Warwick

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Rhode Island House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) announced Thursday he's seeking re-election to the House of Representatives and supporting Warwick City Council president Joe Solomon for the mayoral vacancy being created by Scott Avedisian's move to be CEO of RIPTA.

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Former governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee says it is “very unlikely” he will try to make a political comeback this year by running in the Democratic primary for governor.

Rhode Island emerged largely unscathed from the initial phase of our first big weather-related test of the new year, so bully for us, hardy New Englanders and cringing weather weenies alike. Thanks for stopping by for my column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters.

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Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian joins Political Roundtable to discuss his political future, the outlook on keeping the PawSox in Rhode Island, and how his community may be affected by fiscal trends at the state and national level.

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Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his view of President Trump, Governor Raimondo; how the impact of 38 Studios is still impacting Rhode Island, and much more.

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"It sounded like a war zone." That's how Warwick resident Adam Logan described the storm that knocked out power to his home and more than 140,000 others across Rhode Island.

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State officials will celebrate the completion of a multi-million dollar runway expansion at T.F. Green Airport on Monday. Previous expansions raised the ire of some residents and city officials, who cited concerns about noise and environmental pollution. But these days, plenty of Warwick residents don’t seem to mind.

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A 70-year-old woman is dead and her son is in custody after New Hampshire police responded to reports of an active shooter Tuesday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

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President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking to reverse the Obama administration’s policy of deferring deportation of young immigrants brought to this country illegally as children.  

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Former Governor Lincoln Chafee takes part in Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues, including Governor Raimondo's approach to economic development; 38 Studios; the PawSox' stadium proposal; marijuana; and more.

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The landlord for the Warwick theater space previously used by the Ocean State Theatre Company, Stephen Soscia, says he will try and honor contracts other groups had with the space. 

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The anniversary of Rhode Island's declaration of independence from the British Empire in 1776 is being marked Wednesday.

Rhode Island repealed legislation pledging its allegiance to the crown -- two months before any of the 12 other colonies.

Federal authorities say contractor Cardi Corp., is agreeing to pay a $500,000 settlement over allegations it failed to meet federal safety mandates in constructing the I-195 bridge that goes over the Providence River.

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Former State Sen. William Walaska of Warwick, a Democrat who represented Warwick for more than two decades in the chamber, died this morning after a protracted battle with cancer. He was 71.

Walaska, who ran an auto parts business, was a graduate of La Salle Academy and Providence College. He comfortably  won reelection after reelection until 2016, when too sick to campaign vigorously,  he lost the Democratic primary to Jeanine Calkin, who won the general election and is now in the Senate.

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Nicholas Rovinski, a Warwick native, faces charges of conspiracy to support acts of terrorism, including conspiring to help the Islamic State. Rovinski was allegedly involved in a plot to kill conservative blogger Pamela Gellar in 2015.

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