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City wants $900k more from airport

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

A vibrant, community space in digital times

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 charges sought in death of 9-year-old

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

Legalize it? Law enforcement, municipal leaders wary of governor's pot plan

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

Education takes center stage in State of the State

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, …

50 years later: Students help plan man's lunar landing celebration

By JOHN HOWELL They're going to build a lunar command module at the Warwick Area Career and Tech Center. Expect it to be completed by the end of the spring semester and ready for takeoff on July 20. Although designed for space travel, this module

RI Dems in solidarity with workers in call to end shutdown

By ETHAN HARTLEY Standing in solidarity with federal workers' union leaders, the complete complement of Rhode Island Congressional delegates joined at T.F. Green Monday morning to denounce the ongoing government shutdown - now the longest shutdown in the

City offices could be in Buttonwoods by next month

By JOHN HOWELL Like a cat, Buttonwoods School is going to have another life. Buttonwoods School? It's been known by other names, including the Buttonwoods Senior Center and, most recently, the Buttonwoods Community Center on West Shore Road at the

Gamm's 'The Night Watch' a U.S. first

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

‘Taste of Warwick’ puts icing on inauguration

“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 …
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Find out about new books while enjoying pastries and coffee at Warwick Public Library on Tuesday, January 22 at 10 a.m. Breakfast with Books: Winter Event reviews the best books of the past year and gives a sneak peek at upcoming titles. Plus, enjoy
New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will serve as the host site for the 13th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge on Saturday, February 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Serving as Rhode Island's FIRST
Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) has again submitted legislation that would preserve the history and open space of the State House grounds. The legislation (2019-H 5041) would prohibit the development of any land contiguous to the State
The public is invited to view Sunday’s “Super Wolf Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse at the Margaret Jacoby Observatory at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., …
The Prout School Performing Arts Department will perform two one-act comedies on February 1 and 2 that address the modern universal human condition – anxiety. “This is a Test” will be …
Lifestyles

Captivating ‘Crucible’ vs. ‘cyberbullying’ at Wilbury

Combining the theme of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” with modern day teens engaged in cyberbullying makes for a thought-provoking, intense play by Philip Hawkins. The new play, cleverly staged …

All-female cast shines in Epic's 'The House of Bernarda Alba'

Trinity Rep presents modern telling of Shakespeare drama Macbeth

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Sports
The Cranston West boys hockey club topped visiting Toll Gate 7-4 last week thanks to a big third period in which the Falcons netted four goals. Tied 3-3 heading into the final 15 minutes, West would get goals from Cam Koretsky, Jaycob Hargreaves, Jack
After four years of stellar play and months of being recruited by the top college programs in the country, Bishop Hendricken football standout Xavier Truss recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Division I Georgia Bulldogs. The
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Pilgrim Patriots fell 70-59 to the Tiverton Tigers in a Division II boys basketball battle on Tuesday night at home and drop to 2-5 in the conference. The Pats held a six-point lead at halftime, but were outscored 43-26 in the
The Toll Gate boys basketball team cruised to an 68-41 win over visiting Johnston last night, extending its record to a perfect 7-0 this season. The story of the night came early in the second half, when Toll Gate senior Brandon Scott sank a 3-pointer to
The Bishop Hendricken athletics department recently sent another number to the rafters, retiring the jersey of 2012 graduate Thomas Pannone, who is currently a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. Pannone, a Cranston native, was named the 2012 RI baseball
Police / crime

Arrest made following December bomb threat at Hendricken

Arrest made in Hendricken bomb threat On the early morning hours of December 5 th , 2018, cafeteria workers found a note taped to a vending machine at the school's cafeteria threatening a bomb in 3 hours." Warwick officers and detectives responded to"

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Woman charged with cruelty, neglect in connection with death of 9-year-old girl

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Animal shelter news

Vets students raise funds for Animal Protection League

Warwick Veterans Middle School students raised over $1,000 for the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, based out of their headquarters in Cranston, and recently donated the funds to the shelter. Pauline Pinto, a teacher at Vets, and her

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Firefighter medical exams questioned

By ETHAN HARTLEY Another financial practice of the Warwick Fire Department has raised more questions than answers at this time, as documents outlining negotiations for the 2012-15 collective bargaining agreement seem to conflict with the fiscal reality

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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!

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Opinion

Taking steps to avoid the flu

By HERB WEISS The CDC says it's a no-brainer as to what issue I should cover this week. Being homebound for three or four days, with the flu, and my submittal deadline looming, I pen my commentary on widespread flu activity now being reported in Rhode

A harsh lesson in trust

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Thanks for a memorable inauguration

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