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One-way on Rolfe Square?

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Should Rolfe Square be made a northbound one-way street? An ordinance amendment seeking to institute that change was continued, pending completion of a traffic study, during last week's meeting of the City Council's Ordinance
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Cranston Chatter

By MERI R. KENNEDY St. Mary's Feast kickoff event The St. Mary's Feast Society will host a kick-off to this year's festival on Wednesday, July 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event, which will be free, will be held at the Feast Society's building at 15 Phenix
NEW BEGINNINGS

Cranston West celebrates 'the first of a new generation'

By STEPHANIE BERNABA Perseverance through adversity was the overarching theme at Cranston High School West's 59th annual commencement exercises, held outdoors for the first time ever on June 12 at Cranston Stebbins Stadium. A total of 345 seniors
NEW BEGINNINGS

For East’s class of 2021, a bright finish to challenging year

For a class that saw its junior and senior years disrupted profoundly, the bright skies over Cranston Stadium on Saturday afternoon set the stage for a deservedly pleasant, celebratory …
NEWS

Costco developer demands $46M, alleges 'political interference' from mayors

By DANIEL KITTREDGE Alleging "political interference and favoritism" on the part of both the current mayor and his immediate predecessor, the developer behind the proposed Costco-anchored Cranston Crossing project at the current Mulligan's Island Golf &
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Above, Gary Balletto III of Cranston lands a left jab on William Dunkle of Boise, Idaho, during their four-round light heavyweight match at Saturday’s “Thriller at the Stadium,” …

By DANIEL KITTREDGE "Tonight's program is running just a little behind - maybe 13 to 15 months behind," Scott Brown, deacon of the Cranston Fire Department, told those in attendance for last week's promotional and swearing-in ceremony at Cranston High
Park View Middle School is pleased to announce the return of its annual Veterans Day Park View 5K, after a year's hiatus due to COVID-19. Last week, organizer and educator John Macera announced that the event, which draws runners, walkers and many
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By MERI R. KENNEDY Summer concerts returning at Garden City Center Your favorite summer tradition is back at Garden City Center! Join in on Wednesday nights in July and August for good tunes, family fun and memories that will last well beyond the dog

By PAM SCHIFF If ever there was a time we all needed a good laugh, it is now. And, thankfully, John Perrotta, "the Italian Don Rickles," is bringing his rapid-fire brand of comedy to the Cranston, Warwick, Johnston and beyond. Perrotta started doing

Radio Beacon is a podcast from Beacon Communications run by Dan Kittredge (Cranston Herald), Jacob Marrocco (Johnston Sun Rise), John Howell (Warwick Beacon) and Alex Sponseller (Beacon …

John Donegan, the Ward 3 member of the Cranston City Council and leader of the Democratic caucus, joins Dan to discuss the city’s budget review, ordinances he’s working on, the panhandling case settlement, the fortunes of the Yankees and Knicks, and more.
RHODYLIFE
One of my favorite joys as a parent was throwing a birthday party for one of my young children. In addition to my own five, we fostered 17 tots, who received equal birthday treatment. Being selfish, my own home would not be used as the venue. (Only great
By DON FOWLER My love affair with Edgewood started in 1965, when I was hired by the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. Moving all of 100 miles from New Haven was a frightening experience for a young 25-year-old who had never ventured across the
By ROB DUGUAY June is Pride Month in the United States, which promotes equality for and increased visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. If you've seen a lot of rainbow colored flags on cars, houses and windows this month, this is the reason why. It's also
Sports
SPORTS

Falcons shock Hawks, fall to NK

The Cranston West baseball team had a busy week of playoff action and pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year when it beat Bishop Hendricken 6-3 in the Division I prelims. The Falcons, …

Fontaine heads home

By ALEX SPONSELLER   The Cranston West boys basketball team will be led by a new, but familiar face next season as now-former Pilgrim head coach Matt Fontaine is set to take over for Mike …
SPORTS

Time was right for Centore

The Rhode Island football community received some big news last week when longtime Cranston East football head coach Tom Centore announced that he would be stepping away from the sidelines. This was not an easy decision for Centore, who had been
SPORTS

