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Homeowners keep up fight to close back door to future Dave's

By JOHN HOWELL All the more united in their effort to limit access to their neighborhood from what will become the newest Dave's Marketplace - the former Benny's at Wildes Corner - Spring Grove Avenue homeowners turned out for Monday's City Council

Firefighter pact could mean even greater savings: Solomon

By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon said Wednesday he wouldn't be surprised if by the time a fiscal note is prepared on a tentative three-year firefighters' contract agreement, it shows more savings than the revenue neutral" plan it is being touted as."

Rix seeks ‘sweet spot’ to lessen homeowner tax

Ward 2 Councilman Jeremy Rix says he’s not looking to be Robin Hood – taking from the rich and giving to the poor – but rather to find the “sweet spot” in balancing out the impact of the …

The Italian grandmother you never had

Before Mary Poppins floated down to earth with her umbrella, and before Marie Kondo discovered The Joy of Tidying, there was Betty. Throw in a little Julia Child, and the Italian grandmother you …

Sketch of home invasion suspect released

The suspect shown in the sketch is described as being in his early 20s with a thin build, standing between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet tall

Still on top

By RYAN D. MURRAY The undefeated, No. 1 seeded Bishop Hendricken Hawks drubbed the No. 5 seeded Portsmouth Patriots 35-8 on Saturday afternoon at Cranston Stadium to win their second straight Division I Football State Championship. Hawks senior wide out

Absenteeism, proficiency dim school stars

Warwick schools aren’t scoring lots of stars, and that has some people upset. Last week, the Rhode Island Department of Education released its 2019 school accountability results. The report card …

OPEB trust, 24-hour shift part of firefighter pact

After wondering where it came apart in June when he announced a three-year contract with no raises only to have the agreement shot down by city firefighters, Mayor Joseph Solomon announced Thursday …

From sorrow to good

Last April, Becky Rossi got some of the worst news imaginable. Her mother, Linda Ahern, had not been feeling well, but nobody expected the diagnosis – stage four cancer that had already …

Solomon announces tentative contract with Warwick Fire Department

Mayor Joseph Solomon announced on Thursday evening that he had reached a tentative, three-year contract with the Warwick Fire Department, which had been without a contract since its last collective bargaining agreement expired on July 1, 2018.
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The U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Providence, which is based in Warwick, conducted its annual bridge building competition Friday as teams from Mt. Pleasant High School worked with Coast …
Evan Huddon will hold his 5th annual Toy Drive next Friday, November 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick. This holiday toy drive started in 2015 by the Huddon family wanting to give back to their community for the help they received
By Rob OATLEY Last Sunday, the non-profit organization Grands Flourish held their Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Grand Connections Conference at the Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel in Warwick. This event sponsored by the Department of Behavioral
Building confidence through retraining and the implementation of modifications may be the key to safer, extended mobility for older adults, according to a new study by AAA. Research from the AAA …
 For those interested in holiday decorating, Nov. 23 will be a very big day. On that Saturday morning from 9 to noon, the URI Master Gardeners will host their annual poinsettia sale, and more …

Remember The Spot? Providence venue to be celebrated at Revival Brewing

From 2010 to 2016, The Spot was an epicenter for culture, creativity and musical excellence in Providence. The Spot was a vital part of the resurgence of the city's music scene at the start of the decade, providing a venue for both local

Into the darkness

At Andersonville, Civil War soldiers found ‘hell’ on earth

Broccoli’s ‘Paint’ covers the gamut


By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim football team will be competing in the Division III Super Bowl for the second year in a row, and has established itself as one of the top programs throughout the state over the course of the past two seasons. After multiple
FROM STAFF REPORTS On Sunday, November 17, the Rocky Hill Country Day Mariners defeated Brimmer and May School 2-1 in the NEPSAC Class D Championship at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. This invitation-only tournament brought together top
FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights men's basketball team headed to Middletown, NY to take on the Orange County Community College Colts. The Knights trailed by 18 points at halftime but overcame the deficit in dramatic fashion to win 81-79. The victory
By PETE FONTAINE It was Elkdom at its very best - with an extraordinary accent on youth - Sunday inside the Cranston YMCA. Current Tri-City Elks Exalted Ruler Deborah Mangina - as well as three of Lodge 14's Past Exalter Rulers Steve Lagesse, Donna
By RYAN D. MURRAY Pilgrim second-year head coach Blake Simpson and his unbeaten, No. 1 seeded Patriots are headed to the Division III Super Bowl for the second year in a row after defeating the No. 4 seeded Narragansett Mariners 30-12 at Pilgrim High
Police / crime

Police Log - 11/21/19

SHOPLIFTING At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, Officer Justin N. Martin responded to the Macy's location at Warwick Mall for a report of a female shoplifting suspect in custody. At the scene, an asset protection detective at the store provided a statement. The

4 charged in crystal meth operation using Warwick motel

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Animal shelter news

Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Hailey

Hailey is a 10-year-old senior dog looking for a place to spend her golden years happy and home. Would you consider taking in this kind lady?


Thank you, Warwick

How does one say farewell to a job that has meant so much, and to the people who have made that job so meaningful? I don’t really know, to be honest, so my hope is that this column will serve some …

Chen’s Reflexology Providing healing and relief

Are city benefits sustainable?

Warwick won’t join suit against state over ‘lifetime’ bill

Benefits drive high city retiree health costs

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Elementary Students Shine!

Cedar Hill School K Mila Ridolf 1 Brozy Howlett 2 Callum Way 3 Charlie Mackowitz 4 Luke Goodine 5 Shraddha Jeejesh Greenwood K Layla Trahan Reynolds 1 Isla Restrepo 2 …

Shannon Furlong

Principal Lynne Prentiss Shannon is a bright, enthusiastic and intellectually curious student who seeks to develop positive working relationships with adults and peers. Shannon exemplifies Winman …

Olivia Levesque

Principal Dave Tober Olivia is a sweet girl who is always willing to go the extra mile to be helpful. Olivia always works hard, and the quality of her work is amazing! In her own quiet way, Olivia …


Lots of smoke, but not much flame in new fire deal

While we cannot take for granted the encouraging signs of progress that comes from the tentative agreement forged between Mayor Joseph Solomon and the membership of the Local IAFF 2748, we feel it is important to scrutinize the terms of said agreement to

Ocean State must face reality of rising shores

Seeking to take away constitutional protections

What's with millennials?

Is there a plan?