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Sign of things to come

By JEN COWART It was an exciting scene at Eden Park Elementary School on June 17 - and not just because it was the last day of school. At 9 a.m., the schools students, faculty and staff, along with officials from Cranston Public Schools and City Hall,

City, Alzheimer's Association celebrate partnership

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Denise Lefaiver's mother used to regularly attend programs and take part in trips through the Cranston Enrichment Center. Then, four years ago, she started to become forgetful. She would drive to City Hall, thinking she needed to pay

Fung gets ethics panel's OK for radio fill-in role

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Allan Fung is no stranger to the local airwaves. As Cranston's mayor since 2009 and a two-time candidate for governor, he has been a regular presence on Rhode Island television and radio stations for the last decade. Now, he is poised

Report: DCYF at fault for child's death

By ETHAN HARTLEY The Rhode Island Office of the Child Advocate has concluded through an extensive report released Tuesday that the Rhode Island Department of Child Youth and Families (DCYF) created" the situation that led to the death of a 9-year-old"

Gas station robbed at knifepoint; suspect sought

The knifepoint robbery occurred at the Gulf Express gas station in Edgewood on Tuesday afternoon.

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Hope Highlands rolls to Ocean State Tourney win

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Hope Highlands softball team rolled past Scituate 14-3 to claim the Ocean State Championship in the Rhode Island middle school softball playoffs. The Huskies would take a 3-0 lead early in the contest, but would go on to break

Gershkoff falls in season opener

By RYAN D. MURRAY Cranston, Auburn Post 20, Gershkoff Auto Body was swept by Warwick's NEFL/ Post 101 during an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Cranston Stadium on Friday evening. Auburn fell in the first game 3-2 and the second, 13-5. Gershkoff

Vets edge Cobras in semis

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Western Hills softball team had a big year in 2019, qualifying for the postseason and taking the No. 4 seed into the tournament. The Cobras would edge No. 5 Ricci 3-1 in the quarterfinal round after getting a bye in the prelims,

Grammas sisters finish strong

Cranston West alumnae Eleni and Nicole Grammas recently competed in their final collegiate track meet, representing Rhode Island College at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Geneva, Ohio. The duo did not disappoint, as Eleni earned

Bolts fall in semis

No one was quite sure of how the Cranston East boys volleyball team would fare heading into the 2019 spring season. The Thunderbolts went undefeated and won the D2 title in 2017, made it to the D2 finals in 2018, and were forced to move up to D1 this

Felix earns degree from CCRI

The long walk from the dressing room to the cage failed to unnerve Luis Felix during his decade-long career in mixed martial arts. Walking across the stage at The Dunkin' Donuts Center to receive his college diploma brought about feelings unlike anything

Locals shine at states

The 2019 Outdoor Track and Field State Championships were held last weekend at Brown University, and many locals from Cranston East and West made the trip and competed on the state's biggest stage. Bishop Hendricken won the boys competition with a
Opinion

Tragedy, outrage must lead to change

The death of any child is enormously tragic. But the loss of 9-year-old Zah-Nae Rothgeb - a Warwick girl with cerebral palsy and other health issues who died earlier this year while in a foster home - is something more. Zah-Nae's caregiver now awaits

In favor of expanding Alzheimer's care coverage

Pool of filth

Making suicide prevention a priority

Budget thoughts as session winds down

Lifestyles

A tale of murder, close to home

By KELLY SULLIVAN Sixty-nine-year-old Augustus Winsor and his 33-year-old daughter Calista finished picking the last of the ripe strawberries in their farm patch and loaded the harvest into their wagon to bring to the market. It was a beautiful June day

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Bacon & Beer Fest coming to Cranston

Two of a kind

Police / crime

Police Digest

Suspect sought in gas station robbery Cranston Police are seeking a suspect in a knifepoint robbery that occurred at a gas station in Pawtuxet Village on June 11. The suspect - described as a male standing approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing

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Police Log - 06/06/19