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Income tax hike unlikely this year at General Assembly

More than a decade has passed since Rhode Island cut the state's top marginal tax rate under then-Gov. Don Carcieri in 2010. Now, with more progressives in the General Assembly, there are growing calls to raise taxes on affluent residents. The Rhode

Sour Grapes

Charlie Hall

Where potholes and politics meet

Raising questions on school project

Sports

By ALEX SPONSELLER   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 …

The Rhode Island football community received some big news last week when longtime Cranston East football head coach Tom Centore announced that he would be stepping away from the sidelines. This was not an easy decision for Centore, who had been
FROM STAFF REPORTS The Cranston high school football teams were well represented when receiving All-Division honors for their performance in this past spring's Fall II season. Cranston West's Kristofer Degaitas, Myles Chung, Brennan Stetson and Rory
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA) have joined forces to address fish survey challenges presented by offshore …
By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston East football head coach Tom Centore announced that he will be stepping away from the sidelines prior to the fall football season. Centore has been coaching at East since the 2003 season and was an assistant at Johnston High
Lifestyles

Some things never change

One of my favorite joys as a parent was throwing a birthday party for one of my young children. In addition to my own five, we fostered 17 tots, who received equal birthday treatment. Being selfish, my own home would not be used as the venue. (Only great

My love affair with Edgewood

PVD United Fest to celebrate Pride Month in block party style

Wickford Art Association to host first Celebrity Art Show & Auction

On the trail of the James Gang

Police/Crime
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
Around R.I.

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.