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High-flying Falcons: West students find success, rewards in unique pursuits

By JEN COWART On any given afternoon outside of the school day, if you look up, you might see a Cranston High School West Falcon doing something out of the ordinary. Mikaya Parente, a freshman who hasn't gotten her driver's license yet, is working on her

Superintendent’s initial budget plan seeks local increase of 2.6 percent

By DANIEL KITTREDGE An initial 2019-20 budget plan for Cranston Public Schools unveiled this week seeks an increase of approximately 2.6 percent in the city's appropriation to the district. The proposal from Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse totals

Solar deliberations to continue

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The high-profile debate over a proposed large-scale solar power installation off Natick Avenue will continue into next month. By a 6-3 margin, the city's Planning Commission voted Jan. 8 to continue master plan review of the proposal

50 years later: Students help plan man's lunar landing celebration

By JOHN HOWELL They're going to build a lunar command module at the Warwick Area Career and Tech Center. Expect it to be completed by the end of the spring semester and ready for takeoff on July 20. Although designed for space travel, this module

RI Dems in solidarity with workers in call to end shutdown

By ETHAN HARTLEY Standing in solidarity with federal workers' union leaders, the complete complement of Rhode Island Congressional delegates joined at T.F. Green Monday morning to denounce the ongoing government shutdown - now the longest shutdown in the

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Alves, Dionizio named West MVP’s

Hawks work past East, 80-60

The Bishop Hendricken basketball team cruised to an 80-60 win over visiting Cranston East last week, maintaining its undefeated record this season. Despite taking a 17-15 lead into the second quarter, the Bolts were not able to keep up with the

Thunderbirds top Warwick

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston/East Greenwich co-op Lady Thunderbirds hockey team flew into Thayer Arena on Friday night and defeated the Warwick co-op Lady Titans 2-1. It's the first time that Cranston/EG has beaten Warwick in two seasons. Senior Abbi

Falcons flying high

The Cranston West boys hockey club topped visiting Toll Gate 7-4 last week thanks to a big third period in which the Falcons netted four goals. Tied 3-3 heading into the final 15 minutes, West would get goals from Cam Koretsky, Jaycob Hargreaves, Jack

Thunderbirds vs. South County

The Cranston-East Greenwich co-op girls hockey team cruised to a 5-0 shutout win over North Kingstown/South Kingstown/Narragansett last week. The Thunderbirds would roll to three goals in the opening eight minutes and never looked back, completing the

McDonough Card Show set to return

A TRADITION, TREASURE RETURNS JANUARY 10 - 3 PAPERS By PETE FONTAINE Memorabilia, memories and much, much more. That could well describe the return - or rebirth as some people are calling it - of what until two years ago was one of Rhode Island's most

Locals compete in World Trophy Invitational

Many local indoor track and field teams made the trip to Providence over the weekend to compete in the World Trophy Invitational. Many teams and athletes took home hardware in the state-wide event, marking another strong showing as the season enters the
Opinion

Solar project balances community's needs, green leadership

To the Editor: I am writing to thank the members of the community, administration, Cranston City Council and Planning Commission for their interest and attention to the 8.1-megawatt solar project that my company has proposed for the property off Natick

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Lifestyles

Captivating ‘Crucible’ vs. ‘cyberbullying’ at Wilbury

Combining the theme of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” with modern day teens engaged in cyberbullying makes for a thought-provoking, intense play by Philip Hawkins. The new play, cleverly staged …

All-female cast shines in Epic's 'The House of Bernarda Alba'

Trinity Rep presents modern telling of Shakespeare drama Macbeth

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On 9/25/18 at 0127 hrs Officers arrested Dylan A Pellegrino, 26, of 67 S Main St Coventry for Domestic Breaking and Entering, and Possession of Schedule I. Arrest the result of a disturbance call at 12 Fortini St. Disposition of Arrestee: Held for

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City man charged after vehicle strikes pedestrian

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A 25-year-old city resident is facing a felony charge after the vehicle he was driving struck and critically injured a pedestrian near the intersection of Park and Elmwood avenues. Jacob Travis, 191 Lyndon Road, Cranston, is charged

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