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Bringing strict standards to marijuana growth, harvesting

By ARDEN BASTIA In an unassuming warehouse tucked behind Jefferson Boulevard, Growth Industries is revolutionizing marijuana cultivation and standardizing medicine. Alex Lavin, CEO and founder of Growth Industries, emphasizes this grow operation is

Incoming council president cites schools as priority

By JOHN HOWELL After nearly two weeks of talk of who would become the City Council President following inauguration ceremonies in January and speculation that as many as four members of the nine-member council could win the job, the council met in caucus

As pause nears, Raimondo unveils $100M in aid for businesses, workers

By DANIEL KITTREDGE An additional $100 million of the state's federal stimulus funding is being made available to support businesses and workers affected by the upcoming two-week "e;pause,"e; Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Wednesday. "e;The goal here . is

Westbay, Food Bank face mounting calls for assistance

By ARDEN BASTIA Since the COVID-19 lockdown in March, food insecurity throughout the state has risen, according to Paul Salera, director of Westbay Community Action, and Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Salera said, in an

Titans win title, honor Gianna

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate girls soccer team beat Narragansett 3-1 to win the Division III State Championship on Sunday in Johnston for the program's first title since the 2015 season. It was an emotional contest as the Lady Titans took the

Shingles throws mayor-elect a painful spin

By JOHN HOWELL Shingles and its painful effects could temporarily sideline mayor-elect Frank Picozzi and his plans to debut his popular home Christmas display on Black Friday. Picozzi posted his condition Monday on his Facebook page, saying the shingles

Preserve RI honors Henry Brown with award

Warwick's living landmark, Henry A.L. Brown, has been recognized by Preserve Rhode Island as the winner of the Antoinette F. Downing Award for Volunteer Service. The annual Rhody Awards honor individuals, organizations, and projects for their

Car taxes due, but when?

By JOHN HOWELL So, you haven't gotten your car tax bill yet. Don't fear - it will be coming, although that's not likely to happen until 2021. Car taxes are on mayor-elect Frank Picozzi's list of questions as his transition team prepares him for the role

Transition running smoothly

By JOHN HOWELL Although mayor-elect Frank Picozzi hasn't talked with Mayor Joseph J. Solomon since they happened to cross paths in City Hall before Election Day, the lack of personal communication hasn't impaired the transition. Picozzi is grateful for

RI in 'terrible place' as surge wears on; new lockdown possible

The latest warning came as Rhode Island, for the third consecutive day, set a single-day record in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported by the Department of Health.

Resurrection of Woodbury Union

By JOHN HOWELL George Tarring has had his brush with fire. Two years ago on Thanksgiving eve, he anxiously stood outside the Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian in Conimicut Village center as firefighters battled flames that shot through the roof. As

On the cusp of change

By JOHN HOWELL In less than a week since Warwick voters gave him a mandate to guide the city for the upcoming two years, Mayor-elect Frank Picozzi has named a transition team, met with a majority of the City Council and added definition to his goal to

Nothing promised yet for CCRI scholarship program

By ARDEN BASTIA The RI Promise scholarship has helped over 7,300 students, but the future of the program remains uncertain for the high school class of 2021. Meghan Hughes, president of the Community College of Rhode Island, wants to keep the doors of
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By CRAIG CONWAY Warwick native Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. will be the next president of St. John's University in Queens, N.Y. according to the St. John's official website. An 18-member committee representing a cross-section of St. John's University
On November 16th, Iggy's Doughboys and Chowder House began promoting "e;Toys For Tots,"e; a foundation that raises funds, purchases toys, provides promotional and support materials, manages all funds raised and donated, solicits corporate support,
That Christmas feeling Lonnie Barham and his wife, Ginny, president of the Conimicut Village Association made the holiday transition from Conimicut Lighthouse to snow flake banners on West Shore Road this past weekend. Ginny said the village will be
Beginning Monday, Nov. 30 and for at least two weeks, public access to city buildings will be by appointment only, Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced in a press release shortly after Governor Gina Raimondo outlined a two-week "e;pause"e; last week in an

Justin Vincent Furtado, Michelle Lyn Ferrara plan October 2021 wedding

Justin Vincent Furtado, Michelle Lyn Ferrara plan October 2021 wedding Valari Furtado, of Warwick recently announced the engagement of her son, Justin Vincent Furtado to Michelle Lyn Ferrara, daughter of Craig and Noreen Ferrara of Clifton, NJ. Ferrara

A professor and poet disappears

Wilbury plans virtual performances of ‘The Race’

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Pigrim High posts 4th quarter honor roll

Indeed, this has been late in coming. It's not the school's fault, but ours. Nonetheless, we wanted to get the fourth quarter at Pilgrim High School in print before schools opens next week. Our apologies and congratulations to the students. GRADE NINE


Toll Gate falls to Purple in title match

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate field hockey team fell to Classical 2-0 in the Division III State Championship on Saturday evening at Cranston Stadium. The two teams were scoreless after the first half, but Classical would break through with less than a

