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When Mayor Joseph Solomon learned the news media would be visiting the Warwick Center for the Arts Wednesday to follow up on the story he is considering using the space for municipal offices, he … more
By JOHN HOWELL The city has been without a solicitor since last December when Peter Ruggiero left the post. That hasn't been a problem, says Mayor Joseph Solomon. In an interview last week, Solomon pointed out that he passed the Rhode Island Bar in 1982, more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee will commence budget hearings on Monday to work on the FY2020 budget (which begins July 1), despite still facing an approximately $4.6 million deficit in the current year's budget, which ends June 30. It's a more
SHOPLIFTING On Feb. 22 at approximately 4 p.m., Officer James B. Vible responded to the area of West Natick Avenue for a report of a shoplifting incident that occurred at the Macy's location at the Warwick Mall. Dispatch advised that a male suspect had more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Facing an approximately $7.7 million budgetary deficit for the upcoming fiscal year that starts July 1, Warwick School Committee Chairwoman Karen Bachus reported via Facebook that essentially everything was on the chopping block - more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If school faculty and staff in Warwick were paid under the same contractual rates as those positions in Cranston, Warwick would save about $8.1 million in salary costs. Including fringe benefit costs, that number creeps closer to $9.7 million... more
When Al Johnson bought his “brand new” home on Edythe Street in 1994 he paid $96,000. Over the years he’s seen the assessed value of the 800-square-foot house go up. He expected that. After … more
Warwick school personnel are gearing up for a lawsuit against the city, but staying open to continuing negotiations regarding their lingering budgetary issues. “We are waiting for a time to … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick City Council on Monday night approved the sale of the former Christopher Rhodes Elementary School to Hugh Fisher for $325,000. Fisher plans to demolish the derelict property at his own expense in order to build approximately more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Property tax bills for the first quarter of FY2020 were technically due yesterday. However, considering how some residents in Warwick only just received their bills on the original due date, the city's decision to extend the deadline to more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A teaching assistant who worked in special education for Hoxsie Elementary School was relieved of her position after a unanimous vote by the Warwick School Committee during an executive session meeting Friday afternoon. The decision to more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If you were just looking to grab a doughboy and some clam cakes at Iggy's on Thursday night, May 30, you likely got more than you bargained for, as a protest of a political fundraiser held by Warwick freshman Senator Mark McKenney drew more
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