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The board of commissioners offered outgoing Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) Executive Director Joseph Reposa a round of applause Friday on his last day on the job. Reposa held the Ocean State’s lone landfill’s top post in Johnston for more than six years. His annual salary was at least $245,000. He’ll also receive a $25,000 bonus on the way out the door (and stay on as a consultant). more
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
By ED KDONIAN “I would be remiss if I didn’t say my victory was not just the Dan Wall victory,” he said. “It was the result of the team of good people who worked with me … more
Chief Operating Officer Marrio Carreño, of the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), made an appearance at last week’s Finance Committee meeting to update the committee on the … more
Ladd Observatory Staff Astronomer Francine Jackson and Jim Hendrickson, member of “Sky Scrapers” amateur astronomers of Rhode Island, were welcomed at Cranston Central Library to inform … more
JOHNSTON, R.I. — As small local newspapers struggle with dwindling circulation and shrinking revenue, public officials unhappy with critical news stories are hitting where it hurts — yanking away their contracts to advertise legal notices. more
How fast can you go?  It’s a question Bob Walker expects when asked about the electric bicycle he’s built and rides – except for rainy days when he take public … more
In a 5 to 3 vote Thursday, council members denied the advice and consent of Robert Zarnetske for the position of Cranston’s finance director. Zarnetske has … more
30,000 runners will participate in the upcoming 2022 Boston Marathon on April 18. Of those individuals, 133 Rhode Islanders will represent the state with seven Cranston residents and six from Warwick … more
Matthew Newell was playing on the St. Rocco School playground on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The carefree 9-year-old heard a teacher calling his name. The fourth-grader, wearing his … more
It was 5 o’clock Monday evening and Jeremy Bousquet had just finished climbing a ladder and began hammering nails into a corner of two pieces of long lumber when someone asked: “What are … more
On Oct. 16, Eden Park Elementary School opened its doors to celebrate and showcase the newly renovated wing, dubbed the Learning Community. more
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