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COVID-19 CRISIS

As need rises, CCAP seeks food donations to stock shelves

The Comprehensive Community Action Program, or CCAP, is asking the community to help stock its shelves with food and other goods as need rises due to the COVID-19 crisis. “No one should go …
COVID-19 CRISIS

THE LATEST: Social distancing orders extended; crisis continues to hit nursing homes

Three more Rhode Islanders – all nursing home residents – have died as a result of COVID-19, prompting a new call from state health officials for workers in those facilities and other …

Cranston woman, 54, killed in Warwick moped crash

The woman – whose identity was being withheld pending notification of family – was pronounced dead after being transported to Kent Hospital, according to Warwick Police.
COVID-19 CRISIS

THE LATEST: Rapid testing in RI a 'game-changer’

Two additional Rhode Islanders died of COVID-19 since Sunday’s update, for a total of 27 fatalities since the epidemic reached the Ocean State.
COVID-19 CRISIS

Gaspee Days celebrations canceled for 2020

The Gaspee Days Committee on Sunday announced that all of this year’s Gaspee Days events have been canceled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. “The Gaspee Days Committee has been …

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Sports

‘Edgewood is family’

Editor’s note: This story was largely written prior to the postponement of a wide range of sporting events – including the EGSL’s planned starting date – in response to the …

My Pitch: Where to go from here?

We are still in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, and unfortunately, there does not seem to be an end in sight. Of course, in the grand scheme of things there is . but for the next couple weeks, it looks like it will be more of the same. I am still

States move to protect anglers

Connecticut and Massachusetts made some decisions relating to fishing and COVID-19 last week to preserve fishing yet keep their State and the fishing community safe. Many feel that fishing (fresh or saltwater) is one activity that citizens might be able

RIIL pushes spring sports back

Last week, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced that all K-12 schools in the state would be adhering to distance learning plans starting Monday, March 23 through April 3. With the announcement, the Rhode Island Interscholastic

My Pitch: Saying bye to a legend

Last week marked the end of an era, as former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to put an end to his days in Foxboro. Although it was hard to believe, and is still difficult to process,

Staying Fit

Many local businesses throughout the country are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, having to close down shop for the foreseeable future and figure out a away to stay afloat. Stacie Venagro, who is the owner of Stacie Venagro

Sena commits TO DII Stonehill

By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston West cornerback Nate Sena recently made his college decision official, committing to play for the Division II Stonehill Skyhawks next fall in Easton, Mass. "e;It feels great now that I'm less stressed about it. It's amazing, I'm
Opinion

'Cover your face, or hide it in shame'

It's not just about you. We teach this lesson to children when they first arrive at the age of reasoning - once they're beyond the wholly dependent years of infancy and the starry-eyed toddler years where every day in their little shoes is just that: a

Don't let your brain 'spin on worry'

What's in a name?

Contrarianism will doom us all

The 'I' in isolation

Lifestyles

Rockin' from rooftop: Impromptu performance from 'The Social Distancers'

Times of crisis can often bring out the best in people. An individual's altruistic action for someone who needs it the most can get others through the day when they hear the story. It's the inspiration that grabs hold of us and makes us

IMC streams dance classes, curated performance series

Back in the Day: Tale of a Rhode Island hero

That's Entertainment: Recalling April in years past

Police / crime

Police Log, 4/9/2020

SHOPLIFTING On April 3 at 2:27 p.m., police arrested Heather Chaerette, 25, 79 Vigilant St., Cranston, on a charge of shoplifting. Police say Chaerette was arrested as a result of a call for service on Plainfield Pike. VANDALISM On March 29 at 4:16

For law enforcement, crisis requires change in approach

Police Log 4/2/20

Police Log

Prosecutors target fraudulent activity tied to COVID-19 crisis