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'The right thing'

By JOHN HOWELL Eric and Brenda Boronski have heard the promises and good intentions before, so understandably they were skeptical when someone they befriended on Facebook offered to make right their Oakland Beach home that caught fire on a hot August

Fenton-Fung set to challenge Mattiello for House seat

By DANIEL KITTREDGE What promises to be one of the most closely watched contests in Rhode Island this election season has come into sharp focus. On Monday, Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, wife of Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, filed paperwork with the

D'Ambra is low bidder for long-sought Bayside sewers

By JOHN HOWELL With the opening of bids on Friday and a low bid of $19,650,132.90, Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur sees the possibility of having sewers up and operating for 937 Bayside property owners in 18 to 24 months. Bayside - comprised of the

Councilman McAllister directs Eastern Region for US Chamber

By TYGER ALLEN Ward 7 councilman Stephen McAllister was in Portland, Maine last Thursday before he traveled to Manchester, N.H. a day later. On Wednesday, he's set to leave for Maryland and Washington, D.C. in his new role at the Eastern Region of the

When it's cars, Jeff has a one-track mind

By JOHN HOWELL From a GoPro camera mounted on the roll bar behind the driver's seat, the side of Jeff Gooding's white helmet is clearly visible. The clear plastic visor is up. He's focused on road that flits by on either side. Straightaways become

Recruiting kids to instill 'pride of place'

By JOHN HOWELL Toni Andersen is putting out a call for a ship's captain, gravedigger, bailiff, class of students, member of the militia, teacher, blacksmith and jailor, along with a prisoner or two. To qualify, they should at least be a third-grader -

Toll Gate set to reopen; RIDE grants 2-day waiver

By TYGER ALLEN On the eve of Toll Gate students and faculty returning to classes, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) issued a response to Superintendent Philip Thornton's request to allow five days out of classes. Wednesday afternoon, RIDE

Tax credits making waves with RI STEM, design workers

By JACOB MARROCCO "e;The microcosm that it represents is incredible, it makes your brain want to explode,"e; said Jillian Butler, director of the Wavemaker Fellowship at the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. Butler has led the Wavemaker program since its inception

Flu cases surge, 9 RI deaths reported so far this season

By JUSTIN MORETTI The coronavirus has captured the world's attention in recent weeks, with more than 2,000 deaths reported worldwide, more than 75,000 cases reported in China and another 1,000 cases confirmed in locations around globe as of Wednesday.

85 and 'new' karate kid

By TYGER ALLEN At 84 years of age, Edgar Edwards could have been sitting back and enjoying his almost 30-year retirement from teaching music at East Greenwich schools. Perhaps he could spend his days going back to Kent Hospital where he and his Bernese
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The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has announced a new art exhibition on display at GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport. The first GREEN SPACE exhibition of 2020 features works by Shaun Rock and Brenda Wrigley Scott and will be on display
The R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles launched a pilot REAL ID reservation program over the weekend with good results and positive feedback from customers. "e;I am very pleased with how things turned out on the opening day of the reservation-only REAL ID
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island remain the same this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's February 24 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.46 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is 1 cent below the
It's hard to cook when someone in your family can't eat gluten and other family members can. Discover the one-recipe solution that will let everyone eat the same meal whether they have gluten intolerance or not. Join author Lucie Cote Contente to learn
The Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) is still  accepting applications for the 2019 Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 1995 by …

The perks of being a Johnston boy

By KELLY SULLIVAN They say things often depend on "e;who you know"e; - and in 1875, the owners of the Hughesdale Manufacturing Co. felt certain that was indeed the situation they were dealing with. A short time earlier, James Patton from Johnston had sued



I can win at Solitaire

Women's a cappella chorus to give library concert Feb. 23

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick co-op gymnastics team had a strong showing at the state championships this past weekend at Rhode Island College, finishing second overall in the Class B division. Warwick enjoyed a successful 2020 season, finishing the
By RYAN D. MURRAY Pilgrim senior Collin Driscoll had two goals and four assists, while AJ Sherlock, also a senior, contributed one goal and five assists, and junior James Cook, two goals and two assists, as the Pats steamrolled the Narragansett/Chariho
By RYAN D. MURRAY   The Hawks cruised past the Pilgrim Patriots 78-3 on Thursday evening during a Division I Wrestling dual meet at Bishop Hendricken.   Pilgrim has a limited …
FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights men's basketball team traveled Quincy, MA to take on the Quincy College Granite for their last regular season game of the 2019-20 campaign Thursday evening. The Knights perfectly balanced defense and attack and took
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken hockey team won each of its games over the weekend to keep pace in the Division I standings, beating Barrington 6-0 then Moses Brown/East Providence 5-2 the following day. The Hawks scored a pair of goals in each
Police / crime

Police Log - 02/25/20

LARCENY At approximately 10 a.m. on Feb. 12, Sgt. Joshua Myer met with a reporting party in the lobby of Warwick Police headquarters regarding a larceny complaint. The reporting party told Myer that on the morning of Feb. 10, he discovered his daughter's

Police Log - 02/20/20

State Police: City man arrested for DUI twice on Valentine's Day

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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?


Ceremony caps 63 firefighter promotions over past 2 years

By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon is equipped to withstand the heat following the promotional ceremony of 63 firefighters, including Chief Peter McMichael, Wednesday night before a crowd of more than 400 people at the Crowne Plaza. The celebration

Open records, or cop safety?

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Awakening to a new kind of coffee shop

Warwick chosen to participate in municipal resilience program

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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 …


Making a difference on the local level

None of the state's five general offices will be on the ballot in November, but Rhode Islanders will still have a number of important local races to watch. In Warwick, Mayor Joseph Solomon will seek a second full term in office after succeeding Scott

They can never be forgotten

Addressing social determinants of health to improve long-term wellness in RI's older adults

A safety net for those considering suicide

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