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By ETHAN HARTLEY Another financial practice of the Warwick Fire Department has raised more questions than answers at this time, as documents outlining negotiations for the 2012-15 collective bargaining agreement seem to conflict with the fiscal reality more
During an unprecedented Warwick “State of the City” address last week, Mayor Joseph Solomon delved into fiscal details that outlined a highly troubling reality facing the city, which … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The relationship between the City of Warwick and the Warwick Fire Department is significantly strained, based on statements from the fire department union's president and the fact that a tentative agreement (TA) for the 2019-21 more
Through one of his spokeswomen, Mayor Joseph Solomon confirmed Wednesday that Acting Fire Chief Marcel Fontenault has submitted his letter of retirement. No additional information, such as when Fontenault submitted the letter, when he would leave or who more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Another financial challenge to the tune of at least $2.6 million has found its way to the doorstep of Warwick City Hall, this time related to pension reform within the Warwick Fire Department that, as it turns out, was never actually more
By JOHN HOWELL The city and the Warwick firefighters have reached a tentative agreement that promises to save in excess of $2 million, according to Mayor Joseph Solomon's estimate, as well as clear away a number of grievance and arbitration cases that more
With two days notice the mayor's office announced Monday afternoon that Mayor Joseph J. Solomon would deliver the city's first State of the City address this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Middle School, 2401 West Shore Road. The general public more
By JOHN HOWELL Donna and Rob Spencer went back to school Tuesday. They reported to Randall Holden School at 12:15 just as instructed. They were anxious to learn how their home on Betsy Williams Drive, valued at $160,600 three years ago, could possibly be more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- The Warwick City Council approved during their meeting on Monday night the purchase of a pre-owned ladder truck from the Town of Westerly for $25,750 - a welcome contrast to cost estimates ranging from $850,000 to $1 million for a new one. more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon isn't in a rush to name the next fire chief, a post that has been filled by acting chief Marcel Fontenault since last May when James McLaughlin retired. Now Fontenault plans to retire effective March 17. In an more
The new year in Warwick will mark the first year that a man not named Scott Avedisian will occupy the corner office of City Hall since the turn of the millennium. While tenured City Councilman Joseph … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A controversial mediator's decision that concluded the city did not need to provide more funding to the Warwick School Department to close its budget deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30 - and seemed to instruct the department to more
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