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The health of residents is on the minds of local businesses throughout Cranston. A community-wide Health Fair & Blood Drive, sponsored by Olympia Fitness & Performance at 10 Worthington Road, will be held at the fitness center on Saturday, May 4, from 10 more
By JEN COWART In February, Cranston High School West junior Nikolas Montaquila spent several days on a mission trip to Panama as part of the Northeast chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity, or NEVOSH. The trip was sponsored by the Rotary more
Several local municipal leaders gathered at the State House Library on Monday afternoon to voice bipartisan opposition to the so-called “evergreen” contracts bill, which was slated for a vote in … more
MULTIPLE CHARGES On April 12 at 10:35 p.m., police arrested Delores Bliss, 30, 33 Bullocks Ave., Riverside, on charges of possession of a controlled substance, bribery of a public official, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Police say more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Cranston has joined the growing ranks of communities across Rhode Island and beyond to ban single-use plastic bags for checkout purposes - and it was no mistake that the final step in the process took place on Earth Day. The City more
Creation of a new Diversity Committee focused on making the city’s workforce more reflective of the broader Cranston community received the unanimous backing of the City Council on Monday. “To … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE As a fourth-grader at St. Mary's School in Cranston, James Manni found the inspiration for what became the focus of his life's work. One day, a sergeant from the Cranston Police Department visited Manni's class to speak about his job. more
By MERI R. KENNEDY National Prescription Drug Take Back Day National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the Cranston Police Department's headquarters at 5 Garfield Ave. will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Take Back Day is more
By JEN COWART Editor's note: This is the sixth and final installment in an ongoing series that seeks to showcase unsung heroes in Cranston's schools. *** In my 10 years as an education reporter and as a former educator, and in my 19 years as a parent, I more
On Friday, April 26, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will host the 7th annual Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats. Guests will enjoy a night of tastings from 22 gourmet food trucks for $85 while supporting programs that provide food to Rhode more
By JOHN HOWELL Michael Vieira of Warwick was one of the lucky Stop & Shop shoppers. He wasn't inconvenienced by the strike of five locals of the United Food Commercial Workers that put many of the company's 31,000 workers in three states on the picket more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are up eight cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA's April 15 survey of prices in Rhode Island finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.63 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is twenty cents lower than the more
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