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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Fire Chief William McKenna is retiring after nearly four decades with the Cranston Police Department, while Mayor Allan Fung has nominated Deputy Chief Paul Valletta to lead the department. McKenna - whose final day on the job will 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
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
Annie Oster of Scituate has seen enough of nursing home treatment of her sister to know conditions need to improve, and unless they do, she and the rest of us run the risk of less than adequate care in our twilight years. Oster's more
IN THE LEAD: State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Warwick Rep. Joseph McNamara led state officials on the route. Way out in front was Senator Jack Reed, who carried the … more
William Diman enlisted in the U.S. Army on Monday, Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He was shipped off to a base near Niagara Falls as an aircraft engine mechanic, … more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's July 8 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.69 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is six cents lower than the more
Sailing into spring [Photo gallery]
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By PETE FONTAINE Preparation is a key word for the Cranston Greek Festival, which will open its 34th annual three-day stay Friday at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Annunciation's spacious grounds at 175 Oaklawn Ave. The focus on getting ready for the more
By JEN COWART On Sept. 3, for the 19th time, Marlene Gamba welcomed students for the start of a new year at Edgewood Highland Elementary School. Gamba's journey to becoming the school's longtime principal has been an unexpected one, and she took some more
By ETHAN HARTLEY University of Rhode Island professor of economics, Dr. Leonard Lardaro, has presented the most recent data that suggests Rhode island is at an economic crossroads - an inflection point" - which could result in the state either regaining" more
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