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High-flying Falcons: West students find success, rewards in unique pursuits

By JEN COWART On any given afternoon outside of the school day, if you look up, you might see a Cranston High School West Falcon doing something out of the ordinary. Mikaya Parente, a freshman who hasn't gotten her driver's license yet, is working on her

Superintendent’s initial budget plan seeks local increase of 2.6 percent

By DANIEL KITTREDGE An initial 2019-20 budget plan for Cranston Public Schools unveiled this week seeks an increase of approximately 2.6 percent in the city's appropriation to the district. The proposal from Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse totals

Solar deliberations to continue

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The high-profile debate over a proposed large-scale solar power installation off Natick Avenue will continue into next month. By a 6-3 margin, the city's Planning Commission voted Jan. 8 to continue master plan review of the proposal

50 years later: Students help plan man's lunar landing celebration

By JOHN HOWELL They're going to build a lunar command module at the Warwick Area Career and Tech Center. Expect it to be completed by the end of the spring semester and ready for takeoff on July 20. Although designed for space travel, this module

RI Dems in solidarity with workers in call to end shutdown

By ETHAN HARTLEY Standing in solidarity with federal workers' union leaders, the complete complement of Rhode Island Congressional delegates joined at T.F. Green Monday morning to denounce the ongoing government shutdown - now the longest shutdown in the

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Thunderbirds vs. South County

The Cranston-East Greenwich co-op girls hockey team cruised to a 5-0 shutout win over North Kingstown/South Kingstown/Narragansett last week. The Thunderbirds would roll to three goals in the opening eight minutes and never looked back, completing the

McDonough Card Show set to return

A TRADITION, TREASURE RETURNS JANUARY 10 - 3 PAPERS By PETE FONTAINE Memorabilia, memories and much, much more. That could well describe the return - or rebirth as some people are calling it - of what until two years ago was one of Rhode Island's most

Locals compete in World Trophy Invitational

Many local indoor track and field teams made the trip to Providence over the weekend to compete in the World Trophy Invitational. Many teams and athletes took home hardware in the state-wide event, marking another strong showing as the season enters the

DeOliveira, Duran named East team MVP’s

The Providence Gridiron Club recently held its annual MVP night at the Quonset O Club. The club welcomed high school football teams throughout Rhode Island and awarded two players, one from the …

East, West girls split tournament

The Cranston East and Cranston West girls basketball teams went 1-1 during their holiday tournament last week at East. Scituate took home first place, while both the Bolts and Falcons took home …

Holiday hoops action

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East Thunderbolts would go 2-0 and win their holiday tournament over Cranston West, East Greenwich, and Times 2 Academy last week at home. The Thunderbolts would …
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How to make holiday basketball even better

Holiday basketball is one of the oldest traditions in American sports. It doesn’t matter the level, whether it be youth, high school, college or pros … similar to thanksgiving football, …
Opinion

Solar project balances community's needs, green leadership

To the Editor: I am writing to thank the members of the community, administration, Cranston City Council and Planning Commission for their interest and attention to the 8.1-megawatt solar project that my company has proposed for the property off Natick

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Lifestyles

Trinity’s ‘Black Odyssey’ at Epic Theatre

Theatre Review By DON FOWLER Trinity Rep’s production of Marcus Gardley’s “Black Odyssey,” based on Homer’s epic work, is truly epic theatre at its finest. With a cast led by Trinity …

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'Help to the helpless & hope to the hopeless'

Nina Stack discovered the beauty of smallness as a girl when her parents rented a home on Block Island. She had summer jobs on the island. She kept returning to the island and bought a house and …

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Police / crime

City man charged after vehicle strikes pedestrian

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A 25-year-old city resident is facing a felony charge after the vehicle he was driving struck and critically injured a pedestrian near the intersection of Park and Elmwood avenues. Jacob Travis, 191 Lyndon Road, Cranston, is charged

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