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By PAM SCHIFF The Rooster Games are a trivia contest related to the Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Every year, a committee of teachers and librarians nominate 20 books. Kids across the state have the chance to read them and vote on their favorite so more
By JEN COWART Deb Lancia was a big part of the Park View (PVMS) and Cranston Public School community prior to losing her life to pancreatic cancer last year. This year, the PVMS school community is doing their part to not only remember Lancia, but to more
Colonel Michael J. Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announced the third National Accreditation of the Cranston Police Department by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Since becoming Colonel in 2014 there has more
By MERI R. KENNEDY On April 14 at Oakland Cemetery, located at 1569 Broad St., approximately 75 people joined to Celebrate RI House Resolution #7203 designating April 14 across the state as Historic Cemetery Restoration and Awareness Day. The Cranston more
By THOMAS GREENBERG A new $100,000 line item called school safety initiative" is on the police department's proposed budget for next year. The money would pay for an increase in police presence at Cranston's schools. Finance Committee Chairman Michael" more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Of the fire department's roughly $30 million proposed budget for next year, the biggest expenditure, outside of salaries, is overtime at $3.5 million. At the budget hearing Monday night, Fire Chief William McKenna and Union President more
By THOMAS GREENBERG Cranston is the first city to give residents combination smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detectors for their homes free of charge. Through a $20,000 American Fire Grant from FEMA, which Lieutenant John Ireland applied for this year, the more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- Not even a mid-April spike of freezing weather with intermittent snowflakes could stamp out the obvious fire Colonel Ron Barnes has for the Pawtuxet Rangers. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY -- We've all seen them, but what exactly is the story behind these signs on RI highways? more
Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. For more information on any of these items visit www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease. Senate OKs Sosnowski bill to ban gender discrimination in insurance more
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