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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

Open records, or cop safety?

By JOHN HOWELL Two incidents in the past year - a situation in which a Warwick police officer shot a dog that attacked him, and an accident in which an officer hit and killed a pedestrian who was crossing West Shore Road - have Warwick Police Chief Col.

Toll Gate on track to reopen

By JOHN HOWELL There's a point where you know the path forward may be challenging but it's manageable. Efforts to restore Toll Gate High School after a section of the lower building was flooded on Feb. 8 reached that point Friday after removal of floor

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

Community voices hopes, concerns for future of city's high schools

By TYGER ALLEN There was a level of optimism mixed with a dash of skepticism and plenty of questions as to how it could all work Wednesday at the first of two public workshops on planning for the future for Toll Gate and Pilgrim High Schools. More than

Are our schools safe from cyber attack?

By TYGER ALLEN There's no knowing when Warwick Schools could be the target of a cyber attack. A seemingly normal email with embedded links or a PDF file could pop into the mailbox of any faculty member. A click by just one employee could render the
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This year's warm, wet winter will likely lead to an increase in the growth of aquatic weeds in local ponds and lakes and more algae blooms from nutrient-filled runoff washing into water bodies. That's according to Elizabeth Herron, director of the
Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) was recently named a 2020 Champion of Science by The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation's leading public and private research institutions dedicated to highlighting
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has chosen LAZ Parking to run the parking operations at Rhode Island's eight state surf beaches starting in May. Building on progress made in 2019 when it offered online sales of beach passes
U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) is seeking submissions for his annual Rhode Island Second Congressional District High School Art Competition. High school students residing in the Second District are eligible to enter the competition. The winner will
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down three cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's February 17 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.46 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is 3 cents above
Lifestyles

Cranston's The River Bends ready for first show

The start of a band usually comes in three steps - write songs to perform, record the songs so people can have something to listen to, and play a show to get in with the local scene. It's a lot easier said than done, but it's part of

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The call of the saloon

Exeter's Cornerstone Pub is a winner

Chazz Palminteri's true life story comes to PPAC

Sports
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
By ALEX SPONSELLER Despite losing a large chunk of its core from last season and welcoming in a new coaching staff, the Toll Gate girls swimming team has remained one of the top teams in its division and is poised to make some noise in this weekend's
Two more Bishop Hendricken athletes recently signed their National Letters of Intent to play college sports, as track standout Sean Fagan committed to Hillsdale College, and Aidan Warrener committed to the University of Tampa to compete in lacrosse.
The East Greenwich Athletic Hall of Fame will be …
FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights men's club volleyball team hosted their first conference competition of the 2020 season on Saturday afternoon at Coventry high school. CCRI played fantastically, going 4-1 in their five matches against conference
Police / crime

Police Log - 02/20/20

SHOPLIFTING On the morning of Jan. 12, Detective Adam Arico met with a loss prevention associate from Lowe's regarding multiple shoplifting incidents at the store's 810 Quaker Lane and 555 Greenwich Ave. locations. The associate told Arico that two men

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?

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Awakening to a new kind of coffee shop

By JOHN HOWELL David Levesque believes in the value of a hand shake. It's what landed him the largest of his Brewed Awakenings stores - the one on Route 2 in Warwick in the shadow of Barnes and Noble - and set him on the path to developing a different

Toll Gate senior is one of just 106 students to win Horatio Alger scholarship

Dr. 'Hub' Brennan elected to board of American Motorcyclist Association

Lippitt community rallies to power Nariah to new places

Firefighters, city to argue pay before arbitrator

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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 …

Opinion

A safety net for those considering suicide

Suicide is a topic that, for various reasons, very few people feel like approaching or discussing. Perhaps that hesitation comes from the harsh reminder of reality that acts of suicide force us all to recognize - that life is fragile and can be here one

GOP has candidates

Addiction's journey

Joining the call to 'Redraw RI'

Energizing music and comfort food