Falcons, Bolts named to division teams

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Cranston high school football teams were well represented when receiving All-Division honors for their performance in this past spring's Fall II season. Cranston West's Kristofer Degaitas, Myles Chung, Brennan Stetson and Rory
NO FLUKE

NOAA and BOEM address wind farm fishing data challenges

By CAPT. DAVE MONTI The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA) have joined forces to address fish survey challenges presented by offshore …
SPORTS

Taking a break

By ALEX SPONSELLER Cranston East football head coach Tom Centore announced that he will be stepping away from the sidelines prior to the fall football season. Centore has been coaching at East since the 2003 season and was an assistant at Johnston High
SPORTS

Peloquin finishes final season at RIC

FROM STAFF REPORTS RIC women’s lacrosse head coach Jessica Spurr’s (career record: 9-28; .243) women’s lacrosse team wrapped up the 2021 season with a 2-6 overall record and a 1-6 …
SPORTS

Bolts fall to Titans, Pats

The Cranston East wrestling team was in action last week when it traveled to Toll Gate to face the Titans and Pilgrim Patriots. The Bolts, who are still searching for their first win, fell to both teams in the match. Above are some views of the action.
STAR STUDENTS
Highest Honors Grade 12: Samah Alam, Carmela Andreozzi, Arthur Arslanyan, Romeo Barbosa, Anthony Cabral, Marc Cabral, Sydney Casale, Nicholas Castriotta, Cheyenne Chin, Lina Chy, Anastasia Coclin, Catherine Consiglio, Devyn Cunha, Brandon DeCesare, Lora
Grade 8 High Honors: Mohamad Albukai, Gracie Andreozzi, Ethan Antin, Jonathan Antin, Victoria Badger, Kyle Bethune, Jordan Buttie, Isabella Cavalloro, Kevin Chen, Claudia Cioe, Ruben Cortorreal, Hanna Cotter, Elijah Curran, Kayla Daley, Kyleigh Davis,
Opinion
More than a decade has passed since Rhode Island cut the state's top marginal tax rate under then-Gov. Don Carcieri in 2010. Now, with more progressives in the General Assembly, there are growing calls to raise taxes on affluent residents. The Rhode
Obituaries

Irene H. (Beaudoin) Boehm

Irene H. (Beaudoin) Boehm, 84, passed peacefully Sunday, 06/06/21, at Roger Williams Hospital. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Henri and Marie (Normandine) Beaudoin. She was the …

Donald P. Higgins Sr.

Donald P. Higgins Sr., 83, of Woodbine Street, passed away on May 1, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Gloria A. (Jacobson) Higgins for 55 years …

Alison Erinn (Dwan) Fracassa

Alison Erinn (Dwan) Fracassa passed on May 2, 2021 at age 44 and at 4:44 am (44 was the uniform number of her husband in college and often of her children in sports). Alison entered hospice on Good …

Latterina (Iacampo) Grello

Latterina “Lolly” Virginia (Iacampo) Grello, 100, formerly of Cranston and Narragansett, RI, and Boynton Beach, FL passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Roberts Health Centre in North Kingstown, …

Thomas B. Howarth Jr.

Thomas B. Howarth Jr., 80, of Warwick, passed on March23 rd at home with his wife, Sue (Grayson) Howarth. Born in Providence on April 24, 1940, to Thomas B. Howarth Sr. and Frances (MacKinnon) …
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING

CITY OF CRANSTONNOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING“The Preserve at Pippin Orchard” Master Plan You are hereby notified that the Cranston City Plan Commission will hold a special …

CRANSTON CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING 

CRANSTON BOARD OF CONTRACT AND PURCHASE AGENDA

CITY OF CRANSTON  PUBLIC HEARING

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS ENERGY FACILITY SITING BOARD

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Animal Talk - Junior

Sometimes the ones who have been through the most, love the hardest!! That's exactly what Junior is like, he is a big love-bug! Poor Junior was found with his eyes in poor condition and …