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On April 20, more than 100 people joined the Takian family to dedicate the gym at Western Hills Middle Schoolas the Charles “Chet” Takian Gymnasium. Chet, as he was affectionately known, was a … more
The state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, or BHDDH, welcomed a new staff member this month. His name is Louis A. Cerbo, and until recently he was the … more
By JEN COWART Nancy Vitulli, drama teacher at Cranston High School West, was recently announced as a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award. She is one of just six educators nationwide to receive the more
By PAM SCHIFF Many aspects of taking part in a student exchange program can be daunting - living apart from family and friends, often in the home of strangers, in a place where another language is spoken. For some students, however, such a cultural more
The Rhode Island Department of Education’s recent issuance of a “guidance document” barring students from being charged fees for school-sponsored field trips could prove disruptive for Cranston … more
House passes Mattiello's bill creating teams to prevent school violence The House approved legislation sponsored by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) to increase school safety by creating threat assessment teams in schools to more
Police: Man claimed to have gun during bank robberyA man claiming to have a gun robbed a local bank branch of an undisclosed amount of cash on April 28 before fleeing the scene, according to Cranston … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY One of the oft-forgotten perks of living in Rhode Island is that history is all around us. For Cranston residents in Edgewood, a pretty significant piece of history has been discovered, literally, right in their back yards. Cranston more
Members of the Cranston Public Schools community made their case to City Council members last week for full funding of the district’s budget plan for the coming fiscal year – and while the … more
Healthy Kids Day On April 27, the Cranston YMCA held its annual Healthy Kids Day, inviting the community to visit vendor tables and see the services available to members. Children enjoyed a healthy snack tasting, arts and crafts, a performance by Mastery more
Using the Plainfield Pike bridges in Johnston as a backdrop, Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti recently kicked off the agency’s 2019 construction season, announcing 77 … more
MULTIPLE CHARGES On April 18 at 11:56 p.m., police arrested Jose Rodriguez, 30, 77 Governor St., Cranston, on charges of disorderly conduct, simple assault and resisting arrest. Police say Rodriguez was arrested after officers responded to a reported more
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