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The Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) is preparing to deliver medical care to those who may need it most. CCAP’s new medical van will travel to different locations throughout … more
Cranston Public Schools announces the opening of the Ward 2 seat on the Cranston School Committee. The Cranston School Committee is made up of six members as well as a citywide chairperson. The … more
Cranston’s Ward 2 has a new city councilwoman. Following the resignation of former councilwoman Aniece Germain last week, Kristen E. Haroian, formerly the Ward 2 representative of the Cranston … more
There’s a room just off the lobby of the Kent County YMCA equipped with plenty of exercise balls and stationary bikes, and even a mirrored wall, complete with a ballet barre. Each hints at … more
Prosecutors argued a Johnston man was in a scuffle outside a Providence club. He walked away from the fight, but “90 seconds later … returned with a gun.” Now he’ll likely … more
Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena Jr.’s office announced more than $5 million in funding for home buyouts on Belfield Drive, the site of “persistent flooding issues.” Now … more
Can you operate with “significant autonomy and discretion,” “work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays” and “some overnight shifts as necessary”? … more
There are very few words more life shattering to hear than “you have cancer”. But, for Cranston’s Glyn Morgan, that is what happened to him in 2013. “My connection … more
And you thought Roger Williams Park Zoo was the only place to find dragons at this time of year. Well, Peter Legg who was watching the sunset at Fort Getty in Jamestown Sunday, grabbed this shot of … more
Editor’s note: On the morning of publication of this paper, evidence was brought to light of potential misconduct by Hope and Change for Haiti, which lost its 501-C3 status in 2022. The … more
Since Amazon has not yet opened for business in Johnston, the mega-retailer has invoked a costly construction clause in its contract with the town. Over the past few months, the company … more
Voters in Rhode Island House District 42, which contains parts of Johnston and Cranston, will likely see a 2022 Democratic primary rematch this September. All three candidates who ran last election, … more
The solar eclipse was the main event Monday, with day turning to dusk as the moon slid between the earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event which will not … more
One of Cranston’s own will be crossing hemispheres this summer as a viola player in one of the country’s most prestigious youth orchestras. Liam DeRosa, a junior at Cranston East and … more
The article entitled “Austerity budget cuts spending” printed in the April 4, 2024 edition of the Cranston Herald incorrectly stated that Mayor Kenneth Hopkins intended to downsize the … more
The Johnston School Building Committee has so far awarded more than $40 million in contracts to Rhode Island firms for the construction the town’s new elementary center.  “This … more
Pete Fontaine died an hour after deadline last week. Although he had submitted his final byline several weeks earlier, the Johnston Sun Rise’s faithful freelancer held on until the last pages of the paper were on the presses. The man had ink in his veins. more
Scott Avedisian, Warwick’s longest-serving mayor, entered a not-guilty plea Wednesday morning at Kent County Court to charges he left the scene of a car crash. The fender-bender occurred … more
Next Monday at around 2:15 p.m., Warwick’s skies will begin to dim and 90% of the sun will be covered by the moon  as the city experiences a partial solar eclipse. While the city is … more
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