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‘Frenzy’ chills Warwick meeting to attract Costco

The latest twist in the Great Costco Caper was last Thursday when the news media turned out to cover a zoom meeting between representatives of the giant retailer and Warwick officials that …

A bright day above the Station Nightclub Memorial

STANDING TALL: The Station Nightclub Fire Memorial in West Warwick was standing tall above a blue sky on Tuesday, the 21st anniversary of the fire which devastated Rhode Island in 2003. A few flowers …
CIRCLE UP: The members of the Cranston Combined Percussion Ensemble sit and listen to the advice of a WGI judge following their full performance on Saturday night. (Photos by Kevin Fitzpatrick)

Drum ensemble prepares for a championship run

The Cranston Public School community had its first opportunity on Saturday to see a show that will, in just two months, be on a world championship stage. The Cranston Combined Percussion …

Getting a jump on Cranston’s future

Cranstonians  are invited on February 22 at 6 p.m. to attend a charrette style public workshop at the Senior Enrichment Center to discuss updates to Cranston’s Comprehensive Plan. As part …

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READY TO SEE YOU NOW: Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient inside the dental practice at Tri-County Community Action Agency’s (CAA) Hartford Avenue headquarters. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recently approved the agency’s acquisition of CharterCARE’s former St. Joseph Pediatric Dental Center in Providence. Tri-County plans to expand the practice to North Providence by next month.

Filling a vital RI need

Chief Resident Daniel Boateng and Dental Assistant Sheila Fernandez readied the exam room for their next patient. They try to turn the chair over quick. They’ve got patients waiting. For …

Raising Cane's sets Johnston opening date

A Raising Cane’s representative attended Monday’s Johnston Town Council meeting, carrying a chicken gift basket topped with a bright red bow. The restaurant chain missed their spot …
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OneCranston Health Equity Zone at CCAP

We work to create a healthier, happier Cranston for all residents through events, workshops, resident-led working groups and The Huddle Center, our Cranston Family Support Center. ASL Storytime …

Cranston Senior Enrichment Center

Our programs assist, inform, entertain, and enrich the lives of individuals 55 years and older. Property Tax Relief Credit and/or City Tax Exemption Monday, February 26th – 10:00 a.m. …

Cranston Public Library

The Cranston Public Library brings people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen the community. Jazz Concert to Celebrate Black History @ William Hall Saturday, …
RHODYLIFE
As I age and reflect on the changes that have occurred, the Midland Mall, later renamed the Rhode Island Mall, comes to mind. I attended its grand opening as a child, fascinated by the layout of …
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STATE CHAMP: Quiana Pezza as she wins the state title in the long jump. (Photos by Leo van Dijk/rhodyphoto.zenfolio.com)
Pezza wins at states
The Cranston West girls indoor track and field team had a strong outing at last weekend’s state championships and was led by senior Quiana Pezza, who took home first place in the long jump with …
READY FOR PLAYOFFS: West’s Ryan Zarrella last week. (Photos by Alex Sponseller)
Falcons enter playoffs hot
The Cranston West boys basketball team finished the regular season strong, winning seven of its final eight games and taking a three-game win streak into this week’s opening round of the …
VAULT: Cranston’s Kayla DeSarro competes at states last weekend. (Photo by Alex Sponseller)
Cranston co-op competes at states
The Cranston gymnastics co-op made the trip to Rhode Island College last weekend to compete in the state championships and a handful of locals put on a show on the state’s biggest stage. …
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Charlie Hall

If only there was a chance to laugh at the bridge

STORY OF THE WEEK: Back in the day, the approach of the end of February would signal the time for the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies – the bygone annual satiric sendup of the year in Rhode …

Station Memorial Park a life lesson for generations

To the Editor, February 20, 2024 marked twenty one years since the horrific Station Nightclub fire which caused one hundred people to die and two hundred more to be injured. This appalling, …
Obituaries

RI Sen. Frank Lombardo III, of Johnston, dies overnight at age 65 after battle with cancer

Sen. Frank Lombardo III dropped from helicopters to ski inaccessible moguls. Somehow, he balanced business, community service, law-making and family. “Our Senate family is heartbroken with …

Umbriano, Judith Rebecca

Judith Rebecca Umbriano, known to her loved ones as Judy, peacefully passed away on January 15, 2024, in Tempe, AZ, at the age of 85. Born on October 31, 1938, in Providence, RI, to Simon Altman and …
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TRANSFER OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE – Change of Class

SAFETY SERVICES & LICENSES COMMITTEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING             A Public Hearing will be held before the Safety Services …

ANIMAL TALK

Prancer

Hi,  my name is Prancer, I’d love to prance right into your arms! My eyes say, “love me” and my heart is praying for a loving home! You see I was found in the woods with a …

 

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RI Sen. Frank Lombardo III, of Johnston, dies overnight at age 65 after battle with cancer

Sen. Frank Lombardo III dropped from helicopters to ski inaccessible moguls. Somehow, he balanced business, community service, law-making and family. “Our Senate family is heartbroken with …