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By JEN COWART For the second year in a row, a Cranston High School West senior has won the Wickford Art Association's annual Scholarship Program Competition. Arianna Deal took first place in the contest, winning a $1,500 scholarship, a gallery exhibit more
Shekarchi files bill to cut taxes House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) has introduced legislation to help the many Rhode Island small business owners who will be hit by higher federal taxes under President Trump's new tax laws. more
By JOHN HOWELL Three former Benny's locations will soon be revitalized by another well known Rhode Island company. On Feb. 20, Carpionato Group - which bought 29 Benny's stores after the chain closed in 2017 - announced the sale of the former Warwick more
Reason to celebrate On Feb. 25, the City Council honored the graduating class of 2019 from the OneCranston Parent Leadership Training Initiative. It is the first class for the PTLI, which Councilman Michael Favicchio said promotes skills to help improve" more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Local commuters will soon face a months-long detour along one of the city's main west-to-east routes. Starting March 11, motorists traveling east on Route 12 will be rerouted from a portion of the roadway between Dyer and Gansett more
A change in state aid projections has affected the proposed Cranston Public Schools budget for the coming fiscal year. “With the governor’s budget came a couple of pretty significant decreases … more
DOMESTIC On Feb. 26 at 8:29 a.m., police arrested Julie Delage, 27, 6 Lincoln Ave., Cranston, on charges of domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct. On Feb. 27 at 9:34 a.m., police arrested Deven Rathana Sim, 28, 944 Cranston St., more
By JEN COWART The third and final public hearing on the proposed closure of Chester Barrows Elementary School was held Feb. 27, and the School Committee may make a final decision on the facility's future later this month. Be assured we take this into" more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A proposed ban on single-use plastic bags for retail checkout purposes will go before members of the City Council for consideration next week. While Mayor Allan Fung has indicated he would not sign the measure were it to reach his more
The Community College of Rhode Island has hired alumnus Dennis Cosmo of Cranston, who served in Iraq as U.S. Army Ranger, as veteran resource coordinator. In this role, Cosmo manages the hiring, training, scheduling and payment validation for 15 student more
During an unprecedented Warwick “State of the City” address last week, Mayor Joseph Solomon delved into fiscal details that outlined a highly troubling reality facing the city, which … more
As school children across the U.S. prepare to kick-off National Reading Month on Friday by celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) is getting ready to continue its support of childhood literacy. On March 1, BankRI more
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