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Warwick Public Schools’ rate of chronically absent students has seen a significant decrease over the past couple of years, going from 45% to 30% of students district-wide being absent, … more
As a result of action taken Thursday, Warwick Independent School Employees (WISE) have a new 3-year contract; Warwick teachers will similarly have a 3-year contract if the membership approve the … more
Cora Smith triumphantly carries her snow board to the top of the hill outside the Gorton School complex following a successful run in fresh powder Saturday afternoon. A student at St. Rose of Lima … more
When legislators did away with the car tax, the state reimbursed municipalities the lost tax revenues. The plan was to ensure property owners received tax relief and that … more
Sen. Frank Lombardo III dropped from helicopters to ski inaccessible moguls. Somehow, he balanced business, community service, law-making and family. “Our Senate family is heartbroken with … more
UPDATED: The defendant has been identified by prosecutors as Manuel Garcia Dela Cruz. more
Tasked with approving the latest annual student risk survey, the Johnston School Committee unanimously decided to remove two questions that ask about student sexual identity. “We went … more
City Finance Director Peder Schaefer has a nose for numbers. When they aren’t what he expects them to be he starts digging. He did that last week as he reviewed the governor’s budget … more
There aren’t many who knew him that don’t have a special place in their hearts for Bob Shapiro. Last week, the Warwick City Council declared Sept. 20 as Robert A. Shapiro Day. All … more
Two of Warwick’s elementary schools will make history on March 21 at 3:30 p.m. That’s the date that Hoxsie and Park’s Unified Basketball teams- aimed at unifying students with … more
The hill off Narragansett Parkway, a favorite sledding spot, is usually packed on snow days. That wasn’t the case Tuesday for Gaspee newcomers, Kerri Tahir and her daughter, Sophia who recently … more
Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient. They try to turn the chair over quick. They’ve got patients waiting. For … more
A rabid coyote attacked a hiker in Johnston. He strangled the sick animal. According to Johnston Police Chief Mark A. Vieira, shortly after noon Friday, a 58-year-old man was hiking in the … more
You wouldn’t imagine history could come alive in a cemetery until you talk with Pegee Malcolm. Malcolm is chair of both the Warwick Historic Cemeteries Commission and the Rhode Island … more
The purchase of the Warwick Police Department’s first armored car- estimated to be delivered to the department in fourteen months- drew significant attention from the public at Monday … more
The sun made more than a five minute appearance over the weekend after about two weeks of gray skies. It was so gray that ground hog Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow Friday morning at … more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Frank Picozzi set off fireworks Monday when he asked on his Facebook page what residents would think of moving the July 4 fireworks from Oakland Beach to Rocky Point. … more
Beautiful pizza, like art, is subjective. Take Rhode Island’s Italian bakery specialty — pizza strips (or party pizza or party strips … or bakery pizza or red strips or … more
A shadow has been cast on Green Development’s solar project plans in Johnston. The opposition was nervous. A rumor had circulated through the ranks of Stop Johnston Solar (SJS) that the … more
“How many digital quahogs do I have to dig a day to make a day’s pay?” asked Mark Johnson, concluding the fifth meeting of the Special Legislative Commission to Study and Provide … more
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