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Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu is quoted as saying, “The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long,” and there is no doubt among those that knew Ian Novacek that his flame burned brighter … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Over the course of nearly four hours, including public comments, the Warwick School Department presented its $173.6 million budget during the first budget hearing for FY2020 held at City Hall Tuesday night, outlining a need that they more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Cranston is two-for-two. The city remains Rhode Island's second most populated community for the second consecutive year, according to the latest data released by U.S. Census Bureau. The figures put Cranston's population as of July 1, more
It's a proposal with enormous implications for the future of Rhode Island's health care landscape - and those high stakes have been made clear during an ongoing public relations battle between the major players. Care New England's planned more
When Al Johnson bought his “brand new” home on Edythe Street in 1994 he paid $96,000. Over the years he’s seen the assessed value of the 800-square-foot house go up. He expected that. After … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The unveiling of a draft report outlining Warwick's looming financial peril, which was received by City Council President Steve Merolla last July and not released to the full city council or to the public, has surfaced and caused ongoing more
By ETHAN HARTLEY About 100 people joined together at the Warwick Public Library on Thursday to discuss Mayor Joseph Solomon's budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year 2020, which begins on July 1. The city kicks off budget hearings today at 4 p.m. more
The Conimicut 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Parade is growing every day, reports organizer Lonnie Barham. In a release issued this week, he said more and more organizations are planning to march in the parade or have floats, many with space-related more
By JOHN HOWELL The designation for T.F. Green Airport is PVD, or Providence, which has been a bone of contention for Warwick officials for decades. That's not going to change, although with Sun Country Airlines' announcement Tuesday, the airport will more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Department has finally received some of the large donations intended to reduce student lunch debt that helped make national news earlier this month, as School Committee Chairwoman Karen Bachus showed off an envelope more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon says his desk is cleaner than it has been for weeks, although that was hard to tell from papers stacked on it Tuesday. Now that the $322.9 million budget is in the hands of the City Council, Solomon can get to filing more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The Warwick School Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday night to reduce their anticipated contribution to the school's locally-administered pension fund from around $1.8 million to $1 million for the upcoming budget year FY20, more
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