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By MERI R. KENNEDY Holiday strolls at Garden City Center At Garden City Center, Santa visits will not take place this year due to COVID-19. Holiday strolls continue, however, with carolers in Victorian-era clothing, hot chocolate and a brass holiday band

'Like her spirit's with us': Friends Way, donated light display brighten holidays for local family still mourning girl'

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Yessenia Acosta said that since losing her 10-year-old daughter, Taniya Bonilla, in February 2017, she has struggled in many ways. "e;It was hard. It's a parent's worst nightmare . It's probably the hardest thing I'll ever have to go

Governor: Two-week 'pause' planned after Thanksgiving as RI's hospitals near 'tipping point'

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A "e;two-week pause"e; that involves new restrictions on social gatherings, dining and commercial activity will begin Nov. 30, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced last week - a move she framed as essential to curb the rapid spread of the

City Council backs plea for additional business aid

By DANIEL KITTREDGE After hearing from business owners, small business advocates and workers in some of Rhode Island's hardest hit industries, the City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution calling on Gov. Gina Raimondo to release an

Milani to play DI volleyball

By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston East standout volleyball player Lauren Milani made her college decision official recently, signing her National Letter of Intent to play for Division I Central Connecticut State University next fall. Milani is a three-time

Most schools reopen; district assumes new contact tracing role

By DANIEL KITTREDGE What began as a plan to move two Cranston schools to full distance learning last week became a district-wide shift based on the inability of administrators to guarantee needed staffing levels, Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse told

Revised plan submitted for Cranston Crossing

By DANIEL KITTREDGE After several weeks on the sidelines, debate over the proposed Costco-anchored Cranston Crossing development is set to return to the forefront. Massachusetts-based Coastal Properties LLC has submitted a revised site plan for the

Cranston Chatter

By MERI R. KENNEDY CCAP Emergency Housing Assistance The Comprehensive Community Action Program's Emergency Housing Assistance program assists individuals/families living in Cranston, Coventry, Scituate and Foster with back rent, security deposits,
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RI a cross country hotbed

The high school cross country state championships were held last week at Ponaganset, and sure enough, it came down to Bishop Hendricken and La Salle with the Rams claiming their second consecutive state championship. It was pretty much a given that it

East, West soccer teams fall in quarters

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East boys soccer team fell in the Division II Quarterfinals 3-0 to East Greenwich on Monday evening at East Greenwich. The Avengers would get a goal from Stephen Timperely less than 14 minutes into the action to take a

Fishing the Cape Cod Canal

If you ever wanted to learn how to fish one of the greatest striped bass fisheries in the nation, the Cape Cod Canal, now is your chance. East End Eddie Doherty is a Cape Cod Canal fishing expert. He also happens to be an excellent fishing author, fish

Bolts, Falcons finish strong at states

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Rhode Island high school cross country state championships were held on Saturday and a handful of locals made some noise as they wrapped up the fall season. Here is a recap of the some of the action from the day: BOYS Nicholas Cobb

Tautog slow growers, consider releasing big females

Tautog are slow growers, they can live 35-40 years. Dr. David Taylor, professor of marine biology at Roger Williams University, said, "e;A 19-inch tautog may very well be 9-10 years old. Also, for any fish population, there's a benefit to releasing big

East field hockey wraps up season

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston East field hockey team wrapped up its fall season earlier this week and has enjoyed hitting the field despite the uncertainty surrounding the year. The Lady Bolts have battled through some tough losses but have seen

Fans back in, a new leader

Starting on Monday of this week, fans were allowed back in attendance to most Rhode Island Interscholastic League events. Two weeks back, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced a two-week ban of spectators while the local COVID-19 numbers continue to rise,

Field hospital serves as stark warning

We really wished that, since the start of this whole seemingly never-ending nightmare began this spring, we would never need to write this column again. We hope that those reading this who already do the right things - like wear their masks whenever

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'No place anyone wants to be'

By ARDEN BASTIA With hospitals close to reaching their capacity to treat COVID-19 patients, the news media was given a tour on Friday of the Cranston field hospital, a place where the people who built it never want it to open. Accommodations are sparse.

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Cranston Police Log 11/19/20

CHILD MOLESTATION On Nov. 9 at 7:41 a.m., police arrested Herber Huayta, 31, 11 Charter St., Johnston, on two counts of first-degree child molestation and two counts of second-degree child molestation. DOMESTIC CHARGES On Nov. 6 at 8:51 a.m., police

Cranston Police Log 11/05/20

Winquist: Police showed 'professionalism, great restraint' in protest response

Cranston Police Log - October 22, 2020

Cranston Police Log 10/15/20

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CRANSTONBOARD OF CONTRACT AND PURCHASEAGENDA There will be a meeting of the Board of Contract and Purchase on December 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Pursuant to City Council Ordinance, the following …

New Auto Repair License




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