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By MERI R. KENNEDY On Nov. 20 the Cranston Historical Society honored Volunteers of the Year: the Sasso family and the Poirier Family. Mayor Allan Fung brought the greetings from the City of Cranston and presented the honorees with City Citations, more
By MERI R. KENNEDY The FEZ-tival of Trees, held this past weekend by the RI Shriners, featured a display of 29 beautifully decorated trees and 35 wreaths and 62 baskets which were donated by local businesses and groups that were raffled off at the end of more
Santa Claus came to town HO HO HO: With a twinkle in his eye and a smile on wife's face, Santa Claus made his traditional arrival in Garden City Center last Saturday. They rode upon a horse drawn wagon from New Deal Horse & Carriage with their elves, Elf more
By JEN COWART Stone Hill Elementary School recently applied for and received a $500 Community Builder Grant from OneCranston, an initiative of CCAP for the creation of garden beds on the school property. According to Gail DeRobbio, a teacher at the more
Once again, the annual “CCAP Adopt-a-Family Program” is being organized. Although reports say that the economy has improved, CCAP is still seeing very fragile communities, and families who … more
By JEN COWART At Cranston High School East the Media Center was alive on the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving with chatter, hugs, and laughter as members of the graduating class of 2018 returned to their old stomping grounds. Their purpose in more
ASSAULT On Nov. 22 at 11:59 p.m. officers arrested Brenda Ayala, 26 of 78 Old Oak Avenue #3 in Cranston for simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting legal or illegal arrest as a result of a disturbance call at 78 Old Oak Avenue #2. She was then more
By KAREN KALUNIAN On Thanksgiving eve the amazing volunteers of the RI Pet Connection Foundation were out in full force delivering home cooked meals to the animals at several shelters throughout the state. This is the second year in a row coordinating more
By JEN COWART This is the fourth article in an ongoing series, which seeks to showcase some of our schools' unsung heroes. In my ten years as an education reporter and as a former educator, and in my almost 19 years as a parent, I have seen many amazing more
By PAM SCHIFF It's not often that a dignitary from another country visits Cranston. But, it is truly special, when that visitor is the Mayor of Cranston's sister city in Italy, Itri. Over the weekend, Mayor Antonio Fargiorgio visited relatives in the more
By JEN COWART There was a day during the summer of 2015 when Ana Maynard was told that her son Theron would not be able to start Cranston West as a freshman with the rest of his peers from Western Hills Middle School. This coming June, he's set to more
At the arrival of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and their Elves in Garden City Center this past Saturday, the Cranston Herald took a moment to ask adults what their favorite Christmas gift was in their lifetime. Each person asked, enjoyed their trip down more
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