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By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon, in his first speech after being officially inaugurated as the city's first new mayor in nearly two decades, could have easily spent his moment in the spotlight - with cameras and the eyes of hundreds of Warwick's more
By JOHN HOWELL Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur has earned a reputation as a numbers man. On Wednesday he employed that same attention he applies to city claims and the award of contracts and bids to data he was provided by Rhode Island Kids Count. But more
By PEDER SCHAEFER The only thing holding back Jennifer Rourke is her shoes. They're falling apart at the seams, a testament to a long summer of walking city streets, meeting neighbors, getting signatures, putting in signs, and the million and one other more
City gains another building Superintendent Philip Thornton handed the keys to John Wickes Elementary School over to Mayor Joseph Solomon last week, pictured here. Wickes was one of two elementary schools to close down for good this past summer, along more
By ETHAN HARTLEY School and city officials, including Superintendent Philip Thornton, Mayor Joseph Solomon, City Council President Steve Merolla and School Committee Chairwoman Bethany Furtado met on Monday morning to continue discussions regarding the more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Warwick is the most affordable place to live in Rhode Island, at least according to a study recently released by SmartAsset.com, which assessed the most affordable places to live in America. The study examined cities and towns of more more
Mayor Joseph Solomon announced Wednesday afternoon that bids will be solicited this winter in preparation for extensive upgrades to the playground at Salter Grove Memorial Park, located off Narragansett Parkway. The project will be funded through a more
By ETHAN HARTLEY As reported in a related school budget story in today's Beacon, the city of Warwick and the Warwick School Committee have committed to work together to conquer the $4.9 million school budget deficit that has plagued the system since last more
By JOHN HOWELL Thanks to a $633,789 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), the Warwick Fire Department will acquire a tandem-axle heavy duty rescue vehicle to replace a 26-year-old medium duty model, which in 2016 alone responded to more than 1,600 more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- A third-party auditing duo has confirmed in their finalized report - now available to the public - that the Warwick School Department needs a little more than $4 million in additional funding from the city of Warwick to meet its obligations. more
In a press release issued Wednesday, Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced he is exploring a series of initiatives that will “help to further improve the efficiency and transparency of government … more
Mayor Joseph J. Solomon will join Chris Stack, owner of the first SONIC drive-in restaurant franchise location in Warwick, employees and customers for a grand opening celebration/ribbon cutting on Friday at 2 p.m. The restaurant is located at 1134 Bald more
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