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We have said in the past that a newspaper's role in a community should not only to serve as a watchdog over government and call out injustices and inaccuracies as we see it - to the best of our objective ability - but to also give credit where it is due more
Move over, Johnston turkey - another denizen of the wild is capturing Rhode Island's attention. A recent spate of black bear sightings in residential areas was taken to a new level Monday, as the appearance of a bear on the grounds of Cranston's Hope more
Monday night's meeting of the Warwick City Council showcased a rare phenomenon not often seen in covering local government - widespread participation from the citizenry, a majority of which were high school teenagers either not of voting age or just on more
No one enjoys sitting in traffic. The gridlock can be especially frustrating when it stems from roadwork. After all, the presence of “work zone” signs and hardhats means someone, somewhere, made … more
Only in Rhode Island can one person from a small village within one community make waves that go all the way into outer space. It was over a year ago that we reported on Conimicut resident Lonnie Barham's astronomical aspirations to launch the country's more
It's become a trend in Rhode Island of late. A handful of communities - including Burrillville, West Greenwich and Hopkinton - have approved resolutions to declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuary towns." Most of the towns that have taken up" more
Now that the media circus has moved on to the next hot topic of the day, those of us in Warwick left in the wake of the Great School Lunch Debt Debate of 2019 can now retrospectively and proactively analyze the situation with rational minds and cooler more
In March, on a 44-30 vote, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved legislation that would codify abortion rights in our state. Last week, however, the Judiciary Committee in the state Senate voted that measure down on a 5-4 vote. The more
Truth can come in shades of gray. Early Tuesday morning, GoLocalProv called to inquire whether it was true that Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon had instructed municipal department directors to pull all legal advertising from this paper. Indeed, I had more
The revolutionary spirits runs deep in Rhode Island. In May 1776, it became the first of the 13 American colonies to formally renounce its ties to the British crown. It was four years prior, however, in June 1772, that one of the formative events of the more
The public outrage we have seen boil over regarding the Warwick School Department's policy on trying to recoup about $77,000 in owed school lunch debt is a perfect example of why social media is the very antithesis of informed, practical discourse... more
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The recent stretch of gray, rainy weather notwithstanding, we are in the midst of a season when the spirit of our communities shines perhaps most brightly. At colleges, universities and high schools across the Ocean State, graduates will soon mark a more
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