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Mayor's Emergency Fuel Assistance Program The Mayor's Emergency Fuel Assistance Program is available to Cranston residents who need immediate delivery of home heating oil. The program is open to HUD income qualified individuals and families who have less more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Voter registration drive The Cranston Board of Canvassers is partnering with the Cranston Public Library to hold a Voter Registration Drive to mark National Voter Registration Day. The drive will take place on Sept. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. more
The most common answer of any Rhode Islander when asked about the quality of life in our state is “great state, lousy government.” For four decades now, this writer has witnessed governor … more
According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, an oligarchy is a government in which power is in the hands of a few. Its second definition is a government where policy serves a small group of wealth holders with primacy. Two significant changes in government more
An old adage exclaims, “Hope Springs Eternal.” A new year offers the possibility that government, whether local, state, or federal might fulfill its most basic tenant and actually serve the needs … more
Need help accessing or getting food? Everyone needs a little help from time to time. If you, or someone you know, needs nutritional assistance, CCAP's Food Bank can help. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 12 percent of more
By MERI R. KENNEDY September Bulky Waste Program During the month of September, the Department of Public Works will pick up bulky waste, free of charge. Residents must call Waste Management at 1-800-972-4545 to schedule a free bulky waste pickup. Phone more
Halloween Touch a Truck Hosted by the Rotary Club of Cranston and Garden City Center, a special Touch A Truck will be held in Garden City on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring the kids in their costumes for a great family fun event! The fee is $10 per more
The contrasts between the 44th and 45th presidents of the United States of America could not be more divergent. Cool, collected, studious and professorial, Barack Obama never mastered our 36th President Lyndon Johnson's adroit ability to press the more
Prior to this editorial position, I had been a professional writer for a couple of decades. Having previously written business profiles, radio commercials, trade magazine articles and a graduate thesis, I had never fully realized the amount of discourse more
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