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Is a proposed $1 billion, 20-year extension of the state’s casino gaming contract with IGT a good deal for the state that will save more than a thousand quality jobs, or a thinly-veiled subsidy … more
Atwood Greenhouses in Cranston was bustling on a recent Thursday as patrons enjoyed a bright, beautiful spring day. The sun illuminated the spectrum of colors lining the aisles, one of owner and … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The sunshine that poured through the windows of Warwick Country Club and caused the churning waters off Warwick Neck to twinkle on the first official day of spring was an ever-appropriate setting for Drea Kelly to share her message of triumph over fear, intimidation and violence. more
Some of the brightest, most curious and scientific young minds in the state gathered at the Community College of Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon to showcase their research- and experiment-driven … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The congratulatory tribute to Col. Stephen McCartney drew more than 350 people to the Crowne Plaza Thursday evening, and a foundation set up in his name to further his work helping probationers and parolees, as well as people with more
The West Warwick St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been part of Michael O’Connell’s life since before he can remember. “I was born in 1965, so since 1965,” he said with a laugh when asked how … more
By JOHN HOWELL The hospital is a place you go to get stuck in bed until you get better and it's time to go home. That's not the way Dr. Ana Tuya Fulton thinks of health care or Kent Hospital. And that certainly is not what's happening in the newest more
With a large group of protesters filling the State House rotunda on Tuesday afternoon, one holding a sign comparing abortions to the mass killings of Adolf Hitler and others chanting religious hymns … more
Hollywood could be in the future for lifelong Johnston resident Carson Kenny. Kenny, 19, works as a grill cook at Chipotle on Atwood Avenue, and a simple request from his manager last year changed … more
Sunday’s was the first “big snowstorm” for Mathew Solitro in his role as acting director of the Department of Public Works. “I would say I hate snow officially,” Solitro said with a … more
DUI On the evening of Feb. 23, Officer Christopher Gillis reports responding to the area of West Shore Road and Warwick Neck Avenue for a report of a vehicle operating erratically. Dispatch advised that a tan Ford Explorer had been seen swerving as it more
By JOHN HOWELL Lowell Lister likes running on the Pilgrim track. It's easier on his knees than the pavement. But while his knees may be getting a break, are the fumes from overhead jets landing and taking off at Green Airport a health risk? Would wearing more
During an unprecedented Warwick “State of the City” address last week, Mayor Joseph Solomon delved into fiscal details that outlined a highly troubling reality facing the city, which … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Those who must travel Airport Road to Post Road are likely familiar with the bypass that can be accessed by taking a right onto Evergreen Avenue (near the Park and Ride), taking a left on Pavilion Avenue and then connecting to Post Road more
By JOHN HOWELL What once was the neighborhood Benny's location on Warwick Avenue will become a larger Ocean State Job Lot serving the northern end of the city by Labor Day. The Carpionato Group - which bought 29 Benny's stores after the chain closed in more
By JOHN HOWELL Richard Cascella is out to change the image of the Warwick Republican Party to a more community engaged organization that doesn't just come knocking for money and votes every two years. In may not be an easy task, but he made a start last more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The issue of invasive weeds known as phragmites causing blockages that lead to flooding and other environmental concerns in and around Warwick Pond and its tributary, Buckeye Brook, has been ongoing in earnest since 2016, and some voiced more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The third try was the charm for a legislative amendment to the city's wild animal feeding ordinance that will saddle repeat offenders with an up to $500 fine. The amendment was unanimously passed by the Warwick City Council during more
DUI On Feb. 13 at approximately 1:55 a.m., Officer Michael T. Isherwood responded to the intersection of Urban and Warwick Avenues. A vehicle - still running and with its headlights on - had been found off the roadway, facing perpendicular to Warwick more
When you imagine what a high school classroom of the future would look like, what do you see? Do you see a technological paradise with virtual reality and standing desks with ports for high-powered … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A report outlining the status of air pollution produced by T.F. Green Airport recommends the airport move two of its monitoring apparatus in order to better gauge the degree of pollutants airport neighbors, including children playing at more
DUI On Feb. 8 at approximately 12:13 a.m., Officer Michael T. Isherwood reports being at the intersection of Airport Road and Warwick Avenue when he observed a light-colored SUV traveling east on Airport Road. The vehicle is said to have turned right more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Thomas Dolce has spent the better part of 45 years working within the athletics department of Warwick Public Schools coaching boys and girls track. He has helped his teams accrue high win percentages, win numerous championships, guide more
By JOHN HOWELL The full length of Sandy Lane is open to traffic again, and 18 feet beneath the pavement waste water is flowing to the Cedar Swamp pumping station on its way to the treatment plant between Route 95 and the Pawtuxet River. It's all good, more
By ERIN O'BRIEN We peered inside the bedroom where Jamie lay sleeping beside an open laptop on the bed, clothes strewn about, half-finished sugary drinks on the shelves. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, only what you might expect to find in an average more
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