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'Pocket park' envisioned for Knightsville site

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new amenity may be on the way for residents of the Knightsville community. Ward 5 Councilman Chris Paplauskas has announced plans to propose the creation of a pocket park" on the former highway garage site adjacent to the"

Mayoral field taking shape

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Ballots won't be cast for the better part of two years, but maneuvering has begun in the race to succeed Allan Fung as Cranston's mayor. Numerous candidates say they are considering a bid to become the city's chief executive, a post

Task force eyed to address nuisance properties in city

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Creation of a new task force focused on addressing nuisance properties in the city has been proposed, although the exact parameters of the plan remain subject to discussion. Ward 1 Councilwoman Lammis Vargas submitted the proposal,

Binding arbitration bill makes waves

By ETHAN HARTLEY A labor bill introduced by the Rhode Island House of Representatives is already poised to become one of the hot button issues of the new legislative session, as the proposed bill, H5260, would expand the reach of binding arbitration in

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

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Falcons fly to title

The Cranston West freshman wrestling team beat the odds this weekend and claimed first place at the freshman state wrestling tournament. The Falcons got solid performances across the board, and were led by Landon Giampietro who took first place at 152

Locals compete at track states

The Bishop Hendricken indoor track and field team claimed its 27th state championship in school history last Saturday in Providence, and its first since 2017. Many other local teams and athletes shined in Providence. Here is a look at some of the results

Bolts swim to division crown

The Cranston East girls swimming team was unsure of how it would fare heading into this winter after graduating a large core of its team from last season. However, after finishing strong down the stretch with a 6-2 dual record, the Thunderbolts went on

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

Pre-K investments will pay off

To the Editor: Rhode Island has made huge strides in recent years to expand investments in the state pre-K program and the results speak for themselves. During her first term, Governor Raimondo doubled the state's financial investment in public pre-K,

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Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra to perform in Providence

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, Rhode Island's premier community-based orchestra, will present a concert on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence. Join the orchestra and guest conductor

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Woman charged after local company reports $222K in jewelry missing

A former employee of Ross-Simons Jewelers has been charged with embezzlement in connection with the theft of more than $222,000 in jewelry, according to Cranston Police. Yanill C. Taveras, 26, of …

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Police Log - 02/21/19

MULTIPLE CHARGES On Feb. 13 at 4:23 p.m., police arrested Michael Charpentier, 52, 46 Clemence St., Cranston, on charges of reckless driving/eluding police, manufacturing/possession/delivery of a controlled substance, obstructing an officer in the

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

Police Log - 02/14/19

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Police Log - 02/07/19