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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Plans for a Topgolf facility in Cranston are on the proverbial green. On a 6-0 vote, the City Council's Ordinance Committee on Jan. 17 gave its backing to a zoning change needed to accommodate a proposed sports-entertainment complex more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A broad agreement exists that Cranston should put the brakes on new large-scale solar projects through a moratorium as it revisits its existing rules. Some of the details, however, remained uncertain following the Jan. 17 meeting of more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Facing a roughly $200 million budget deficit between the end of Fiscal Year 2019 on June 30 and Fiscal Year 2020, Governor Gina Raimondo's new budget plan, released this past Thursday, looks to stabilize the near future through legalized more
By TIM FORSBERG At Monday's 36th annual scholarship breakfast hosted by the Ministers Alliance of Rhode Island at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, hundreds of attendees celebrated the life and message of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while encouraging student more
Gov. Gina Raimondo did not address the proposed legalization of recreational marijuana during her State of the State address Tuesday, focusing instead almost exclusively on issues related to education. But her support for legislation more
By JEN COWART On any given afternoon outside of the school day, if you look up, you might see a Cranston High School West Falcon doing something out of the ordinary. Mikaya Parente, a freshman who hasn't gotten her driver's license yet, is working on her more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE An initial 2019-20 budget plan for Cranston Public Schools unveiled this week seeks an increase of approximately 2.6 percent in the city's appropriation to the district. The proposal from Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse totals more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The high-profile debate over a proposed large-scale solar power installation off Natick Avenue will continue into next month. By a 6-3 margin, the city's Planning Commission voted Jan. 8 to continue master plan review of the proposal more
By JOHN HOWELL They're going to build a lunar command module at the Warwick Area Career and Tech Center. Expect it to be completed by the end of the spring semester and ready for takeoff on July 20. Although designed for space travel, this module more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Standing in solidarity with federal workers' union leaders, the complete complement of Rhode Island Congressional delegates joined at T.F. Green Monday morning to denounce the ongoing government shutdown - now the longest shutdown in the more
City Planner Jason Pezzullo says it’s time for Cranston to “tap the brakes” on the proliferation of renewal energy projects, but the City Council’s proposed moratorium doesn’t come in time … more
By IAN WEINER On Jan. 7, District 19 Rep. Joseph McNamara (Warwick, Cranston) introduced legislation Monday that would drastically change Rhode Island's education standards by introducing statewide academic curriculum that align with the Common Core... more
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