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By DANIEL KITTREDGE On one side of City Hall's Council Chambers sat a group of people wearing pink or orange shirts bearing the names of the groups Moms Demand Action and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, with slogans such as more
Living history Rep. Joseph McNamara used fighting words - as did Mayor Allan Fung and Rep. Joseph Solomon Jr. - while helping to kick off the 54th annual Gaspee Days celebration Saturday at the gazebo in Pawtuxet Park. All three characterized the Boston more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Nothing pairs nicer with the mercifully warm weather of late than a good scoop of ice cream, and while ice cream is perfectly wonderful on its own, being able to contribute to a worthy cause simply by indulging in it is a proverbial more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Gaspee Days are here again. The annual celebration - which commemorates the 1772 burning of the HMS Gaspee, one of the formative events of the American Revolution - kicks off Saturday, May 18, with the Proclamation Ceremony in more
`Through it all, be at my side' On Tuesday morning, members of the community and local officials gathered at the Cranston Police Department's Garfield Avenue headquarters for the 27th annual Memorial Service, held as part of National Police Memorial more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An appeal of the Planning Commission's February 5-4 vote granting master plan approval to a proposed 8.1-megawatt solar installation off Natick Avenue has been rejected by the Zoning Board of Review. The zoning board - sitting more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE What should the city's rules governing large, commercial-scale solar projects look like? Some favor a full repeal of the existing regulatory framework, which has been in place since 2015, and the creation of new rules that more more
By JOHN HOWELL With so many things he would like to enhance at Green Airport, where should Iftikhar Ahmad start? The Rhode Island Airport Corporation's president and CEO rhetorically posed that question Wednesday after the grand opening of the Escape more
On Tuesday, the leadership of the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a package of education reform bills that legislators are hopeful will result in local students achieving the same kind of test scores as their Massachusetts more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A push to legalize recreational marijuana could be coming to Rhode Island before the end of the legislative session this summer, but many have concerns about being able to prevent and catch people from driving while high... more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A settlement has been reached in a legal dispute over the city's enforcement of its rules governing signs. Under the terms of a consent judgment filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Cranston would be permanently restrained and" more
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