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33 RIPTA buses get solar system developed by Warwick company

By JOHN HOWELL Jeff Flath, who started eNow in 2011 with the goal of developing solar-based charging systems for the transportation industry, likes talking about hockey sticks these days. It's not that eNow, based in Warwick, has taken a turn and gone

Change for the better?

By JOHN HOWELL The Warwick School Committee tabled until its meeting next Thursday the proposal of Superintendent Philip Thornton to restructure the administration to eliminate the positions of director of elementary schools and director of secondary

Investments key to RI's educational, economic future, says Raimondo

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The state's educational and economic fortunes are inexorably linked, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her State of the State address Tuesday night - and with her administration set to unveil its budget plan for the coming fiscal year,

Canine gym for dog, owner fitness

By JOHN HOWELL Sue Parker says she tired of cooking, so instead of baking treats and serving them up in her canine bistro, she's transformed the establishment - with the help of a lot of usual items procured from the Salvation Army - into a canine gym.

CCRI field house good for 2020 high school grads, but not class of '21

By JOHN HOWELL CCRI's plan to temporarily relocate Student Services housed on the first and second floors of the Knight Campus to the field house won't impact plans to use the space for Pilgrim and Toll Gate high school graduations this year, but that

Might bright LED steetlights have adverse effects?

By JOHN HOWELL The city administration is looking for upwards of $750,000 in savings annually with light-emitting diode (LED) technology to replace about 9,000 streetlights. But a group known as Soft Lights warns there could be harmful side effects to the

Ladouceur pushes to have retirees share in health care costs

By JOHN HOWELL Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur has only started in his effort to trim so-called "e;legacy"e; costs and give Warwick a sustainable financial future. Last Monday, the councilman amended his proposed ordinance that would introduce health care

Green receives $5.5M for post-9/11 security upgrades

By DANIEL KITTREDGE U.S. Sen. Jack Reed flies frequently, and he knows T.F. Green International Airport well. "e;I travel to lots of airports,"e; he told members of the media outside the airport's security checkpoint Friday morning. "e;I was here last night

Divided council approves pact

By JOHN HOWELL With the votes of five council members who agreed to a special meeting to consider a tentative agreement between the administration and Warwick firefighters only to have it fail procedurally more than two weeks ago, the council approved

City to acquire streetlights, replace them with LEDs; $10.2 million for roads also planned

By JOHN HOWELL If all goes as planned, residents won't be waiting for weeks to have a burned-out streetlight replaced; they'll have better roads, and best of all, the cost of borrowing all the money to get this done will be covered by all the savings.
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Trinity Repertory Company invites the public to nominate outstanding local artists for the 2020 Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The Pell Awards' criteria include distinction in the artist's chosen field, work that significantly
Bishop Hendricken alumnus and president/founder of Journey Films Martin Doblmeier ('69) will be bring a special showing of his new film, “Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day …
Do you need your RI State Boating Card? Want to brush up on your skills? How about getting your family involved in safe boating? Sign up for one of two U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary courses starting February 24. The power boat course, boating skills and
The Rhode Island Department of Education has launched the 2020 administration of SurveyWorks, a statewide school culture and climate survey that collects critical feedback from students, …
Following a 40-year career as a manager in the banking sector including several years as an executive vice president at Coastway Community Bank (now HarborOne), Jana Planka is following her passion for mentoring and is taking on the role of chief
Lifestyles

60 is the new 40

Did you know that the average life expectancy of Americans is 78.7 years? We are living longer due to better health habits such as eating healthy and not smoking. Keeping your weight within a healthy range is key to not only living longer but also being

Theatre By The Sea announces auditions for equity and non-equity adults for 2020 summer season

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Sports
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Warwick Vets wrestling team topped cross-town rival Winman last week in a non-league match to improve to 6-2 this winter season. The Hurricanes had a strong finish to last season which culminated in a fourth-place team finish at
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Pilgrim Patriots were beaten 69-12 by the Falcons, and then 72-12 by the Cumberland Clippers during a Wrestling Tri Meet on Tuesday night hosted by Cranston High School West. Pilgrim junior Hunter Nemirow got the Pats their first
The Warwick School Committee honored some of the city's top sports programs of the fall season on Tuesday evening, recognizing the Division III State Champion Pilgrim football team, the RIPCOA State Champion Vets girls soccer team, as well as the Vets
FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport for a game on Tuesday evening. The Lady Knights lost to the …
By RYAN D. MURRAY The Titans squashed the Central Falls Warriors 58-39 on Friday night at Toll Gate High School during a Division III boys basketball battle. Three Titans reached double digits in scoring with Francisco Lopez tallying 15, Liam Hart 13,
Police / crime

Police Log - 01/16/20

DUI Just before 7 p.m. on Jan. 3, Officer Michael C. Bailey was on patrol in the area of Warwick Avenue and Squantum Drive when he was notified of a motor vehicle offense in progress. Bailey traveled north on Warwick Avenue and observed the suspect

Taking no chances

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Animal shelter news

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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A firefighter's worth

To the Editor: On Monday night, I waited anxiously for my husband to return home from our City Council meeting. He finally walked through the door just before midnight. The outcome was positive, and what we were hoping for, after weeks of deliberation,

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Elementary Students Shine!

Cedar Hill School K Mila Ridolf 1 Brozy Howlett 2 Callum Way 3 Charlie Mackowitz 4 Luke Goodine 5 Shraddha Jeejesh Greenwood K Layla Trahan Reynolds 1 Isla Restrepo 2 …

Shannon Furlong

Principal Lynne Prentiss Shannon is a bright, enthusiastic and intellectually curious student who seeks to develop positive working relationships with adults and peers. Shannon exemplifies Winman …

Olivia Levesque

Principal Dave Tober Olivia is a sweet girl who is always willing to go the extra mile to be helpful. Olivia always works hard, and the quality of her work is amazing! In her own quiet way, Olivia …