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  • The Rhode Island State House is located at 82 Smith St. Providence. The FBI warns of armed protests planned at the RI Capitol at all state capitols.

    General Assembly OKs Auto Primary Disaffiliation Bill

    The Rhode Island State House is located at 82 Smith St. Providence. The FBI warns of armed protests planned at the RI Capitol at all state capitols. By: Rob Borkowski

    STATE HOUSE — The General Assembly today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Patricia A. Serpa and Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis allowing independent voters an auto primary disaffiliation option. Under current […]

  • [CREDIT: Mark Turek] From left: C. Mingo Long as Albin, Dereks Thomas as Dindon, Jenna Lea Scott as Marie Dindon, Stephen Thorne as Georges, and Rachael Warren as Jacqueline in Trinity Rep's 'La Cage Aux Folles'

    Trinity Rep’s ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ A Funny, Stylish Romp

    [CREDIT: Mark Turek] From left: C. Mingo Long as Albin, Dereks Thomas as Dindon, Jenna Lea Scott as Marie Dindon, Stephen Thorne as Georges, and Rachael Warren as Jacqueline in Trinity Rep's 'La Cage Aux Folles' By: Rob Borkowski

    PROVIDENCE, RI — Celebrating LGBTQ Pride, Trinity Rep’s ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ , the beloved musical, closes its 2023-2024 season with a the company’s funny and stylish production. This is […]

  • Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

    WPD Investigates Bicyclist – SUV Crash Tuesday

    Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — A 58-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital after his Tuesday night bicycle-SUV crash in the 2211 West Shore Road Shell Gas Station lot […]

Business

  • [CREDIT: RIAC] The RI House has passed legislation establishing a Warwick RIAC seat on the airport corporation's board of directors. The bill heads to the Senate, where a companion bill has been introduced.

    House Passes McNamara Bill Adding Warwick RIAC Seat

    [CREDIT: RIAC] The RI House has passed legislation establishing a Warwick RIAC seat on the airport corporation's board of directors. The bill heads to the Senate, where a companion bill has been introduced. By: Rob Borkowski

    STATE HOUSE — Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) for a Warwick RIAC seat, granting representation on the Rhode […]

  • [CREDIT: Breeze Airways] Breeze Airways will make TF Greene Airport in Warwick its home base, bringing 250 jobs and increasing state GDP.

    Breeze Announces 5-Year Expansion Plans at TF Green

    [CREDIT: Breeze Airways] Breeze Airways will make TF Greene Airport in Warwick its home base, bringing 250 jobs and increasing state GDP. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — Breeze Airways celebrated its third year in operation May 20, announcing expansion plans that will make TF Green Airport its largest by capacity and departures over five […]

  • [CREDIT: CNE] Kent Hospital's DEI Council did some spring gardening at the hospital's entrance Tuesday.

    Kent Hospital’s DEI Council Landscape Entrance

    [CREDIT: CNE] Kent Hospital's DEI Council did some spring gardening at the hospital's entrance Tuesday. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — Members of Kent Hospital’s DEI – Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council – put in some gardening work for a landscaping beautification project outside of the hospital’s main […]

Schools

  • [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Veterans Middle School, 2401 W Shore Rd, Warwick, RI, is the venue for the Warwick School Committee meetings.

    Warwick School Committee Approves Five Teacher Layoffs

    [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Veterans Middle School, 2401 W Shore Rd, Warwick, RI, is the venue for the Warwick School Committee meetings. By: Joe Siegel

    WARWICK, RI — The School Committee voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to approve five teacher layoffs for the next school year, including three art teachers, a business teacher at Warwick […]

  • [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] While Warwick Schools were able to meet all their bus route needs despite challenges with a national bus driver shortage, the ranks of RIDE bus drivers could be filled by non-union DATTCO workers, a move the RI AFL-CIO protests will undermine driver wages and benefits.

    AFL-CIO Protests Non-Union RIDE Bus Drivers, Staff

    [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] While Warwick Schools were able to meet all their bus route needs despite challenges with a national bus driver shortage, the ranks of RIDE bus drivers could be filled by non-union DATTCO workers, a move the RI AFL-CIO protests will undermine driver wages and benefits. By: Rob Borkowski

    PROVIDENCE, RI — As nationwide bus driver staffing shortages persist, union bus drivers, monitors and aides ask Rhode Island’s Department of Education (RIDE) to stop courting the largely non-union company […]

  • [CREDIT: Roberta Canestrari] First-grader (now second grader) Conor Gill runs during the 2023 Warwick Neck Color-a-thon. Second grade teacher Kirstin Silvia is visible behind him.

    Warwick Neck Color-A-Thon Returns May 11

    [CREDIT: Roberta Canestrari] First-grader (now second grader) Conor Gill runs during the 2023 Warwick Neck Color-a-thon. Second grade teacher Kirstin Silvia is visible behind him. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — The Warwick Neck Color-A-Thon fundraising event returns Saturday, May 11, and you can still contribute to the color-strewn run celebrating donations from local businesses to the elementary […]

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

  • Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

    WPD: May 2024 Warwick Arrests

    Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — WPD May 2024 Warwick arrests included charges for DUI, larceny, domestic violence, assault, stolen vehicle possession, illegal drugs, embezzlement, simple assault and felony assault. Warwick Police made 187 […]

  • Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

    WPD Investigates Bicyclist – SUV Crash Tuesday

    Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — A 58-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital after his Tuesday night bicycle-SUV crash in the 2211 West Shore Road Shell Gas Station lot […]

  • [CREDIT: CPD] Coventry Police have ruled the Mulberry Court shooting a domestic homicide.

    CPD Investigates Minivan Fire Engine Hit & Run

    [CREDIT: CPD] Coventry Police have ruled the Mulberry Court shooting a domestic homicide. By: Rob Borkowski

    COVENTRY, RI — Coventry Police are seeking the public’s help investigating a minivan fire engine hit & run May 29 at 9:15 p.m. on Victory Highway. According to police, a […]