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By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By JOHN HOWELL Father Robert L. Marciano fingered the bronze medallion that hung from his neck. It was the size of a saucer. The face of it bore the name and crest of Bishop Hendricken High School. Barely a half hour earlier, Providence Bishop Thomas J. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee officially reversed course Tuesday on a policy that was enacted in April which sought to reduce a nearly $80,000 lunch debt problem in the district, but instead drew a firestorm of national media attention more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon is scheduled to release today his budget overview for the fiscal year starting July 1 which, if approved as is by the city council, would result in a 3.46 percent overall tax levy increase... more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gaspee Days are here again. The annual celebration - which commemorates the 1772 burning of the HMS Gaspee, one of the formative events of the American Revolution - kicks off Saturday, May 18, with the Proclamation Ceremony in more
For the second year now, school social worker Heidi Fanion has filled her office at Pilgrim with dozens of dresses – 52 at the time of this writing, in fact – and is offering them for the unbeatable price of free to anybody who needs one. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY An outpouring of financial support - from the local Rhode Island community and citizens across the country to worldwide yogurt companies and Hollywood stars like Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore - has resulted in over $150,000 in donations 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
By JOHN HOWELL Upgrades to the runways and taxiways at Green Airport are projected to start at about this time next year, Iftikhar Ahmad, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), said Friday following the announcement the agency more
By JOHN HOWELL With so many things he would like to enhance at Green Airport, where should Iftikhar Ahmad start? The Rhode Island Airport Corporation's president and CEO rhetorically posed that question Wednesday after the grand opening of the Escape more
On Tuesday, the leadership of the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a package of education reform bills that legislators are hopeful will result in local students achieving the same kind of test scores as their Massachusetts 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
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