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Wild weather fluctuations rooted in climate change, experts and officials say

By ETHAN HARTLEY A classic New England joke advises that if you don't like the weather, one simply has to wait a minute for different weather to occur. Anecdotally speaking, Rhode Islanders are well aware of the region's seemingly moody nature. Sometimes

Anti-panhandling measure proposed at State House

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new legislative proposal has reignited debate over panhandling in the Ocean State. Rhode Island House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Charlene Lima (D-Dist. 14, Cranston) last week introduced House Bill 5330, which would impose

On close vote, panel OKs Natick Avenue solar project

By DANIEL KITTREDGE The city's Planning Commission has narrowly granted master plan approval to a proposed large-scale solar power installation off Natick Avenue - but a legal challenge appears likely. The 5-4 vote in favor of conditional master plan

Bag ban proposed for city

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Single-use plastic bags may be on their way out in Cranston. Two members of the City Council - Ward 5 Republican Chris Paplauskas and Ward 3 Democrat John Donegan - have announced plans to submit an ordinance that would ban the use of

Fung pledges to 'finish strong'

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Two years from now, for the first time in more than a decade, the mayor's office will have a new occupant. But while he has entered the final stretch of his administration, Mayor Allan Fung says he has no plans to slow down. All I'm"

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Falcons cruise past Pilgrim, 76-59

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston West Falcons kept their playoff hopes alive, beating the Pilgrim Patriots 76-59 on Friday night at Pilgrim during a boys Division II basketball battle. With the win, the Falcons have five wins and need to win two more games

Thunderbirds edge Warwick

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston/East Greenwich Thunderbirds Girl's Hockey co-op clinched the playoffs for the first time in five years on Sunday night when they edged out the Warwick Lady Titans 2-1 during senior night at Cranston Veterans Memorial Ice

State Champs

The Park View Middle School basketball team topped Barrington 47-42 last week at Johnston High School, capping off a perfect season and a state championship victory. After a disappointing end to last year when the Cougars fell early in the postseason,

West falls to Portsmouth, 41-34

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston West Lady Falcons made the expedition to Portsmouth High School on Friday night and were beaten by the Lady Patriots 41-34 in a girls Division I basketball showdown. Alexis Greffen, Portsmouth's senior guard, scored her

Bolts, Falcons compete in Class Championships

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East and West indoor track and field teams headed to Providence last weekend to compete in the Class Championships against some of the best athletes in the state. Many Thunderbolts and Falcons made noise and hit the podium

Cobras shine at states

The Western Hills wrestling team had a strong showing at the state championships at Ponaganset last weekend, taking home a ninth-place finish and seeing Luke Montefusco taking home a title. First year coach Chris Crofwell was proud of his club's

Kelleher named new RIYLL president

The Rhode Island Youth Lacrosse league recently named Pete Kelleher as its president as the spring season approaches. The RIYLL currently hosts over 3,000 athletes from areas all throughout the state, as well as a handful of teams from Massachusetts.
Opinion

Denying reality will doom us all

It is difficult to understand how something like global climate change became a political issue - something that divides people along party lines and ideologies rather than a topic that hinges on hard scientific facts. It is even more difficult to

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From the heart

Cranston’s Edie Lacombe is hoping to warm hearts and hands this winter while raising money for brain injury research, and she’s already off to a great start. The local elementary school …

Theatre By The Sea recognized with 10 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island awards

Epic's 'The Revolutionists' spotlights talented women of the theatre

The meaning of Valentine's Day

Oscar-nominated short films at Avon

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At former Mardi Gras Multiclub, everything must go

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Want to own a piece of local nightlife history? You'll soon have a chance, as items from the closed Mardi Gras Multiclub will be up for auction Feb. 16. Mardi Gras, located at 1500 Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston, closed in November 2017

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Police: Man who fled fiery crash was wanted for domestic strangulation

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A driver who fled the scene of a fiery Feb. 7 car crash on Laurel Hill Avenue was wanted by Woonsocket Police on a charge of domestic strangulation, according to Cranston Police. Richard B. Gobern III, 29, of 70 Newland Avenue, Apt.

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