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The public outrage we have seen boil over regarding the Warwick School Department's policy on trying to recoup about $77,000 in owed school lunch debt is a perfect example of why social media is the very antithesis of informed, practical discourse... more
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In disassembling the financial crisis that has resulted in $7.75 million in cuts to the Warwick School Department, which has made school sports (among many other important items conducive to good education) a casualty, it is difficult to find any shred more
It is difficult to understand how something like global climate change became a political issue - something that divides people along party lines and ideologies rather than a topic that hinges on hard scientific facts. It is even more difficult to more
We wish that we could say we were surprised to learn last week that the City Council is keeping the schools off the docket, essentially holding the fate of necessary, voter-approved capital projects for safe fire alarm systems and school roofs in the more
There is no way for us to sugarcoat the recent findings by the American Arbitration Association, which on Monday ruled in favor of the Warwick Firefighters' Union that the City of Warwick failed to properly enshrine pension reform efforts into the more
The late former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” A complex historical figure, Holmes earned a reputation as “the great … more
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Monday night's meeting of the Warwick City Council showcased a rare phenomenon not often seen in covering local government - widespread participation from the citizenry, a majority of which were high school teenagers either not of voting age or just on more
In March, on a 44-30 vote, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved legislation that would codify abortion rights in our state. Last week, however, the Judiciary Committee in the state Senate voted that measure down on a 5-4 vote. The more
It's no secret that public participation in local government has waned over the years. On most nights at local city and town halls, only a handful of members of the public - including local print journalists - are present as municipal officials do the more
The next chapter in the ongoing saga between the City of Warwick and the Warwick School Department is being written, and it will be very interesting to see how this one plays out. The Warwick City Council has firmly and effectively placed considerable more
If you had to budget for an upcoming expense, what would your strategy be? Some people come up with a comprehensive savings plan, pledging to put away $100 a month for a year in order to purchase something that needs an upgrade. Others pin back on areas more
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, but the season isn't in full swing until the Fourth of July. The upcoming holiday and the weekends surrounding it provide Rhode Islanders a chance to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the more
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