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Mayors from six Rhode Island cities announced their support for Rhode Island's Promise scholarship, a proposal that would guarantee two years of free college tuition for Rhode Island students at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and more
By JOHN HOWELL After a hiatus prompted by the fact that there was no sign of progress, mediation between the Warwick Teachers Union and the School Committee has resumed, but with a twist. For the first time in the protracted effort to reach a contract, more
By JOHN HOWELL Will it be a town hall meeting or a neighborhood meeting? In today's charged political environment, Virginia Barham is hopeful that Monday's meeting with Congressman James Langevin does not deteriorate into the rancorous town hall meetings more
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea convened the first of three meetings of her Elections Task Force Tuesday at the Warwick Public Library. The task force, made up of state and local elections officials along with Rhode Island voters, is meeting to more
An amended capital improvement bond request of $85.8 million was approved by the School Committee at Tuesday and now must gain the approval the City Council, State Department of Education and General … more
“This is my 30th year, and for my entire career I’ve been protesting,” said Pilgrim history teacher Michael Costello as the Teachers Union picketed City Hall on Thursday afternoon. Costello, … more
Unjust detention? Student Paula Cavanagh sent the Beacon this photo of students serving a three-hour detention as punishment for walking out of their classes for a protest of a School Committee decision to not follow the City Council's resolution to get more
By TESSA ROY When School Committee Member Karen Bachus caught wind of a debacle at Warwick Veterans last Friday, she went down to the school herself to find out what was going on. Three teachers were pulled out of their classes, accused of more
By TESSA ROY Governor Gina Raimondo continued her promotion of her manufacturing and free tuition initiatives Tuesday night at the Make it in Rhode Island Summit, which was attended by Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and North Providence Mayor Charles more
When it comes to cutting the car tax and sending students to college with two years of free tuition, Governor Gina Raimondo’s Deputy Chief of Staff Kevin Gallagher thinks Rhode Island can walk and … more
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