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This year is the 25th anniversary of the teachers strike that closed schools and saw 18 teachers arrested and sent to the Adult Correctional Institution. In many ways the rancor and distrust caused by that incident still simmers today. Some teachers say more
Saint Elizabeth Community in East Greenwich celebrated the opening of THE GREEN HOUSE Homes at Saint Elizabeth Home Friday with a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, followed by a luncheon and tours. This innovative model of nursing home care is a more
Judi L. Lewis, 51, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017. She was the beloved wife of David E. Yarborough. She was a daughter of the late James, Sr. and Joyce (Whelan) Lewis. Judi worked as a … more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Scott Avedisian has stepped up efforts to settle a teacher contract, calling for mediation sessions in addition to the meeting scheduled for May 23 on May 30 and then an all-day session starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. on more
By TESSA ROY A total of 31 teachers were laid off at the School Committee meeting Tuesday night, but the administration says they could be recalled to their jobs depending on approval of the school budget. Superintendent Philip Thornton released a more
By TESSA ROY Joy LaTorre, a nurse practitioner and part-time URI professor, knows first hand how stigma surrounding drug addiction affects grieving parents who have lost children to overdoses. Some [parents] I've talked to feel like they don't have a" more
By TESSA ROY Prom and graduation season is full of talks about dresses, dancing and college, but it's also a time to have serious discussions about underage drinking and drunk driving. That's a conversation Bob Houghtaling, Director of the East Greenwich more
By TESSA ROY Warwick native Rhiannon Smith and her family are set to start living in a new condo in Wickford this month, but theirs is no ordinary move. Their move in date, May 15, will mark five years since she moved into project-based housing in North more
SHOPLIFTING On April 28 around 3:16 p.m., Officers Christian Vargas and Timothy Tavares were dispatched to the Bald Hill Road Target for a report of two females in custody for shoplifting. At the scene they met with a member of the store's asset more
Spared Warwick firefighters quickly doused a fire that started in a garage in the rear of the historic Caleb Greene Homestead at Apponaug Four Corners Tuesday night about 10:15. According to Assistant Chief James Kenney, firefighters had the fire under more
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