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Library staff offer reading suggestions over breakfast

By JOHN HOWELL It was the books, not the breakfast, that had an audience "e;chewing"e; Tuesday morning at the Warwick Public Library. The library holds "e;Breakfast with Books"e; semiannually. The winter breakfast focuses on prize-winning books, and in the late

Despite unified goal, volunteers make case for Democratic candidates

By JACOB MARROCCO Presidential campaign volunteers and representatives came out to the Rhode Island Democratic Party's headquarters at 200 Metro Center Blvd. Saturday to gather signatures in an effort to get their respective candidates on the April

School reorg plan may be resurrected

By JOHN HOWELL By a 4-1 vote Thursday night, the Warwick School Committee denied Superintendent Phil Thornton's plan to restructure the school administration now that Robert Littlefield has left the post of director of secondary education. Thornton was

With Career & Tech mentors, Winman team makes semi-finals in cyber security event

By JOHN HOWELL Forgot password? How many times has that popped up on the screen? Brandon Fontaine, a senior at the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, defines that impasse as a "e;forensic question"e; in illustrating what sort of issues competitors

Charting a course: Fairwinds Marina plans on growth, added services

By JOHN HOWELL This is the time of year when marinas are sleeping. Boats sit "e;on the hard"e; in their shrink-wrapped cocoons like rows of giant pillows. Docks are bare and slips empty except for a few hardy souls who want to keep their boats in the water

Providence seeks 20% increase in city water rates

By JOHN HOWELL The Warwick Water Division, serving more than 25,000 customers, is looking at a 20.7 percent increase in wholesale water rates this year with additional increases in the following two years, according to a filing made in December with the

'Think tank' to look at secondary schools

By JOHN HOWELL Jo-Ann Schofield, president and CEO of Mentor RI, wasn't know what to do. She was registered to attend the National Mentor conference next week in Washington, D.C., and then received an email from the school administration asking her to

Miss Teen RI ran on platform of childhood cancer awareness

By PETE FONTAINE Sophia Skaltsis and Megan Ranucci stood on the Stadium Theater stage in Woonsocket on a recent Sunday afternoon, their hearts pounding and nerves understandably at an all time high as they held hands awaiting the announcement of who

Warwick single-family home sales led state for 2019; prices up

While Warwick recorded more single-family home sales in 2019 than any other municipality - 1,270 - the increase in median price was slightly below the state average increase of 5.6 percent according to statistics released this week by the Rhode Island

Teacher absenteeism near highest in RI

By JOHN HOWELL Students can't be expected to learn anything in school unless they attend class. And teachers aren't teaching class unless they show up at school. It's that simple, so it's no wonder that Superintendent Phil Thornton is making a big deal
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Cookies by the carton For the second consecutive Saturday, Girl Scouts troops from across the region converged to pick up cookies from the Paul Arpin Van Line warehouse in West Warwick. According to Ginger Lallo, senior director of advancement at Girl
Community College of Rhode Island Adjunct Art Professor Brian O'Malley has curated a public screening for a group of independent animators next month, allowing them the opportunity to showcase their work to new audiences in a fresh, cinematic landscape.
After returning more than $27 million to the pockets of Rhode Islanders last year, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is back for 2020 and is again led by United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI). The effort has a strong presence in Cranston,
On Wednesday, January 29 from noon to 2 p.m., learn about a free workforce training program in process technology at Westerly Education, 23 Friendship Street. The "e;Basics in Process Technology"e; course begins February24 and job placement assistance is
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's January 27 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.54 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is three cents above

Topical, thought-provoking 'Admissions' at Gamm

Theatre Review By DON FOWLER 20% Diversity! That is the goal of Hillcrest Admissions Director Sherri Rosen-Mason, who at the same time is pushing her own white, privileged, connected, middle class son to get into Yale. That is the scene of this provocative,

Bramwell Tovey returns to lead RI Philharmonic Orchestra in celebratory All Mozart program

Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles announce Winter Concert featuring pieces by Jacob, Arnold, Sousa


Greig's rhyming Scottish play fills Wilbury's theatre space

By ALEX SPONSELLER After losing its first match of the season against Cumberland, the Bishop Hendricken wrestling rebounded to dominate the visiting Chariho Chargers 60-22 last Thursday. Nine Hawks won via pin on the night, and Hendricken coach Kevin
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick co-op gymnastics team has made plenty of noise this winter season, boasting a 10-1 record with next month's state championship meet quickly approaching. After taking second place at states last season, the Pilgrim-Toll
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick girls co-op hockey team fell to visiting Burrillville 8-0 last Friday night at the Thayer Arena. The Broncos offense was aggressive from the get-go and would take an early 3-0 lead in the first period. Burrillville would go
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Hawks edged unbeaten, defending Division I Champion North Kingstown 51-49 on Monday night during an intense basketball shootout at Bishop Hendricken High School in front of a packed gymnasium. Sebastian Thomas, Hendricken's junior
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Vets girls basketball team has been arguably the top team in the state this season at the middle school level, boasting a 11-0 record and recently topping cross town rival Winman 64-3. Amelia Polichetti led the Hurricanes
Police / crime

Police Log - 01/28/20

STOLEN VEHICLE At approximately 8:50 a.m. on Jan. 15, Officer Britton E. Kelly responded to a Phillips Avenue home for a report of a stolen vehicle. The reporting party told Kelly that a silver 2006 Chevy 1500 pickup truck kept in his driveway had gone

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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?


Giving to those who serve

Giving to those who serve For years, William Martorelli has helped his older brother, Bobby, run the snowplowing portion of the Martorelli landscaping and plowing business from their West Shore Road location. But this year William, who is a member of the

10 police officers recognized at promotion ceremony

Added traffic light means rear access to new Wildes Corner Dave's will be closed

Local breweries get ready to battle at Pizza J

An outrageous insult

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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 …