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  • [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Cahoone Road Bridge, closed to traffic due to erosion from heavy rains in January. The bridge is scheduled for repair in 2026. A RIDOT van was parked on the opposite side, with three men working under it on Feb. 22, 2024.

    Cahoone Road Bridge Closed, Grant-Funded Repair Coming in 2026

    [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Cahoone Road Bridge, closed to traffic due to erosion from heavy rains in January. The bridge is scheduled for repair in 2026. A RIDOT van was parked on the opposite side, with three men working under it on Feb. 22, 2024. By: Rob Borkowski

    COVENTRY, RI — Cahoone Road Bridge, closed Feb. 20 after the RIDOT determined erosion had caused “serious bridge deficiencies,” will remain off-limits for the time being, possibly till 2026. DPW […]

  • [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: Gamm Theatre] Gamm: 'Twelfth Night' runs March 21-April 14 at The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI,

    Gamm: ‘Twelfth Night’ Returns March 21

    [CREDIT: Gamm Theatre] Gamm: 'Twelfth Night' runs March 21-April 14 at The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI, By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — Fans of the acclaimed 2005 Gamm: ‘Twelfth Night’ production, or those who missed it, can mark their calendars for March 21 when the theater’s four-week run of […]

Business

  • [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. […]

  • [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The Warwick City Annex, or Sawtooth Building, at 65 Centerville Road, Warwick.

    Warwick Comprehensive Plan Update Underway

    [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The Warwick City Annex, or Sawtooth Building, at 65 Centerville Road, Warwick. By: Rob Borkowski

    WARWICK, RI — Tonight, 6 p.m. at the Sawtooth Annex, the Warwick Planning Board considers a Wharf Road boat workshop, a Knight Street solar array, and starts the Warwick comprehensive […]

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. […]

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