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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Black bear sightings have become increasingly common in Rhode Island in recent years - and the state's Department of Environmental Management is asking residents to take precautions aimed at ensuring the animals do not become a more more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new three-year contract agreement between the city and International Association of Firefighters AFL-CIO Local 1363 received the approval of the City Council without opposition on May 28. In all, the contract carries an estimated more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Care New England, while new talks are planned with the goal of creating a combined academic medical center that includes Care New England, Lifespan and more
Prelude to a parade Saturday's Symphony in the Park event at Pawtuxet Park, followed by fireworks at Salter Grove, added to the buildup as the 2019 Gaspee Days celebration nears its conclusion. The Saturday concert featured Music by Merlan Ensemble, the more
In an opinion issued Monday, the Rhode Island Supreme Court upheld Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter’s 2016 ruling in favor of the city in the case Cranston Police Retirees Action Committee v. The City of Cranston. more
According to Cranston Police, the incident began when officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a field on Laten Knight Road in the western part of the city at approximately 7 a.m. on May 30. more
On Thursday, East Providence Police announced that 36-year-old Joseph Hickson of Walpole, Massachusetts, was taken into custody by Massachusetts State Police at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville. more
Smiles and sunshine Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people attended the Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival. For a full schedule of upcoming Gaspee Days events, visit gaspee.com. (Herald photos by Steve Popiel) 1 ALL ABOUT LOCATION: more
Out of this world On May 17, the gym at the Pastore Center in Cranston was full of activity. There were rockets and rovers, solar panels and disco dance floors. It may not seem like those all go together, but for the students in the third annual STEM more
The Humane Society of the United States honored four legislators recently during the annual Humane Lobby Day at the State House. Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Deputy Speaker Charlene M. Lima, Senate Judiciary Chairwoman Erin Lynch Prata and Sen. Stephen more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Katie Lavey of Cranston did not get to graduate from Cranston High School East. She passed away in 2005, at the age of 16, after a routine surgery. It was a shock to the entire family and to the Park View Middle School and Cranston more
Chief's Challenge marks second year On May 23, the Cranston Police and Fire departments took part in the second annual Chief's Challenge charity basketball game at Cranston High School East to support Special Olympics Rhode Island. For the second year, more
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