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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 ETHAN HARTLEY A report outlining the status of air pollution produced by T.F. Green Airport recommends the airport move two of its monitoring apparatus in order to better gauge the degree of pollutants airport neighbors, including children playing at more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A study commissioned last summer by the Warwick School Department and approved by the prior iteration of the Warwick School Committee for $12,900 to look into the efficiency of the district's bus scheduling and routing systems has been more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If school faculty and staff in Warwick were paid under the same contractual rates as those positions in Cranston, Warwick would save about $8.1 million in salary costs. Including fringe benefit costs, that number creeps closer to $9.7 million... 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
When Mayor Joseph Solomon learned the news media would be visiting the Warwick Center for the Arts Wednesday to follow up on the story he is considering using the space for municipal offices, he … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Warwick Representative Joseph McNamara announced Tuesday he would be seeking re-election as chair of the state's Democratic Committee, focusing on a message that the Democrats must maintain the strong momentum established in the past more
By ETHAN HARTLEY As reported in a related school budget story in today's Beacon, the city of Warwick and the Warwick School Committee have committed to work together to conquer the $4.9 million school budget deficit that has plagued the system since last more
By ETHAN HARTLEY The City of Warwick and the Warwick School Department has avoided resorting to what seemed to be, just a short time ago, certain litigation over the school's $4.9 million budgetary gap, agreeing to enter mediation and, if necessary, more
By JOHN HOWELL After 42 years of calling the former Kentish Guards armory in Apponaug home, the Warwick Museum and now the Warwick Center of the Arts may be forced to find new digs. Last Wednesday, as he joined Rocky Point aficionado Sean McCarthy to more
By JOHN HOWELL The wet sock arrived at Sandy Lane yesterday morning in a refrigerated truck. The baby blue felt sock, 140 feet long and 24 inches in diameter, was neatly folded in the back of the truck. It reeked. Zack Scott, foreman for Green Mountain more
By JOHN HOWELL The first step to rebuilding Woodbury Union Church, which burned on Thanksgiving eve, could come this week as Bowerman Associates of Providence starts sorting through the rubble in preparation for demolishing what remains of the building. more
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