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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

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
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Attorney Tracy A. Loignon and funeral director Chris Dilorio will present, "e;Don't leave it for others: Tips for planning your funeral and estate,"e; at the Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Learn how to avoid probate, the difference
Westerly Education Center and Community College of Rhode Island are offering a new course this spring for aspiring teacher assistants. A teaching assistant, teacher's aide, or education assistant is an individual who assists a teacher with instructional
The 2020 Northeast International Auto Show roars into the Rhode Island Convention Center Friday, January 24 to Sunday, January 26. For three special days, the Rhode Island Convention Center will be packed with hundreds of the latest cars, trucks,
Dr. Matthew X. Joseph will give a talk and hold a book signing for his new book, Modern Mentor: Reimagining Mentorship in Education, on Saturday, February 8 at 1 p.m. at Barrington Books at 176 Hillside Road, Cranston. Many teachers think mentoring means
Bishop Hendricken High School will play host to a special screening of a new documentary tonight at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater. From Martin Doblmeier and Journey Films, "e;Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story"e; profiles one of the
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
The Pilgrim girls basketball team continued its recent roll with a 52-23 win over cross town rival Toll Gate on Tuesday evening. Pilgrim used its tough defense to hold the visiting Titans to just eight points in the first half. The Lady Pats cruised
By PETE FONTAINE Back in 1976, Tom McDonough had a unique fund-raising idea for Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Cranston that has since developed into the oldest sports card show in the country. The 42nd anniversary of that now storied
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
Police / crime

Police Log - 01/23/20

DUI Just after 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 10, Officer Steven D. Moretti was conducting a patrol northbound on Warwick Avenue when he observed a vehicle traveling south at a high rate of speed. Moretti clocked the vehicle at 72 mph in a 35 mph zone, at which

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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

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

10 police officers recognized at promotion ceremony

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Local breweries get ready to battle at Pizza J

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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 …


Answers needed on student/teacher absenteeism

It's hard to argue with the notion that teachers and students both need to show up to class in order for a quality educational environment to be established. With this in mind, it is consistently troubling to review numbers that emerge year to year

RI needs real environmental action in 2020

An outrageous insult

Solving homelessness inot simply about removing people from the street

RI must finally adopt line-item veto