One Square Mile

About once a year, our newsroom will devote an entire week to cover one square mile of Rhode Island from a diversity of angles: politics, education, health care, the economy, its character and history.

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OSM: West Warwick
3:19 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Medical clinic helps students' health

The Health Hut is located at the John F. Deering Middle School. Photo by Alex Nunes

West Warwick, R.I. – Walk down the main hall of Deering Middle school in West Warwick, take a right, and you'll find the health hut.

Sherrie Berger, the health assistant, stands in the waiting room with a sick student. The nurse practitioner here has already diagnosed him with strep throat. Now he needs to pick up his medication and get better.

And he won't be missing school for long.

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OSM: West Warwick
5:56 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Getting back to work after the flood

Debbie Rosa, co-owner of Divinity Salon, works on a customer?s hair on a recent weekday. The salon and an adjacent photo studio faced obstacles following this years flood. Photo by Alex Nunes.

West Warwick, R.I. – West Warwick's Main Street shows no sign of the intense floods that swept through Rhode Island earlier this spring. But many of the town's small businesses paid a high price for flood-related damage. And some business people question whether the federal government has done enough to help them recover.

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OSM: West Warwick
4:51 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Inside West Warwick's flea market

West Warwick, R.I. – The West Warwick Civic Center is many things- a sports arena, a temporary flood shelter, and for the past year, an increasingly popular flea market. Every weekend, thousands of people from around the state come to buy everything from jewelry to deodorant. WRNI's Megan Hall checked out the West Warwick flea market and produced this audio postcard.

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OSM: West Warwick
8:47 am
Sun May 23, 2010

Fighting Bob Quinn and the Bloodless Revolution

Photo courtesy of the Secretary of State's office.

West Warwick, R.I. – Robert Quinn, a son of West Warwick, was an architect of the most momentous Rhode Island political upheaval of the 20th century.

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OSM: West Warwick
8:47 am
Sun May 23, 2010

West Warwick: an old mill town looks for a new way forward

Photo from the Pawtuxet Valley Historical Society via the West Warwick Public Library.

West Warwick, R.I. – Ida Lancelotta probably knows West Warwick better than anyone alive. She was born here 100 years ago - in 1910 - and now lives at the Westview Health Center, an assisted living facility in town.

"I was happy at home," Lancelotta says. "I mean, they made it happy for you. My mother used to make macaroni. She sued to make everything home made, a garden. We had everything we wanted."

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OSM: Newport
9:41 am
Mon September 7, 2009

An interview with sailing expert Halsey Herreshoff.

Providence, R.I. – An interview with sailing expert Halsey Herreshoff.

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OSM: Newport
9:41 am
Mon September 7, 2009

Ships sailed away, Newport moved on

Providence, R.I. – Ships sailed away, Newport moved on. WRNI's Scott MacKay reports.

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OSM: Newport
9:41 am
Mon September 7, 2009

Servant life in the mansions

Providence, R.I. – Servant life in the mansions. WRNI's Flo Jonic reports.

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OSM: Newport
9:40 am
Mon September 7, 2009

When the sewage hits the fan

Providence, R.I. – When the sewage hits the fan. WRNI's Ian Donnis reports.

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OSM: Newport
9:40 am
Mon September 7, 2009

Healthy homes initiative

Providence, R.I. – Healthy homes initiative. WRNI's Megan Hall reports.

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