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Committee backs new pact with teachers

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The School Committee on Monday approved a new three-year contract with the Cranston Teachers' Alliance, as well as pay increases for a number of administrators and support staff. Ahead of the committee's votes, Superintendent Jeannine

Workshop set on draft solar rules

By DANIEL KITTREDGE New rules governing solar developments in the city are taking shape, and a joint workshop of the City Council and Planning Commission has been scheduled for July 18 to review what is being proposed. An announcement for the workshop -

Heritage and devotion

By MERI R. KENNEDY Against the backdrop of games, rides, music, food, faith and fireworks at this year's St. Mary's Feast, a well-known family in Knightsville will be remembering and celebrating the life of Kathleen Manzi. Kathleen, who passed away

Sparks fly over concealed-carry gun resolution

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Debate over a resolution regarding the possession of guns on school grounds by concealed-carry permit holders produced partisan sparks during the July 11 meeting of the City Council's Ordinance Committee. In a heated exchange,

Votto reflects on tenure as school district's COO

By JEN COWART On June 28, Raymond Votto completed his final day as the chief operating officer of Cranston Public Schools, a position he held for 15 years. Votto's history with Cranston's school began when he attended elementary school at Mae Wescott

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Clean sweeps

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston Western Little League cemented it place as one of the premier programs in the state last week, as all three teams took home District 1 Championships. The CWLL 12's fell behind 3-0 early in their match against North

State champs

The CLCF 11-year-old All-Star baseball team won the Cal Ripken State Championship with a victory over Washington Park of Providence last week at Roger Williams Park. The club, along with the CLCF 12 year olds, will now compete in the regional Cal Ripken

Barbieri, Harris shine in Alaska

Gershkoff Auburn Post 20 catcher Thomas Barbieri took home the batting title at the Anchorage Alaska BP Invitational baseball tournament, finishing with a .643 batting average and racking up nine …

McDonough makes Iroquois lacrosse team

Shane McDonough, a sophomore at Providence Country Day High School, was recently selected to the Iroquois National Development team for lacrosse. This is a brand-new program that is led by Mark …

Western 12's cruise past Fox Point, N. Providence

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston Western 12-year-old All-Stars cruised to a 10-0 win over North Providence on Sunday evening after rolling to wins against Mt. Pleasant and Fox Point by a combined score of 29-0 to begin the District 1 tournament. The

Blackmon returns home for youth camp

By ALEX SPONSELLER Bishop Hendricken alum and former NFL veteran Will Blackmon returned home this past weekend to host the fifth-annual Will Blackmon FUNdamentals Football Camp at his alma mater, and hosted nearly 300 local players ranging from the youth

CWLL 12's roll to win

The Cranston Western 12-year-old All-Star team cruised to a 19-0 win over visiting Mount Pleasant in the opening round of the District 1 tournament last weekend. Western jumped out to a 4-0 lead …

Sanctuary Resolution is not the answer to the gun divide

To the Editor: Gun violence as a public health crisis is complex; there is no simple solution that will eradicate gun violence. However, there is evidence that states that have stronger gun laws and fewer guns have fewer gun deaths. I do not believe it's

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Cranston's Tom Roberts returns to Theatre-By-The-Sea

By DON FOWLER Back in the late 1950s Theatre-By-The-Sea brought in big Hollywood names like Dorothy Lamour to bring summer stock to Rhode Island. A young Rhode Islander by the name of Tom Roberts was spending the summer with his family in South County,



Artists' Exchange triumphs with One-Act Play Festival


Tradition and community

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Immigrants from Itri, Italy, who settled in Cranston's Knightsville section in the early years of the 20th century brought the memory of a miracle. As the story goes, in 796 A.D., a mute shepherd looked into a tree on Mount Civita in

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Priest charged with DUI after pedestrian struck A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Sunday night on Airport Road in Warwick, while the Diocese of Providence has confirmed a man charged with driving under the influence in

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