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New school plan takes 1st step

By ETHAN HARTLEY The prospects of possibly building a new high school in Warwick heated up beyond hypothetical talk on Tuesday night, as the Warwick School Committee unanimously agreed to go out to bid to find a consultant that would walk the district

It takes a village

By ETHAN HARTLEY Conimicut is open for business - literally. Wednesday Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. will mark the first annual Conimicut Village Downtown Open House event, where prospective small business owners will get the chance to view a wide array of

Culinary students transform MREs into enticing entrees

By JOHN HOWELL A yellowish-brown 4-by-4-inch square about as appetizing as a cell phone slid out of the plastic bag onto the butcher block table that serves as a desk for Brendon Rios. He held a kitchen knife, cutting the square - which had the dubious

Time capsule rekindles memories of building Kids Kingdom

It was 1986 and Mike Hedley couldn’t believe what his wife, Jean, was suggesting. She wanted to build a playground at Christopher Rhodes School, which is just up the street from their home. This …

Commission to explore revaluation tax relief

A new city commission will explore ways to hopefully provide a fair means of tax relief to residents who were hit hardest following this year’s property revaluation – which inordinately affected …

Those who had vision, built EBC Center honored at 40th

Forty years ago domestic abuse did not happen in Warwick. That was the belief of many – domestic abuse was something that happened in the inner cities, not the suburbs. Why would Warwick need an …

Rising drug prices a tough pill for many in RI

By ETHAN HARTLEY AARP Rhode Island will kick off its community discussions on the issue of skyrocketing pharmaceutical drug prices in the state tonight at Chelo's at 2225 Post Road from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with the goal of hopefully inspiring state

Hendricken program aims to inspire students

By JOHN HOWELL Two years in the making, the president, principal and members of the Bishop Hendricken High School faculty outlined to a group of community leaders Friday morning dramatic changes in the school curriculum aimed at giving students an edge

Creativity and imagination on display as JHS Homecoming Week hits stride

By PETE FONTAINE If the creativity of Onesie Day provides any measuring stick, Saturday's Johnston High School Homecoming may just surpass any and all previous celebrations. Students representing all four classes - as well as countless faculty and staff

Progressives seek shake-up on Smith Hill

By ETHAN HARTLEY In the midst of historic politically polarizing times nationally, Rhode Island is nearing a battle that could pose a serious challenge to its incumbent, dominant Democratic Party. There are no signs to indicate that challenge is coming
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Fire on Warwick Avenue The Warwick Fire Department responded to a fire at 715 Warwick Avenue (C&L Auto Sales) at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, which was called in by an off-duty firefighter who saw smoke coming from the property. Crews were able to
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA Northeast's October 15 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.49 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is 15 cents below the
The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) will host a monthly financial literacy learning module and quiz to allow Rhode Island students the opportunity to win $2,000 by answering financial literacy questions pertaining to credit, budgeting, and
A+ in arts Melissa Cardillo, art teacher at Holliman Elementary School, was named the Rhode Island Art Education Association Elementary Art Educator of the Year and was honored with presentation of a certificate of recognition at the Warwick School
Kent County Water Authority will conduct hydrant flushing starting Monday and continuing through Friday, November 8 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., depending on weather and system demand conditions. Warwick areas to be effected include Natick,
Sports
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Titans rallied back to edge the Pilgrim Patriots 2-1 (17-25), (25-15), (25-23) during a unified volleyball matchup on senior day at Toll Gate High School on Tuesday afternoon. Titans coach Matt Conti was ecstatic after watching his
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Vets boys soccer team has been one of the best middle school teams in the state this regular season, jumping out to an 8-1 record and winning its games by a combined score of 50-4. The Hurricanes have been dominant on each
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate boys soccer team cruised past Paul Cuffee 8-0 on Monday afternoon at Warwick Vets, pushing its win streak to four games. The Titans offense rolled with four goals in each half, which gave the Toll Gate bench an
The Toll Gate rushing attack led the Titans to a 42-7 shellacking of the hosting Scituate Spartans last Friday afternoon. It was a windy, rain-filled game which led to the Titans to turn to their …
The Pilgrim Patriots went to Pariseau Field in Pawtucket on Friday night and edged out the Tolman Tigers 16-14 during a Division III football slugfest. The Pats were led by their senior …
Police / crime

Police Log - 10/17/19

DUI At approximately 2:19 a.m. on Oct. 5, Officer Oliver M. Pinheiro responded to the intersection of Airport and Post roads for a report of a man passed out within a vehicle on the roadway. At the scene, Pinheiro observed a 2019 GMC Sierra stopped at a

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Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Hailey

Hailey is a 10-year-old senior dog looking for a place to spend her golden years happy and home. Would you consider taking in this kind lady?

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Chen’s Reflexology Providing healing and relief

“Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands or ears.” Reflexology is generally thought to be relaxing and stress-relieving. The theory …

Warwick Symphony Orchestra plans 'spooky' October concert

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