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Police: Central Falls man impeded search for missing girl

A Central Falls man is accused of impeding the search for missing Cranston girl earlier this week. Aaron Reed, 31, is charged with obstructing an officer in the execution of duty, according to a …

Sound of strings

Sound of strings On Jan. 7, a crowded audience at Cranston High School East enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Combined and Advanced Orchestras from Park View and Bain middle schools. The event was called "e;Winter 2020 Strings Concert."e; "e;This was our

As clock ticks, solar review nears conclusion

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The city's year-long review of its rules governing solar energy installations is set to reach a conclusion in the coming days - and while officials are poised to adopt changes that would bar large, commercial-scale projects in a pair

Farina launches mayoral campaign

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The race for mayor got underway Tuesday as City Council President Michael Farina formally announced his long-anticipated bid for the city's top job. "e;Cranston is my home, and when elected mayor I promise to protect and to serve every

'Chasing death' and walking away

By JEN COWART You could have heard a pin drop in the packed auditorium at Cranston High School East last Wednesday night. Chris Herren, a Fall River native who once played professional basketball for the NBA's Boston Celtics, visited the school to share

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The final push

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Park View boys basketball team has a new-look club after securing an undefeated, state championship season in 2019. Between graduating its large eighth grade core from last season to welcoming in a new coach, the Cougars were new

Bolts eyeing division title

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston boys and girls swim teams are looking to make some noise down the stretch of the dual meet season and a push at another division championship. The girls team, which won at divisions last season, graduated much of its core

Local track results

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Cranston East and West girls indoor track teams were in action at the Providence Career & Technical Academy last week during their league meets on Jan. 7th and Jan. 9th, and a handful of athletes made noise. Here is a look at some

Yang wins at Bowdoin

FROM STAFF REPORTS Rhode Island College took the top three spots in the weight throw and five of the top eight scores as the women's track and field team competed at the Bowdoin College Invitational on Saturday afternoon. RIC placed third (seven teams)

Falcons soaring

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West girls basketball team has jumped out to a hot start to tip off the 2019-2020 season, winning five of its first six games and rolling past some of the top teams in the state. After going 7-11 last season, the Lady

Thunderbirds fall to Rams

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston/East Greenwich Thunderbirds co-op was crushed by La Salle Academy 9-1 on Saturday evening at Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice Rink. The Rams were led by freshman forwards Hannah Haxton and Sofia Calabro. Haxton scored a hat

CCRI rolls past SMCC, 82-62

FROM STAFF REPORTS The CCRI Knights men's basketball team headed to South Portland, Maine to take on the Seawolves of Southern Maine Community College for their first game of the new year on Saturday afternoon. The Knights started 2020 well playing with

Remembering the Dream

Close to seven years ago, Bob Houghtaling wrote this article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington. We reprint it today in recognition of King's upcoming birthday and

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60 is the new 40

Did you know that the average life expectancy of Americans is 78.7 years? We are living longer due to better health habits such as eating healthy and not smoking. Keeping your weight within a healthy range is key to not only living longer but also being

Theatre By The Sea announces auditions for equity and non-equity adults for 2020 summer season

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Folk-punk troubadour Jake Wasson finds a home in Cranston

There are many interesting stories of how people end up staying in Rhode Island. Sometimes is out of necessity due to a job or maybe even taking care of a family member. Other times, people discover the Ocean State's creative community and

Green receives $5.5M for post-9/11 security upgrades


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Police Log - 01/16/20

DOMESTIC CHARGES On Jan. 2 at 8:45 p.m., police arrested Susan L. Curran, 33, 275 Phenix Ave., Apt. 1, Cranston, on charges of domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct. On Jan. 3 at 11:55 p.m., police arrested Josue Calderon, 31, 215 Dora St.,

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