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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

Eagles land, improve Rangers’ armory

Eagles have had an impact on the Pawtuxet Rangers, or more accurately on the Rangers’ Armory on Remington Street in the village. Over the past four years, five Eagle Scout projects have …

Helping Sarah smile

Sarah Stoves is known among her friends for her smile. Anyone who has been to a business event around the city or walked into the main office of the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in …

Benefits drive high city retiree health costs

Warwick has experienced significant cost increases in supplying health and dental benefits to its active and retired employees since the city started uploading its budgetary information online, which goes back to Fiscal Year 2003...

'Golden age' of research highlighted at Alzheimer's 'Finding Hope' panel

“There has never been this breadth and depth [of research], there’s never been this [level of] collaboration and sharing of information,” said Terry Fogerty, community outreach coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital.

Honesto makes the big time with Tiny Tim

Ask Honesto Aguinaldo the names of his brothers and sisters and his parents and the St. Rose of Lima third grader rattles them off. Well, of course, that's what you'd expect only, in this case Honesto's name is Tim and he's a Cratchit. Honesto plays Tiny
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Next week, the Community College of Rhode Island will host a free poetry reading with three celebrated local poets, including Sussy Santana, the first Latino recipient of the prestigious Rhode Island …
Applications for the third year of the Prepare Rhode Island (PrepareRI) Internship Program are now available and will be accepted through December 31. Launched in the summer of 2018, the PrepareRI …
London Bridge Learning Center, the East Greenwich non-profit school for infants to 5 years old is holding their 10th annual Gingerbread House Decoration Fundraiser on December 1st at the East …
On Sunday, November 10, parishioners at Saints Rose and Clement Church celebrated their second annual Veterans Day observance. Led by Father Andrew Messina, the Mass honored parishioners, family, …
If the old adage “Good things come in threes” holds true to form, Saturday’s St. Barnabas Church Holiday Bazaar could be the best in recent memory. For starters, the annual pre-Christmas …

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

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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
The Pilgrim girls tennis team had another strong season in 2019, returning to the Division III Semifinals. Pilgrim fell to Rogers and finished the season with a record of 11-3. Pictured is the Pilgrim girls tennis team: Samantha Sheehan, Isabella
By PETE FONTAINE It has roots dating back to 1946 in Corvallis, Ore. It has ties to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma. It has tremendous travel opportunities that are absolutely free. It's official name is the Elks Hoop
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Warwick Vets Hurricanes went to Johnston High School on Saturday morning and won the Middle School Girls Soccer Championship, edging the Curtis Corner Cougars 1-0 after winning 4-3 in penalty kicks. Warwick head coach Nicole Kenney
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Police Log - 11/14/19

DUIAt 11:51 p.m. on Nov. 4, Officer Christopher R. Cote was traveling north on Greenwich Avenue when he observed a gray 2007 Mercury heading south without its headlights on.Cote turned around to …

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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?


Apponaug saw tooth building shows signs of new life

They won't be cutting up the saw tooth building in Apponaug. That was never AAA Northeast's plan or the vision of its board chairman, Mark Shaw. Rather than alter the distinctive feature of the building built in 1905 as part of the

Chen’s Reflexology Providing healing and relief

No stopping them

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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 …