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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 Nina McPherson had the feeling she would be paying more taxes this year, but when she didn't get a bill by last Friday and with the July 15 deadline for the first quarterly payment fast approaching, she took matters into her own hands. On more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon announced via press release Monday that the city is projecting an approximately $5.5 million operational surplus for the fiscal year that concluded on June 30, 2019 (FY19), representative of revenue coming in $2.2 more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If the City of Warwick were a family living on a $75,000 household income, it would have an ever-increasing credit card debt of about $240,000 - a gloomy fiscal reality that would prevent the family from addressing the issues presented 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
By ETHAN HARTLEY An upcoming meeting of the Warwick City Council's finance committee on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. will become the center stage for an ongoing discussion (or debate, depending on who you ask) regarding the financial health of the city. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY With chants echoing in the background from over 100 students who gathered in front of City Hall Wednesday morning to protest $7.75 million in cuts made by the Warwick School Committee the prior evening - which includes the entire $1.3 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 ETHAN HARTLEY As citizens in Warwick continue to mobilize in response to a perceived fiscal storm looming in the city - one rooted primarily in what some claim are irresponsible and unsustainable legacy costs - the Warwick Financial Crisis Committee 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
By ETHAN HARTLEY It took almost seven months to get here, but the financial audit for the city of Warwick's fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018 is finally out - and among many highlights garnered during a cursory read through its 194 pages, the report more
New actuarial reports analyzing the city of Warwick’s liabilities for active and retired employee healthcare and the city’s four pension plans have split officials and financial watchdogs into … more
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