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Plan seeks to clear Oaklawn Avenue site for new commercial development

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A proposal that would clear existing commercial structures and homes from a site situated along Oaklawn Avenue, Bateman Avenue and Catherine Street to make way for a new multi-use commercial project will be the focus of a planned

Charter review panel continues work

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The Charter Review Commission has started the process of reviewing proposed changes to the city's governing document and preparing recommendations for the November election ballot. During its meeting on Feb. 5, the commission took

Awakening to a new kind of coffee shop

By JOHN HOWELL David Levesque believes in the value of a hand shake. It's what landed him the largest of his Brewed Awakenings stores - the one on Route 2 in Warwick in the shadow of Barnes and Noble - and set him on the path to developing a different

Lancia plans GOP challenge to Langevin

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A former Cranston state representative has set his sights on a seat in Congress. Robert Lancia, a Republican who previously represented District 16 in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, this week announced he plans to

Fung: Loss of state funding would result in 'substantial hit'

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Mayor Allan Fung last week called on state lawmakers to reverse local aid cuts proposed in Gov. Gina Raimondo's initial budget plan for the coming fiscal year, saying the planned reductions in Distressed Communities and payment in

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Falcons pull away from Cougars for senior night win

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston West boy's basketball team used a strong second-half effort to outlast the North Providence Cougars 77-67 during senior night on Monday. West had four players finish with double-digits in scoring as senior Jared Olson had

West's Alves commits to Stonehill

By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston West All-State quarterback Cam Alves recently committed to playing football for the Division II Stonehill Skyhawks next fall. Alves was a key member of the Falcons program over the past two seasons when West reestablished

Cranston schools put on a show at state track meet

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Bishop Hendricken indoor track and field team edged rival La Salle by three points to claim its second-straight state championship and 29th overall at the Providence Career and Technical Academy last weekend. David DelBonis took

East falls to Hope

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Thunderbolts boys basketball team was upset 68-61 by the Blue Wave, who defended their home court and earned their first win of the season on Monday night at Hope High School during a Division I battle. It marked Hope's first

Locals compete in class finals

By ALEX SPONSELLER The RIIL Indoor Track & Field Class Championships were held last week at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, and a handful of local athletes made some noise. Here is a look at some of the results: BOYS Nick DelNigro took

Rivera set for rookie season

By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston native Damian Rivera's dream is becoming a reality, as he recently began his first-ever training camp as a member of the New England Revolution soccer club of the MLS. Rivera, 17, became the seventh homegrown player out of the

West pins Lincoln

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Cranston West wrestling team stayed hot, beating Lincoln 57-21 on Monday evening. Dominic Schiavulli got a decision victory over Zach Henault, while Luke Montefusco won by fall over Ryan Rodrigues at 120 pounds. Baker Kattan won
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Addiction's journey

To the Editor: The allure of using drugs can be powerful. "e;Friends"e; calling you like sirens, with promises that lead to the rocks, seem, at first, so innocent. All to often a simple journey ends up taking tragic turns. "e;The Sea"e; is a story of a voyage

Joining the call to 'Redraw RI'

What's with Trump Peace Plan?

Why it's important to set PFAS limits for our drinking water

Greater gun controls

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG * * * (Good lessons for kids from video game character) While we are not fans of movies based on characters from video games, we must acknowledge the good lessons for kids in this well made live action/computer-generated movie from the

The call of the saloon

Exeter's Cornerstone Pub is a winner

Chazz Palminteri's true life story comes to PPAC

Police / crime

Police Log - 02/20/20

DOMESTIC CHARGES On Feb. 9 at 9:42 a.m., police arrested Kenneth Lara, 19, 16 Cedar St., Cranston, on two counts of domestic simple assault and a charge of domestic disorderly conduct. At 1:46 p.m. the same day, police say Lara was arrested on charges

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Police Log - 02/13/20

Police celebrate promotions

Police Log - 02/06/20