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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...

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla opens first store and service center in...

WARWICK – Following a ribbon-cutting on July 20, electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc. opened its first store and service center in Rhode Island.Mayor Joseph J....
A $1.8 MILLION fishing pier will be built at Rocky Point State Park. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

$1.8M fishing pier to be built at Rocky Point

WARWICK – A new $1.8 million wooden fishing pier will be built at Rocky Point State Park, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and...
CRANSTON MAYOR Allan W. Fung, left, meets with Vincent DiPippo of Cranston after delivering food as part of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island's March for Meals initiative. / COURTESY MEALS ON WHEELS OF RHODE ISLAND

Elected officials, business leaders deliver food for Meals on Wheels

PROVIDENCE – Multiple Rhode Island elected officials and Webster Bank representatives spent time throughout the month delivering meals to local senior citizens in need.The...

Leonard Hair Transplant Associates opens Warwick location

WARWICK – Leonard Hair Transplant Associates recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Warwick office, relocated from Cranston.After more than 25 years in...
BRIAN SILVIA is the treasurer of the city of Warwick but will be moving to the position of finance director for the town of Coventry in July. / COURTESY BRIAN SILVIA

Five Questions With: Brian Silvia

Brian Silvia is treasurer of the city of Warwick, and he will be moving in July to the position of finance director for the...
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