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CNE in black, open to Lifespan talks

By JOHN HOWELL Dollars are often the story. That was the case last week when the state's largest health care provider, Lifespan, disclosed a loss of $55 million for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The possibility of early retirements and layoffs made

Rotary invests in Gamm, so theater invests in students

By JOHN HOWELL A $20,000 Rotary Club of Warwick grant could make for some stars, although that isn't the intended purpose of expanding a program run by the Gamm Theatre at Norwood School to three other elementary schools as well as introducing new

Firefighter pact to make for 'hot' council vote

By JOHN HOWELL According to a fiscal note prepared by city Finance Director Brian Silvia, the three-year tentative firefighters contract to be considered by the City Council this coming Monday has a net savings of $395,856 and will result in an OPEB

A long journey home

By ERIN O'BRIEN When you meet Ruth and Peter, there's no mistaking it - they're definitely mother and son. But for more than 70 years, they were separated by many miles - and a family secret. Billy Lowe, now Peter Binns, was not even 3 years old the last

New exit numbers on tap for routes 10, 37

As part of a statewide initiative spurred by federal requirements, motorists will soon see new exit numbers along routes 10 and 37. Charles St. Martin, spokesman for the Rhode Island Department of …

Forecast shows schools need $8M next year, $25M by 2025

Warwick Public Schools will need an additional $8 million next year to maintain the current level of operations, a consultant’s exhaustive audit of district operations has shown...

Westbay to find home at former bank call center

Paul Salera believes things happen for a reason, although he sees no rationale for community opposition to the plan that would have had the Westbay Community Action offices now located in the …

Rhodes reduced to rubble

So, what’s good about a school that was built in 1952, closed in 2008 and has become the target of vandals and a blight on a neighborhood? The answer lies in the eye of the beholder. For …

Ordinance opens debate on affordablity of city benefits

Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur said he wanted to open the debate on an issue that has been ignored for too long – the city’s mounting liability for health care and post-employment benefits for …

Council OKs low-cost loans for road work

The City Council couldn’t say “no” Monday night to improving roads – and doing it with practically free money. By a vote of 8-1, the council approved what has been dubbed by the …
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The following students have earned honors for the quarter ending Sept. 21 at the New England Institute of technology: Jeremey Beecher Jr, Holly Breslin, Anthony Calise, Anthony Carcia, Maranda Dailey, Carly Dodd, Kathryn Feather, George Ferraria, Dominic
The following Warwick Veteran Memorial Middle School students have earned honors for the first quarter: High Honors Grade 6 Matthew Amitrano, Chloe Atwood, Haley Blake, Tiffany Blanco, Dylan Borges, Ryan Boscia, Declan Bragg, Gabriel Brousseau, Michael
A team of volunteers from the Lowe's at 510 Quaker Lane went back to pre-school last month. It wasn't to learn the alphabet, make animals out of Play Doh or cut out paper turkeys for Thanksgiving. But they did build things, although it wasn't with play
Melissa Maguire of Warwick has joined the Wickford office of Randall Realtors located at 23 Brown Street in North Kingstown. Prior to becoming a certified Realtor, Maguire spent the majority of her career in the digital marketing industry, gaining
It's happening quickly With debris cleared from the fire last November and financing and permits in place, reconstruction of Woodbury Union Church in Conimicut appears to have kicked into high gear. In the last two weeks, roof trusses were lifted into
By ALEX SPONSELLER After a dominant regular season, the 2018-2019 Bishop Hendricken basketball team stumbled. The Hawks fell to North Kingstown in the Division I Finals, then dropped a shocking loss to Cumberland in the first round of the Open State
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Backstop softball training facility in Warwick welcomed a special guest last weekend, as former University of Washington infielder Morgan Stuart made the trip from her home in California to hold a clinic as part of her Defense
FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights men's basketball team hosted the Naval Academy Preparatory Midshipmen Tuesday evening. A close battle all the way to the final buzzer was decided by sophomore Dylan Durante (Johnston) hitting the go-ahead three-pointer
FROM STAFF REPORTS Ray DeAngelis capped off his decades of service to the Rhode Island high school volleyball community recently, refereeing his final match at the R.I. Interscholastic League Girls Volleyball Championships at Rhode Island College.
By RYAN D. MURRAY The defending Division I Hockey Champion Bishop Hendricken Hawks are pumped and poised to defend their title in the 2019-20 winter season. Hendricken opens the season on Friday, Dec. 13th against the La Salle Academy Rams in an injury
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Police Log - 12/12/19

DUI On the night of Nov. 30, Officer Aaron L. Steere was working an impaired driving enforcement detail when he was notified of an erratic operator that had been stopped near Delguidice Field off Palmer Avenue. The vehicle involved had reportedly struck

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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?


Police looking for 'fence sitters' in officer recruitment drive

The Warwick Police Department is looking for nurses, teachers and those who have maybe thought of becoming a police officer but never imagined they would be suited for the job. Deputy Chief Mark Ullucci refers to them as "e;fence sitters,"e; and in


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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 …