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SIGN OF RESISTANCE: The abutters who live next to the proposed site of 32 condos along Shun Pike have planted signs stating their clear objections to the project in their front yards. 

Shun Pike single-family homeowners in Johnston square off against affordable housing condo developer

They learned to live with the solar fields and sky-scraping windmills. But 32 condos — 16 restricted to low- and moderate-income households, and 16 market rate units —neighbors …
RAIN CHECKS: Employees at the Johnston store have been instructed to hand out these little slips of white paper when customers inquire about the store’s future.

Johnston’s Stop & Shop chopped

On Tuesday evening, around 6 p.m., the long row of registers at Stop & Shop in Johnston was empty. There were clearly more employees than customers in the store. By early November, the …

Izzy earns Enzo’s Escort

Special to the Herald On July 1, 13-year-old Izzy Major walked out of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, ringing a golden bell to signal her last day of treatment for leukemia. She was …
ROMEOS WEAR RED: The group, which includes many former civic leaders and educators, are easily identifiable by their signature red baseball caps.

ROMEO Rat Pack

Special to the Herald Back in 1982, director John Hughes made the popular coming-of-age movie called “The Breakfast Club.” It was about teenagers from different backgrounds who bond …

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OVER THAT HILL, BUT KEPT GOING: Senator Jack Reed (left) shakes hands with Henry Polichetti, the second oldest veteran in the country and oldest veteran in Rhode Island. He turned 109 years young last week. Below, the pair share a laugh. (Cranston Herald photos by Barbara Polichetti)

BORN ON THE THIRD OF JULY

Special to the Herald “Don’t make a fuss — it’s just another day.” That was my dad’s comment just before his birthday last week, but we couldn’t …

Voice of the Thunderbolts

A month ago, the Thunderbolt Sports Talk podcast — where recent Cranston High School East graduates Timothy Yean and Charlie Adams used to recap the week in school sports — released its …
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FILLING A VOID: Mayor Kenneth Hopkins said that the historic Park Theater reopening “fills a void” in Cranston and will spur economic development. (Cranston Herald photo by Ryan Doherty)

MARQUEE UPDATE

Special to the Herald The historic Park Theater will be reopening its doors this October. The theater — which temporarily closed last year — is set to host multiple shows this …

City’s electoral races thinner after signature deadline

The field for some of Cranston’s electoral races thinned after the July 12 deadline for nomination papers. After not receiving the party nominations, multiple Democrats did not submit …

Cranston Police Log 07-18-24

SIMPLE ASSAULT At 5:28 a.m., July 16, Cranston Police Officers arrested Mykal Reyes, 20 of 575 Dyer Ave., Cranston, for simple assault and disorderly conduct. At the same time, Cranston Police …
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Yachtley Crew, one of the hottest singing groups on this summer’s concert tours, sails into the Providence Performing Arts Center for one performance only on Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m. …
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CHAMPS AGAIN: The CWLL 11-U All-Stars after winning the district title on Monday. (Submitted photo)
CWLL 11’s win district title
The Cranston Western 11-U All-Star team defeated North Providence 8-1 on Monday to win the District I Championship. Pitcher Brooklyn Bank was lights-out for CWLL, tossing five innings and …
STATE CHAMPS: The Cranston East juniors after winning the state championship. (Submitted photo)
CELL juniors win state title
The Cranston East Little League Junior All-Star team took down North Kingstown on Sunday night to win the state championship and punch its ticket to regionals. CELL won the championship match …
ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER TITLE: The CWLL 12’s after winning their third district title. (Submitted photo)
District Champs
The Cranston Western 12-year-old All-Stars topped North Providence 2-1 to win the District I championship on Monday night. It was the team’s closest game of the summer to this point and …
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CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL EAST TOP 10

Name: Olivia Tomaselli Rank in Class: 1 Future Plans (education): Georgetown University Future Plans (career): Economics and Public Policy High school activities and any …
ICE BREAKERS: The Cranston Athletic Hall of Fame inducted nine members and two teams during its 2024 ceremony at the Cranston Country Club on Saturday. Among the big honorees — the 1974 Cranston High School West hockey team.

2024 SPORT IMMORTALS of CRANSTON

On Saturday, the Cranston Athletic Hall of Fame inducted nine members and two teams during its 2024 ceremony at the Cranston Country Club. City Councilwoman Nicole Renzulli was among the …
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A little humility is refreshing

We want to utilize this space this week to give Governor Dan McKee some credit. Not for magically making a new Washington Bridge appear out of the ether two years ahead of schedule, but for finally …

The need for Ranked Choice Voting has never been greater

Though there is a broad spectrum of opinions in this presidential election, polls indicate that many voters wish they had different candidates to choose from. Their dilemma highlights …
Obituaries

French, Stanley F.

Stanley F. French, age 83, of Cranston, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Edith (Ormerod) French, to whom he shared 57 years of …

Geary, Francis B., Jr.

Francis B. Geary, Jr., 77 of Cranston passed away peacefully at Kent Hospital on Saturday, June 29th surrounded by his loving family.  Frank was born in Providence to the late Francis and …
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Constable Sale

By virtue and in pursuance of an execution, No. 3CA-2024-02771 issued out of the Rhode Island District Court, 3rd Division, holden at Providence, the 3rd day of May, 2024 and returnable to said Court …

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Ken

Attention Husky lovers!! This handsome boy appropriately named Ken because he is a doll, is ready to join your family! Ken is a year and a half old with the brightest blue eyes you've ever seen! He …

 

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Warwick City Councilwoman pleads no contest, gets a year suspended sentence and probation

Warwick City Councilwoman Donna Travis pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges that she filed a false document connected to the illicit acquisition of a next-door slice of Oakland Beach …