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Mayor Hopkins Announces an Extreme Cold Preparedness Advisory

 CRANSTON – As the city prepares for extremely cold temperatures this week, Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins would like to inform residents of the warming center hours at the Cranston Public …

RI DEM: ‘Bobcat sightings are a rare and exciting event’

Driving through Johnston, Art Dunn looked left to the breakdown lane and his gaze met the animal’s dead eyes. It was a bobcat, freshly killed by a passing vehicle; intact and mostly …

Counting chickens before they hatch

In 1935, Giuseppe Baffoni founded a chicken farm in the heart of Johnston, and 88 years later his great grandson’s still tending the flock. Adam Baffoni walked out his farm store and down …
NEWS

Rhode Island police leaders condemn murder in Memphis

Rhode Island’s law enforcement leaders agree: Tyre Nichols should not be dead.
GOOD NEWS

It seems like excitement is running rampant everywhere in and around Johnston and Cranston these days. One reason, in particular, is that one of the town’s most special and time-honored …

Earlier this week, Bernard “Bernie” Pavia kneeled down to play with his trainset. He laid the track out in a circle at the trunk of his bright white Christmas tree, and crawled up …
Other stories

By EMMA BARTLETT Every year, over 40,000 Americans are killed with guns. Approximately 76,000 more are shot and wounded. City Council members recognized these survivors Jan. 23 in the unanimous …

 Robert Bitgood was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on January, 25. The Silver Beaver Award is …
According to Cranston Historical Cemeteries Commission (CHCC) Chair John Hill, 2022 was an active and chaotic year for the group. Hill presented the commission’s annual report at the full …
RHODYLIFE
The national tour of the time-honored family musical “Annie” kicked off Jan. 31 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). The tour, which runs through 2024 and is scheduled to stop …
WARWICK SHOWCASE   MAYBE I DO * * ½(Dumb RomCom) Grace (Diane Keaton) and Sam (William H. Macy), two lonely people in unhappy marriages meet and spend a happy platonic …
Sports
Athlete of the Week: Mia Schenenga
The Athlete of the Week goes to senior Mia Schenenga of the Cranston girls hockey co-op. Although the Thunderbirds are undergoing a …
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Bolts split meet with Pats
The Cranston East boys and girls swim teams traveled to Roger Williams University on Monday night and took on Portsmouth for a …
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Thunderbirds fall to Lady Titans
The Cranston/East Greenwich Thunderbirds Co-op was overpowered by the Warwick/Chariho Titans Co-op 10-3 during a Division I Girls …
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STAR STUDENTS

St. Rocco School hosts Veterans Day Prayer Service

St. Rocco School held its Veterans Day Prayer Service Wednesday, Nov. 9 at St. Rocco Church, 931 Atwood Ave., Johnston. Students from St. Rocco School read poems that they wrote, …
SCHOOL NEWS

Cranston West announces Q4 honor roll students

Grade 12 Highest Honors Dylan Almeida, Madison Alves, Abigail Alviti, Sanjana Ananthula, Kaitlyn Antonucci, Emily Bessette, Mackenzie Bessette, Isabel Blanco, Ariarna Brennan, Molly Brown, Mia …
Opinion

It has only become more apparent in recent years how important the open availability of reliable information is to maintaining a healthy democracy. For this reason, among the hundreds of priorities …
To the Editor, Recently, in a press briefing at the Ramstein Air Base, Germany, US Defense Sec. Lloyd J. Austin III said that the current conflict in Ukraine is the result of “Russia’s …
Obituaries

Norman Alvin Silva Sr.

Norman Alvin Silva Sr, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 21, 2023 at Kent County Memorial Hospital. Norman was the husband of Janice D. Silva (Cote), for 64 …

Frederic F. Whiteside

Frederic F. Whiteside, 82, of Cranston, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday January 8, 2023 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was the son of the late Clifford and …
Public notice

City of Cranston Ordinance Adopted

Pursuant to Section 3.15 of the City Charter, notice is hereby given of the Final Adoption of the following Ordinance. Complete copy of the Ordinance is available for public review at the City …

CRANSTON BOARD OF CONTRACT AND PURCHASE AGENDA

CITY OF CRANSTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF CRANSTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF CRANSTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ANIMAL TALK

Tabby lovers!!

This sweet polydactyl girl is ready to be loved! She is a petite girl with sparkling green eyes that'll melt your heart! She loves tender pets and has a soft purr that lets you know how happy she is! …