Pats come up short

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Pilgrim girls soccer team had a busy week last week, as it topped visiting Smithfield 3-0 in the Division I semis but then fell 3-0 to La Salle in the state title game in Johnston on Sunday. The Pilgrim offense was one of the most

Titans headed to state title game

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Toll Gate field hockey team cruised past visiting Rocky Hill 4-1 in the Division III Semifinals on Tuesday night to punch its ticket to this Saturday's state title game against Classical. The Lady Titans took a 2-0 lead into the

Hawks take 2nd

By ALEX SPONSELLER For the second straight year, the Bishop Hendricken cross country team finished in second at states while senior Evan Reynolds wrapped up a second-place finish individually for the Hawks. Reynolds took home first place in the Class A
Animal shelter news

Adoptable Pet of the Week

When you look into Bella's eyes you see a hopeful girl who is longing for love! She is a young girl who finds herself in the shelter and wonders when her someone special is coming along to take her home and share their life and love with her. Bella has a gorgeous fawn colored coat, golden chestnut brown eyes that sparkle with excitement and a lovely smokey smile! She loves long walks on the leash, hiking or running and she is super smart. Bella loves to play fetch too, so a big fenced yard would be a dream come true for her! Oh she also loves belly rubs and cheese too! If you have been looking for a great girl, she might be waiting for you! Bella is best suited for a home with no other pets, after all she wants all of your attention to herself! Please contact the Warwick Animal Shelter to set up an appointment to meet Bella, call 401-468-4377. Bella deserves a loving home and she will become the most loyal best friend you could ever wish for! Call the shelter and go see her for yourself, you'll be glad you did! If you are looking to adopt or know of a dog in need please email Karen directly at

Police / crime

Warwick Police Log 11-26-20

STOP, PURSUIT, CRASH LEAD TO CHARGES Two men and one juvenile have been charged in connection with a series of events - including a foot pursuit and a motor vehicle crash - that resulted in a woman being hospitalized. Darlin Daniel Gomez, 22, of 22


Warwick Police Log - October 22, 2020

‘Faith and Blue’ unify for social justice

Warwick Police Log 10/15/20


George Albert Hawksley

George Albert Hawksley, 80, of Warwick RI died Friday November 20, 2020 peacefully at home. He was born in Cranston, and raised in the Hillsgrove area of Warwick. George was the beloved husband of …

Wayne Farrell

Wayne Farrell, formerly of Warwick and Cranston, passed away in Naples, FL on Nov. 21,2020 with his devoted wife Mirasol by his side. They were married for 25 yrs. Wayne was the son of the late J. …

Robert E. Walmsley

Robert E. Walmsley, age 90, of Warwick, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2020. He was the beloved husband of his lifelong sweetheart Mary Lou (Beaulieu) Walmsley for 67 …

Clifford Collins Sr

Clifford Collins Sr., 86 dies Monday, November 23, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Shirley E. (Blanchard) Collins. . Clifford served his country honorably in the United States Army during …

Pauline R. Searcy

Pauline R. Searcy, 79 passed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Born in Providence, RI. Pauline was the daughter of the late Rheaume and Emelia (Benoit) Barrette. Pauline resided in Warwick. She …

James Eugene Buckley Jr.

James Eugene Buckley Jr., 58, died Sunday, November 15, 2020. He was the devoted husband of Darlene Ann (Feole) Buckley. They had been married for twenty-seven years. Born in Providence, James …

Richard A. Harrington

Richard A. Harrington, 59, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Richard T. and Beverly J. (Boothman) …

Bruno J. Garganese

Bruno J. Garganese, age 88, of Warwick, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Avalon Nursing Home. He was the husband of June E. (Ryan) Garganese. Born in Providence, a son of the late …
Good news

Community comes first for Zaydah Creations

By ARDEN BASTIA Lynn Mulvy, owner of Zaydah Creations, understands that it takes a village. Her business may be new, but the connection she has with her community is deep. Mulvy says the best part about her job isn't the crafts or the creations, but

Stepping up to help out

Police look to fill shipping container during community toy drive

Single-family home sales soar to new records

A Thanksgiving feast


What's next?

To the Editor: Presently we have a serious increase in the coronavirus that may cause a new total lock down. What could possible happen next that could impact our daily life's putting us farther from our goal of returning to some degree of normal living?

President's posture highlights our divided nation


Protecting yourself from COVID-19 donation scammers


State announces asymptomatic testing sites at four Stop & Shop locations

By LAURA WEICK Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole-Alexander Scott encouraged testing in high-density areas during Wednesday's COVID-19 press conference, while also announcing four new asymptomatic testing sites.

Warwick Cove boatyard angst

Michael Saccoccio named 2020 RI Realtor of the Year

Warwick Police Log 11/19/20

Raimondo: New lockdown possible with RI in 'terrible spot'

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