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The Warwick Municipal Retirees Association meeting for January 26, , hasbeen cancelled as the Pilgrim Senior Center is closed until January 24th at which time a decision will be made on whether to … more
 Did I miss something? What happened in Warwick, Rhode Island that makes Ms. Jennie Johnson, Commissioner at the Rhode Island Board of Elections, believe “all races of people" feel … more
For the past couple of weeks there's been a rapid Covid test kit positioned at the center of the conference table in Mayor Frank Picozzi's office. It's a score from one of the forays staff members have made to area pharmacies and Walmart in search of the more
Byline Name:By REP. LIANA CASSAR and SEN. BRIDGET VALVERDE Right now, there are tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders who are denied access to abortion through their health coverage. We're calling on Governor McKee to end these abortion coverage bans in more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI The challenges of the pandemic have required an all hands-on-deck approach, and I am proud that my colleagues in the General Assembly rose to the occasion last year, again and again. Through the emergencies of 2021, there was an more
James Baldwin said, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."  I know the people of Warwick care about this community, but we need to face … more
The line outside the funeral home  Had many standing on their feet  Far out past the parking lot  And to a nearby street.  Folks had come from … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Will 2022 be the year when Covid-19 fades as a public health threat and becomes something more like the seasonal flu? A lot of informed people expect that to be the case. For … more
As the Rhode Island Senate convenes this month, I plan for us to embark upon a transformational session for our state. The federal relief funds distributed to Rhode Island offer a once-in-a-state and … more
What’s in a name?  A lot!  My wife’s father, the first child born in the U.S. to her Italian immigrant grandparents, was named Americo in honor of the new land his parents would … more
By DENISE PANICHAS By the time this article appears, The Samaritans of Rhode Island, a suicide prevention education and grief support program established in 1977, would have participated in its 9th annual "Cross the Bridge to Hope" at the 2021 Pell more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The jockeying for Rhode Island's 2022 election season is well under way, although it's impossible to know how much things may change by the primary next September. Gov. Dan McKee retains the benefits of incumbency -- something that more
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