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Ray Pontbriant is completely blind, mostly deaf and has a developmental delay, but there is nobody else in the state, maybe the country, that you’d rather have repair your antique chair. With … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Municipalities looking for some guidance on how to responsibly implement solar arrays at a time when such projects are booming will receive some help in the coming weeks from the state Office of Energy Resources, which is set to release more
By JOHN HOWELL What could be more American than a curtain rod made in Warwick at Kenney Manufacturing? That was just the point Walmart made at an event Wednesday that briefly silenced Kenney operations as Kenney president and CEO Leslie Kenney, more
By JOHN HOWELL A 24-year veteran of the Warwick Police Department who got to know Mayor Joseph Solomon during his work in Conimicut and in his role as Emergency Management Director, Major Rick Rathbun was sworn in as the new Warwick Police Chief more
By JOHN HOWELL Kristen Sami never met Zah-Nae Rothgeb, although they lived in the same neighborhood. She sat with Michele Rothgeb when police and rescue responded to her Oakland Beach Avenue house to the call that Zah-Nae, who had cerebral palsy, was more
DUI Officer Derek J. Hagopian reports being on patrol in a marked cruiser at approximately 8:22 p.m. Jan. 21 when he observed a gold Toyota Camry with Rhode Island registration traveling westbound on Main Avenue in the area of Gertrude Avenue. Hagopian more
The Warwick Sewer Authority is going to “sock it” to more detours on Sandy Lane. Yes, it is a sock that the authority plans to use to avert additional pipe collapses like that which occurred … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The state budget for next fiscal year, which will begin July 1, will likely not be passed for some time yet, however cities and towns in Rhode Island are already sharpening pencils preparing for possible repercussions coming as a result more
By JOHN HOWELL Windows are broken or boarded up, there are no lights, and it is evident the building is unoccupied. The saw tooth building, a survivor from the 1961 fire that destroyed much of the Apponaug Mill, appears unchanged since the adjoining more
DUI Officer Richard P. Odell reports traveling eastbound on West Shore Road in the area of Oakland Beach just before 8 p.m. Jan. 15 when he observed a Honda minivan swerving and tailgating another vehicle. The minivan matched the description of a vehicle more
By JOHN HOWELL While Gov. Gina Raimondo's proposed $9.9 billion state budget depends on park and beach fees to fund park improvements and enhance maintenance, Department of Environmental Management spokesman Michael Healey said yesterday that pedestrian more
By JOHN HOWELL Kevin Martin didn't have to think twice when Mayor Joseph Solomon asked what the city could be doing for him. Martin is the owner of Image Printing, and Solomon was there Tuesday afternoon as part of his one-on-one weekly business visits more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Michele Rothgeb, the 55-year-old Oakland Beach woman who is awaiting trial in a child neglect case that resulted in the death of her 9-year-old adopted daughter with cerebral palsy, owed more than $15,000 in collective various debts more
AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell has announced the appointment of Vincent “Vin” Marzullo as state president. “We are delighted that Vin has stepped into this key volunteer … more
Warwick City Council Chambers are off-limits these days as crews under the direction of C&L Builders of Warwick work to remedy damage done when a sprinkler in the restored chambers caused water damage to the room. Even though the leak was caught before more
It all started 10 years ago with a small food drive, explained Regency Cigar Emporium owner Michael Correia shortly after handing over a $30,000 check to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank at their … more
District 20 Rep. David Bennett is a man on a mission. In fact, it’s a mission that he wished he undertook 40 years ago, when at 23 years old he first started smoking cigarettes. “I know all … more
LARCENY Officer Timothy W. Lipka reports meeting with a woman at police headquarters at approximately 12:24 p.m. Jan. 13 regarding her vehicles being broken into. The woman told the officer that sometime between the night of Jan. 12 and the morning of more
By JOHN HOWELL Oakland Beach first graders know that unicorns are mythical animals. But unicorns were very much alive in the minds of students Thursday, and not just any unicorn. This was an elephant that believed he was a unicorn. They understood how more
In a pivot from talking purely about Rhode Island’s economy, as was her primary focus during the run-up to the 2018 election, and avoiding the concept of legalized recreational marijuana entirely, … more
By IAN WEINER In an era where digital media is growing increasingly popular, the Warwick Public Library has found that adding the purpose of being a vibrant, community space has proved to be beneficial. According to Deputy Director Jana Stevenson, there more
By JOHN HOWELL and ETHAN HARTLEY Warwick Police are in discussions with the Attorney General about bringing additional charges against the Warwick woman who has been charged with cruelty and neglect relating to the Jan. 3 death of her 9-year-old more
Gov. Gina Raimondo did not address the proposed legalization of recreational marijuana during her State of the State address Tuesday, focusing instead almost exclusively on issues related to education. But her support for legislation more
Cindy Joaquin and Tamarra Jeffreys met each other more than seven years ago. They didn’t hit it off right away. “At our first meeting she was very shy and wouldn’t even look at me,” … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY During their Jan. 9 meeting, the Warwick City Council passed two resolutions with the ultimate goal of getting more money and information from the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), which owns and operates T.F. Green Airport. The more
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