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COVID-19 CRISIS

They kept driving through the lockdown

While many of us feel we're only now coming out of a three-month lockdown, Ryan Roche has been across the state almost daily and well beyond since COVID-19 arrived in New England. His is not a job to be done with Zoom meetings or at a
GRADUATION 2020

NEL/CPS grads have 'just begun to shine'

The New England Laborers'/Cranston Public Schools Construction & Career Academy's class of 2020, the 15th in the charter school's history, has "e;distinguished itself in so many ways,"e; Executive Director Dennis Curran said during his
GRADUATION 2020

West celebrates 'amazing group' of grads

Isabella Corso, Cranston High School West's class of 2020 valedictorian, took some "e;artistic license"e; when delivering her remarks as part of this year's virtual graduation ceremony. She read an "e;epic poem"e; - one that "e;tells the story
GRADUATION 2020

East's 2020 grads continue 'tradition of excellence'

Global events have upended all facets of life this year, but Genesis Aldana Pineda, president of Cranston High School East's class of 2020, said her classmates have "found a way to brighten the dark days of those around us and leave a
POLITICAL WINDS

Sparks fly over slogan in GOP race

A debate over the use of, and connotations behind, a familiar campaign slogan has become the subject of often intensely personal sparring between the two Republican candidates for mayor. The spat stems from a June 18 tweet by City

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NO FLUKE

Hearings set for Vineyard Wind environmental impact statement

We need to put the brakes on climate change and its impacts. The last five years were the warmest five years ever. With all the heat warming water is impacting a lot of things including the fish we like to catch and eat. Cold water fish such as winter
MY PITCH

Hope for the best, be ready for the worst

Some summer sports camps have begun this week and some other sports leagues, such as Little League, will be opening next week. Finally, we are taking the first real step toward the return of …
SPORTS

RI 19-20 Elite Baseball League set for debut

Although American Legion Baseball cancelled its summer tournament due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, local legion clubs in Rhode Island will be suiting up for their own competition, as teams and league directors established a new,
SPORTS

CWLL opens

By ALEX SPONSELLER Little League baseball took one major step toward returning to Cranston this past week. As Gov. Gina Raimondo and the State of Rhode Island have begun Phase 2 of reopening due to the coronavirus, that has also opened the door for
NO FLUKE

Giant carp landed by Dave Pickering

Fishing has been great in Narragansett, Mt. Hope and Buzzards Bay, along the coast and out at Block Island. But the real news last week comes from the freshwater with Dave Pickering, noted fresh and saltwater angler, author and lecturer landing a
MY PITCH

Taking the first step

Last week, I wrote about how it felt like we were inching our way closer to the start of sports. Little did I know how close we actually were. Local Little Leagues have been working their way back to the diamond in the past week now that we are in Phase
SPORTS

RIFA to return on June 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Rhode Island Football Academy will be holding its 26th camp from June 29 to July 3 at Cranston Stadium in accordance with the state's Phase 2 plan for reopening. This camp is for ages 6-12 and 13-18 years of age. The camp
Opinion

Fly the 'true' flag

To the Editor: As we approach the celebration of our independence from Great Britain I have noticed a number of American flags with a blue or red stripe replacing a white one. One EMT is flying a flag with a combination red and blue stripe. I assume the

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Lifestyles

Lemongrass reopens for take-out

After a three-month withdrawal from Nime Chow and Crispy Pork, my favorite Asian restaurant has finally reopened - at least for take-out. "e;A lot of people have called and asked me if I was all right,"e; Lemongrass owner Shang Wong told me

Social distancing at Rocky Point

Kingston Chamber Music Festival to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday with online concert series

A family's place of eternal rest

Police / crime

Cranston Police Log

DOMESTIC CHARGES On June 22 at 3:04 a.m., police arrested Michael John Garelli, 38, 30 Ruxton St., Cranston, on charges of domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct. On June 22 at 7:02 p.m., police arrested Joseph Franco Jr., 26, 33

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Suspect sought in Plainfield Pike bank robbery

Police Log 06/10/20