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By PETE FONTAINE Although there were no official numbers taken, the 34th annual Cranston Greek Festival was again a smashing success and sellout - and, thankfully, it received a reprieve from Hurricane Dorian. There were waiting lines for food and the more
By JEN COWART Special to the Beacon Cranston High School West was the location for a Sept. 4 ceremony in which four education reform bills were signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo. Speakers included Cranston Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse, Rhode more
By MERI R. KENNEDY The impending change of the seasons has been clear in the weather of late, and the cooler temperatures have arrived just in time for the 12th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Bulky waste pickup During the month of September, the city's Department of Public Works offers residents an opportunity to have bulky waste items picked up free of charge, with certain restrictions. Residents must call Waste Management more
CHILD MOLESTATION On Sept. 4 at 12:46 p.m., police arrested Giuseppe Pirri, 35, 20 Russell Ave., Apt. 2, East Providence, on three counts of first-degree child molestation, three counts of second-degree child molestation and a charge of first-degree more
Spiritual celebration On Sunday, Sept. 8, Edgewood Congregational Church at 1788 Broad St. celebrated its 125th anniversary. Parishioners past and present enjoyed a morning of worship, fellowship, food and entertainment. (Herald photos by Steve Popiel) 2 more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The pay for some elected offices in Cranston appears poised to increase when the next term begins in January 2021, although the hikes are smaller than what had initially been proposed. The City Council's Finance Committee, on 5-2 more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Public health officials are warning residents that the buzz around Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus is not simply being drummed up or exaggerated - and they've taken to the skies to prove it. It's definitely not a media" more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A familiar face will be in the news again as the run-up to the 2020 presidential election begins to churn, as former Republican Senator, former Independent-turned-Democratic Rhode Island Governor and former Warwick mayor Lincoln Chafee more
By JOHN HOWELL There was no mistaking Lois Crudden in her zebra stripped pants Sunday morning. Zebra stripes are the scheme for the Immune Deficiency Foundation, or IDF, for which Crudden is a devoted volunteer. Crudden is the force behind the state's more
By JOHN HOWELL If you're fishing for trash, your greatest catch is going to be where fishermen left it. That was Trent Batson's advice to more than 25 volunteers, including Ward 1 Councilman Rick Corley, who gathered Friday at Salter Grove Park as Save more
By JACOB MARROCCO Johnston Fire Department Lt. Matthew Maurachian had just finished dropping off a patient at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when his eyes caught a TV in the hallway. He said he and his rescue partner, John, more
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