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Cranston residents gathered on a rainy Sunday, December 3 for a warm welcome: Holiday Cheer from the Governor Sprague Mansion. The open house event hosted by the Cranston Historical Society was open … more
James Harrison’s story does not stir sympathy. The Johnston man was accused of peeping through a young neighbor’s window in May. The next morning he allegedly killed his mother and a … more
Cranston schools will soon have modern, accessible playgrounds if the City Council has anything to say about it. On Monday  the Council Finance Committee approved a resolution co-sponsored … more
An enthusiastic City Council unanimously approved a resolution Nov. 20 to  recognize the efforts of OneCranston Health Equity Zone at CCAP for their work on the annual “Community Builders … more
The campaign to re-elect Mayor Kenneth Hopkins has begun in earnest. In the first week of December, Cranstonians have begun receiving letters bearing the mayor’s signature inviting supporters … more
The Warwick School Committee has joined a national lawsuit suing major social media companies Meta, TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat, doing so in a 4-0 vote taken during Nov. 14’s School Committee … more
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is scheduled to finish a preliminary design and environmental study by the end of this year to give Warwick with Amtrak service. Presently, … more
On Thanksgiving, they would be squaring off in Cranston Stadium, but on the day before, they were all teammates. The members of the football teams for Cranston East and Cranston West met … more
Two women, one who wouldn’t have lived to celebrate her second birthday and the other hours away from dying gave thanks for their lives last Tuesday and urged people to register as tissue and … more
A sea of blue tee-shirts filled the center section of Cranston East Auditorium on Nov. 14 for the Cranston School Committee meeting by special invitation. The faculty and staff of Woodridge … more
The federal government estimates more than 17 American veterans took their own lives each day of 2021. And more than a 100 more veterans committed suicide in 2021, than the year before. The … more
More than 400 people have signed a petition calling on the city to buy as much as 12 acres bordering the Pawtuxet River and “close the loop” to a 2.3 mile walking trail that circles … more
A brand new van with a snazzy logo will be parked all around Cranston in the coming year, loaded up with books, tech, and librarians on a mission to bring library services to folks in … more
An event at the Community Noise Lab at Brown University marks the most recent salvo in the ongoing battle between the Cranston Police Department and residents neighboring its police academy firing … more
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The public hearing is expected to continue on Dec. 14, with a public input session and possibly a vote on a special-use permit to build an industrial-scale 19-megawatt (MW) solar field, with nearly 50,000 solar panels at 118 Winsor Ave. in northwest Johnston. more
Look both ways and say a Hail Mary. Crossing the street in the Ocean State can be tricky, at best — and deadly, at worst. Last week, a teacher (and nun) was seriously injured while … more
The Cranston Animal Shelter was recognized last week for achieving the status of a “no-kill” shelter by a national animal welfare organization. Best Friends … more
As he steps down as Rhode Island Democratic Party Chair, Rep. Joseph McNamara (Dist. 19, Warwick/Cranston) looks to devote more time to education. McNamara, said his decision to seek the … more
Following the catastrophic flooding at Dean Estates, newly homeless tenants were asked to sign away any chance of recompense in exchange for a gift card. The Cranston Herald has received … more
Cranston’s population of multilingual learners (MLL) has doubled in the past eight years. In 2015, the district had 514 students for whom English was their second language. By 2023, that … more
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