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Becoming 'fearless': Drea Kelly explains how she survived R. Kelly

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.

Family Shelter closes, to be affordable housing

By JOHN HOWELL The former St. Benedict Church convent on Beach Avenue in Conimicut, which for years operated as a family shelter, is about to go through another transition. The shelter, operated by Crossroads Rhode Island, closed in December. Following
Cornerstone plays role in national research study

On cutting edge of helping caregivers

By JOHN HOWELL A man caring for his wife who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease faced a problem. His wife didn't want to change for bed. She insisted in sleeping in her clothes. He was troubled. It raised concerns over her hygiene, as she saw

Pension dispute results in $2.6 million owed to firefighters

By ETHAN HARTLEY Another financial challenge to the tune of at least $2.6 million has found its way to the doorstep of Warwick City Hall, this time related to pension reform within the Warwick Fire Department that, as it turns out, was never actually

St. Kevin reopens after Thanksgiving pipe burst

St. Kevin School doesn’t look all that different from the days before the flood. It’s clean, the floors are shiny and it even has that “new smell” of fresh paint and new carpeting. “A …

'Hail to the Chief' raises over $25K for McCartney Foundation

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

Victim remembered for ‘big heart’ as family calls for action

Lauren Ise’s “heart was bigger than the sun,” recalled her mother, Cheryl Palazzo. “Her big, beautiful blue eyes saw the good in everyone,” she added. It was a deeply emotional late …

Man charged with murder of former girlfriend

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The son of a late mob figure has been charged with domestic first-degree murder in connection with the death of a Cranston woman. Michael T. Marrapese, 40, is accused of killing 29-year-old Lauren Ise, Cranston Police announced March

Future path of arts center no clearer

By JOHN HOWELL Since announcing last month that he is looking to move city offices into the Kentish Armory next to the Apponaug Library, the home of the Warwick Center for the Arts for the past 34 years, Mayor Joseph Solomon has neither met with the arts

New elementary science curriculum gets praise, controversy

By ETHAN HARTLEY Warwick Public Schools are in the midst of a big transition regarding how they educate elementary students in science curriculum, which has generated both high praise regarding the new program's merits and scathing criticism from some
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Save The Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium is putting the turtles of Narragansett Bay at the center of this month's exhibits and programming. Visitors can learn about a variety of local turtles and their adaptations, participate in a turtle"
Five more outstanding East Greenwich High School graduates of yore will join those already enshrined when the EGHS Wall of Honor convenes on Wednesday night April 10 at 6 p.m. in the EGHS Auditorium to induct this year's class of luminaries. And an
A concert of roots music by folk duo Crowes Pasture will be held at the Warwick Public Library on Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m. Enjoy tight harmonies, beautifully blended voices, outstanding songwriting, and a passionate performance by Monique Byrne on
By JOHN HOWELL Who better to talk about the importance of budgets than Mayor Joseph Solomon? And, yes, Solomon stressed the importance of managing finances during the eighth annual CU 4 Reality Financial Education Fair Wednesday morning at Toll Gate High
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up six cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's March 18 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.46 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is eight cents lower than the

Trinity’s ’Song of Summer’ is number 1 hit

Lauren Yee’s world premiere “The Song of Summer” is the best new contemporary play I have seen in years. Trinity Rep commissioned Yee to write the play, which gets solid performances from …


Noya shines on the Philharmonic podium

Classic ‘Our Town’ at Burbage Theatre

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

The 2019 edition of the Rhode Island College baseball team has a decidedly green-and-gold tinge with no less than five Hendricken products featuring during the squad's start-of-season trip to Florida. Of the quintet of former Hawks, the undisputed leader
By PETE FONTAINE The stunning statute of an elk, that now adorns the front lawn of Tri-City Lodge 14 on West Shore Road in Warwick, has never drawn such attention as it did Saturday afternoon. Many people, who were taking a break from Tri-City's
The Pilgrim cheerleading team recently took home its first state championship in program history, winning the large school division and topping second-place finisher North Providence. The Lady Pats made it to the state meet last year, but came up short
Mazzulla remains an Iron Man for GW basketball Rhode Island product is key sophomore for Colonials By David Driver NEW YORK - Johnston resident and Bishop Hendrickson product Justin Mazzulla became an Iron Man this season for the men's basketball team at
After losing in a heartbreaking Game 3 in the RIIL State Championship last season to rival La Salle, the Bishop Hendricken hockey team would top the Rams in two games this time around, including a deciding Game 2 overtime thriller on Saturday night at
Police / crime

Police Log - 03/21/19

ASSAULT A man from New Orleans, Lousiana, is facing multiple charges after an incident March 16 at Kent Hospital. According to a statement from Warwick Police Lt. Scott Robillard, 41-year-old Dennis Walsh is charged with felony assault, malicious damage

Police Log - 03/19/19

Police Log - 03/14/19

UPDATE: Son of late Mafia figure charged with murder of estranged girlfriend

Police Log - 03/12/19

Animal shelter news

Adoptable Animal of the Week: Odin

Odin is looking for a forever home, click for more information on this very good boy!


Library transforms to Hogwarts this Saturday

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick Public Library's main branch (located at 600 Sandy Lane) will transform into a magical world of wonder on Saturday, March 23, as it will spread its castle doors wide to allow entrance to the first Hogwarts Open House - an

Big financial squeeze

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Solomon taps retired Providence fire marshal as Warwick chief

No shortage of blame in pension reform debacle

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Star Students - 1/24/19

Congratulations to this week's Star Students from our wonderfully talented students throughout the city!

Star Students - 12/20/18

Congratulations to this week's Star Students and the Art Star of the Week from our wonderfully talented students throughout the city!

Star Students - 12/13/18

Congratulations to this week's Star Students and our brand new feature, the Art Star of the week!