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By ARDEN BASITA What opened in the late 1800s, as the Conimicut Grammar School is now the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center. The center has taken on a new role in serving the community: It's become a home from which people can build their lives for the more
By LISA A. UEBELACKER As COVID rages, as political divides widen, and as we acknowledge the difficulties that so many people experience in having basic needs met, including needs for food, shelter, meaningful work, and dignity, it can be easy to let our more
In a year unlike any other, community generosity helped Bank Rhode Island's (BankRI) 23rd Annual Holiday Giving Tree program provide more than 2,659 gifts to children throughout the state. Each of the Bank's 20 branches displayed a giving tree decorated more
By ARDEN BASTIA A progressive advocacy group, Renew Rhode Island, announced its arrival Tuesday with an ambitious, $300 million agenda that seeks to address "e;racial and economic injustice."e; The group is part of a larger coalition across New England, more
By ARDEN BASTIA To accommodate for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Warwick Area Career & Tech Center (WACTC) will hold a virtual open house, according to director Tim Kane. "e;Because of COVID and where we are right now, we would love to have parents come in, more
BankNewport has awarded $130,000 in grants to community organizations throughout Rhode Island. Twenty-five organizations that provide services related to food insecurity, mental health, distance learning, minority-owned small business, and underserved more
Rhode Island ranks fourth in the nation as a leader in cost-effective energy efficiency programs and incentives, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Energy efficiency investments help local residents and businesses more
Check it out The Warwick Public Library came off pause this week and patrons were pleased to once again comb shelves for books and make use of library computers. Some of the first visitors to the Children's Library were Sophie and Noah Gendreau, more
By ARDEN BASTIA The return to in-person learning has been a long time coming for Warwick, yet teachers are still voicing concerns about safety and logistics. On Jan. 7, the school committee voted in favor of returning to the classroom. Between Jan. 13 more
Post Offices across the state will be closed on Monday, January 18, to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Street delivery on Monday will be limited to guaranteed overnight parcels and there will be no collection of mail. Full retail and delivery more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Rhode Island is "e;doing well"e; in its distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations despite the challenges posed by a limited supply coming from the federal level, Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott told members of the more
By JOHN HOWELL Delayed because the state budget for the current fiscal year wasn't approved until last month and the rate of state reimbursement as part of the motor vehicle was unknown, Mayor Frank Picozzi announced Tuesday that the bills will be in the more
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