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“It’s been said that volunteering and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and provide a sense of purpose,” said Dennis Tabella, director of … more
By JEN COWART Special to the Cranston Herald Last week, faculty, staff and administrators from the Hugh B. Bain Middle School community - including the administrators from Arlington and Stadium elementary schools - and representatives of the Cranston more
Cause for `Celebration' The grounds of the Cranston YMCA were crowded on Saturday, Aug. 17, as the nonprofit Back to School Celebration of Rhode Island hosted one of multiple gatherings across the state. Lammis Vargas, who represents Ward 1 on the more
“No parent should ever lose a child. It’s not the correct order of things,” said Anna Casador of Cranston. She and her son, Eric Medeiros, shared a similar passion – to help those in need. … more
Making a splash - in space On Wednesday, July 24, Rebecca Killian of Mermaid Masterpieces in Newport taught a teen painting class at the Cranston Public Library's Oak Lawn Branch. Participants used their imaginations to create images of a mermaid tail in more
Kitchen at West gets upgrades The kitchen at Cranston High School West has been undergoing a total transformation this summer and is just one of the capital improvement projects taking place in Cranston Public Schools facilities across the city this more
By TARA MONASTESSE According to Donna McGowan, the executive director of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island's fifth leading cause of death is Alzheimer's disease. Based on current trajectories, by the year 2050 it could more
Police: Texas truck driver threatened to shoot bicyclists A Killeen, Texas, man is facing charges after police say he threatened to shoot a group of bicyclists early on the morning of Aug. 19. Thomas Pierre, 28, is charged with carrying a pistol without more
It was “Tomato Saturday” at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet and Moe, the rooster mascot of gC Farm, was there to greet customers as he always does. As market … more
Great escape On Aug. 7, local children has the opportunity to participate in an Escape Room" program hosted by the Knightsville Branch of the Cranston Public Library and librarian Nancy Gianlorenzo. The program was conducted by MobileQuest Adventures." more
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
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