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Even with max tax, city faces $78 million deficit over 5 years

By ETHAN HARTLEY As a former city councilman and a school committee member, Bob Cushman has spent years trying to get people to listen to him as he warned about an impending fiscal doom hanging over Warwick - a cloud rooted in unsustainable retiree

Citizens financial group gets rolling

By JOHN HOWELL The citizens group spawned in the wake of the city's recent revaluation where homes valued between $150,000 and the mid-$200,0000 range three years ago saw the greatest increase in valuations will meet Wednesday at the Warwick Public

An Oakland Beach tradition

An Oakland Beach tradition The First Congregational Church of Warwick and St. Rita's Church joined to celebrate Easter on the shore of Oakland Beach, where they held a reenactment of Jesus revealing himself after his crucifixion to the disciples by the

Details scant, but customers, workers glad Stop & Shop strike is over

By JOHN HOWELL Michael Vieira of Warwick was one of the lucky Stop & Shop shoppers. He wasn't inconvenienced by the strike of five locals of the United Food Commercial Workers that put many of the company's 31,000 workers in three states on the picket

Beer for bugs?

By JOHN HOWELL How much of a good thing - in this case beer - is a bad thing for the wastewater treatment plant operated by the Warwick Sewer Authority? That may seem like a pretty obscure question unless you're one of two breweries operating in Warwick,

DEM awards $1.8M contract for Rocky Pt. pier

After numerous announcements over the past two years that it would soon happen, the state has awarded a contract for the construction of a 280-foot-long T-shaped pier at Rocky Point Park...

Warwick Vets evacuated due to bomb threat

Warwick Veterans Middle School was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat written on a note was found. Updates will be provided as they become available. Superintendent Philip Thornton's …

Schools to draft new budget despite lingering deficit

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee will commence budget hearings on Monday to work on the FY2020 budget (which begins July 1), despite still facing an approximately $4.6 million deficit in the current year's budget, which ends June 30. It's a

Former Kent ER nurse wins battle over union dues

By JOHN HOWELL Nine years ago, Kent Hospital emergency room nurse Jeanette Geary didn't want to be a union member, but her co-workers voted to join the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP). Even as a non-member of the union, she and others who

Cell phones banned, school bond projects OK'd

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee unanimously codified two new policies and approved multiple construction projects during their meeting last Thursday, held at Pilgrim High School. The first policy pertained to a district-wide ban on cell
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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) affects more than two million people in the United States and is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Care New England Cardiovascular Care along with the Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at
Trying to locate a rental accepting of pets can be frustrating, discouraging, depressing and downright exhausting. That is exactly how registered nurse Sherri Cornelius, 46, feels as she consoles herself by focusing on her gratitude and appreciation
Mothers and grandmothers are free at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Mother's Day, Sunday May 12, when accompanied by one paying child. Spend the day visiting 40 acres of beautiful surroundings and experience the joy of wild life from around the globe. While
On Friday, April 26, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will host the 7th annual Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats. Guests will enjoy a night of tastings from 22 gourmet food trucks for $85 while supporting programs that provide food to Rhode
Registration is open until April 26 for the upcoming session of evening swim lessons, which begin the week of May 6 and run through mid-June at McDermott Pool on Sandy Lane. Three levels of classes will be offered for children age 5 to 11. Mayor Joseph

Fronting two bands, Warwick's Sean Murphy finds a musical balance

By ROB DUGUAY It's par the course in Rhode Island for a musician to be involved in multiple bands. Drummers often play with the most different groups - some in five or more - but the same can go for guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and horn players.

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RIPO gives a fun night at the opera

The CCRI Lady Knights softball team hosted the Lynx of New Hampshire Technical Institute from Concord, NH for a doubleheader at Winslow Park on Tuesday. The Lady Knights defeated the Lynx 8-0 in five innings and 3-2 in seven innings to extend their
The Pilgrim boys volleyball team has cruised to a hot start this spring so far, topping Exeter-West Greenwich in three sets last Friday to improve its record to a perfect 6-0 on the year. The Pats had a breakout campaign last spring, qualifying for the
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Pilgrim Patriots softball team beat the Oakers 7-4 on Thursday at Coventry High School and remain undefeated in Division I, while improving their regular season record to 5-0. Amelia Murphy, a freshman right fielder, topped Pilgrim
The Mount St. Charles boys lacrosse team worked past visiting Toll Gate 11-6 last week in a rainy battle on the hill. The Mounties jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the first quarter, but would go on to surge in the second frame by going on a 6-2 run to push
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Patriots earned their first win of the season on Tuesday when they beat the Lincoln Lions 3-1 at Pilgrim in Division I baseball. Tyler Parks, a senior, pitched a complete-game gem for the Pats and struck out six. We needed that"
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Adoptable Animal of the Week: Odin

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'Be prepared,' a BSA plate is in the making

By JOHN HOWELL Alan J. Whittaker knows what it is like to be an Eagle Scout and to have the Eagle license plate. Whittaker was a member of Troop 1 Conimicut when he attained the rank of Eagle on November 9, 1964. Hardly two weeks later he was at the

Few shoppers cross Stop & Shop pickets

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Strike drags on

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