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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
VANDALISM Officer Jessica L. Masso reports responding to the Greenwich Village Apartments, 300 Lambert Lind Highway, Jan. 10 at approximately 1:45 p.m. for a report of vandalism. Upon her arrival at the scene, the maintenance supervisor indicated a plow more
By ETHAN HARTLEY You never know what you'll find on a supply run in post-apocalyptic America. Maybe some dishware, knick-knacks, maybe some food if you're lucky. In the case of Warwick native Nathan Quattrini, what he found was over 1,000 pounds of more
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE On January 5 at approximately 12:40 p.m., Officer Randy Bell was on routine patrol on Main Avenue at the traffic light to turn left onto Post Road. There he observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Main Avenue approaching the more
By ETHAN HARTLEY As the nation enters the third consecutive week of the partial government shutdown, Rhode Island's relatively small configuration of federal employees - it has the sixth fewest total federal workers in the nation, with 6,864 as of more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick City Council officially welcomed its two new members Tuesday night during the city's inauguration ceremony, in addition to electing its leadership and committee chairs and members. Ward 9 Councilman Steve Merolla - the most more
POSESSION On Jan. 3 around 1:43 p.m. while entering I-95 South from Centreville Road, Officer Aaron Steere observed a 2018 black Honda nearly causing several accidents as it was traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic. Officer more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon, in his first speech after being officially inaugurated as the city's first new mayor in nearly two decades, could have easily spent his moment in the spotlight - with cameras and the eyes of hundreds of Warwick's more
By ETHAN HARTLEY With its third show of its first season in Warwick, the Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre looks to transport audiences back to the Blitz in London during the heat of World War II and the stories of people who were left to pick up the pieces more
“Remember the days at the Rocky Point Palladium?” asked former Ward 5 Councilman Carlo Pisaturo from the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd in the corridor outside the grand ballroom of the Crowne … more
By IAN WEINER On Jan. 8, in front of a packed Mary Brennan board room at the Sundlun Terminal, Brian Davis, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Sun Country Airlines announced two new nonstop routes out of T.F. Green Airport to Nashville more
Nina Stack discovered the beauty of smallness as a girl when her parents rented a home on Block Island. She had summer jobs on the island. She kept returning to the island and bought a house and … more
Ring the security buzzer at most Warwick schools, look up at the camera that you know is focused on you and wait for the squawk on the speaker – “Yes, who’s there?” That doesn’t happen … more
LARCENY On Dec. 16 at approximately 6:09 p.m., Officer Anthony D'Ambrosca was dispatched to the Sonesta Suites on Kilvert Street for a report of a larceny. At the scene he met with the reporting party, who explained that she arrived at the Sonesta around more
By JOHN HOWELL Joseph DelPonte joined the Boys Scouts when he was 13. He loved being a scout and, after he aged out, he kept involved. But the weekly demands became too much. He wondered if there might be an event he could run once a year. So, he became more
“Not a lot of people get chances like this, and I just take it as a blessing,” said Cory Bellucci, a self-taught guitarist who will have the opportunity to play alongside renowned American blues … more
In the dead of a Rhode Island winter, there is no better place to be than the rainforest. One step into the new “Faces of the Rainforest” exhibit at the Roger Williams Park Zoo and you will be … more
If Governor Gina Raimondo could have predicted the weather, she might have included a pun in her second inaugural address that the 40 mile per hour gusts that buffeted the crowd on the front lawn of … more
It was a year ago that City Hall staffers entered the Annex to discover water pouring from the ceiling of the first floor assessor’s office. During the weekend, when temperatures dipped into the … more
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