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Two of Cranston’s public schools- Garden City School and Hugh B. Bain Middle School- saw a rise in their Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) accountability scores for the 2022-23 school … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management opened an investigation into Waste Management, the company contracted by the city of Cranston to (among other things) pick up residential trash … more
Kids across cranston were quick to take advantage of the first snow of the season. The winter storm that rolled over New England all weekend brought perfect conditions sledding Sunday and Monday, and … more
After more than two years of debate, the mayor’s vision of Budlong Pool is entering the bidding process. Mayor Kenneth Hopkins has commissioned a request for proposal, which is currently … more
New Year ’s Day arrived as a whisper. The still waters of the Providence River reflected gray clouds. The Fields Point giant wind turbines stood tall, their blades frozen. The Edgewood … more
Garden City Elementary School, Cranston’s new vision of elementary education has concluded its first trimester. From fifty-year-old buildings, students and teachers alike have transitioned to a … more
New Year ’s Day arrived as a whisper. The still waters of the Providence River reflected gray clouds. The Fields Point giant wind turbines stood tall, their blades frozen. The Edgewood … more
The ex-boss at the Central Landfill has taken over as CEO of J.R. Vinagro Corporation, following his resignation last month. And his new employer, Vinagro Corp. has now taken over road and bridge … more
By KEVIN FITZPATRICK The Rhode Island Judiciary is requesting funding to build a new courthouse in Cranston, but don’t hold your breath. The Judiciary requested funding from the state … more
Herald Staff Reports Cranston’s Fire Chief formally announced his retirement last week and Mayor Kenneth Hopkins announced his successor. Fire Chief James Warren formalized his … more
The Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives set his eyes on the biscuits slathered in sausage gravy across the table. “There’s no more … gravy train coming from the federal government,” said state Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi more
A resolution to bring a $40 million bond for Cranston Public Schools before voters in a special election next year has passed in the city council in a 6-3 decision along party lines. The … more
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of a series looking at the newest iteration of the proposed Winsor Avenue solar farm. The public hearing is expected to continue in January, with a likely 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. Watch for more coverage leading up to and following the expected continuation of this hearing on Jan. 25. more
Kenneth Hopkins dispelled any question last week that he is running for reelection and what he plans to accomplish in a second 4-year term. And Barbara Ann Fenton Fung, who he suggested might … more
Second graders at Arlington Elementary took the opportunity to make a lasting and colorful impact on their school’s culture this autumn. As part of a project-based learning initiative, … more
After months of deliberation, the paperwork is in and the wheels are in motion for Cranston to get its new community center. On Friday December 15, Mayor Hopkins’ office submitted a nearly … more
By Tuesday morning, winds had calmed and the rain had stopped from Monday’s storm, but rivers were still rising. The Pawtuxet and Pocasset Rivers crested Tuesday afternoon, closing nearby roads … more
During his childhood years, Stan Winman was always fascinated with Christmas lights. Today, that fascination has grown into an extraordinary 250,000-plus Christmas Lighting Spectacular at Praise … more
Cranston State Representative Jacqueline Baginski is lucky in cards and knows when to listen to some valuable coaching. For the second consecutive year, she made it to the table of champions at … more
Prices have risen everywhere in the last few years and several school projects are costing far more than originally projected, requiring just more funding to get across the finish line. The … more
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