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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
Saturday night is theme night at Dancing Feeling on Post Road and the “Oldies” brought out the dancers Saturday. Surely some of them remembered the music of the ’50s, but then you … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Warwick Representative Joseph McNamara announced Tuesday he would be seeking re-election as chair of the state's Democratic Committee, focusing on a message that the Democrats must maintain the strong momentum established in the past more
DUI On Feb. 7 just before 8 p.m., Officer Brian W. Fontaine reports responding to the intersection of Post and Airport roads for a report of an impaired driver. Dispatch indicated the vehicle had been observed speeding and swerving between lanes. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If school faculty and staff in Warwick were paid under the same contractual rates as those positions in Cranston, Warwick would save about $8.1 million in salary costs. Including fringe benefit costs, that number creeps closer to $9.7 more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon isn't in a rush to name the next fire chief, a post that has been filled by acting chief Marcel Fontenault since last May when James McLaughlin retired. Now Fontenault plans to retire effective March 17. In an more
When Mayor Joseph Solomon learned the news media would be visiting the Warwick Center for the Arts Wednesday to follow up on the story he is considering using the space for municipal offices, he … more
In the home stretch Michael Tucci, above, foreman for Pariseault Construction, said Tuesday the company is nearing completion of the work needed to reopen St. Kevin School that was forced to close prior to Christmas because of a burst hot water heating more
Bruce Springsteen famously sung about “Glory Days” – how experiences and places from youthful times loom large in memory. For generations of local revelers, the former Mardi Gras Multiclub … more
By JOHN HOWELL The wet sock arrived at Sandy Lane yesterday morning in a refrigerated truck. The baby blue felt sock, 140 feet long and 24 inches in diameter, was neatly folded in the back of the truck. It reeked. Zack Scott, foreman for Green Mountain more
By JOHN HOWELL The first step to rebuilding Woodbury Union Church, which burned on Thanksgiving eve, could come this week as Bowerman Associates of Providence starts sorting through the rubble in preparation for demolishing what remains of the building. more
STOLEN CONVERTER On Feb. 11 at approximately 11:47 a.m. Officer Daniel O'Connell met with a complainant in the lobby of police headquarters for a report of a larceny from a business. The representative, from National Grid, stated that he was a supervisor more
By JOHN HOWELL After 42 years of calling the former Kentish Guards armory in Apponaug home, the Warwick Museum and now the Warwick Center of the Arts may be forced to find new digs. Last Wednesday, as he joined Rocky Point aficionado Sean McCarthy to more
Through one of his spokeswomen, Mayor Joseph Solomon confirmed Wednesday that Acting Fire Chief Marcel Fontenault has submitted his letter of retirement. No additional information, such as when Fontenault submitted the letter, when he would leave or who more
By JOHN HOWELL With projections that airport passenger traffic and operations will continue to grow, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) gave the green light last week for development of a new 20-year master plan. Besides, the FAA requires the more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A labor bill introduced by the Rhode Island House of Representatives is already poised to become one of the hot button issues of the new legislative session, as the proposed bill, H5260, would expand the reach of binding arbitration in more
This is part one of a series chronicling Ethan Hartley and his progress towards participating in Mentor Rhode Island’s “Dancing with the Stars” fundraising event on May 2 at Rhodes on the … more
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