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By ETHAN HARTLEY Exercising a provision of their rules allowing five members to call a meeting, the City Council will hold a special meeting this Friday at 5 p.m. to ratify the tentative agreement reached between Warwick Firefighters Local 2748 and the more
By JOHN HOWELL With the votes of five council members who agreed to a special meeting to consider a tentative agreement between the administration and Warwick firefighters only to have it fail procedurally more than two weeks ago, the council approved more
By JOHN HOWELL While the city and the Warwick Firefighters signed a three-year contract with a no pay increase in the first year last week, the parties will be back before an arbitrator this Friday to argue over pay. The issue is not how much of a pay more
On the advice of its new solicitor, the City Council adjourned a special meeting Friday night without taking a vote on the tentative agreement reached between the administration and Warwick … more
Warwick has experienced significant cost increases in supplying health and dental benefits to its active and retired employees since the city started uploading its budgetary information online, which goes back to Fiscal Year 2003... more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon is equipped to withstand the heat following the promotional ceremony of 63 firefighters, including Chief Peter McMichael, Wednesday night before a crowd of more than 400 people at the Crowne Plaza. The celebration more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If the City of Warwick were a family living on a $75,000 household income, it would have an ever-increasing credit card debt of about $240,000 - a gloomy fiscal reality that would prevent the family from addressing the issues presented more
The following statement was issued from the Mayor's office at 2:05 on Friday:    Mayor Joseph Solomon has declared a state of emergency for the City of Warwick, Rhode Island, in order … more
By JOHN HOWELL According to a fiscal note prepared by city Finance Director Brian Silvia, the three-year tentative firefighters contract to be considered by the City Council this coming Monday has a net savings of $395,856 and will result in an OPEB more
Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur said he wanted to open the debate on an issue that has been ignored for too long – the city’s mounting liability for health care and post-employment benefits for … more
If you’ve taken part in any conversations about the City of Warwick’s financial situation, chances are you have heard at least some talk about “benefits.” But what exactly are these benefits? more
By JOHN HOWELL It looks straight out of Hollywood. A horseshoe shaped arrangement of gray-topped tables with red ribbing faces a wall-sized screen. Black rolling chairs are positioned in front of telephones and electrical and computer ports. The lighting more
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