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Market Basket announces a Warwick location

WARWICK – The supermarket Market Basket continues its expansion into the Ocean State with an announcement of a Warwick location. The company, owned by Demoulas...
WARWICK MAYOR Joseph J. Solomon announced Tuesday that up to 50 city employees will be laid off due to anticipated revenue decreases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Warwick to lay off up to 50 city employees due to...

WARWICK – Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced Wednesday that up to 50 city employees will be laid off due to anticipated declined revenue...

Warwick mayor signs executive order to extend tax, utility filing deadlines

WARWICK – Mayor Joseph J. Solomon has signed an executive order to extend city tax and utility payment deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
THE WARWICK CITY Council Monday approved a $56 million bond referendum to be placed on the November ballot to finance repairs to 17 elementary and middle schools, including Warwick Vets Memorial Middle School, pictured, in the city. / COURTESY WARWICK VETERANS MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

Warwick City Council approves $56M bond measure for school repairs

WARWICK – Voters in the city will decide in November on a bond referendum to make needed repairs to area elementary and middle schools. The...
AIMING HIGH: Iftikhar Ahmad, CEO and president of R.I. Airport Corp., which oversees T.F. Green Airport, says the goal is to reach 6 million passengers annually to have Green be “a strong ‘medium’ hub” and to “connect Rhode Island to the rest of the world in a meaningful way.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

T.F. Green Airport’s growth plans thrown off course

In early October 2017, a crowd of state and federal officials descended on T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, celebrating the completion of a runway...

Warwick partners with R.I. Infrastructure Bank on street, lighting improvements

WARWICK – Mayor Joseph J. Solomon said his administration will move quickly to have funding in place for the spring construction season following City...
PROACTIVE APPROACH: ­Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon stands on New England Way at the intersection of Gilbane Street. Both roads are on the schedule to be repaved. Solomon said roadwork has been a priority since he took office in spring 2018. He says last year was the first time in 20 years the city has implemented a proactive program.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting back vs. bad roads

Evidence of Rhode Island’s rough roads turns up regularly at Harold Crook’s Garage in Cranston. Bent wheel rims, flat tires and alignment problems can...
BAD ROADS: Local communities are responsible for keeping track of their own road-repair projects. An effort in the late 1980s to ensure consistent pavement quality for local roads failed once state funding ran out. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bad roads should not be permanent part of Rhode Island experience

It’s not hard to find bad roads in Rhode Island, or any other state where winter settles. No local community is immune, though like...

New labs at Salve Regina offer education in nursing, forensics

WARWICK – Salve Regina University will open an advanced-practice nursing lab and a digital forensics lab next month at its Center for Adult Education...
THE FEMA disaster recovery centers set up in Westerly and Middletown after Hurricane Sandy will close permanently on Friday.

Feds grant $4.2M to R.I. fire departments

WARWICK – Following up on previous federal support for Rhode Island fire departments to  train, equip and recruit firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced...

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