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Is R.I. Small Business Development Fund too restrictive?

Two years have passed since lawmakers approved a controversial program giving investment firms tax credits in exchange for investing money in local companies, but...

Family: Former Warwick Mayor Solomon dies

WARWICK (AP) – The former mayor of Warwick died Thursday, according to his family. “It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Joseph J....
VOTES TO APPROVE Question 1, which would eliminate "Providence Plantations" from Rhode Island's official name is currently on pace to pass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you feel good about the direction of the state and...

Record numbers of voters locally and nationally cast ballots in the Nov. 3 elections, leading to a hotly contested presidential election and a host...
FRANK PICOZZI, Independent candidate for Warwick mayor, appears to have been won the election after incumbent Democrat Joseph J. Solomon conceded. / COURTESY FRANK PICOZZI

WPRI: Solomon concedes to Picozzi in Warwick mayoral race

WARWICK – Incumbent Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon conceded to his opponent Frank Picozzi, an independent, on Wednesday, according to WPRI-TV 12. Solomon took office...

Warwick sells $3.2M in bonds at ‘historic low’ interest rate

WARWICK – Mayor Joseph J. Solomon recently announced the city has sold $3.2 million in bonds for LED streetlight conversions, according to a news...

Improvements proposed for Oakland Beach

WARWICK – Using a significant state grant, the city proposes to improve a large swath of the Oakland Beach public areas. The $600,000 project would...

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...

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