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Bombardier plans bid for Ward 3 council seat

The field of hopefuls for seats on the City Council in next year’s election continues to take shape. Jay Bombardier Jr. has announced his intention to seek the Ward 3 seat as a Republican, a …

City’s redesigned website goes live

The city’s online home has a new look. The redesigned website, found at, went live on Monday, Nov. 25. John Psilopoulos, deputy director of administration, said the project …

Thankful for the journey

Few holidays evoke the level of yearning for one’s family than Thanksgiving, which turned out to be a very poignant theme at Bain Middle School’s annual Thanksgiving celebration on Nov. 26, …

Trio of top cops make pre-holiday DUI stop

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The Cranston Police Department's three top-ranking officers were traveling together in an unmarked Ford Explorer on the afternoon of Nov. 27 when they were unexpectedly called into action. The trio - Chief of Police Col. Michael

$8M federal grant to expedite bus hubs at CCRI, URI

By JOHN HOWELL An $8,040,000 federal grant will enable the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to step up plans to abandon the Warwick Mall as its southern hub and replace it with expanded operations at the Knight Campus of the Community College of

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Climate change tops listening tour discussion

The Magnuson-Stevens Act listening session held in Seattle, Washington on Nov. 22 by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) was a big success. Representatives Del Bene and Jayapal of Washington and Case of Hawaii participated in the session. The panelists represented

Falcons win Turkey Bowl

By RYAN D. MURRAY Cam Alves, Cranston West's senior star quarterback, rushed in two scores and tossed another as the Falcons blanked the Cranston East Thunderbolts 27-0 during their Thanksgiving battle last Thursday at Cranston Stadium. The matchup

Team effort

As part of a longstanding tradition, football players from both Cranston High School East and Cranston High School West work as one team to deliver Thanksgiving meals to seniors who are homebound in …

Bolts look to pull off upset

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston East Thunderbolts are prepared to battle the Cranston West Falcons in their yearly Thanksgiving day game at Cranston Stadium on Thursday morning. The clubs were on opposite sides of the spectrum this season as East finished

Falcons look to finish strong

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West football team had a historic 2019 campaign which resulted in a Division I Super Bowl appearance last weekend. The Falcons are ready to play one last game though, as they prepare to take on cross-town rival Cranston

West falls short

By ALEX SPONSELLER The North Kingstown Skippers would hold off the Cranston West Falcons 28-19 to claim their second consecutive Division I Super Bowl last week at Cranston Stadium. The Skippers would jump out to a 13-0 lead in the first half when

Mariners win NEPSAC title

On Sunday, November 17, the Rocky Hill Country Day Mariners defeated Brimmer and May School 2-1 in the NEPSAC Class D Championship at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. This invitation-only …

Making money off marijuana

By STEVEN FRIAS When government awards lucrative licenses to only a limited number of businesses, the possibilities for controversy, favoritism, and even corruption are limitless. Currently, there are three medical marijuana dispensaries operating in

Shopping local this holiday season

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What we're thankful for

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‘We’ll do this’

It was three years ago, and Alex Amaral had just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 7 years old. His parents were distraught, unsure of the next steps they would have to take. They were crying …

'It's A Wonderful Life' a reminder decency, selflessness core values of citizenship

Geo Trio to perform at Revival Brewing wine tasting

‘Come From Away’ warms PPAC audience on cold night


Community leaders honored at United Way's 93rd Annual Celebration

Highlighting a year that featured more than $12 million invested in local initiatives that strengthen lives, United Way of Rhode Island President and CEO Cortney Nicolato spread a message of unity while offering a glimpse of new programs on the horizon

Avvio Ristorante presents new seasonal menu

The making of 'forever families'


Seeking to take away constitutional protections

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Police Digest

Editor’s note: Arrest logs used to compile the weekly Police Log were unavailable at press time.Police search sex offender’s residence, person after tipPolice executed search warrants at …

Police Log - 11/28/19

Police digest

4 charged in meth trafficking operation

Police Log - 11/21/19