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By DANIEL KITTREDGE For thousands of Rhode Island families, the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease are all too familiar. The disease also has the potential to bring about what U.S. Sen. Jack Reed called a personal and economic disaster" for the" more
By JEN COWART Little Free Libraries are increasingly popping up all over the world, as the community-building spirit of “leave a book, take a book” gains momentum. Although the story behind … more
Cranston Enrichment Center 1070 Cranston St. 780-6000 Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop: Tools for Healthy Living Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m. Beginning Aug. 22, ending Sept. 26 This free, six-session program for people 60 years of age or older will more
MULTIPLE CHARGES On Aug. 8 at 2:09 a.m., police arrested Carla Alvarenga, 25, 364 Public St., Apt. 2, Providence, on three counts of simple assault and charges of vandalism and disorderly conduct. Police say Alvarenga was arrested on Warwick Avenue. more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Scary Acres seeking actors, actresses Scary Acres at Confreda Farms, located at 2150 Scituate Ave., is hiring actors and actresses to scare guests during its upcoming 17th season. Pay begins at $10.50 per hour and applicants must be 18 more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Four local business owners converged onto the public plaza at Rolfe Square in Cranston on Aug. 15 to advocate for the proposed extension of IGT's contract with the state, which would keep the company in Rhode Island until 2043. Organized more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Narcotics and a firearm were seized following the arrest of two men who are suspected of involvement in a shooting at a Providence nightclub early on the morning of Aug. 19, according to Cranston Police. Derek Mensah, 25, of more
Mount Pleasant High School, Class of 1969 , 50th reunion Aug. 23 at Harbor Lights Golf Course and Marina, Warwick. If you have not received an invitation to previous reunions, contact Dave … more
“Being able to play on our home field will be good,” West senior Cam Alves said. “We haven’t been able to do that in about a decade, and the feeling is nothing but excitement. This will be really great for the whole community.” more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down five cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's August 13 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.66 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is two cents higher than the more
By MERI R. KENNEDY It was a beautiful day in Gaspee Point on Saturday as approximately 150 people arrived throughout the afternoon and evening to the home of Warwick resident Caroline Caprio. They helped Caprio celebrate her sixth-year Crain-o-versary. more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Back to School Celebration The nonprofit Back to School Celebration of Rhode Island, or BTSCRI, will host its 20th annual celebration events across the state on Saturday, Aug. 17. The Cranston event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. more
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