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  • [CREDIT: Care New England] Pictured here, Warwick Leap Day Baby Sidney Lee Bilunas, shortly after arriving on-time, with parents, from left, Jessica Cullen, and Brian Bilunas.

    Warwick Leap Day Baby Starts on Punctual Note

    [CREDIT: Care New England] Pictured here, Warwick Leap Day Baby Sidney Lee Bilunas, shortly after arriving on-time, with parents, from left, Jessica Cullen, and Brian Bilunas. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — In 2028, Warwick Leap Day Baby Sidney Lee Bilunas celebrates her second calendar birthday, a quirky perk of starting life on a punctual note. Sidney Lee was […]

  • [CREDIT: BASF] A map of Pawtuxet River sediment testing that will determine additional presence of olychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in sediments along the banks.

    BASF Plans Testing of Pawtuxet River Sediment

    [CREDIT: BASF] A map of Pawtuxet River sediment testing that will determine additional presence of olychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in sediments along the banks. By: Rob Borkowski

    Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau. STATE HOUSE — There are PCBs and VOCs in Pawtuxet River sediment thanks to the […]

  • [CREDIT: Colleen Haxton Liquors] A Colleen Haxton Liquors lottery winner is $150,000 richer, the RI Lottery reports.

    Colleen Haxton Liquors Lottery Winner Scores $150K

    [CREDIT: Colleen Haxton Liquors] A Colleen Haxton Liquors lottery winner is $150,000 richer, the RI Lottery reports. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI —  The week has shaped up fortuitously for one lucky Colleen Haxton Liquors lottery winner who bought a $150,000 Powerball® Power Play® ticket at the 1325 Post Rd. […]

Schools

  • [CREDIT: RIDE] Harold F. Scott Elementary School stood out among Warwick elementary schools with a 4 out of 5 star rating in RIDE's annual report cards.

    Scott Elementary Leads Warwick RIDE Report Cards

    [CREDIT: RIDE] Harold F. Scott Elementary School stood out among Warwick elementary schools with a 4 out of 5 star rating in RIDE's annual report cards. By: Joe Siegel

    [Additional reading: Warwick RICAS Scores Dip Attributed to Pandemic, New Curriculum] WARWICK, RI – Warwick Schools’ Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) report cards for 2022-2023 place them largely in […]

  • [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Sen. Leo Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, EG, WG) and parents suggest a Coventry Schools Restructure study committee to research Supt. Don Cowarts plan for elementary schools in detail.

    Raptakis, Parents Propose Coventry Schools Restructure Study

    [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Sen. Leo Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, EG, WG) and parents suggest a Coventry Schools Restructure study committee to research Supt. Don Cowarts plan for elementary schools in detail. By: Rob Borkowski

    COVENTRY, RI — Last Thursday, minutes before Superintendent Don Cowart withdrew his Coventry Schools restructure plan, Sen. Lou Raptakis suggested a study committee to examine the idea in depth.

  • [CREDIT: Town of Coventry] The Coventry Schools FY25 Increase will need to be 4 percent, said Superintendent Don Cowart.

    Cowart Seeks 4 Percent Coventry Schools FY25 Increase

    [CREDIT: Town of Coventry] The Coventry Schools FY25 Increase will need to be 4 percent, said Superintendent Don Cowart. By: Rob Borkowski

    Jan. 11: Coventry Schools Restructure Intended to Meet $1.5M Deficit Jan. 13:  Coventry Schools Restructure Vote Delayed  Feb. 5: Parents Demand Delay On Coventry Schools Restructure Feb. 8: Cowart Withdraws Coventry Schools Restructure […]

All Politics are Local

  • [CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial in Washington D.C. By King's reckoning, the evils of racism, poverty and war were intertwined, and King was determined to oppose them all.

    Martin Luther King Day: Act Against Poverty Directly

    [CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial in Washington D.C. By King's reckoning, the evils of racism, poverty and war were intertwined, and King was determined to oppose them all. By: Warwick Post Staff

    Fifty-five years ago, Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside the Lorraine Motel room in Memphis where he was organizing a crusade against American injustices causing poverty, […]

  • [CREDIT: NOAA] A graph showing sea level rise during the last few decades, which is predicted to continue throughout the century.

    McAllister: Make Sea Level, Coastal Hazards A Priority

    [CREDIT: NOAA] A graph showing sea level rise during the last few decades, which is predicted to continue throughout the century. By: Warwick Post Staff

    TO THE EDITOR: US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse recently spoke to a group of business leaders and referenced a RI Coastal Resources Management Council report that indicated Warwick is especially vulnerable to raising […]

  • [CREDIT: Rep. Cicilline's Office] Congressmen David Cicilline and Seth Magaziner following the latter's election to succeed Rep. James Langevin representing RI's 2nd Congressional District in November 2022. Cicilline will resign his post in June to lead the RI Foundation.

    Congressman Cicilline Resigning to Lead RI Foundation

    [CREDIT: Rep. Cicilline's Office] Congressmen David Cicilline and Seth Magaziner following the latter's election to succeed Rep. James Langevin representing RI's 2nd Congressional District in November 2022. Cicilline will resign his post in June to lead the RI Foundation. By: Rob Borkowski

    Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) will resign June 1 to  lead the Rhode Island Foundation as President and CEO, cutting his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives short. […]

Police and Fire

  • [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The WPD has ID'd the drivers in Monday's Airport Road Motorcycle crash, and disclosed more details of the investigation.

    Swerving Driver Faces DUI Charge March 6

    [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The WPD has ID'd the drivers in Monday's Airport Road Motorcycle crash, and disclosed more details of the investigation. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — Officer Sydney Davis took note of a blue 2016 Audi Feb. 5, 1:19 a.m. as it sped out of Picasso’s Pizza’s lot over the sidewalk and into […]

  • [CREDIT: WPD] Warwick Police have arrested Cody Obrien, 25, of North Smithfield, as the suspected Feb. 21 Warwick City Park vandal.

    WPD: Warwick City Park Vandal Arrested

    [CREDIT: WPD] Warwick Police have arrested Cody Obrien, 25, of North Smithfield, as the suspected Feb. 21 Warwick City Park vandal. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police have identified and arrested North Smithfield man as the Warwick City Park vandal who drove through about a dozen sections of wood fencing early Feb. […]

  • RI Trooper Log arrests. The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks throughout Rhode Island.

    RI Trooper Log Arrests: DUI, Sexual Assault

    RI Trooper Log arrests. The Rhode Island State Police are stationed in several barracks throughout Rhode Island. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — RI Trooper Log arrests Feb. 22 – March 1 concerning Warwick involved charges of sexual assault and DUI on Rte. 95. Here are the basics on those RI Trooper […]