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By JEN COWART Just as the school year was ending, work was beginning on the football field and stands at Cranston High School West. Football players, staff and students who might normally be sleeping in were arriving at the field at 8 a.m. to help more
MULTIPLE CHARGES On June 28 at 12:36 p.m., police arrested Brendan H. Anderson, 36, 17 Vincent Way, Apt. 1, Cranston, on charges of burglary, simple assault and disorderly conduct. Police say Anderson was arrested as a result of a breaking-and-entering more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The president of the NAACP's Providence branch has alleged that the nominee to become the next chief of the Cranston Fire Department can be heard using a racial slur on an audio recording of a firehouse incident, while the mayor has more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed the state's $9.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 into law - although she is critical of a number of the spending plan's provisions and has reiterated her support for the adoption of line-item veto more
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 more
To the Editor: The Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter thanks the Rhode Island General Assembly for its support for Alzheimer's legislation in 2019. Their actions will now have a profound impact on helping those that have been touched by this more
To the Editor: I learned to swim at the Budlong Pool, just as countless young people have through the years. In summer's peak, community pools serve a vital function: to cool down, stay active and get together. Following an alleged youth altercation at more
By NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO I am proud that the General Assembly adopted a pro-business, pro-consumer budget that reflects our commitment to operate within our state's means. We are fully funding the essential programs we provide to our citizens, more
As of 2016, more than 217,000 Rhode Islanders - approximately 20 percent of the state's population - were 60 years of age or older, according to the Rhode Island 2016 Health Aging Data Report. By 2040, that figure is expected to increase significantly, more
Back at home More than 100 Airmen and several C-130J aircraft from the 143d Airlift Wing returned to Quonset Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown on July 4-5 from a deployment to an undisclosed location in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. more
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 more
CITY OF CRANSTON BOARD OF CONTRACT AND PURCHASE AGENDA There will be a meeting of the Board of Contract and Purchase on July 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Cranston City Hall in the Council … more
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