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By PAM SCHIFF During any election cycle, it is common practice for candidates to make promises to their prospective constituents. The two newest members of the Cranston City Council - Ward 1's Lammis Vargas and Ward 3's John Donegan, both Democrats - more
By JOHN HOWELL Chuck Lanigan had his suspicions when the State Police pulled away from the hangars on Airport Road. Why would they be leaving when the Patriots were due to arrive any minute? Lanigan's intuition paid off Monday afternoon when south of the more
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 more
`Fuel Up' grant boosts WHMS Thanks to a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant of $3,600, the students at Western Hills Middle School will soon be sipping smoothies and using some new gym equipment in the weight room. Dean of Students Nick Ruggieri wrote a grant more
By JEN COWART Comprehensive Community Action Program and the YMCA were recently awarded fiscal responsibility of the STEM Mentoring out-of-school-time grants in Cranston. As a whole, OneCranston, an initiative of CCAP, also received $20,000 in more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Wide social media circulation of short videos purportedly showing a portion of the kitchen at the Garden City Applebee's location littered with pest droppings prompted a response from the Rhode Island Department of Health last week. more
1070 Cranston St. 401-780-6000 Follow us on Facebook (@CranstonSeniorEnrichmentCenter) and Twitter ( Eye Care Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Facilitators: Mario Casinelli, URI Pharm D students The potential for complications related to the eye is very real more
SEXUAL ASSAULT On Jan. 23, police arrested Richard Rivera, 20, 118 Pond St., second floor, Cranston, on charges of first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping. Police say Rivera was arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation. DOMESTIC On Jan. 23 at more
By JEN COWART Editor's note: This is the latest installment in an ongoing series that seeks to showcase unsung heroes in Cranston's schools. *** In my 10 years as an education reporter and as a former educator, and in my 19 years as a parent, I have seen more
By JEN COWART The second public meeting focused on the proposed closure of Chester Barrows Elementary School drew a large turnout to the school Monday night, with parents, students, faculty, staff, administrators and neighborhood residents on hand to more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Consideration of large-scale solar power projects in the city has been put on hold - although some critics say the action does not go far enough. At a special meeting Jan. 23, the City Council unanimously approved an amendment more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Inmates in at least two cellblocks at the Adult Correctional Institutions' Anthony Travisano Intake Service Center have been without adequate heat for more than a month and a half, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island more
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