary students in science curriculum, which has generated both high praise regarding the new program's merits and scathing criticism from some

Community cop

By JOHN HOWELL During a recognition and promotional ceremony Tuesday, Col. Rick Rathbun, Warwick's new police chief, said he looks forward to working with Warwick citizens and businesses to address quality of life issues and establishing a strong sense"

Big financial squeeze

By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon says he's tightening the screws on city spending in an effort to deal with the looming financial crisis he outlined in his state of the city address two weeks ago. In an interview Monday, Solomon said he has instructed

State largely supports legislative priorities for senior citizens

By ETHAN HARTLEY Senior citizens are getting a lot of help from the Rhode Island legislature, as five out of the six legislative priorities that would either extend existing programs or create news ones to benefit the elderly are on track to work through

A new Promise at RIC?

By ETHAN HARTLEY Governor Gina Raimondo joined Rhode Island College (RIC) president Frank S nchez on Thursday morning to discuss the potential benefits of expanding the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program to the state university. The proposed
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Speakman sworn in to House of Representatives Rep. June S. Speakman (D-Dist. 68, Warren, Bristol) was formally sworn in to the House of Representatives. She was elected March 5 in a special election to replace Laufton Ascen ao, who was elected in
The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture is scheduled to meet Wednesday to hear testimony on legislation relating to climate change. The meeting will take place at the rise of the Senate (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 211 on the second floor of the
Cookie power This year's Girl Scouts cookies sale draws to a close the end of this month. And while you may have not placed your order, there are still opportunities to buy at various locations throughout the state, including Girl Scouts headquarters on
Swim lessons and lifeguard certification classes are being offered at McDermott Pool. Beginning April 1, swim lessons for children ages 5 to 11 will be offered Monday and Tuesday nights from 6 to 6:30. Five lessons are $25 for residents and $30 for
Face it, you were Irish on Sunday With ideal conditions, the 60th edition of the West Warwick St. Patrick's Day parade was a festive occasion with the line of march filled with spectators, many of them dressed in more vivid greens than those marching.

Lego Movie 2

Movie Review By JOHN PANNOZZI The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part *** out of five stars After half a decade, Emmet the Master Builder and his fellow toy brick friends are back for another cinematic odyssey. Will everything still be awesome? Five years

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Mazzulla remains an Iron Man for GW basketball Rhode Island product is key sophomore for Colonials By David Driver NEW YORK - Johnston resident and Bishop Hendrickson product Justin Mazzulla became an Iron Man this season for the men's basketball team at
After losing in a heartbreaking Game 3 in the RIIL State Championship last season to rival La Salle, the Bishop Hendricken hockey team would top the Rams in two games this time around, including a deciding Game 2 overtime thriller on Saturday night at
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Pilgrim Patriots were edged out by the Coventry Oakers 32-30 on Wednesday afternoon in a unified basketball battle at Pilgrim High School. Brandon Yuettner, a senior, led Coventry with 10 points while Pilgrim junior John Plunkett
The Greenwood Inn took home the 2018-19 Warwick Men's Senior Hockey League title recently, which was its first championship in three years. After winning multiple titles a few year back, the Greenwood Inn was determined to put an end to the drought this
The Warwick Warriors fifth grade boys travel basketball team recently won the state championship in the Rhode Island Youth Basketball Association's silver tournament, winning 36-29 in the finals. After a rocky 2017-18 season in which the Warriors won
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Police Log - 03/19/19

LARCENY Officer Michael T. Isherwood responded to a residence on Narragansett Parkway on Feb. 25 for a report of larceny of a snowblower. Isherwood met with the homeowners, who said that their snowblower had been taken during the night. Police said the

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Adoptable Animal of the Week: Odin

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Solomon taps retired Providence fire marshal as Warwick chief

By JOHN HOWELL For the first time in the history of the Warwick Fire Department, the mayor has reached outside the ranks of the department to name a chief. Tonight, the Board of Public Safety is expected to approve Mayor Joseph Solomon's selection of

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Star Students - 1/24/19

Congratulations to this week's Star Students from our wonderfully talented students throughout the city!

Star Students - 12/20/18

Congratulations to this week's Star Students and the Art Star of the Week from our wonderfully talented students throughout the city!

Star Students - 12/13/18

Congratulations to this week's Star Students and our brand new feature, the Art Star of the week! 


Work continues to combat opioid crisis

By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the

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