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Police celebrate promotions The Cranston Police Department recently celebrated the promotion of three officers during a gathering in City Hall's Council Chambers. Mayor Allan Fung and Chief of Police Col. Michael Winquist provided over the event, to more
DRUG CHARGES On Jan. 30 at 9:46 a.m., police arrested Lumpini Baythavong, 39, Lowell, Massachusetts, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Police say Baythavong was arrested as a result of a motor vehicle stop on Route 10. On Jan. 30 at more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Diversity Commission survey The city's Diversity Commission has been meeting for several months to ensure that the city is effectively reaching out to its citizens regarding employment opportunities for all. It is currently asking for more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Garden City Center, a decades-old fixture of the Ocean State's retail shopping scene, has been sold to a Massachusetts-based company. The transaction was announced this week in separate press releases from the purchaser, WS more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An unexpected candidate may soon enter the race to succeed Allan Fung in the mayor's office. Citywide Councilman Ken Hopkins - who last year said he had decided to pass on a run for the city's top job - recently hinted that a "e;major more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The city's School Committee is once again at full strength. On a 5-0 vote, the committee on Jan. 29 approved the appointment of David Alden Sears to fill the Ward 5 seat left vacant by Janice Ruggieri's resignation in November. Sears more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A city man who was the subject of a search after an investigation into fentanyl trafficking has been arrested. Leonard T. Liriano, 21, had been wanted on charges of possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver, eluding police and more
By BEACON STAFF Supporters of legislation meant to address the staffing crisis in Rhode Island's nursing homes were scheduled to rally at the state capitol this week, bearing shirts and signs with slogans such as "e;Safe Staffing Now."e; Members of Raise the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The battle over the state's gaming future has ended - at least on one front. IGT and Twin River last week announced a truce in their long-running dispute over Rhode Island's lottery contract, presenting plans to create a new joint more
Beauty & The Beast Nearly 1,000 young athletes from throughout New England and 3,000 spectators converged at the Rhode Island Convention Center over the weekend of Jan. 18-20 for the third annual Beauty and the Beast Gymnastics and Wrestling more
By JEN COWART St. David's on-the-Hill Episcopal Church recently coordinated with the Cranston Police Department to host an active shooter safety information session for its parishioners. Officer Glenn Cipalone was joined by Stephen Quartino, a retired more
As federal health officials continue to monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new form of coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China, the Rhode Island Department of Health is continuing to coordinate closely with healthcare providers more
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