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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
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
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
Numbers can be tricky things. Add a significant expanse of time to that equation and you have a recipe for many questions - some of which remain without satisfying answers. Mayor Joseph Solomon has heralded the recently released FY18 audit report as more
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
To the Editor: Anxiety" has become a bit of a buzzword of late. And why shouldn't it? Repeated surveys and studies in recent years have shown that Americans' anxiety in general is on the rise. [1] But I'm sure you don't need to read the data and" 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
All’s fair in love and upholding the First Amendment, right? Not quite. It may seem odd for a newspaper to take a stand against so-called “First Amendment Auditing,” because the First … more
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By now, neither the personal health risks nor the enormous public health consequences of smoking are unfamiliar to anyone. For years, we have known that smoking and tobacco use are linked to cancer, heart disease, asthma, emphysema and other maladies. We 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
Rhode Islanders remember all too well the disastrous effects of financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent Great Recession. The extraordinarily difficult fiscal climate of the late 2000s and early 2010s upended countless lives. Millions were put out of more
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