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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

Senators make case for witnesses, new evidence in Trump trial

By DANIEL KITTREDGE As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump gets underway this week, Rhode Island's senators say they want the process to be thorough and even-handed - although each acknowledged the political realities surrounding the
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'We believe in you': Educational equity takes centerstage

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Carlon Howard has lived in Rhode Island for nearly a decade, although his roots lie in Georgia, hundreds of miles south of the Ocean State. In his adopted home, he sees a unique opportunity for change - a chance to "e;transform"e; a

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

By JOHN HOWELL It appears that in addition to a new Dave's Marketplace, which is a certainty, Wildes Corner will get another traffic light - and Spring Grove Avenue, just as the neighbors have lobbied for, won't be used as an egress and access to a

33 RIPTA buses get solar system developed by Warwick company

By JOHN HOWELL Jeff Flath, who started eNow in 2011 with the goal of developing solar-based charging systems for the transportation industry, likes talking about hockey sticks these days. It's not that eNow, based in Warwick, has taken a turn and gone

Change for the better? Superintendent's administration plan up for review

By JOHN HOWELL The Warwick School Committee tabled until its meeting next Thursday the proposal of Superintendent Philip Thornton to restructure the administration to eliminate the positions of director of elementary schools and director of secondary

Investments key to RI's educational, economic future, says Raimondo

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The state's educational and economic fortunes are inexorably linked, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her State of the State address Tuesday night - and with her administration set to unveil its budget plan for the coming fiscal year,

Canine gym for dog, owner fitness

By JOHN HOWELL Sue Parker says she tired of cooking, so instead of baking treats and serving them up in her canine bistro, she's transformed the establishment - with the help of a lot of usual items procured from the Salvation Army - into a canine gym.

CCRI field house good for 2020 high school grads, but not class of '21

By JOHN HOWELL CCRI's plan to temporarily relocate Student Services housed on the first and second floors of the Knight Campus to the field house won't impact plans to use the space for Pilgrim and Toll Gate high school graduations this year, but that

Might bright LED steetlights have adverse effects?

By JOHN HOWELL The city administration is looking for upwards of $750,000 in savings annually with light-emitting diode (LED) technology to replace about 9,000 streetlights. But a group known as Soft Lights warns there could be harmful side effects to the
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The Wickford Art Association (WAA) is presenting "e;Anything Goes!"e; from January 10 to February 2. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. The Call for Entries registration is on Tuesday, January 7 from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m., Wednesday, January
Find out about new books while enjoying pastries and coffee at Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, January 21 at 10 a.m. Breakfast with Books: Winter Event reviews the best books of the past year and gives a sneak peek at upcoming titles. Plus, enjoy
In a promotion ceremony held Tuesday at Warwick City Hall, the Board of Public Safety approved nine promotions as well as recognized the recent promotion of Captain James Valkoun who had unable to attend his earlier promotion. The following is a list of
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's January 20 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.56 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is 2 cents above the
In the 1950s, refusing to testify or give names at House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) hearings could result in being blacklisted and unable to work in Hollywood. Yet, while some directors, screenwriters, and producers lost their careers,
Lifestyles

60 is the new 40

Did you know that the average life expectancy of Americans is 78.7 years? We are living longer due to better health habits such as eating healthy and not smoking. Keeping your weight within a healthy range is key to not only living longer but also being

Theatre By The Sea announces auditions for equity and non-equity adults for 2020 summer season

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Sports
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls basketball team went to Times2 Academy in Providence on Friday evening and shut down the Eagles 36-17 to get back into the win column. The Lady Pats relied on their tough defense to get the job done, and also got
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Toll Gate Titans were overpowered 6-3 by the Cranston West Falcons on Friday night during a Division II boys hockey showdown at Thayer Arena. The West offense was topped by senior forwards Cam Koretsky and Dylan Demers, who each
Last week, the Warwick School Committee recognized a handful of local fall teams that had standout seasons. That list included the Pilgrim JV boys soccer team, which went undefeated and won the state championship . all while allowing just one goal
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken basketball team continued its strong start to the season with a big 86-32 win over host Cranston East last week. The Hawks were coming off a tough defeat to rival La Salle in the prior game, their first league
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Vets wrestling team topped cross-town rival Winman last week in a non-league match to improve to 6-2 this winter season. The Hurricanes had a strong finish to last season which culminated in a fourth-place team finish at
Police / crime

Police Log - 01/21/20

LARCENY Shortly after 4 a.m. on Jan. 8, Officer Jordan P. Guyton responded to the Greenwich Arms Apartments on Greenwich Avenue for a report of larceny from a motor vehicle. At the scene, the reporting party told Guyton that his vehicle, a Chevrolet

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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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A firefighter's worth

To the Editor: On Monday night, I waited anxiously for my husband to return home from our City Council meeting. He finally walked through the door just before midnight. The outcome was positive, and what we were hoping for, after weeks of deliberation,

Ladouceur pushes to have retirees share in health care costs

PawsWatch feral cat feeding station smashed

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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 …