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A taste of Greece to go: Annual festival off, but Church of the Annunciation plans Cranston Greek Fest Express

By PETE FONTAINE The Rev. Andrew George, the long-serving pastor at Church of the Annunciation, spent much of summer answering telephone calls and responding to emails regarding the popular Cranston Greek Festival - which, like countless events

Car tax bills on the way

By DANIEL KITTREDGE As Cranston and municipalities across Rhode Island continue to await adoption of a state budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, the city had decided to move forward with the issuing of car tax bills. "e;After the announcement the

Inside the schools bond: Planning for a new Gladstone Elementary School

By JEN COWART Special to the Herald Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories produced by Cranston Public Schools highlighting the specific projects that would be funded through a $147 million bond question going before voters on Nov. 3.

Superintendent: 'Successful' reopening for city's schools

By DANIEL KITTREDGE As the city's public schools began the second week of the new academic year, Superintendent Jeannine Nota-Masse on Monday told the School Committee that the reopening process has been "e;successful"e; thus far. "e;We only have a week under

Pedestrian hospitalized, 2 drivers charged in Edgewood street racing crash

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Two vehicles that were racing on Broad Street in Edgewood on Monday night struck a pedestrian and another vehicle, according to police, and the two operators are facing charges. The incident occurred at approximately 8:43 p.m. in the
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Listening tour on Federal fisheries law comes to New England

A New England panel of fishing industry leaders will meet with Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) Monday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ET) at his ninth listening session on the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the federal fishing law of this nation. I am proud to say


FROM STAFF REPORTS Last week the Rhode Island Interscholastic League unveiled its new COVID-19 modifications for the upcoming fall sports season. For all sports, all players, coaches, officials, fans and media members will be required to wear face

Thoughts on RIIL guidelines

We made it. High school sports are back in session with organized fall activities beginning this week. As we know, the only sports that will be played this season include boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross country, field hockey and cheerleading.

Middle school sports in doubt

By ALEX SPONSELLER As the Rhode Island high school sports season kicks off this week, middle school sports are on hold until at least the winter and possibly beyond. Some have wondered why middle school sports will not be played this fall, especially

Looking forward to the fall

Finally, it is starting to feel like fall. Does it feel completely normal? Nope, but the last couple weeks I feel like we have begun to turn a corner in taking another step toward normalcy. A lot of it is because the Rhode Island Interscholastic League

Get ready to cast for albies and more

Be prepared to cast to fish on the surface including false albacore (albies), striped bass and bluefish. For the past five weeks anglers have been having a blast fishing for these fish that can appear on the surface during just about any fishing trip

Thibodeau earns Duffy Scholarship

By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston Youth Girls Basketball Association established a new memorial scholarship this year in honor of Nancy Duffy, who along with her husband Ken, ran the Cranston GALS Basketball program and was a leading figure in the city's youth

‘I have always been driven’

Kathleen Crudele isn’t about to close to book on raising funds even though the MS Walk was held virtually in April. A Warwick resident, Crudele was diagnosed with MS in 2009. It was a …

No big sandwich day

Artist Jackie & BeatCo.Viamental join lineup for Viva La Venue benefit

Trinity Rep delays in-person productions until fall 2021


A shock to the ruling Democrats on Smith Hill

Rhode Island's primary election delivered a shock to the system. For years, progressives have complained that the General Assembly's Democratic mainstream didn't adequately represent Democratic values. (It was grassroots campaigns initiated outside the

RI at a ‘turning point,' governor warns

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Cranston Police Log 09/17/20

SEXUAL ASSAULT On Sept. 5 at 6:44 p.m., police arrested Christopher Lake, 34, 4 Eleanor Drive, Coventry, on charges of first-degree sexual assault and assault with intent to commit sexual assault. DOMESTIC CHARGES On Sept. 7 at 10:05 a.m., police

Cranston Police Log 09-17-2020

Cranston Police Log 09/03/20

Cranston man charged in burning of Providence Police cruiser

Police Log 08.27.20