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RI's budget signals the end of legislative session is near

The $13.1 billion budget quickly passed last week by Rhode Island's House Finance Committee reflects the consensus-building approach of Speaker Joe Shekarchi. The spending plan continues the aversion of previous state leaders to broad-based tax

Sour Grapes

Charlie Hall

Inaction no longer an option at Conimicut

Actions, no more words: Our vulnerable children need a DCYF audit


An afternoon more than 60 years in the making delivered as anticipated. Promoting its first event in front of a live audience since February of 2020 – and the first outdoor event in Rhode …

The Cranston West boys basketball team will be led by a new, but familiar face next season as now-former Pilgrim head coach Matt Fontaine is set to take over for Mike Monahan. Fontaine, who …
This was a rough weekend for our three teams that were playing in state championships as they went a combined 0-3. Pilgrim boys lacrosse, Toll Gate girls lacrosse and Bishop Hendricken volleyball …
It was nine years ago when I had my first opportunity to speak in depth with Janet Coit, former director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). She spoke about her …
The Cranston West baseball team had a busy week of playoff action and pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year when it beat Bishop Hendricken 6-3 in the Division I prelims. The Falcons, …

Lights, Camera, Action!

The main driving force behind what makes something collectible is that it creates a feeling of happiness within the collector. It brings an owner back to their childhood, or simply just back to a …

As pandemic fades, Warwick Center for the Arts looks forward

At the Warwick Showcase

What were they thinking?

Artists' Exchange bringing annual One Act Play Festival outdoors

DUI On June 12 at 11:53 p.m., police arrested Stephanie Upham, 34, 758 Atwood Ave., Cranston, on charges of driving under the influence and refusal to submit to chemical test. Police say Upham was arrested as a result of a report of an erratic operator.
MULTIPLE CHARGES On May 25 at 1:30 a.m., police arrested Bart Davis, 35, 00 Summit Ave., Warwick, on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, obstructing an officer, and driving with an expired license, third or subsequent offense. Police
DUI On May 17 at 12:53 p.m., police arrested Kevin Robert McMahon, 34, 297 Doric Ave., Cranston, on a charge of driving under the influence. Police say McMahon was arrested as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Dyer Avenue. On May 18 at 3:32 p.m.,
City Hall honors law enforcement Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins commemorated National Law Enforcement Week last week with a City Hall ceremony and flag-raising. The mayor was joined by Col. Michael Winquist, Cranston's police chief, along with Detective
ROBBERY On May 14 at 6:17 p.m., police arrested Justin Prout, 38, 24 Bracken St., Cranston, on one count of first-degree robbery and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon or substance. Police say Prout was arrested as a result of an assault
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Summer prelude

Text and photos By JOHN HOWELL Veterans Memorial Junior High School Principal David Tober was dunked at least 10 times Monday morning. He didn't mind it. In fact, he said it was refreshing. No wonder. With temperatures climbing into the high 80s, a

DPW director to retire, cites need for a long-term plan

$5M for roads a start, says DPW director

Cedar Hill student wins Mini Meteorologist contest

RI ranked worst state for a road trip, but commerce data disagrees

Pet of the Week

Animal Talk Pet of the Week: Mona

Mona's loving owner passed away unexpectedly, and now she needs a new home. She's hoping you could be the one, and she's available in North Scituate today.