[CREDIT: File Photo] Warwick Veterans Jr. High School at 2401 W Shore Road.

Veterans Jr. High Classes Canceled Due to Teacher Absences

[CREDIT: File Photo] Warwick Veterans Jr. High School at 2401 W Shore Road. By: Rob Borkowski on October 11, 2017 in News to You, Schools

Classes at Warwick Veterans Jr. High School have been canceled today for elevated teacher absences as a dispute over a long-expired contract between teachers and the Warwick School Committee after a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Philip Thornton and School Committee Chair Bethany Furtado by the Warwick Teachers Union Tuesday.

Parents, Teachers Protest Unfinished Veterans, Pilgrim Schools Following First Week of Class

By: Beth Hurd on September 7, 2016 in News to You, Schools

Holding signs that read “Class size matters” and “Dr. Phil – Stop Wasting Tax Payer Money,” and “Contract Now,” the auditorium of Toll Gate High School was nearly full for the meeting of the Warwick School Committee held on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The high turnout was due to an item at the bottom of the meeting’s agenda – elementary school consolidation – as well as complaints by parents and teachers about the first week of school.

Officials Tour Warwick Vets, Pilgrim Construction as School Consolidation Advances

By: Rob Borkowski on August 3, 2016 in News to You, Schools

Construction upgrading Warwick Veterans Middle School and Pilgrim High School, in progress since June, continued Tuesday afternoon as Mayor Scott Avedisian, Superintendent Philip Thornton, and School Committee Chairwoman Bethany Furtado toured the buildings, inspecting the work that will prepare the new middle school and expand the high school to accommodate former Warwick Vets High Schoolers.

Warwick 2015 Review: ISIS Arrest, POTUS Ambition, Advances in Apponaug

By: Rob Borkowski on January 1, 2016 in News to You, Police & Fire News in Rhode Island

Warwick Post’s first full year of reporting on the city was a momentous one, with historic developments, disasters natural and man-made, a local politician vying for the nation’s highest office, a local man arrested for his involvement in a terrorist plot, the developing renewal of Apponaug Village, and a fight over public records between two elected bodies neither wants to give to the public.