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Weak link in supply chain

By JOHN HOWELL Ryan Roche opened the DL Terminals office in Cranston at 3:30 a.m. Friday to schedule that day's deliveries. He was hoping to leave by 5 o'clock that afternoon knowing that he would be back by 4 a.m. on Saturday. That didn't happen. DL

Johnston soldier, MIA for nearly 70 years, returns home to Rhode Island

The telegram arrived on Jan. 8, 1951. U.S. Army First Lt. Anthony R. Mazzulla went Missing In Action more than a month earlier, on Dec. 2, 1950. His mother had already lost one son. Losing a …

Finding a home

By RORY SCHULER Hulk is a special dog - not just because he's on wheels. The 6-year-old mutt has a richer history than most humans. While homeless and living in the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan, Hulk was run over by a vehicle and left for dead on the

Preserving a 'gem'

By DANIEL KITTREDGE It's a place referred to, almost universally, as a "beautiful space" and a "gem." There's also broad agreement that it faces a host of issues, none of which will be easy, or cheap, to resolve. For now, the future of Meshanticut State

Man shot while in car with girlfriend, child; investigation ongoing

By DANIEL KITTREDGE A broad-daylight shooting that occurred Monday on Hillwood Street remains under investigation, according to police, while the man shot in the incident - who was in a parked car with his girlfriend and her infant at the time - is
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John Ricci showed off his 1934 Cadillac at this year’s Concours d’Elegance in Newport. The Johnston resident met Jay Leno, and his daughter Jennifer posed for a photo with the car show …

With Jeff and Kimberly Paquette, their key word is — and has always been — family. That was reinforced time and again last Monday morning during the grand opening of Johnston’s …
Rhode Island's average gas price is up nine cents from last week, averaging $3.18 per gallon. Tuesday's price is 11 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.05 higher than October 12, 2020. Rhode Island's average gas price is nine cents lower than the
Looking for a catch The birds outnumbered two-legged anglers Friday at Pawtuxet Cove and the environs of the upper bay as schools of juvenile menhaden, shad and herring, followed by blue fish and stripers, were driven into shallow waters. Cormorants,

This past weekend, the CLCF Bombers Softball Travel Team held a fundraiser at Brayton Field. A small group of parents did a lot of creative fundraising so that the girls can afford to travel around …

John Ricci unveiled his 1934 Cadillac slowly. He peeled off sheets and blankets like small strips of wrapping paper. The bright red hood and its chrome accents flashed in the afternoon sun streaming through the garage door windows. "

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.
By ROB DUGUAY We all could use a bit of guidance every now and then. This can help with navigating the craziness of life, figuring out your passions and reaching your potential. With this in mind, Warwick musician and wellness coach Nate Jones put out
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s extraordinary 2021-22 season at The Vets continues on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6, the Pathétique, and …
For the first time since February of 2020, the Community College of Rhode Island's student-run theater group, the CCRI Players, will perform in front of a live audience. The Players open their 2021-22 season with Lauren Gunderson's "I and You," directed

Now is the time to try tautog fishing

“This is the largest tautog I have ever caught,” said Jeremy Webster of Pawtucket as he lifted his rod high to prevent the fish from going back down into structure. Jeremy’s …

How to handle the football playoffs

As many of you all know, the local high school football schedule has been a bit of the mess thanks to the ongoing pandemic. Earlier this week, the Providence Journal first reported that the Rhode Island Interscholastic League has been having meetings

West wins City Cup

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West boys soccer team took home the annual City Cup matchup over rival East on Sunday, winning in a 4-2 shootout at the stadium. The two teams were knotted at 1-1 at the end of regulation which would be the official result

Knights shut out Falcons

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West football team was shut out 33-0 by Central last Friday night at Conley Stadium in Providence. The Knights set the tone early, getting a 69-yard score on the first play from scrimmage to take an early lead. Central

Breaking down the GOAT’s return

Sunday marked one of the biggest days in the history of New England sports as Tom Brady made his long-awaited return to Foxboro to take on Bill Belichick and the Patriots. For those of you living under a rock this past week, the visiting Buccaneers would

Trout stocking makes fall fishing fun for all ages

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) stocked trout in Rhode Island freshwaters this week.  Ponds stocked with rainbow and brook trout make for a great fishery for …

Broncos edge West

By ALEX SPONSELLER The Cranston West football team fell to host Burrillville 21-14 last Saturday in a tightly-contested Division I matchup. Knotted at 14-14 late in the fourth quarter, the West defense would need a stop to end the surging Burrillville

Falcons earn statement win

By RYAN D. MURRAY The Cranston West Falcons boys soccer team went onto Ferguson Field at Lincoln High School and upset the previously undefeated Lions 2-1. Falcons senior Nate Evans registered the game-winning goal during the 45th minute and West held
STORY OF THE WEEK: With the benefit of hindsight, it became clear that Sam Zurier was the odds-on favorite to win last week's Democratic primary for a vacant state Senate seat in District 3. Zurier, 62, is well-known around the East Side and he's had a

Jacqueline M. Mathewson

Jacqueline M. (Morisseau) Mathewson, age 61, of Cranston, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. She was the wife of Douglas W. Mathewson. Born in Woonsocket, …

Gregory R. Dore

Gregory R. Dore, 56, passed peacefully Wednesday July 14, 2021 surrounded by family at The Miriam Hospital. Formerly of Holliston, Mass, He lived most of his life in Cranston, RI. Son of the late …

Edward A. Lowell Sr.

Edward A. Lowell, Sr., 75 passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Roger Williams Hospital. Born in Harlem, NY, he was the son of Edward Rouff and Ella (Josephson) Lowell. Edward was the father of …

Gladys D. Ciorlano

Gladys D. Ciorlano, 91, died Monday, July 12, 2021. She was the wife of the late Louis Ciorlano, Sr. DC. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Raoul and Dorothy (Minnie) Bacon. …

Norma L. Gardner

Norma L. Gardner, 82, died Sunday, July 11, 2021. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Karl and Regina (Bennett) Allard. Norma was employed with the Torbot Company in Warwick for 45 …
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There will be a meeting of the Board of Contract and Purchase on October 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.Pursuant to City Council Ordinance, the following advertises the agenda for that meeting. All matters …






Animal Talk - Scarlett

Fun, excitement, smiles and kisses all wrapped up into one amazing girl named Scarlett! She is young, just about two and looking for adventure. She loves the beach, taking hikes and snuggles too! …


Five to be inducted into Cranston Hall of Fame

By HERALD STAFF Five graduates of the city's public schools will be honored as the newest inductees into the Cranston Hall of Fame during a ceremony next month. Doreen Holmes, Jeffrey A. Lanphear, John Macera, William M. Stamp Jr. and Anthony Tomaselli

Warwick Neck in the fall

Casting call for 'Hocus Pocus 2'

Hoops for Hope scores big to boost Cranston boy's recovery, other charitable causes

CACTC students among top 10 finishers in nationwide competition