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Can you have too much of a good thing? Fans of the New England Patriots - including the roughly 35,000 people who turned out for a Super Bowl rally Sunday morning at Gillette Stadium - would likely respond with a resounding No." Led by coach Bill" more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Tree Planting Program The city of Cranston has announced its 2019 Neighborhood Tree Planting Program, which is free to all eligible property owners. The program is being offered through the Rhode Island Tree Council. An information more
To the Editor: The horrific massacre of five innocent women in a bank in Sebring, Florida begs for an immediate solution of an invasion by an active shooter into any public occupied space. Gun control is not the sure answer as a derange assassin can and more
By AARON REGUNBERG More and more often, community and faith leaders have begun referring to climate change as the existential threat of our time" - language the scientific community has used for decades. What does being "the existential threat" mean? It" more
If you had to budget for an upcoming expense, what would your strategy be? Some people come up with a comprehensive savings plan, pledging to put away $100 a month for a year in order to purchase something that needs an upgrade. Others pin back on areas more
By REP. JOSEPH M. McNAMARA We've all heard or read a lot lately about the state of education in Rhode Island. The recent round of RICAS (Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System) scores has left parents, educators and policymakers frustrated and more
As we begin our 2019 legislative session, I want to give the people of Cranston an overview of what they can expect from their House of Representatives this year. Before doing so, however, I wish to sincerely thank two key groups - the voters of more
To the Editor: Contract cuts to outside service providers recently made by DCYF have left some foster and adoptive families scrambling. Families should sit tight as DCYF figures out what is next. In the meantime, these families are not alone -they have a more
By Herald Staff Trivia fundraiser for CHSE Band A trivia fundraiser for the Cranston High School East Band will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at Lemongrass Restaurant, 1138 Post Road, Warwick. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and trivia begins at 7 p.m. Teams will more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Rhode Island rushed to adopt a new educational assessment, RICAS, patterned after Massachusetts' MCAS. The scores came in. Rhode Island students did not do nearly as well as their Massachusetts peers. Everyone rushed to a negative more
It's no secret that public participation in local government has waned over the years. On most nights at local city and town halls, only a handful of members of the public - including local print journalists - are present as municipal officials do the more
To the Editor: I am writing to thank the members of the community, administration, Cranston City Council and Planning Commission for their interest and attention to the 8.1-megawatt solar project that my company has proposed for the property off Natick more
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