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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 If all goes as planned, residents won't be waiting for weeks to have a burned-out streetlight replaced; they'll have better roads, and best of all, the cost of borrowing all the money to get this done will be covered by all the savings. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE John Howell had owned the Warwick Beacon for less than a decade as the snow began to fall in early February 1978. At the time, the paper, which is now published twice weekly, was still printing a single edition each week. It hit more
When the General Assembly opens its 2020 session today, members will be greeted by the smell of new carpeting, fresh paint, new chairs and an improved sound system. There also won't be a leak directly about the Senate president's rostrum, or for that more
By JOHN HOWELL Don Mariani was a Lyft driver when he came up with an idea that could change how Warwick residents - and eventually other Rhode Islanders - dispose of clothing they no longer need or want. Mariani, who once operated Recycling Associates in more
By JOHN HOWELL Under legislation taking effect the first of this year, school superintendents and principals have gained the power to fill job positions and dismiss personnel directly under their command without school committee approval. "e;It's the best more
By JOHN HOWELL and DANIEL KITTREDGE As had been expected for several months, a familiar face to Rhode Islanders is making another foray into presidential politics. Lincoln Chafee, a former Warwick mayor, governor and U.S. senator, plans to seek the more
By JOHN HOWELL Small can be good. Small is even better when it is the best of the smallest. That's what Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corp., wants Green Airport to be - the No. 1 small airport in the country. Ahmad doesn't more
Nancy Haight understands the lifesaving power of blood even though cancer claimed the life of her beloved son, Ben, 18 years ago.Throughout Ben’s heroic … more
Whether the courts agree with the state that it has the right to independently toll trucks or not, Christopher Maxwell of the Rhode Island Truckers Association says Rhode Island will come out the … more
How has the Warwick Public Library changed, and how should it change to meet community needs of the future?Christopher LaRoux, director, says the library has evolved into much more of a community … more
By JOHN HOWELL After being in the same job as director of school transportation for 45 years, Steve O’Haire cleaned out his desk Friday and headed toward retirement to take on a … more
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