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Legislation before the Rhode Island General Assembly would take a swipe at both newspapers and transparency in government - two things that are intrinsically linked. House Bill 6375 and Senate Bill 916 seek to override any state laws that require

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It's hard to believe it, but we are already nearing the end of the 2021 spring season. Golf wrapped up last week and most sports are finishing their regular seasons this week with the playoffs accounting for the two weeks following that. It's going to be

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island Outdoor Track & Field Division Championships were held this past weekend across the state, and many locals put on a show as they approach this weekend's Class Championships. Bishop Hendricken won the boys Central
By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West softball team had lofty expectations heading into the 2021 spring and has lived up to them as it heads into a pivotal regular season finale on Friday. The Falcons, who boast a roster filled college-committed players,
Last Friday, Classic Entertainment & Sports Fights announced an upcoming professional and amateur boxing event that will be taking place at Cranston Stadium on Saturday, June 19th. It will be the first outdoor boxing event in Rhode Island in 60 years and
Last Friday afternoon, Cranston West celebrated its athletes that are going to play at the next level by holding an outdoor signing ceremony at midfield of the school’s new football field. …

PonyBoy walks the line between classic, modern at Askew

By ROB DUGUAY When a group of music scene stalwarts get together, most of the time something rad results from it. Enter Providence rock act PonyBoy, which was started by vocalist and pianist Dave Laros and guitarist Vic Foley. The two are familiar with

At the Movies

The Gamm announces 2021-22 season, launches fellowship for emerging artists

Mask mandates: Is it time to say goodbye?

Grant applications now available for artists, culture workers affected by the pandemic

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
DOMESTIC CHARGES On May 4 at 12:44 a.m., police arrested Joel Frances, 24, 75 Arthur St., Apt. 1, Pawtucket, on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and violation of no-contact order. On May 4 at 7:45 a.m., police arrested Stephen Lafazia, 19, 160
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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.