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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.

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

Words like “befuddled” and “surprised” are being used to describe the action of 16 cities and towns to sue the General Assembly and the governor over the so-called “lifetime contracts …

Bugs Bunny captures attention at Holliman veterans ceremony

By ETHAN HARTLEY The students at Holliman Elementary couldn’t believe it. Bugs Bunny was an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps? Popeye the Sailor Man used to be Popeye the Coast …

Village honors historian whose work has bonded community

By JOHN HOWELL Henry Brown always has a story. He's written hundreds of them; he's authored many books, which are frequently referenced when it comes to Rhode Island history. And even today, his memory doesn't elude him when it comes to growing up in

Are city benefits sustainable?

By ETHAN HARTLEY Are the healthcare and pension benefits provided to members of the city's fire department, police department and municipal departments contributing to a cost burden that is ultimately unsustainable in Warwick in the long run, which could
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Dave's Fresh Marketplace, which got it start when Dave Cesario opened a produce stand at Wildes Corner, is celebrating 50 years in business by donating $50,000 to the RI Community Food Bank. Over the month of September, Dave's hosted pop up 50th
Local organizations have until Nov. 25 to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to conduct outreach that will encourage people to be counted in the 2020 Census. The goal is to protect the $3.8 billion a …
The city’s Office of Community Development is conducting an online survey of residents and members of Warwick’s business community to help establish future priorities in a variety of areas, …
Dave’s Fresh Marketplace, which got it start when Dave Cesario opened a produce stand at Wildes Corner, is celebrating 50 years in business by donating $50,000 to the RI Community Food …
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), in cooperation with the City of Warwick and Save The Bay, will complete a coastal adaptation project at Longmeadow Fishing Access Site …

Into the darkness

I attended an event the other evening where the purpose was to plunge us into darkness. Because we are not too far from Halloween, visions of Freddy Kruger or Michael Myers coming at me with a machete DID cross my mind. However, this occasion was to

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

Broccoli’s ‘Paint’ covers the gamut



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
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Tiverton Tigers rolled past visiting Toll Gate 52-30 in the Division IV Semifinals last Friday night. Tiverton would quickly jump out to a 21-6 lead in the first quarter to set the tone. Although the Titans would pull within nine
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Don Rogrigues Karate Academy took nine of its students to the recent Krane Nationals at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick and walked away with 22 medals on the day. Teams traveled from places like Georgia, Maryland, Washington DC, New
By ALEX SPONSELLER Two standout Bishop Hendricken athletes signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday afternoon, as Brad Lombardi and Andrew Fallon committed to competing at the Division I level. Lombardi signed to play baseball for the Boston
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken rowing team had itself a stellar first season as a program, recently winning the New England Novice Championship in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Hawks row out of the Narragansett Boat Club, and compete alongside
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Police Log - 11/19/19

DUIJust before 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 7, Officer Alfred J. Silveira was traveling on Interstate 95 south in the area of Exit 15 when he observed a vehicle travel past him at a high rate of speed.As …

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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

Apponaug saw tooth building shows signs of new life

Benefits drive high city retiree health costs

What are the benefits?

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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 …