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2008-09-04 06:00:18

By Bernard Harris Now, everyone please take their seats. Warwick School District students this morning found their way to their classrooms and sat at their desks as they became the last of the county's 16 public school districts to begin the new school year. "What a great day, we had a smooth and successful opening with students and teachers and staff getting back to the business of learning," said Robert Lombardo, the district's acting superintendent. "Our team here at Warwick looks...

2008-08-28 03:00:36

AN ENVIRONMENT extravaganza will be held tomorrow in Kenilworth. Eco-friendly firms and organisations from across Warwickshire will be on show at a Green Exhibition between 1pm and 8pm. As well as film screenings and expert advice, display stalls will give ideas about saving energy at home, recycling and composting, and green travel options. The exhibition has been organised by the Kenilworth Initiative for Climate Change. Entry to the event at St Francis Church Hall in Warwick Road...

2008-08-19 15:00:51

Victims of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., would receive $20 million under settlements with the state and town announced yesterday. The state and the town would each pay $10 million to settle the federal lawsuit. One hundred people died on the Feb. 20, 2003, when a rock band's pyrotechnic show set fire to the ceiling and walls at The Station concert site, reported the Providence Journal Tuesday. More than 200 others of the crowd of 458 people were injured. The...

2008-08-19 15:00:51

By TRACY BRETON West Warwick and the state each file a tentative conditional agreement to pay $10 million into a growing fund for victims of the fire and their families. The Town of West Warwick and the State of Rhode Island have each agreed to pay victims of the Station nightclub fire $10 million in tentative settlement agreements announced yesterday in federal court filings. Both agreements are premised on a number of conditions. The conditions include the stipulation that the...

2008-08-19 15:00:50

By BARBARA POLICHETTI Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said the city wanted to move quickly because the cluster of abandoned cottages has sometimes been a playground for vandals and some of the old wooden buildings had been burned. WARWICK -- Not wasting any time in taking on its new role as owner of the shoreline portion of the former Rocky Point Park property, the city yesterday began demolishing more than a dozen small cottages that were part of a summer colony there known as Rocky...

2008-08-19 15:00:50

By BARBARA POLICHETTI WARWICK -- Not wasting any time in taking on its new role as owner of the shoreline portion of the former Rocky Point Park property, the city yesterday began demolishing more than a dozen small cottages that were part of a summer colony there known as Rocky Beach. Mayor Scott Avedisian, who started his day riding in a front-end loader, said the city wanted to move quickly because the cluster of abandoned cottages has sometimes been a playground for vandals and some...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Nandini Jayakrishna; Talia Buford WEST WARWICK -- Students at two local schools will meet new principals this fall. Brian J. Dillon, associate principal of West Warwick High School, has been appointed to lead Deering Middle School, while Mary Lou K. Almonte comes from the Westerly school system to take the helm at Wakefield Hills Elementary School. Almonte succeeds Janice Mowry, who left to head Hope Elementary School, in her hometown of Scituate. Dillon succeeds Karen Wilson, who...

2008-07-29 15:00:42

By Barbara Polichetti Judge Ronald R. Lagueux agrees to waive the condition that the rest of the land first be sold to a developer. WARWICK -- The odds that roughly 41 shoreline acres of the former Rocky Point amusement park will remain forever unspoiled and accessible to the public increased dramatically yesterday when a federal judge approved an agreement that would give the City of Warwick unencumbered title to the land. Acting on a recommendation from Magistrate Judge David L....

2008-07-25 06:00:32

By PETE WILLOW MERCURY PRIZE nominees Rachel Unthank and The Winterset, charttoppers Nizlopi and former MP Tony Benn with singer Roy Bailey are among the guests lined up for the all-star Warwick Folk Festival this weekend. Tyneside singer Rachel and her band's new album The Bairns was included in this week's Mercury announcement alongside the latest recordings by Radiohead, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss and Adele. Rachel and the band will be making their first public appearance since...

2008-07-25 06:00:28

IT WILL be buckets and spades galore at a community beach party in Warwickshire. The party in Lighthorne Heath on Saturday, August 2, celebrates the opening of a new Children's Centre in Stratford Road. Activities include sand and water play, face painting, music and dancing, information and advice, and a "blender vender" bicycle which blends fruit into smoothies. Families are invited to bring a picnic to the event at the centre, which runs from 10am to 2pm. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening...